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Luxury Autumn Escapes in Latin America
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By Jacqui
On: 19th September, 2017

Top Five Autumn Diving Escapes

  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Gozo
  • Oman
  • Indonesia
  • Costa Rica

As summer waves goodbye and autumn knocks on the door, one question keeps popping to mind - how can we extend our sunshine hours? Jet off on a luxury diving holiday, of course. So we've complied our top five Autumn escapes for you to plan your next vitamin D hit. Enjoy.

chasing coral indonesia
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By Jacqui
On: 12th September, 2017

What We Learnt From Chasing Coral

  • Fiji
  • Maldives
  • Seychelles
  • Palau
  • Raja Ampat
  • Indonesia

Picture this: A kaleidoscope of colourful corals, from gargantuan brain corals to gently swaying fan corals. Schools of vibrant purple and yellow fairy basslets dance above whilst snakelike moray eels lurk in crevices. Rainbow coloured parrot fish peck away for algae below a giant goliath…

Bazaruto Marine National Park, Mozambique
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By Jacqui
On: 18th August, 2017

Top 5 Honeymoon Hotels

  • Oman
  • Mozambique
  • Raja Ampat
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • St Vincent & The Grenadines

These days organising your honeymoon can be just as stressful as the big day, with the sheer mass of options leaving even the most zealous overwhelmed. That's where we come in - taking the stress out of the planning so you can enjoy yourself to the max. And when it comes to the perfect…

Bazaruto Beach
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By Jacqui
On: 12th December, 2016

The best of Mozambique

  • Mozambique
  • Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago

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…

Papua New Guinea culture
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By Jacqui
On: 18th May, 2016

The Wonders of Papua New Guinea

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Milne Bay
  • Tufi

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…

Maldives Beach Hut and Walkway
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By Jacqui
On: 4th March, 2015

Luxury Island-Hopping in the Maldives

  • 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…

Sian Kaan Beach, Mexico
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By Jacqui
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, Philippines
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By Jacqui
On: 15th October, 2014

Dauin Diving: Atmosphere Resort and Spa

  • Philippines
  • Dumaguete and Dauin

Following my trip in the Philippines, a couple of resorts really stuck out to me as being the essence of what 'Dive in Style' is all about. In my previous blog, I mentioned a resort called Atmosphere Resort and Spa on Negros island but I wanted to expand on what I wrote there to explain…

Turtle Swimming
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By Jacqui
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…

Reef coral, Philippines
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By Jacqui
On: 11th September, 2014

Our New Philippines Diving Destinations

  • Moalboal
  • Palawan
  • Philippines
  • Malapascua

In May, I went on a trip out to the Philippines to explore some new diving destinations to add to our current Philippines dive offering. I was absolutely blown away by some of the dive spots and hotels that I found and here is an overview of each.