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Who We Are
We are a team of committed divers and travellers running a small business, part of award-winning Original Travel, dedicated to creating holidays that allow people to dive the very best destinations around the world while staying in the very best hotels and boats. Launched in April 2010, our business began as Dive in Style, which is part coffee-table book and part indispensable dive guide, and has expanded to what is now Original Diving. Each destination we feature is still meticulously researched to ensure that individuals, families and couples will have the holiday of a lifetime whether they want to dive, snorkel or just relax but as well as offering luxury, we now offer adventure diving trips and much more.
Tim Simond published the first edition of Dive in Style in 2006 and it quickly became a best-seller. During our research we looked at hundreds of potential destinations, whittling them down until only the very best remained. These resorts formed the basis of the book and the travel business. To celebrate the success of the first book, and to mark the launch of the second edition in 2010, we launched Dive in Style, the tour operator. With so many of the hotels and the boats featured in the book extremely complicated to reach, we teamed up with award-winning travel company Original Travel to make the diving dreams on the pages of the book an effortless reality.
In early 2012 (to coincide with the launch of the new website) we have expanded our exciting range of trips beyond just the properties that are in the pages of the Dive in Style books. We are now Original Diving. In response to demand from our clients we have expanded to offer destinations that couldn't really be considered stylish but that nonetheless offer something special for divers. Luxury destinations such as those on the pages of Dive in Style remains at the very core of what we do and will continue to do so but now we offer a broader range of destinations and hotels and will continue to deliver the best diving experiences around the world, luxury and otherwise.