Some of us like to dip our toes into a warm pool. Some of us like an open water tour and some of us like to snorkel. First Class hopes to inspire you with the variety of places you can don your flippers.

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2021 Humpback Whale season commences in Australia’s Coral Coast, Western Australia

An estimated 40,000 humpback whales annually migrate along Western Australia’s coastline, and the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef is the only place in the state where people have the opportunity to swim with these gentle giants.

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Luxury distancing in the Maldives

You may need to be handy with a bat or ball to be soaking up the Maldives at present but plan for 2022 when even couch potatoes may be able to luxuriate in the tepid azures of the Indian Ocean.

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Whale Trails of NSW

From May to November, thousands of whales migrate along the New South Wales coast as they make their way from Antarctica to the South Pacific and back again. From the Tweed to Sydney and all the way to Eden, New South Wales offers a multitude of sea and land-based options to observe the traffic on the ‘Humpback Highway’.

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2021 Whale Shark Season begins in Ningaloo, Western Australia

Ningaloo Reef’s whale shark season has started early with the first guests swimming with whale sharks today, on tour with Exmouth-based operator Ningaloo Discovery.

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Maldives views Western Australian style

Your choice of luxury holiday accommodation in the south west’s most sought-after locations has expanded with five stunning new holiday homes added to Private Properties’ impressive portfolio.

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The top 10 secret reefs of the Great Barrier Reef

Queensland has finally opened her borders for all Australians to enjoy our sunshine state and in 2021 there will be some wonderful offerings to put on the list.

The Romance of Italy’s Cinque Terre

If you need to breathe romance back into an ailing relationship, there is nowhere more romantic than Italy’s Cinque Terre, a cluster of five villages on the Ligurian coast.

Rent your own private island in Queensland: Opening dates for the Islands

For those that want to take social distancing to the next level there are a number of islands which can be exclusively rented or perhaps you would just like extra exclusive accommodation.

12 Beautiful Seaside Towns in the Caribbean

Discover the Caribbean’s top beachside towns. Isn’t it impossible to resist the siren call of the Caribbean (and let’s be honest, who would try?).

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Swim with Whales in Tonga

Set sail on a Sunsail private yacht and swim with humpback whales off the shores of the Tongan Archipelago.