Egypt: Even though it was a Get Wrecked itinerary on Whirlwind, the divers seem to have enjoyed the marine life (nearly!) as much the wrecks themselves. Eagle rays flew by in formation at Alternatives. There was a huge pod of dolphins getting in the way of looking at the wreck of the Ulysses. And for the macro enthusiasts, no less than 3 different kinds of nudibranch hiding on the Carnatic.
Maldives: The diving in the Maldives continues to delight with pelagics everywhere. Orion are joined by diving legend Peter Hughes. More used to the pelagic action of the Galapagos, Peter has seen plenty to rival his fave destination. So far Kandooma Thila has been the stand out dive with up to 40 reef sharks, a pair of silver tips eagle rays, dog tooth tuna and a lovely turtle to round off the dive.
Cocos: Cocos is undeniably a shark mecca but in case you thought it was only hammerheads in droves, think again. Misson Tiburon is a scientific study that has been working closely with Undersea Hunter. This year they have been looking at white tip shark populations and the numbers are impressive. An estimated 408 white tips are seen at Chatham Bay each night! Now that is what we call a night dive to remember!