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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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Diving in Mafia Island

In addition to being much nicer to everyone and learning to do a pull-up (sadly not much progress on either account), my main New Year's resolution for 2016 was to learn to scuba dive. I've always loved the sea and I couldn't see myself not falling in love with it; even better, swimming…

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Top Family Diving Holiday Destinations with Young Kids

If, like me, you are in the phase of life where everything seems to revolve around nappies, nursery and obsessions with football (I have a 1-year old, a 3-year old and a 5-year old) then you will know that finding a suitable destination for a diving trip as a family can be tricky. If, also…

Charlie's Life of Dive

I used to celebrate Christmas a lot when I was younger. Decoration time was always exciting; a wreath on the door, pine twirling around the bannisters, ornaments and candles out in full. I always remember that my brother and I would decorate the tree only for it to be sneakily corrected and…

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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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We sent Tom and Norma on the ScubaSpa Ying & Yang and to the Six Senses Laamu, Maldives and they made a great video!

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We sent Tom and Norma on the ScubaSpa Ying & Yang Liveaboard and to the Six Senses Laamu in The Maldives and they have shared this video with lots of great diving footage!

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With a staggering 25% of Costa Rica being National Parks it is a winner in the eco-tourism class

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Exciting news! The rare Ruby Seadragon which was only named as a species in 2015 has been caught on video for the first time and you can see it here: (via NatGeo Wild)

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Super macro photos taken by Jeannot Kuenzel have revelaed a whole new underwater world!

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One of the best ways to see Palau and what lies beneath is from a Liveaboard and there's no better than the Aggressor II, you can do up to five dives a day onboard.

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The Azores are home to glistening beaches, bright blue lakes, volcanic caverns, unbeatable sunrises and great diving!

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Europe's first underwater museum has opened off the coast of Lanzarote. It features over 300 life-size human figures and has taken over three years to complete (via

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As there are so many different diving options SPORTDIVER have some handy tips to help pick a diving holiday that is right for you.

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To see the best of the Maldives in luxury you can explore on land and sea, staying on a liveaboard for part of the holiday. Take a look at our sample itinerary which allows you to experience both incredible diving and island seclusion and will definitely leave you wanting more.

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If you aren't a confident diver then why not try snorkelling? It's perfect for all ages and abilities and these are some of our recommendations; from Australia to Belize.

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If you've got the back to work blues then have a look at what's hot in April. The perfect inspiration for an Easter break!

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