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Spotlight on: Fiji

The Fijian archipelago comprises approximately 330 islands and 500 islets spread across over 7,000 square miles in the South Pacific Ocean - the phrase 'getting away from it all' has never been more apt. Beneath the waves you'll see an abundance of soft coral, for which Fiji is renowned, as…

Underwater Fish

The LenzO®: A Diver's Dream

We love keeping up with the latest gadgets to enhance your dive experience and the team have Valstech have developed the LenzO®, an underwater housing for iPhone. It allows you to use all the features of your phone and take impressive underwater photos. Our very own Louisa tried this on a…

The Maldives

Our 2017 Top Picks

Here's your starter for ten: what activity has been clinically proven (by the highly renowned Original Diving Science Department) to cure the January Blues? Answer: planning your holidays for the year ahead (cue rapturous applause). Oh yes, our in-house team of uber-geeks has unearthed a…

Bazaruto Beach

The best of Mozambique

Having visited Mozambique for the first time 8 years ago, I was very excited be going back to further explore the country's incredible coastline and underwater world. Following my trip in October, I am delighted to say that it did not disappoint and there were several highlights that I would…

Bull Shark in the Bahamas

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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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.

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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.

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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RT @BBCEarth: Here's why fish don't deserve their forgetful reputation

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For those looking to swim or dive with some of the largest creatures in the oceans, did you know there are some 120 varieties of ocean-dwelling mammal or ones that depend on the ocean for food with five main groups: pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, fur seals, and walruses), cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), sea otters, sirenians (dugongs and manatees), and polar bears.

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Happy #whalesharkwednesday! Whale Sharks, the biggest fish in our seas, can be seen on the Ningaloo Reef, Australia from April to July - a perfect reason to travel to the otherside of the world we think.

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#Hoteloftheday is the mighty fine Six Senses Zighy Bay. Set on an almost deserted bay on the Musandam Peninsula, Oman, the region boasts plankton rich and fjord-like waters which are home to over 900 fish species. You can even arrive by hang-glider!

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This #MacroMonday we're shining a light on the painted frogfish, which changes its colour and pigment to match its surroundings, and you can find these little critters in the Indo-Pacific region. Marvellous.

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Happy Easter from all of the team at Original Diving and Original Travel!

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These are 10 interesting facts about the Maldives that you must know if you didn't already! For example, The Maldives held the first underwater cabinet meeting, very cool! ( Visit Maldives )

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These critters are constantly fooling other marine life in the #Lembeh Strait using camouflage! (via Critters at Lembeh Resort )

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Only on the Floating Resort by Scubaspa Maldives boat can you resurface from an amazing dive to see a massage table with you name on it! You can also cruise the idyllic lagoons and atolls of the Maldives and do some world class scuba diving.

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#Hoteloftheday is the brainchild from two avid divers which sits on the shores of Sebayur Island; Komodo Dive Resort. It blends seamlessly with its surroundings so much so that the island looks uninhabited and the Sunset Restaurant sits in an open air bamboo structure where the chef serves a whole host of different cuisines.

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If you missed it then make sure you catch up on episode 2 of Galapagos on BBC iPlayer. A team of scientific experts set off underwater in search of the sunfish and explore how some sea lions have been affected by El Nino.

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