One of the fastest-growing pastimes on earth, diving’s popularity should come as no surprise. Most of the world’s best dive spots happily coincide with what are some of nicest places to be above water as well, making for the perfect combination, whether you want to snorkel, dive or just relax.

We are such big fans of diving that we have a whole division, Original Diving, dedicated to luxury diving holidays with a team of diving specialists to help with all your holiday needs. They started life as Dive in Style, a partnership with Tim Simond, author of the best-selling coffee table book of the same name. After two successful years, in February 2012, we became Original Diving. Diving in style, and luxury diving destinations remain a large part of what we do but now we offer a broader mix of hotels and destinations, some of which cannot be considered stylish (Papua New Guinea anyone?) but which nonetheless offer something special - and extremely original - for divers.

We have local contacts and know-how that enables us to get you exclusive benefits and special offers as well as the peace of mind that all your travel and luxury diving arrangements are handled by one person. We continue to innovate and to offer more exciting dive destinations. Come on in, the water's lovely.

Original Thinking

Scuba Diving, Philipines
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Our dedicated luxury diving division, Original Diving, builds on the successful partnership we have enjoyed for many years with Tim Simond, author of best-selling coffee table book, Dive in Style.


Where to go

A Hammock On A Maldivian Beach


Paradise islands don’t come much better than the Maldives.



The vast island of Australia is a country of natural beauty and vivid contrasts, and a big Original Travel favourite.

Mount Bromo, Indonesia


The Indonesian archipelago consists of a sprawling chain of tropical volcanic islands comprising one of the most diverse and exotic nations on Earth.

Tulum Coastline


Forget Cancun, Mexico is a truly diverse country, with a vast array of attractions for travellers of all tastes.

Tribe in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is pretty much as close as you can get to frontier travel in this day and age.

The Azure Window in Gozo


Malta's shy little sister, Gozo is a real favourite of ours because of its laid-back atmosphere, great beaches, and relative anonymity.

Coral Reef - Philippines


The Philippines consists of an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, with a combined shoreline longer than the US.

Tropical beach in Fiji


Good things come to those who wait, or at least to those who are prepared to travel to the other side of the globe.

Tikehau Island, French Polynesia

French Polynesia

They may be on the other side of the planet, but the islands of French Polynesia are well, well worth the detour.

What to do

Peter Island

Dive Peter Island

The Caribbean’s reputation for diving is actually somewhat patchy and this is certainly one part of the world that great hotels and great diving would appear to be mutually exclusive.

Dive Fregate Island

Dive Fregate Island

Fregate Island is situated on the edge of the inner group of granite islands that lie at the heart of the far-flung Seychelles archipelago.

Dive the Blue Hole

Dive the Blue Hole

Part of the Lighthouse Reef System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Blue Hole is 60 miles off the mainland of Belize and is one of the greatest dive sites in the world.

Where to stay

Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh

Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh

Located at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, the Four Seasons Resort at Sharm el Sheikh provides luxurious accommodation and a first class range of facilities.

Vamizi Island

Vamizi Island

Vamizi is an eight-mile long finger of jungle covered island, fringed by idyllic sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs. It also happens to be about the most idyllic barefoot luxury destination on the planet.

Lizard Island

Lizard Island

Set on a private island come 1000 hectare National Park in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is an incredibly luxurious lodge in one of the world’s most stunning locations.

Soneva Fushi

Soneva Fushi

A luxury hideaway on the island of Kunfunadhoo in the Baa Atoll. Reaching the resort involves a half-hour scenic flight by seaplane from the Maldives’ capital of Malé.



Based on Pamalican, a tiny island an hour’s flight from Manila, the Amanpulo resort is another excellent property from the Aman group.

Maroma Resort Spa, luxury hotel in Mexico

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is a former coconut plantation turned idyllic beach resort located on a secluded stretch of the Riviera Maya, on the Yucatán peninsula.

Turtle Inn

Turtle Inn

Set on a long, narrow spit of land, just inches above sea level, Turtle Inn is sandwiched between the open ocean to one side and a lagoon, home to manatees, on the other.



Accommodation consists of traditional Thai-style pavilions and villas scattered amongst the towering coconut palms; all rooms feature king-size beds and private outdoor terraces.

North Island

North Island

This small, private island - just a mile long by half a mile across - was abandoned in the 1970s following the collapse of the coconut industry.

Aerial View of Fregate Island

Fregate Island

Frégate, named after the graceful bird, is a near-perfect, 740-acre private island in the Seychelles, accommodating a maximum of 40 guests.

Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon

Located on Pemba Island, just to the north of Zanzibar, Fundu is the epitome of a ‘bare-foot paradise’ – a secluded and peaceful retreat with over 2 miles of private beach and ocean views.

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Neill and Louisa are our 'Diving' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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