Eighteen years old and counting (sort of, if you count Original Travel, our parent company). Find out how we got where we are today.
The three founders of Original Travel leave the City, the Army
and Fleet Street and the Big Short Break is born.
Tim Simond, property mogul, handsome devil and soon-to-be
best-selling author, decides he needs a break from the rat race and
starts researching Dive in Style.
After lots of travel and lots of 'hard work', Tim Simond
publishes Dive in Style. It goes on to sell over 50,000 copies and
is translated into six languages. Original Travel starts offering
Not to be outdone, Original Travel turns publisher, launching
the Big Short Break coffee table book. Oh, and wins Best Tour
Operator at the Guardian/Observer Travel Awards.
Tim Simond starts feeling like he just hasn't travelled enough
so decides to write another Dive in Style. It really is a hard
The second edition of Dive in Style is published and Neill Ghosh
makes a rash decision to leave his job and help launch and run Dive
in Style, the tour operator.
As the company grows, so does what we offer and we rebrand as
Original Diving. Now the Original brands are one big happy
We're still here, nearly five years on, and still growing
strong. Selling our holidays in the UK, America, Spain,
France...here's to the next five years and beyond!