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With so many dive destinations across the globe, it can be difficult to work out where best to see particular varieties of marine life so here is a (by no means exhaustive) guide to some of the most notable marine life. Click on an image to find out more about each creature and where you can find them.

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Huvafen Fushi

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Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

One of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives, Huvafen Fushi is located half an hour by speedboat from the international airport. This is a modern, trendy resort and not for those looking for the Robinson Crusoe experience.

Stay at the Huvafen Fushi between 20 December 2016 and 12 January 2017 and receive a 40% discount on a Bed & Breakfast basis on any room category. Terms and conditions apply.

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Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

One of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives, Huvafen Fushi is located half an hour by speedboat from the international airport. This is a modern, trendy resort and not for those looking for the Robinson Crusoe experience.

Stay at Huvafen Fushi between 23 April until 7 May 2017 and receive a 50% Discount. This offer must be booked by 28 February 2017. Discount is available on all room rates on a Bed and Breakfast basis.

Valid from: 07 December 2016 - 28 February 2017

Mount Cinnamon

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Mount Cinnamon, Grenada

The Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club is located on the serene south west coast of Grenada, offering views out over the Caribbean Sea. This coveted location is made extra special as the resort is home to Dive Grenada’s five star PADI dive centre, making it the ideal base from which to explore the volcanic coastline and vibrant reefs of Grenada.

Stay at Mount Cinnamon between 3 Jan and 30 April 2017 and pay only $20 for 8 dives and a couples massage. There is a minimum four night stay and Terms and Conditions apply.

Valid from: 30 November 2016 - 30 April 2017

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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…

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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 8 Best Dive Sites in the World

Bucket lists are for landlubbers. If you're a diver, and the ocean is your oyster, then you NEED to dive these spots, arguably the greatest dive sites on our blue planet.

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Liveaboard Diving in Style aboard the Damai I

I have a confession to make: I've never been a big fan of liveaboards. Mostly because my only experience of them has been on very basic versions - think shared shower over a toilet-type situations. So I decided it was about time I experienced liveaboard diving as it should be done and headed…

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Island Hopping in the Caribbean

My most recent research trip took me back to the Caribbean to check out a few more of the beautiful hotels and resorts we work with and, most importantly, to discover whether there was any diving worth reporting home about. Oh, it's a tough life…

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Deep Cuts: the Best Under the Radar Dive Destinations

Whether you're a 'been there, done that, where's next?' kind of traveller, or simply like the idea of exploring beyond the norm, we're here to bring you all the best diving 'Deep Cuts' - destinations that fly under the radar and yet offer some of the best scenery, diving and holiday…

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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…

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The Best Diving Holiday Destinations for Summer

Summer. Even thinking the word brings on visions of Pimm's in the garden, the distinctive waft of barbecue and most of us Brits sporting some fairly interesting tan lines (read: burn lines). And thankfully Summer is finally on its way. But while the Great British Summer can be marvellous,…

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The Best Way to Dive the Azores – our Exclusive Diving Liveaboard

For years, we've been desperate for an exceptional quality diving liveaboard in the Azores. Finally, we have one in the luxurious Water & Wind. What's more, we're incredibly excited to say that we are the exclusive UK partner for the boat - so if diving in the Azores is on the to-do…

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The Pearl of the Andaman

Coming up to my 20 year "anni-diver-sary", having logged over 2,000 dives from destinations such as Thailand, Oman, Indonesia, Malta, and the Philippines (to name but a few), my affinity for the Big Blue is as strong now as it has ever been. In all my years of exploring the underwater world,…

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