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There are outstanding locations for snorkeling or diving. Some are even close to the shore and not a boat necessary. Share special places you know and describe what to expect.

Avoid cruise ship days. It's completely crowded. If you can't avoid go early not later than 9 a.m. or in the afternoon. Sea is calmer in the morning. Of course best with sunlight. April and May higher chance for sea turtles.

Climate:
The dry season last from December until April/May. Cruise ship season last until late March. Rainy season from June until November with the possibilities of hurricanes and flash floods. The driest month is March and the wettest is August.

DM Dominica

It is less busy in the morning and afternoon. We spotted more fish in the morning. Avoid midday too many snorkelers arriving by boat.

Climate and Crowds

Best months are during the dry season from December until May. Driest months are February to May. Day temperature always around 30 C°/ 86°F. Most sunshine in March. The rainy season lasts from June to November with the possibilities of hurricanes and flash floods. Wettest month is September. Minimum water temperature is 27 C°/ 81°F It's more crowded during the dry season, expect higher rates and crowds from mid-December to March. April and May rates decrease and "fewer" tourists except for Easter.

LC Saint Lucia

Ir's a year-round destination for diving. The main season starts in May and lasts until November with its peak in summer.

Best with water temperatures around 28 degrees and even more from June to September. October and November are a little bit cooler, therefore, less busy. Strong winds can occur during autumn, and it can be chilly.

The biggest chance for spotting big fishes from September to November when they migrate from the south to the north with colder ocean currents. 

EG Egypt

The small Lundy Island just 5 km / 3 miles long is very popular for daytrippers during spring and summer. Regarding the weather May to September are the most pleasant months although rain, drizzle, and mist occur throughout the year. June is the peak for the flowering season. The ferry departs from Bideford and Ilfracombe depending on the tide times and takes less than two hours. The season on the island starts end of March and ends end of October. A small number of puffins can be seen in the breeding season; best months are April to July.

Puffin on Lundy Island; UK

Crowds

It's a beautiful and easy walk to circle the entire island. The ferry ride takes less than 2 hours. These makes the island even more popular. It's advisable to book the ferry ticket in advance especially during the weekend and summer holidays. Same for the 23 cottages and the campground. If possible come mid-week and avoid July and August. 

Ferry and Cottage Booking
Diving at Lundy

It's also a top diving destination in the UK; located in the Bristol Channel. The sea around Lundy is the first Marine Nature Reserve in England. Best time for diving and snorkeling during summer due to warmer sea temps. The diving season starts end of April and lasts until the end of September with good visibility. There are more than hundred shipwrecks around Lundy which makes it even more exciting. Due to strong tidal currents, it’s only for experienced divers recommended. A bonus curious grey seals may follow you. Dive Sites

Birding Highlights

Lundy is one of the largest seabird breeding colonies in South West England.

  • Usually, puffins arrive between mid to end of March on Lundy Island for breeding. Puffins are leaving the island latest in August. Don’t expect many of this beautiful birds due to rat predation. There is a colony at Jenny's Cove, and since rat eradication, the pufflings and all other chicks are save.
  • Seabird breeding colony (guillemot, razorbill, max shearwater, shag, and different gulls) can be spotted from the end of March until September.
  • Migratory birds make a stop on the island from March to June and August to November.
     

Razorbill on Lundy Island
Razorbill

GB United Kingdom

Ir's a year-round destination for diving. The main season starts in April and lasts until October/November with its peak in summer.

Best with water temperatures around 28 degrees and even more from June to September. October and November are a little bit cooler, therefore, less busy. Strong winds can occur during autumn, and it can be chilly.

The biggest chance for spotting big fishes from September to November when they migrate from the south to the north with colder ocean currents.

 

EG Egypt

Best diving from April until October

ES Spain