Original Diving makes a splash with short break range

A new collection of 'Short Break Dives' allows guests to dip their toes into the world of diving on four- and five-day itineraries to short-haul dive spots in the Azores, Iceland, Gozo, Oman and Egypt.

Each trip blends both sub-surface diving and a bucket-list trip above land, from whale-watching to geothermal pool bathing.

Co-founder of Original Travel and Original Diving Tom Barber said, "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."

Options include 'A Long Weekend Diving in Iceland', kicking off a night in Reykjavik before a dive between two continents at Silfra Fissure, a dip in the geothermal Blue Lagoon and a walking tour of the Solheimajokull Glacier. Prices lead in at £1,555 per person including flights, transfers, a guided tour, diving equipment hire and three nights' accommodation.

The 'Norway of Arabia' awaits in Oman's Musandam Peninsula on the 'Five Days in Oman Diving Zinghy Bay' itinerary. Accommodation in a beachfront retreat at Six Senses Zinghy Bay guarantees an indulgent break from the waves before dives in the Gulf of Oman and a 4x4 journey on the Sabatyn plateau. Prices lead in at £2,325 per person for the five-day itinerary, including flights, transfers, diving equipment hire, the 4x4 experience and four nights' accommodation.