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Neill Ghosh

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By Neill
On: 22nd March, 2018

Gozo - Is it the Best Diving in the Mediterranean?

  • Gozo

Having dived a few times in the Mediterranean, I have never been particularly impressed. So it was with a mixture of excitement and a small dose of pessimism that I travelled to the tiny island of Gozo next to Malta.

Diving in Alphonse, Seychelles
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By Neill
On: 18th December, 2017

Alphonse: No Mangoes, Lots of Diving

400km south of the main island of the Seychelles, Mahe, lies the remote Alphonse group of islands - Alphonse, Bijoutier and Saint-Francois. Look at the area on a map and you realise just how remote a location this is.

Sandcastle on Beach
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By Neill
On: 20th September, 2016

Top Family Diving Holiday Destinations with Young Kids

  • Gozo
  • Oman
  • Maldives

If, like me, you are in the phase of life where everything seems to revolve around nappies, nursery and obsessions with football (I have a 1-year old, a 3-year old and a 5-year old) then you will know that finding a suitable destination for a diving trip as a family can be tricky. If, also…

Blue Shark, Azores
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By Neill
On: 3rd March, 2016

The Best Way to Dive the Azores – our Exclusive Diving Liveaboard

  • The Azores

For years, we've been desperate for an exceptional quality diving liveaboard in the Azores. Finally, we have one in the luxurious Water & Wind. What's more, we're incredibly excited to say that we are the exclusive UK partner for the boat - so if diving in the Azores is on the to-do…

Wadi Darmat, Oman
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By Neill
On: 2nd September, 2014

Access the Best Diving in Oman

  • Oman
  • Muscat
  • Musandam Peninsula

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.

Anemone Clownfish, Komodo, Indonesia
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By Neill
On: 27th August, 2014

Luxury Komodo Liveaboard Diving

  • Komodo

In June, I took a group of journalists on the diving adventure of a lifetime; a trip to experience Komodo liveaboard diving at its very best. I left the UK unbelievably excited and returned even more so and now I just want to go back!

Coral, Komodo, Indonesia
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By Neill
On: 30th June, 2014

A Few Summer Diving Hotspots

  • Fiji
  • Gozo
  • Mozambique
  • The Azores
  • Komodo

Summer diving, this time in Komodo in Indonesia. Stunning. With weather in the UK in summer unpredictable at best and England out of the World Cup, it's about time to escape on a last minute summer diving adventure. Here are a few ideas to inspire!

Dhow boats, Mnemba Island, Indian Ocean
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By Neill
On: 2nd September, 2013

Magical Mnemba Island Zanzibar

  • Tanzania

Every now and again you come across a place that is so mind-blowingly beautiful that all you want to do is get back there as quickly as possible. On a recent research trip to East Africa I found one such place (two actually - Vamizi is the other one): the magical Mnemba Island Zanzibar. This…

Hawksbill Turtle, Mozambique
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By Neill
On: 30th August, 2013

What is the Best Diving in Africa?

  • Mafia Island
  • Mozambique
  • Pemba Island
  • Tanzania

Neill has just come back from an amazing research trip to find the best diving in Africa. Here he discusses his top spots.

Group of Grey Reef Sharks
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By Neill
On: 24th July, 2013

Neptune’s Arm – the best diving in East Africa?

  • Mozambique

I have just returned from a diving research trip to explore the best East African dive destinations in Tanzania and Mozambique.