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Bull Shark, Bahamas
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By Jacqui
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…

Colourful Hermit Crab, Tanzania
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By Jacqui
On: 28th March, 2014

Our Diving News – notes on 2013 and hopes for 2014

  • Bahamas
  • Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Philippines
  • Tanzania

With a brilliant start to 2014 we thought it was time to update you on our diving news, both on how we got on last year with the new places we visited and our hopes for an exciting 2014.

Feet on beach
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By Jacqui
On: 7th February, 2014

Family diving holidays

Are you trying to think of a new idea for your family holiday which involves a bit more than just lying on a beach? Well then look no further because we, at Original Diving, believe that one of the best family holidays you can have is a diving one.

Men diving with fish
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By Jacqui
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.

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…