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Original Diving is dedicated to creating high-end diving adventures. Our aim is to deliver the most original tailor-made diving holidays around the world and our success is based on personal insights and exceptional knowledge of the destinations we offer. Each destination Original Diving features is meticulously researched to ensure that individuals, families and couples will have the holiday of a lifetime whether they want to dive, snorkel or just relax

Special offers for DIVE readers

Original Diving and its Tahiti partners are offering subscribers to DIVE Magazine two very special holiday offers, packed full of great savings and even greater diving experiences

Package 1 - Bora Bora + Tikehau + Rangiroa

FROM £4,900 per person including 4 nights at Hotel InterContinental Thalasso Bora Bora, 5 nights at Pearl Beach Tikehau and 4 nights at Hotel Kia Ora in Rangiroa on a B&B basis including all transfers, domestic and international flights. Includes TOP Dive Gold pass of a package of 10 dives to be shared between two people.

Special offers include:

  • 1 FREE night at the InterContinental
  • Early Bird discount at Pearl Beach
  • 1 FREE night at Hotel Kia Ora

Package 2 - Bora Bora + Rangiroa

FROM £4,700 per person including 5 nights at Hotel InterContinental Thalasso Bora Bora and 6 nights at Hotel Kia Ora in Rangiroa on a B&B basis including all transfers, domestic and international flights. Includes TOP Dive Gold pass of a package of 10 dives to be shared between two people.

Special offers include:

  • 1 FREE night at the InterContinental
  • 2 FREE nights at Hotel Kia Ora

Dive in Style

For many years, divers have had to decide between world-class diving with poor accommodation or stylish hotels with mediocre diving. Tim Simond published the first edition of the Dive in Style book in 2006 and it quickly became a best-seller. Discover the wonders of the underwater world from sea turtles and gliding manta rays, to vibrantly coloured coral and giant whale shark, and then relax and soak up the sun in the world’s most luxurious accommodation.


Liveaboard Diving

If you are looking to get to those dive sites that you just can't get from a resort, a liveaboard diving holiday is the way to go. Indonesia is one of our favourite spots for this type of trip and our top pick would be the immaculate Si Datu Bua and its sister boat, Silolona, that is every bit as impressive and luxurious.

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Honeymoon Diving

Without a doubt the most important holiday you will ever organise, so it had better be good. Original Diving has arranged many hugely successful honeymoons and whatever time of year your wedding, we can suggest options to suit. From the quintessential deserted island hideaways in the Maldives where you can experience mantas and whale sharks, to diving the famous Neptunes Arm off the shores of Mozambique.

 

Family Diving

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. 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. Catch a sneak peek of what it like to dive as a family in Egypt here:

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Original Diving’s expert team can also help with wreck diving, learning to dive, snorkelling and small group expeditions.

Our favourite diving holidays


Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guniea is about as remote as you can get in this day and age. It still conjures images of dense jungle with marauding cannibals (they’re gone) and it is a magical place both on land and sea. From a diving perspective, it is too hard to choose just one spot: from the pristine corals of Walindi, the big fish of Tufi, the macro diving of Tawali…the list goes on. 

The Azores Archipelago

You don’t often find somewhere so close to home (if your home is in Europe) that blows you away with such high quality diving. Having dived all over Europe, we are going to claim that Azores diving is hands down the best European diving around. Even better, hardly anyone knows about it! Manta rays, whale sharks, blue sharks…the marine life is stunning. Then you have world-class whale watching and dramatic volcanic landscapes. 

Soneva Fushi, Maldives

During the low season (various dates in May, June, July, September and October) Soneva Fushi is simply a bargain. The marine life is truly exceptional throughout the year and encounters with anything from mantas to mantis shrimp are guaranteed. You do risk the occasional downpour, but the luxury this Soneva resort offers will make up for it. Whichever room category you choose, the rest of the amenities remains the same - pillow menus included. Eat in the treetops soaring above the organic vegetable garden, lie suspended in a hammock over the gin clear waters at the Bar(a)Bar way out in the lagoon, gorge on Malteasers at the outside Cinema Paradiso, indulge in a sumptuous dinner on a virgin sand spit and then enjoy truly wonderful and seamlessly organised diving and snorkelling with one of the most experienced crews in the islands. 

 

Contact

To get in touch please visit www.originaldiving.com or contact 020 978 0505 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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