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The Arenui liveaboard
Lizzie

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…

grouper diving Maldives
Lizzie

By Lizzie
On: 14th August, 2018

Marine Conservation, It’s A Blue Thing: Part II

  • Maldives

The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) are a pretty marvellous bunch. Their chief mission is to tackle overfishing across the globe and they aim to place 30% of the world's oceans under protection by 2030. In part one of our Q&A with Vivienne Evans, BLUE's Maldives Project Manager, we…

scuba diving in the Laamu Atoll, Maldives
Lizzie

By Lizzie
On: 10th August, 2018

Marine Conservation, It’s A Blue Thing: Part I

  • Maldives
  • Great Barrier Reef

Fish: they come in a kaleidoscope of colours and sizes, and whether alone or in a shimmering shoal dancing over reefs they're a delight to see on any dive, but are also essential to a healthy ocean. However, around 90% of global fish stocks are currently over-exploited, a problem Blue Marine…

sperm whales
Lizzie

By Lizzie
On: 12th July, 2018

Behind The Scenes of Blue Planet II

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Northern Sulawesi
  • Baja California
  • The Azores
  • Borneo
  • Maldives

Ever wonder how the team at the BBC's Blue Planet II found out about the bird-eating fish? How on earth they managed to film the creepy bobbit worm lurking in the seafloor? How many hours they spent underwater (hint: a lot)? Us too. That's why we hosted a rather marvellous evening (if we say…

macro diving
Lizzie

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… For those who are looking to escape though, there is still some last minute…

Wakatobi house reef, Indonesia
Lizzie

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…

red sea in egypt reef
Lizzie

By Lizzie
On: 1st June, 2018

Family Diving

  • Gozo
  • Grenada
  • Mozambique
  • Maldives
  • Komodo
  • Southern Red Sea
  • Oman
  • The Azores
  • Seychelles

There are few better ways to bond with your children than while diving. Obviously you can't natter away on the dive itself, but when you're back in the boat or on the beach, reliving the dive with a wide-eyed youngster can be a magical experience. The good news (and something a lot of…

clownfish coral reef fiji
Lizzie

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…

Galapagos wildlife
Lizzie

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…

manta ray swimming
Lizzie

By Lizzie
On: 7th March, 2018

The crème de la crème of Maldives diving

  • Maldives

An archipelago of coconut fringed islands that scatter the Indian Ocean, the Maldives has long tempted daydreams of Robinson Crusoe escapes, but dip below the glistening waters and the diving is just as inspiring. Although you will find healthy coral gardens in abundance, divers continue to…