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Alex Marchais

Scuba Diver in British Virgin Islands
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By Alex
On: 16th March, 2018

Dispelling Scuba Diving Myths

  • Australia
  • Egypt
  • Great Barrier Reef

We've heard many old wives' tales on scuba diving over the years, from man eating 25-foot killer sharks (thanks, Jaws) to balmy breathing exercises and the necessity to be an Olympic standard for swimming (you don't). So it's about time to set the record straight on some scuba diving myths…

diving in egypt
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By Alex
On: 9th February, 2018

Short Haul Winter Diving Destinations

  • Egypt
  • Gozo
  • Oman
  • The Azores
  • Northern Red Sea
  • Southern Red Sea

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…

Sian Kaan Beach, Mexico
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By Alex
On: 4th December, 2014

Our Guide to a Luxury Holiday in Mexico

  • Mexico
  • Yucatan Peninsula

Winter is now in full swing, which can only mean one thing - let's get the gloves out! Alternatively you can grab the opportunity to escape from the grim UK weather and experience some amazing places where the mercury in the thermometer remains much higher. With Mexico being our destination…

Turtle Swimming
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By Alex
On: 1st October, 2014

Curacao and Bonaire | A Caribbean Gem

  • Caribbean

I was asked to cross the ocean and to go to the Caribbean in order to discover a destination that has been on Original Diving's radar for far too long. Of course, because I am very disciplined, I said yes and off I went to find out more about the best diving and hotels around the Dutch…

Bull Shark, Bahamas
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By Alex
On: 5th August, 2014

Best Diving in Mexico

  • Mexico

This was my first visit to Central America and to a country I have always wanted to visit, so my expectations for Mexico were high. I wasn't disappointed, far from it. With 10 days packed with transfers, site inspections, meetings and dives, I knew it would be busy but I also knew I would…

Whale Shark, Djibouti
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By Alex
On: 17th April, 2014

Scuba Diving Bucket List

  • Australia
  • Djibouti
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Ningaloo Reef

As we head towards the middle third of 2014, we think it's time to add more boxes to tick on your scuba diving bucket list of dive sites or just give you some inspiration for your future diving trips. Just five to start with but feel free to get in touch with us as we have got plenty more!

Diver with coral
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By Alex
On: 31st January, 2014

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.

Aerial Rangiroa Atoll
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By Alex
On: 3rd December, 2013

Diving the Tiputa Pass in Rangiroa

  • French Polynesia
  • Rangiroa

Some decisions in life are hard to make. This one was extremely easy!

Bazaturo Beach, Mozambique
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By Alex
On: 1st November, 2013

Long Haul Winter Sun

  • Bahamas
  • Mozambique
  • Raja Ampat
  • Thailand
  • Maldives

The temperatures in the UK are still above 10˚C, but the question on all of our minds is for how long? Soon the era of darkness and cold will take over and before we know it we will all suffer from a major lack of vitamin D and a constant sniffle. So it is time for you to plan at keeping…

Harlequin Sweetlips, Wreck Diving
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By Alex
On: 6th August, 2013

Wreck Diving Australia - The Dive of My Life on the SS Yongala

  • Australia
  • Great Barrier Reef

Alex Marchais, Original Diving intern extraordinaire (he is French after all) recounts one of the dives of his life, the Yongala wreck in Australia.