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Just The Two Of Us

If 'Before Sunrise', 'Lost in Translation' and 'Casablanca' have taught us anything, it's that all great romances happen abroad. And it's no coincidence that most of the best dive destinations are in some of the most beautiful corners of the world. Whether you're celebrating a special…

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My Journey Into The Deep Blue

I have been lucky enough to dive in locations all over the world discovering a world I previously didn't know existed. My diving journey began on a family holiday on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Being a family of four girls we were often thrown into activities to 'keep dad company', but…

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Get Off The Grid

Are you a slave to your smartphone? Can't get through a meal without checking your emails? Fingers twitch if you're not scouring through social media? We're sorry to tell you, but you're addicted to the internet. Luckily for you, we've got the remedy. Whether setting sail to new horizons or…

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The Philippines Top Dive Sites

Contrary to popular belief, Alex Garland's iconic 'The Beach' was actually based in the Philippines, not Thailand. And while the beaches are nothing short of heaven on earth, the diving is out of this world. From eerie Second World War wrecks to freshwater lakes, healthy coral reefs to…

Gozo’s Top Dive Sites

Malta's been hogging the headlines of all the travel features this year, from romantic regaling of Valletta's butterscotch streets (which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, don't you know) to poetic prose on the archipelago's eternal sunshine. But we think a rather large,…

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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-come-spring diving destinations. Here's a selection of places you can get to for a…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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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