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Underwater World with Coral and Tropical Fish
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By Jacqui
On: 18th December, 2013

Top spots for marine life in the Philippines

  • Donsol
  • Palawan
  • Philippines

The high season has just begun in the Philippines and runs until June each year with clear blue skies and the opportunity to experiences the Philippines and its marine life. With 7,000 islands the diving opportunities are incredible and here are our top picks for the chance to encounter some…

Aerial Rangiroa Atoll
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By Jacqui
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!

Hard and Soft Coral with Sponges
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By Jacqui
On: 19th November, 2013

Diving Tulamben in North East Bali

Following on from my trip overview blog of diving in Bali and Lombok, I wanted to focus on the area that I was most impressed in Bali: the east coast diving. I visited several resorts around the region, including Siddhartha and Scuba Seraya resort, but what really stood out to me was the…

Bazaturo Beach, Mozambique
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By Jacqui
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…

Green Turtle Swimming
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By Jacqui
On: 10th September, 2013

When and Where to see our Marine Life Top 5

  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Caribbean
  • Costa Rica
  • French Polynesia
  • Mafia Island
  • Ningaloo Reef
  • Philippines
  • Rangiroa
  • Sipadan

Search no more! In this blog, Louisa talks about the best locations to find our top five marine animals:

Banded Sea Krait Swimming
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By Jacqui
On: 13th August, 2013

Dive in Style at Amanwana, Moyo Island

  • Moyo Island

Having read a lot about it both in our book Dive in Style and on the internet, I was extremely excited to be heading out there in early July to review Amanwana on Moyo Island. My expectations were high with it featuring as one of only 26 properties in the book, but from the moment I arrived…

Harlequin Sweetlips, Wreck Diving
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By Jacqui
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.

Lamanai Ruins, Belize
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By Jacqui
On: 26th July, 2013

Top 5 Dive and Travel Combination Holidays

  • Belize
  • Fiji
  • Raja Ampat
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Wakatobi

We know you diving fanatics love the ocean, but ever thought of extending your trip to discover more? Look no further, here are our top five dive and travel combination holidays so that you can gain even more from the destination you visit both in, and out of the water! This list is by no…

Jetty over turquoise ocean, Seychelles
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By Jacqui
On: 31st May, 2013

A visit to Frégate Island Private in the Seychelles

  • Seychelles

It seemed a long way to go for three nights (especially as we got stuck in Abu Dhabi airport for nine hours on the way out) however on arrival at Frégate Island Private in the Seychelles there was absolutely no doubt that this is a very special place.

Great Hammerhead Shark
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By Jacqui
On: 5th April, 2013

Great Hammerhead Shark Diving in the Bahamas

  • Bahamas

Where in the world can you go where you are all but guaranteed close-up encounters with great hammerheads? The answer is Bimini Island in the Bahamas.