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Spotlight on: Fiji

The Fijian archipelago comprises approximately 330 islands and 500 islets spread across over 7,000 square miles in the South Pacific Ocean - the phrase 'getting away from it all' has never been more apt. Beneath the waves you'll see an abundance of soft coral, for which Fiji is renowned, as…

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The LenzO®: A Diver's Dream

We love keeping up with the latest gadgets to enhance your dive experience and the team have Valstech have developed the LenzO®, an underwater housing for iPhone. It allows you to use all the features of your phone and take impressive underwater photos. Our very own Louisa tried this on a…

The Maldives

Our 2017 Top Picks

Here's your starter for ten: what activity has been clinically proven (by the highly renowned Original Diving Science Department) to cure the January Blues? Answer: planning your holidays for the year ahead (cue rapturous applause). Oh yes, our in-house team of uber-geeks has unearthed a…

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The best of Mozambique

Having visited Mozambique for the first time 8 years ago, I was very excited be going back to further explore the country's incredible coastline and underwater world. Following my trip in October, I am delighted to say that it did not disappoint and there were several highlights that I would…

Bull Shark in the Bahamas

Sharks, Glorious Sharks

Sharks may be the oceans' most successful predators but they are also the most misunderstood creatures beneath the waves. And as lovers of all things subaqueous we're going to hop aboard our soap box and spout our merry manifesto in support of these majestic beasties.

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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.

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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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The Somosomo strait between Taveuni and Vanua Levu is one of #Fiji's best known dive sites which almost single handedly wins it the title of 'Soft Coral Capital of the World'.

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Which is your favourite reef? #Fiji is one of ours, the soft coral capital of the world!

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RT @sportdiver: 10 sharks that need our help the most:

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Adidas are collaborating with Parley to produce trainers where 95% of them are made from plastic from the oceans! (via Scuba Diving Magazine)

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#HoteloftheDay Kokomo #Fiji which is a private family-owned island resort surrounded by the fourth largest barrier reef, Astrolabe Reef. This hotel is the definition of paradise and your photos will give everyone else serious holiday envy.

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We are recruiting for a technology manager to join us. The ideal candidate will have three to five years' experience in technology, a Salesforce Administrator certification and have a willingness to learn new systems. If you are interested then get in touch at

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Our very own Amy talks about how she found paradise in #Fiji, including an amazing shark dive at Pacific Harbour #FijiHappy Fiji Tourism

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Some fun facts about frogfish for some #MondayMotivation from Critters at Lembeh Resort. Did you know they lay between 40,000 - 180,000 eggs at one time and they are masters of camouflage!

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This week we put the spotlight on diving in the Fijian Archipelago which covers over 7,000 square miles of the South Pacific. Find out why we have fallen in love with it and some of our favourite places to stay! #Fiji #Fijihappy

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Komodo Dive Resort is the brainchild of two avid divers who built an environmentally friendly diving hangout which is surrounded by incredible marine life. Plus, you can relax by having a glass of wine by the ocean after a hard day diving.

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#HoteloftheDay is the incredibly luxurious PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi in The Maldives. They are currently offering 50% off stays on selected dates in April and May!

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Happy #TravelTuesday! Did you know that #Manta #Rays have a larger brain than all other fish!

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