First, 7-night Whale Shark Charter Itineraries are on offer in Djibouti on the liveaboard Deli, which takes up to 12 divers. Departures are on 28 October and 4, 11 and 25 November, and £1599 covers flights, transfers, 6 nights full board on Deli and one B&B ashore, with at least 12 dives and snorkelling.

Cant wait that long, and want mantas as well Then Regaldive has a two-week Whale Shark & Manta Ray Itinerary in the Maldives on Ari Queen from 17 July - flights, twin-share full board, tranfers and three dives a day, £2285.