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humpbacks swimming

By Lizzie
On: 18th January, 2019

Top Five Places for Humpback Whale Encounters

  • Ningaloo Reef
  • Western Australia
  • Australia
  • Mozambique
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • French Polynesia
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Caribbean
  • Socorro Island
  • Mexico

Humpback whales are some of the most beautiful, intriguing and inquisitive creatures in the ocean and regularly top divers' bucket lists the world over. And with good reason. Whether witnessing the casual flick of a tail or a gravity-defying breach; the thundering thwack of a belly flop or…

Manta ray in maldives

By Lizzie
On: 16th November, 2018

Beat the System

  • Grenada
  • Seychelles
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
  • Gozo
  • Philippines

Question: do you consider yourself a canny operator (*taps nose and winks*)? Are you willing to buck the trend, go off-piste, roll the dice as it were? Well it's time to channel your inner wheeler dealer, à la Del Boy Trotter (perhaps without the dodgy gold medallions and morally ambiguous…

humpback whale and calf

By Lizzie
On: 1st November, 2018

The Treasure Islands

  • Socorro Island
  • Mexico
  • Cocos Island
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos

What if we told you that Treasure Island was real? That hidden in the remote corners of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean lies an immense and intoxicating treasure trove. Okay, so there might not be booty but what those fabled buccaneers (read: we) did encounter was much, much better.…

whale shark diving
Lauren Nelson

By Lauren
On: 26th October, 2018

North America’s Best Diving In Socorro

  • Mexico

After hearing about the Revillagigedo Archipelago (best known as Socorro) a couple of years ago, I knew I had to go. So when I found myself in Mexico this June I jumped at the chance, which I quickly discovered was worth any sea sickness from the 24-hour voyage after I entered the water for…

sweetlips diving Raja Ampat

By Lizzie
On: 30th July, 2018

Marine Reserves

  • Mexico
  • Seychelles
  • Palau
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Raja Ampat
  • Mafia Island

Blue belts. Nope, we haven't taken up karate and we're not advertising a new fashion trend, we are in fact referring to the UK Government announcing the expansion of protected coastal 'blue belt' marine areas surrounding the British Isles. Another excellent step on the ladder to conserving…

shoal of fish scuba diving

By Lizzie
On: 23rd March, 2018

The Gift Of Time

  • Mexico
  • Socorro Island
  • Baja California
  • Belize
  • Bali
  • Northern Sulawesi
  • Wakatobi
  • Komodo
  • Australia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Micronesia
  • Palau

Ever wish you could magic up a few extra days of holiday? Well, actually in May you can. And no, we're not suggesting there are now 375 days in the year or that we've secretly located the DeLorean from Back to the Future. With two Bank Holidays, if you take 14 days of holiday in between, you…

Gorgonian Sea Fan
Image of Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 22nd January, 2018

The 8 Best Dive Sites in the World

  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Chuuk Lagoon
  • French Polynesia
  • Tikehau
  • Tanzania
  • Pemba Island
  • Australia
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Mozambique
  • Rangiroa
  • Indonesia
  • Raja Ampat

Bucket lists are for landlubbers. If you're a diver, and the ocean is your oyster, then you NEED to dive these spots, arguably the greatest dive sites on our blue planet.

Beach Mexico
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 17th January, 2018

Diving Across Quintana Roo In Mexico

  • Mexico
  • Yucatan Peninsula

I have heard so many great things about Mexico and with a lot of my dive buddies having worked or currently working there I jumped at the chance to go with Original Diving for a research trip - and I wasn't disappointed. I have never seen such clear water as when you skim over the ocean…

diving in Mexico

By Lizzie
On: 14th December, 2017

Dive With The Big Fish

  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Socorro Island

With so much environmental doom and gloom in the news these days, the recent unveiling of North America's largest ocean reserve, the Revillagigedo archipelago, has been something of a ray of light. Spanning a staggering 57,176 square miles and made up of four volcanic islands, the protection…

Baby seal diving

By Lizzie
On: 4th October, 2017

Winter Dive Escapes

  • Tanzania
  • Mexico

As we wave goodbye to summer and the familiar grumbles on winter weather begin to take form, we're strong believers in escaping to pastures new to beat those troublesome winter blues. So we've taken up the role of exploring thousands of pristine beaches, staying in the most luxurious hotels…