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blue spotted stingray
Lauren Nelson

By Lauren
On: 4th January, 2019

A look into the past in the Red Sea

  • Southern Red Sea
  • Egypt

As with many divers, the Red Sea has been on my bucket list since I learnt to dive almost 20 years ago, but until recently, I hadn't yet made it there. With the winter weather still blighting Blighty and the flight only five and a half hours from the UK, I thought it would be the perfect…

Diving lesson

By Lizzie
On: 8th November, 2018

The Top Five Places To Learn To Dive

  • Egypt
  • Fiji
  • Maldives
  • Gozo
  • Grenada

Divers are really astronauts; gliding weightless through the ocean we observe alien worlds carpeted in vast fields of colourful corals with equally bizarre, enthralling inhabitants - from the foreign clicks of dolphins communicating to minute technicolour slugs (nudibranch). And best yet,…

sea turtle

By Lizzie
On: 9th October, 2018

Use It Or Lose It

  • Iceland
  • Egypt
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Mozambique
  • St Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Indonesia

Time flies, doesn't it? At the beginning of the year there's the resolution-fuelled vigour of dry January and flash-in-the-pan health kicks. Next up is nature's awakening in spring, followed by the rare but welcome heatwaves of summer (this year, anyway). And before you know it there's the…

liveaboard diving at sunrise

By Lizzie
On: 26th September, 2018

The 10 Best Liveaboard Destinations

  • Socorro Island
  • Oman
  • Maldives
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Egypt
  • Palau
  • Cocos Island
  • Raja Ampat
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Chuuk Lagoon

It's aboat (sorry) time we let you in on a little not-so-secret-secret about liveaboards - liveaboard diving allows you to boldly go to where no day trip has gone before, setting sail to some of the most remote, pristine dive sites in the world. It's the crème de la crème of dive…

The Arenui liveaboard

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
Image of Alex Marchais

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
Image of Alex Marchais

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
Image of Amy Cooper

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
Image of Nick Newbury

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
Image of Neill Ghosh

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…