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Luxury private island Indian Ocean
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By Guest blogger
On: 8th January, 2018

The Story of Milaidhoo

  • Maldives

If your idea of paradise is a lush palm fringed island fringed by a deep powdery white sand beach, turquoise lagoon and coral reef teeming with multi-coloured tropical fish then the Maldives is the perfect destination for you. Add to that romantic five-star luxury, superb food, impeccable…

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…

Combination holiday city break and diving Europe

By Lizzie
On: 12th October, 2017

Cool Combos

  • Tanzania
  • Maldives
  • Sri Lanka
  • Belize
  • Guatemala
  • Japan
  • Philippines
  • Lisbon
  • The Azores

Like jeans and a white t-shirt, gin and tonic, toast and marmite (discuss), some things are just better together. Never is this more true than with travelling; some combinations just work, from mixing critters with culture, history with hammerheads or safari with scuba. Because let's face…

Scuba diving the house reef
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By Tom
On: 13th September, 2017

The PADI Bubblemaker Course

  • Maldives

Do you remember your first dive? I most certainly do. It was in the Bahamas, aged 16 and with - in hindsight - a distinctly cowboy dive outfit, but within five minutes of being down I'd seen a shark off in the distance, and after 20 minutes, a turtle considerably closer. As you can imagine,…

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…

Bazaruto Marine National Park, Mozambique

By Lizzie
On: 18th August, 2017

Top 5 Honeymoon Hotels

  • Oman
  • Mozambique
  • Raja Ampat
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • St Vincent & The Grenadines

These days organising your honeymoon can be just as stressful as the big day, with the sheer mass of options leaving even the most zealous overwhelmed. That's where we come in - taking the stress out of the planning so you can enjoy yourself to the max. And when it comes to the perfect…

The Maldives
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By Jess
On: 20th January, 2017

Our 2017 Top Picks

  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • Tanzania
  • Philippines
  • Oman

Here's your starter for ten: what activity has been clinically proven (by the highly renowned Original Diving Science Department) to cure the January Blues? Answer: planning your holidays for the year ahead (cue rapturous applause). Oh yes, our in-house team of uber-geeks has unearthed a…

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…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 12th August, 2016

Charlie's Life of Dive

  • Maldives

I used to celebrate Christmas a lot when I was younger. Decoration time was always exciting; a wreath on the door, pine twirling around the bannisters, ornaments and candles out in full. I always remember that my brother and I would decorate the tree only for it to be sneakily corrected and…

Helen Learning to Dive
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By Guest blogger
On: 18th September, 2015

Learning to Dive: Part 1

  • Maldives

Before we begin, I have a confession to make: I am not a water baby. Like most complexes I can trace this back to two very specific moments growing up. Firstly, on a trip to the Norfolk coast when my dad nearly cap sized our pedal boat into a murky ocean of doom (my 5-year-old self wasn't to…