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Original Diving makes a splash with new short dive breaks

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Original Diving launches Short Break Dives to the Azores, Iceland, Gozo, Oman, and Egypt, offering divers quick, enriching underwater adventures paired with unique local experiences.

Original Diving introduce a new collection of Short Break Dives, including five brand-new itineraries to the Azores, Iceland, Gozo, Oman and Egypt.

Each trip in the new collection is just four or five days long, allowing divers to squeeze more trips into their year and help the itchy-finned get a small diving fix without using up large chunks of their annual leave.

In addition, each of the trips end with an epic experience above the waves to allow the requisite 24 hours between diving and flying. From whale-watching in the Azores to bathing in mineral-rich geothermal pools in Iceland, you’ll be finishing the trip on a high.

Tom Barber, Co-founder of Original Travel and Original Diving says: ‘As a keen diver myself, I know all too well how frustrating it is not having an annual fix of this endlessly fascinating pastime. These short dive breaks mean you can have one or more dinky dive trips to keep you going throughout the year – plus make the most of the often overlooked short-haul dive destinations.

Having launched Original Travel with the concept of Big Short Breaks – action-packed long weekend adventures – it was only a matter of time before we followed suit at Original Diving.’

  • A Long Weekend Diving in Iceland
    A long weekend spent diving in Iceland has maximum ‘braggability’ points. After a night to relax in Reykjavik, the next couple of days will be action-packed, starting with an epic dive between two continents at the breathtaking Silfra Fissure. Real bucket list stuff. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy the mineral-rich, geothermal seawater of the iconic Blue Lagoon, and a walking tour of the Solheimajokull Glacier, famous for the picturesque Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and tranquil black sandy beaches at Reynisfjara.
  • A Big Short Break Diving in Gozo
    At a mere eight miles long and four miles wide, Malta’s little sister island Gozo might be the smallest destination in the Short Dive Breaks collection, but makes up for this with its exceptional diving sites and marine life. The dimensions of the island allow you to reach different diving sites within just 5-25 minutes, making it one of the most accessible and diverse dive sites in Europe. This 4-day itinerary will take you on a pint-sized grand tour of the island, including a day of diving in the sapphire-blue waters of the Xlendi Cave and a day to explore Inland Sea and Gozo’s most famous dive site, the Blue Hole. Before returning home, toast your trip with a visit to the Tal-Massar winery to sample the region’s finest wines.
  • Five Days in Oman Diving Zighy Bay
    The Musandam Peninsula is known as the ‘Norway of Arabia’, thanks to its cinematic mountain ranges, towering cliffs and fjord-filled coastline. During this five-day trip, you will wake up to this dramatic landscape every morning at your private beachfront retreat, Six Senses Zighy Bay, the perfect peaceful base for post-dive unwinds. The Gulf of Oman offers an abundance of incredible diving sites, and over the next two days you will explore flourishing reefs; home to colourful fish, lazing turtles and the occasional (friendly) shark. The final day involves a fun 4×4 drive up on the Sabatyn plateau, seeing rock carvings and ancient villages, and a picnic with panoramic views from a vantage point 4,000ft up.
  • Diving Delights & Nourishing Bites: Azores Diving Adventure
    Considered one of the best spots to witness the world’s largest pelagic (deep water) species and a honeypot for sub-tropical fish, a weekend trip to the Azores will be jam-packed with incredible sights. Based on Furnas island, this itinerary includes four incredible dives, two of which include swimming in a volcanic crater in the uninhabited islet, Ilheu de Vila Franca and exploring the marine-life-teeming wreck of the World War II ship Liberty.
  • Scuba Diving & Souqs: A Long Weekend Diving in Egypt
    Colourful corals, sundown cocktails and souq shopping, treat your senses with a long weekend in Egypt. With reef gardens of colourful hard and soft corals and clear waters, the Red Sea is a playground for divers and turtles alike. After an active day exploring Hurghada, wake up with an Egyptian coffee before hopping onboard your dive boat for a guided tour of the nearby reefs. With over 40 dive sites to choose from, there will be plenty of marine life to spot. Conclude your weekend away with a sunset dinner, accompanied with a cocktail.
Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.