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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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Are you looking to squeeze one more #dive holiday in before #Christmas? Here's what's hot in November: ow.ly/fMcs304Bks5

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The Bahamas is one of the only places where a healthy population of sharks still exists https://t.co/0MeSG9K2PL #conservation (@epicdiving)

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Are you looking to squeeze one more #dive holiday in before #Christmas? Here's what's hot in November: https://t.co/vwqKciLYW9

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The Andaman Islands are some of the most remote & least visited in the world, meaning they're perfect for diving and relaxation. #india http://www.originaldiving.com/indian-subcontinent/india/andaman-islands

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#Spain is now home to Europe's first underwater museum, which can be found off the coast of #Lanzarote! http://www2.padi.com/blog/2016/02/11/museo-atlantico-spains-newest-underwater-museum/

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#Bali: home to pristine beaches, amazing culture, food and drink and one of the few places where you can see the Giant Mola Mola (sunfish). What more could you want? http://www.originaldiving.com/far-east/indonesia/bali

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#WednesdayWisdom The parrot #fish cocoons itself in a bubble before going to sleep in order to protect from predators. They are also vital to the health of the #Great #Barrier #Reef as they regularly scrape and clean the coral reefs, how thoughtful!

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Our very own Neill gives us his top 3 #diving destinations to go with young children, as well as other things to consider before booking a holiday: http://www.originaldiving.com/blog/top-family-diving-holiday-destinations-with-young-kids-1

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Snorkelling with #Orcas and #Humpback #Whales in a remote fjord in Northern #Norway has been described by many in the Original Diving team as one of the best experiences ever; truly unforgettable: ow.ly/z7eS304kOvF

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#Gozo has some of the best diving in the Mediterranean, including the blue hole, and it's just a short flight away. What's not to love? http://www.originaldiving.com/europe/gozo

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If you thought you needed to buy a big, professional and expensive camera to get good underwater diving shots, then think again! Scuba Diver Life gives some tips on how to get good #underwater #photos from your compact camera: http://scubadiverlife.com/2016/09/11/using-compact-camera-underwater-photography/

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Scuba Diving Magazine held an underwater photography competition and these are the winners; some amazing photos! http://www.scubadiving.com/2016-underwater-photo-contest-winners#page-21

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