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coral reef, Papua New Guinea

By Lizzie
On: 20th February, 2019

Where to dive in May

  • Fiji
  • Palau
  • Philippines
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Raja Ampat
  • Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Socorro Island

Our wonderful planet is made up of over 71% water which, when you tally up the average British holiday allowance (28 days in case you're interested), means you would need several lifetimes (official stat) to explore the watery world. Sadly, we don't have the recipe for the elixir of life,…

the alexa private charter, Indonesia

By Lizzie
On: 13th February, 2019

Romantic Escapes

  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • Tanzania
  • Oman
  • Fiji

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone celebrates Valentine's Day with Hallmark. In Wales, star-crossed lovers cement their love with wooden spoons while Japanese colleagues exchange 'obligation chocolate'. South Korea covers all bases with a day dedicated to men, women and singletons…

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,…

macro diving

By Lizzie
On: 2nd July, 2018

Summer Escapes

  • Indonesia
  • Gozo
  • Tanzania
  • Philippines
  • Fiji
  • Maldives
  • St Vincent & The Grenadines

The Great British Summer: burnt barbecues, questionable tan lines, extreme pollen forecasts and endless drivel on the TV (we're looking at you, Love Island). It's a surprise anyone wants to go abroad really‚Ķ For those who are looking to escape though, there is still some last minute…

Wakatobi house reef, Indonesia

By Lizzie
On: 4th June, 2018

Shore Diving

  • Wakatobi
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Maldives
  • Dumaguete and Dauin
  • Bonaire
  • Gozo
  • Southern Red Sea
  • Fiji
  • Northern Sulawesi

They (read: we) say the best things in life are but a few fin kicks from the beach. And here at Original Diving, we believe there are some pretty marvellous sights to be seen in the shallows. From some of the world's most beautiful coral reefs to magnificent wrecks, marvellous macro critters…

clownfish coral reef fiji

By Lizzie
On: 21st May, 2018

Just The Two Of Us

  • Tanzania
  • Fiji
  • Bohol
  • East Bali
  • Lombok
  • Maldives
  • French Polynesia
  • Seychelles

If 'Before Sunrise', 'Lost in Translation' and 'Casablanca' have taught us anything, it's that all great romances happen abroad. And it's no coincidence that most of the best dive destinations are in some of the most beautiful corners of the world. Whether you're celebrating a special…

diving off the grid

By Lizzie
On: 3rd May, 2018

Get Off The Grid

  • Costa Rica
  • Komodo
  • Chuuk Lagoon
  • Southern Red Sea
  • St Vincent & The Grenadines
  • Fiji
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pemba Island

Are you a slave to your smartphone? Can't get through a meal without checking your emails? Fingers twitch if you're not scouring through social media? We're sorry to tell you, but you're addicted to the internet. Luckily for you, we've got the remedy. Whether setting sail to new horizons or…

Galapagos wildlife

By Lizzie
On: 6th April, 2018

Sun's Out

  • Maldives
  • French Polynesia
  • Gozo
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Komodo
  • The Azores
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Fiji

After somewhat questionable weather over Easter (for us Brits, anyway), the skies have finally cleared and a few brave souls have even stepped out in shorts. And with the faintest whiff of warmth in the air we're stuffing clothes into our suitcases faster than a millennial can text. But…

Malta and Gozo diving

By Lizzie
On: 8th December, 2017

Dive into 2018

  • Western Australia
  • Gozo
  • Grenada
  • Oman
  • Fiji
  • The Azores
  • Maldives

Today was particularly hard. It all started when the alarm went off while it was still dark outside and got progressively worse as we gingerly stuck one toe out from under the duvet and it felt like we'd been transported overnight to Antarctica. Then there was the seemingly endless cycle of…

chasing coral indonesia

By Lizzie
On: 12th September, 2017

What We Learnt From Chasing Coral

  • Fiji
  • Maldives
  • Seychelles
  • Palau
  • Raja Ampat
  • Indonesia

Picture this: A kaleidoscope of colourful corals, from gargantuan brain corals to gently swaying fan corals. Schools of vibrant purple and yellow fairy basslets dance above whilst snakelike moray eels lurk in crevices. Rainbow coloured parrot fish peck away for algae below a giant goliath…