General information about the country
Macedonia is not well known for its diving attractions, but it should be. Despite it being landlocked, it has some very nice diving spots in its lakes and rivers and oftentimes, these spots have surprisingly clear waters (sometimes with visibilities as high as 30 meters!)
The biggest scuba diving attractions in Macedonia are the lakes Ohrid and Presba, located right next to each other at the south-west edge of the country, on the borders of Albania and Greece. In these lakes you can find diverse wildlife as well as plant life, and even underwater archaeological sites still stocked with ancient artifacts.
As mentioned, Macedonia is a landlocked country. It is located in southern Europe between Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Kosovo. The country's topography is largely mountainous, and can be confidently characterized by its countless scenic views. If we could only give you one piece of advice, it would be this: bring your camera.
The official and most widely spoken language in Macedonia is Macedonian. While some residents may speak English, especially those that work in the tourism industry, the majority do not (wikitravel.org, 2018). If you visit, we highly recommend bringing a phrasebook.
Because of its diverse topography, the weather in Macedonia can vary drastically from day to day, or even just from one part of the country to another.
Generally, the climate in Macedonia is characterized by relatively cold and humid winters and warm and dry summers, with its springs being colder than its falls (weather-and-climate.com, 2018).