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Coral Reefs

We were particularly excited for this week's episode of Blue Planet 2, which took us underwater to explore the most diverse marine ecosystems: coral reefs. Despite covering less than one percent of the Earth's surface, these submarine cities support a staggering 25 percent of all marine…

Bobtail squid Blue Planet 2

The Deep

Oh Attenborough, you never cease to amaze us. Last week's Blue Planet was a valuable lesson in marine life intelligence (read: they're smart), this week you've gone all intergalactic… but underwater. Apparently we know more about Mars than the depths of our own seas and, to labour our lack…

marine life diving vacations

One Ocean

A man stands in solitude at the front of a ship, peering over the horizon pensively. Jack? Waiting for Rose? Thankfully this isn't Titanic and the only 'I'm flying' scene was from the marine life (bird-eating fish, anyone?). Sir David Attenborough and his dulcet tones have returned to take…

Adventure holiday in the Yucatan

Diving The Cenotes Of Mexico

Diving in Mexico's cenotes is rather different from your average dive. Formed when soft limestone collapses, cenotes are essentially sinkholes connected by a labyrinth of secret underground caverns. Why is diving them so special? Aside from the pure thrill of cave diving, the water is so…

Scuba Dive Asia

Don't Miss The Boat...

We love to plan. In fact, we have a rather large, rather worn map hung with pride in our office. We like to cover it in post-it notes scribbled with recommendations, draw frantic highlighter lines across its vast oceans and riddle its landmarks with pins as we argue over the best places to…

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Papua New Guinea culture

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…

Underwater photographer with Manta Ray, Socorro Island

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…

Dominica Beach

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…

Maldives Beach Hut and Walkway

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…

Wadi Darmat, Oman

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.

Diver with Coral

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…

Colourful Nudibranch

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.

Yellow, White and Black Nudibranch

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…

Diver jumping into water

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.

Snorkelling in tropical waters

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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A marvellous video explaining everything and anything #coralreef https://t.co/FuAHyVdzYB @NatGeo #ttot

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Let's have a moment to appreciate the wonderful world of coral reefs. Despite covering less than one percent of the Earth's surface, they support 25 percent of all marine species. Find out our favourite dive sites here: http://bit.ly/2zLEarr

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Have you ever had the pleasure of seeing a shark sleep? If not, let us take you to the strikingly beautiful Socorro Island, which, off the coast of Mexico, is a shark lovers dream http://bit.ly/2mtRJZE

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Lets all get involved with ocean conservation to preserve these marvellous ecosystems

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Who can name these colourful critters? #quiztime

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If you haven't been on a UV night dive, make sure to add it to your bucket list. Here are some of the fascinating creatures of the night at Critters at Lembeh Resort. Find out more about the areas superb diving here: http://bit.ly/2zFXJ6L

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If you watch one thing today, make sure it's this marvellous video from National Geographic on the secret lives of Coral Reefs.

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As BBC Earth's Blue Planet returns to our screens this evening (in the UK, at least), let's recap on the creepy, mysterious and magical marine critters from last week's episode...

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Original Diver India recently took a trip to Komodo in Indonesia, ask her how it was...

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Although an incredible display of fish intelligence, it's rather devastating to see the plastic bottle. Reduce your plastic use by refusing single use plastic.

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