St Helena is home to whale sharks for six months of the year, and boasts endemic fish species such as the St Helena puffer.

The A&OTC organises stay-and-dive packages (and flights if requested – these cost around £1300 from the UK).

Seven nights in a bungalow at the Williams Estate with 10 dives, six days’ car-hire and airport transfers costs £840pp (two sharing), or you can upgrade to dedicated divers’ rooms at the Mantis Hotel for an extra £280pp.

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