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Island Hopping in the Caribbean

My most recent research trip took me back to the Caribbean to check out a few more of the beautiful hotels and resorts we work with and, most importantly, to discover whether there was any diving worth reporting home about. Oh, it's a tough life…

Sunset in Raja Ampat

Deep Cuts: the Best Under the Radar Dive Destinations

Whether you're a 'been there, done that, where's next?' kind of traveller, or simply like the idea of exploring beyond the norm, we're here to bring you all the best diving 'Deep Cuts' - destinations that fly under the radar and yet offer some of the best scenery, diving and holiday…

Papua New Guinea culture

The Wonders of Papua New Guinea

Since arriving at Original Diving in 2012, Papua New Guinea has always been at the top of my travel list. Not only did the diving appeal, but the wildlife and culture is so varied that I was eager to experience it all (I have David Attenborough to thank for a lot of this!) Luckily, last…

The Best Diving Holiday Destinations for Summer

Summer. Even thinking the word brings on visions of Pimm's in the garden, the distinctive waft of barbecue and most of us Brits sporting some fairly interesting tan lines (read: burn lines). And thankfully Summer is finally on its way. But while the Great British Summer can be marvellous,…

The Best Way to Dive the Azores – our Exclusive Diving Liveaboard

For years, we've been desperate for an exceptional quality diving liveaboard in the Azores. Finally, we have one in the luxurious Water & Wind. What's more, we're incredibly excited to say that we are the exclusive UK partner for the boat - so if diving in the Azores is on the to-do…

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Papua New Guinea culture

The Wonders of Papua New Guinea

Since arriving at Original Diving in 2012, Papua New Guinea has always been at the top of my travel list. Not only did the diving appeal, but the wildlife and culture is so varied that I was eager to experience it all (I have David Attenborough to thank for a lot of this!) Luckily, last…

A Diving Adventure in Socorro: Part I

In the heavily depleted ocean that covers a mere 71% of our globe there is always a momentous sigh of relief to be felt when you visit somewhere that lives up to its reputation. I recently visited the Revillagigedo Islands with the intention of experiencing some of the magic these islands…

Diving in Dominica; the Caribbean's Last Hidden Gem

Having never visited the Caribbean, I was excited to be travelling to Dominica. Not fully knowing what to expect I began my journey with an open mind - perhaps somewhat influenced by a general stereotype of Caribbean diving: wrecks, sharks and sandy bottoms…

Luxury Island-Hopping in the Maldives

In December I was lucky enough to head out to the Maldives to review some of the hotels we already feature and to explore some new ones. The Maldives is one of my favourite spots on earth: incredible luxury resorts, stunning scenery and of course, world-class diving. It is everything that…

Access the Best Diving in Oman

Oman is often overlooked as a diving destination in favour of the more popular (and far busier) Red Sea. Here at Original Diving, we think it deserves more attention as it is a country that offers so much both above and below the waves.

Diver with coral

Facts about Scuba Diving

In order to encourage the growth of the sport and to change existing misconceptions it is time to release more facts about scuba diving and thus dispelling the old myths.

Short Haul Winter Diving Destinations

As we (at least those of us based in Europe) are slowly stepping into the cold of winter and dusting off our winter clothing, here at Original Diving, we've compiled our list of some top short-haul winter diving destinations. Here's a selection of places you can get to for a short break…

Types of Diving: Muck Diving

Third in our series of blogs on types of diving is muck diving.

Hawksbill turtle in water

Who’s Even Heard of Karimunjawa?

Last stop on Dive in Style author Tim Simond's trip around Indonesia was the remote Karimunjawa archipelago. Here he tells of his experience.

Nudibranchs - Facts About The World's Prettiest Slugs

Nudibranchs, sometimes more commonly known as "sea slugs" are some of the hardest creatures to spot on a dive. Although related to snails, these colourful little creatures have ditched the homes they carry on their backs as they have evolved. Similar to land snails, nudibranchs also leave a…

Nitrogen Narcosis: Drunk on Depth

Nitrogen narcosis, derived from the Greek word Narke is loosely translated as the "temporary decline or loss of senses and movement." Like any other adventure sport, scuba diving comes with some associated risks. Nitrogen narcosis or getting "narked" is one of them.

Tim's Top Picks: Best Worldwide Snorkelling Destinations

In his ongoing series of blogs, Dive in Style author Tim Simond shares his top destinations for snorkelling.

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Coral Lodge, #Mozambique, runs an amazing dive trip to see the fantastic 17th century Portuguese wrecks: https://t.co/xFOl6FgmUz

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Thanks to scientists at Conservation International, and local Indonesian fisherman, we can now track whale sharks online - we can’t think of a better way to start the week than by following the daily movements of Sharky McSharkface (community named...)!

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A California court has finally ruled that Navy submarine hunts are to blame for the beaching of some whales over the years. The low frequency sonar used actually disturbs the whales forcing them to head inland in a bid to escape:

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We know that the mentioning of Tanzania brings up images of battling lion cubs, khaki cargo shorts and Toto - Africa automatically starts playing, and rightfully so, but its pristine coastline also makes it a superb dive spot..

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Terrible news from Aqua Expeditions that the Aqua Amazon was tragically lost in an accident while in port, our thoughts are with you and the crew.

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Ah, Micronesia, a place few have heard of and, as such, the mentioning of it will usually be met with "you mean Indonesia?". Nope, we don't. It's real and it's dive heaven...

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Another win for marine life comes from Palau this week who are in the process of banning fishing to protect the dwindling population of bigeye and yellowfin fish around the island.

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We sent our very own Louisa Fisher island hopping around the Maldives on a research trip (sigh) and here's what she had to say... http://ow.ly/i3GJ302cnOd

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In case you're stuck inland (and it's raining profusely)... here's 10 great movies set out at sea to help wile away the hours: http://ow.ly/dPpr302cmjd

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The Turks and Caicos Islands are rated as one of the top diving locations in the Caribbean and they're home to the third largest barrier reef system in the world. Read our page below to find out more:

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There's still time to sneak in a little end of summer excursion if you're itching for some real sun. Here's our recommended dive destinations for August:

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