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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.

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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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This is why we love #Socorro Island, it always delivers with great visibility and vast #marine life @sportdiver

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This is one #spooky fish lurking in the ocean:

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Taveuni Palms are two incredibly stylish and luxurious villas in #Fiji which are perfect for those looking to get away from everything and escape to pure #luxury and #relaxation.

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Depending on your qualification you can experience #wreck #diving in many ways, all you need is a torch and a GPS to find them. Here are some tried and tested recommendations of where we love wreck diving:

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Vanua Levu in #Fiji is home to some dreamy hotels and some even more stunning #diving with a more remote and rustic feel:

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Our very own Neill tells us why we should go diving in #Oman as well as the best #dive sites and things to look out for. It's also the best time to go now with lots of sunshine and perfect temperatures.

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The #Azura hotels in #Mozambique have a great offer: stay for 7 nights and get 50% off. So there's no need to feel guilty about relaxing in the sun.

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Our very own Flora has just come back from dreamy #Mafia #Island in #Tanzania and she has shared some photos for some #wednesdaymotivation #humpday

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This video from CNN shows the impact that coral bleaching is having on the Great Barrier Reef and explains why it happens. Everyone must be mindful in order to prevent global warming and help #conservation before it's too late:

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#Asia is home to some spectacular diving, incredible food, first class service and it's bursting with culture. What more could you want?

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#FactoftheDay: Over 70 #shark species are threatened as a result of overfishing. #marinelife #conservation #fridayfact

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Ah #Tanzania: The perfect destination for a #safari and #diving holiday: #inspiration

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