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solomon islands wreck

By Lizzie
On: 10th September, 2019

Winter Escapes

  • The Outer Atolls
  • Oman
  • Tanzania
  • Seychelles
  • Maldives
  • Philippines
  • Raja Ampat
  • Palau
  • Solomon Islands

Summer may be nearing its end, but a spot of winter sun always provides a beacon of hope once the nights draw in. And this winter's going to be a corker, from swimming with whale sharks in Tanzania to being seduced by the songs of humpback whales in Oman, mingling with mantas in the Maldives…

giant clam raja ampat
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 30th August, 2019

Top Five Sustainable Resorts

  • Raja Ampat
  • Maldives
  • Palawan
  • Oman
  • Seychelles

From ghost nets (discarded fishing nets that continue to catch fish and other animals) and plastic pollution to global warming and overfishing, the ocean is (understatement alert) going through a pretty tough time. Thankfully, many of the resorts we work with are championing conservation…

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…

clownfish
Image of Louisa Fisher

By Louisa
On: 23rd November, 2018

You MUST(andam) go to Six Senses Zighy Bay

  • Oman

I have long been a fan of Six Senses hotels and have always dreamt of being able to visit Six Senses Zighy Bay. The stunning photos of the mountains towering behind with a long stretch of sandy beach and, of course, that incredible barefoot luxury style that Six Senses do so well, put this…

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…

red sea in egypt reef

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…

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…

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…