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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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Now is the perfect time to be thinking about a family diving holiday for next year, from Oman to Indonesia, we've got you and your family covered. #family #summer #holiday

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It's the best time to be thinking about a family holiday for next year, from Oman to Indonesia, we've got it covered https://t.co/uBrawAfDQt

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Free divers are diving with sperm whales, the biggest whales on earth, to try and decipher what they are saying to each other when they are 'talking'. (via Discovery&bbcearth)

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We love Soneva Fushi and now the team have a brand new opening; Soneva Jani which Condé Nast Traveler have reviewed for us. The photos speak for themselves, it looks dreamy!

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Did you know that #Nudibranchs are marine gastropod molluscs which shed their shells after their larvel stage?! They are well known for their extraordinary colours. #marinelife

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If you are searching for a holiday where you can dive in style and relax in ultimate luxury then look no further. Here are our top pics of stylish diving holidays.

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Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa is part of Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, one of the largest conservation areas in the Indian Ocean. http://www.originaldiving.com/africa/mozambique/anantara-bazaruto-island-resort-and-spa

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The British Virgin Islands are home to great wreck diving, on the HMS Rhone, and some picturesque beaches. http://www.originaldiving.com/caribbean/british-virgin-islands

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If you have never heard of muck diving don't be fooled but its unappealing name. You can find some extraordinary marine life whilst muck diving. Here, our very own Louisa tells us the best places to muck dive, as well as more about it.

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From the gigantic whale shark to the minuscule dwarf lantern shark, we think these creatures are very misunderstood, but diving with them is undeniably one of the most exhilarating dive experiences possible.

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If you aren't afraid of heights then you need to give wall diving a try, it could prove to be some of the most interesting and exciting diving you've done. Our very own Louisa tells us more about it:

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