One of the unique things about us here at Original Diving is that nearly all of our trips are great not just for divers but for the whole family from 0 to 80. We appreciate that not everyone will want to dive all of the time, and that family holidays require more logistical precision than your average military campaign, so a bit of expert advice at the planning stage is essential.

While many destinations and resorts lay claim to family friendliness, finding the right spot for your specific family requirements can be something of a struggle. We are very careful that the places and hotels we recommend really do have excellent 'kidentials', especially when it comes to diving and snorkelling. No matter your family's level of dive experience we know the best child-friendly dive schools around the world and also the best spots for snorkelling.

When it comes to family holidays, organisation is very much the key to success... that and having excellent distractions for the kids! All children travelling on an Original Diving family holiday will receive a specially tailored backpack from kids party aficionados Sharky and George, containing fun games to keep them occupied during the more mundane parts of the holiday, like long flights and waiting in airports. What's more, we know that it's the small things that often make a big difference to your family holiday so we've come up with a series of extras to make your family adventure even more special, from lending you a Go-Pro to capture some priceless family fun footage to giving you a free photo book so you can keep hold of those precious memories.

Old or young

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Whether you're travelling with small kids and need local diving and good babysitting or you want a multigenerational adventure in remote Indonesia, we have researched the best locations for you. Trust us, we have a lot of children here at Original Diving!

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Where to go

Mount Bromo, Indonesia

Indonesia

Home to some of the best diving on earth, incredible landscapes and world class hotels, Indonesia is one of our favourite countries. There are some 17,000 islands to choose from but we know the very best spots to head to.

Philippines

Philippines

The Philippines has an incredible amount of variety in the form of WWII wrecks, pristine reefs, world-class muck diving and one of our favourites: the thresher shark.

Pyramids in Giza, Egypt

Egypt

Egypt has vast historical and cultural aspects, and also offers world class diving, all within striking distance of Europe.

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Maldives

The Maldives is a world-class diving destination, particularly if you like diving with big fish. Above the waves you find pure white sand, blue seas and world-class hotels. What's not to like?

Hammock on beach, Fiji

Fiji

Stunning soft corals, great marine life, beautiful beaches and the 'friendliest people on Earth'. What's not to like about Fiji.

Desert in Oman

Oman

Oman has spectacular scenery, both over and under the water. And the bonus, it's relatively quiet and untouched when compared to its Middle Eastern neighbours.

Azores Aerial

The Azores

The Azores offer world-class diving; we think the best in Europe. It also offers some amazing activities around its volcanic scenery.

Australia

Australia

Australia offers great diving. As well as the Great Barrier Reef there are the wonders of Lord Howe Island and Ningaloo Reef.

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The British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands offer great diving and hotels, as well as being home to a world famous wreck-dive, the RMS Rhone.

Aerial view of Grand Turk

Turks & Caicos

The Turks and Caicos is home to some wonderfully white sand and clear blue seas. Oh, and some very good diving.

Gozo Blue Hole

Gozo

Gozo, Malta's quiet sister, offers great Mediterranean diving, as well as culture, with a collection of charming villages and prehistoric sites to visit; and it's relatively anonymous.

Ruins on the beach in Riviera Maya

Mexico

Two different coastlines, two totally different types of diving, both offering something very special.

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Louisa is our 'Family Diving' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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