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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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A 34kg Pearl that weighs the same as an Olympic gymnast has been found in the #Philippines. It is believed to be the biggest natural giant clam pearl in the world! BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37167179?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook

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On this sizzling #TravelTuesday we are giving you some inspiration for your next family friendly diving holiday, from Indonesia to Oman: http://www.originaldiving.com/collections/family-diving-holidays

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This week is #KeepAustraliaBeautifulWeek which is a good reminder that we need to help reduce litter worldwide and promote sustainable communities in order to preserve sites like this: #GreatBarrierReef http://kab.org.au/

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Friday fact for you: The Octopus is the most intelligent invertebrate http://news.scubatravel.co.uk/intelligent-octopus.html #factoftheday

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Raja Ampat's reefs in Indonesia have been identified by scientists as having some of the greatest marine biodiversity in the world. This is thanks to conservation efforts that have been put in place by the Indonesian government, making it an incredible place for a diving holiday! http://www.originaldiving.com/far-east/indonesia/dive-raja-ampat

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The 2016 Sport Diver awards are open! Vote Original Diving as 'Best Tour Operator' and be in with a chance of winning a $3,000 dive holiday to Indonesia!

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On this fine #traveltuesday we're picking Thailand as our go-to destination, the Similan Islands to be precise! The islands are home to 'Richelieu Rock' which is famous for its incomparable variety of marine life:

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In this week's blog our very own Charlie Peck tells tales of spending winter in warmer climates, diving with feeding manta rays and how to avoid a $20 charge for a bottle of water. Goodbye London, hello the Maldives!

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A new research paper, written and published by marine ecologist Robert Pitman, suggests that humpback whales may engage in altruistic behaviour during encounters with killer whales attacking other marine species. Quick, call Disney!

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We love Bail for a multitude of reasons (smiling locals, diverse culture, palm- fringed beaches....) but did you know it's one of the few places on earth where you can spot an ocean sunfish?

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