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By Lizzie
On: 4th September, 2018

A Warm Winter

  • Gozo
  • Oman
  • Egypt
  • Belize
  • Maldives
  • Seychelles
  • Grenada
  • Tanzania
  • Philippines
  • Raja Ampat

Winter might seem like a lifetime away but time has a way of creeping up on you. And when the nights get longer and temperatures start to plummet, we're here to give you that beacon of light that is a holiday. But with some of the best winter escape destinations filling up fast, organisation…

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…

Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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By Amy
On: 15th July, 2015

Amy's Life of Dive

  • Thailand
  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • Egypt
  • Komodo
  • Maldives
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Oman

My diving journey started on my gap year around Thailand, Australia and Fiji where I completed my PADI Open Water and Advanced on Koh Tao. I remember my first experience well, from the brief panic that I was breathing underwater to the realisation that there was a whole new world to…

Diver in an Underwater Cave
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By Nick
On: 12th May, 2015

The Dive of my Life

  • Northern Red Sea
  • Egypt

My most memorable dive - I was 18 at the time; I had just finished my PADI Divemaster apprenticeship and was starting work as a diveguide. I soon found myself developing the confidence and skills needed to lead dives myself.

Summer Scuba Diving Destinations
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By Neill
On: 30th March, 2012

Summer Scuba Diving Destinations

  • Egypt
  • French Polynesia
  • Rangiroa
  • Tanzania

With summer fast approaching it's time to start thinking about summer scuba diving destinations. Whether it be the Olympics you want to run away from or another predictably cold and wet British summer, what better time to escape on a summer diving adventure? Here are a few of our top…

Island in Palau
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By Guest blogger
On: 24th April, 2011

Top Off-Season Diving Destinations

  • Egypt
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Palau
  • Maldives

Tim Simond, author of best-selling coffee table book Dive in Style, and founder of Dive in Style the tour operator, discussed the advantages of off-season diving and his top picks for where to go.

Yellow, White and Black Nudibranch
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By Neill
On: 29th October, 2010

Nudibranchs - Facts About The World's Prettiest Slugs

  • Egypt
  • Micronesia
  • Mozambique
  • Philippines
  • Northern Red Sea
  • Dumaguete and Dauin
  • Indonesia

Nudibranchs, sometimes more commonly known as "sea slugs" are some of the hardest creatures to spot on a dive. Although related to snails, these colourful little creatures have ditched the homes they carry on their backs as they have evolved. Similar to land snails, nudibranchs also leave a…

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By Neill
On: 21st September, 2010

Wreck Heads

  • Egypt
  • UK
  • British Virgin Islands

Wreck diving can give as much excitement to a scuba diver as a roman coin does to a treasure hunter wielding a metal detector.

belize blue hole
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By Neill
On: 14th September, 2010

A (Blue) Hole New World

  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Egypt
  • Gozo

Blue holes, or offshore flooded caves are aptly named for the dramatic contrast between the dark blue waters of their depths and the lighter blue of the surrounding shallower waters. They are underwater sinkholes that were formed during glaciations when sea levels were much lower than today.…