Nominations Rolling in for 2019 DIVE Travel Awards

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Two weeks into the 2019 DIVE Travel Awards and we have already seen hundreds of nominations for the best scuba diving destination, dive centre or resort, and liveaboard, in the world

So far, a total of 50 different destinations have been nominated, together with more than 170 individual dive centres or resorts and over 100 liveaboards – and there are still six weeks left to go! Only the Top 25 in each category will go through to the final vote, however, and there is a lot of room for change. Listed below are the Top 25 nominees in each category, in alphabetical order. Note that there are more than 25 in the liveaboards and resort categories – it’s early days and a lot of nominees are tied for position.


Destinations: Australia • Azores • Bahamas • Belize • Bonaire • Canada • Cayman Islands • Chuuk Lagoon • Cocos Island / Costa Rica • Curaçao • Dominica • Egypt • Fiji • Galapagos • Indonesia • Maldives • Mexico • Mozambique • Palau • Papua New Guinea • Philippines • Solomon Islands • Spain • Thailand • UK

Liveaboards: Amba • Aquacat • Arenui • Argo • Bahamas Master • Bella I • Bella II • Bilikiki • Blue Horizon • Blue Manta • Blue Melody • Blue Voyager • Dewi Nusantara  • Eco Blue • Febrina • Galapagos Master • Galapagos Sky • Hurricane • Mermaid I • Mistral • Nai’a • Ocean Hunter • Ocean Sapphire • Omneia Spirit • Palau Siren • Rocio Del Mar • Sea Hunter • Serenity  • Socorro Vortex • Solmar V • Valhalla • Valkyrie • Virgo • Whirlwind

Dive Centres and Resorts: Adventure Dive Fiji • Aldora Divers, Cozumel • Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa, Philippines • Atlantic Scuba, Cornwall, UK • Atmosphere Dauin, Philippines • Beqa Adventure Divers, Fiji • Best Spot Azores Dive Centre • Bicol Dive Centre, Philippines • Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort & Spa, N. Sulawesi • Camel Dive Club, Sharm El Sheikh • Ceningan Divers, Nusa Ceningan (Indonesia) • Dive Munda, Solomon Islands • Elite Diving, Sharm El Sheikh • Gangga Island Resort & Spa, N. Sulwesi • Green Island Resort, Cairns • Lotus Bungalows & Gangga Divers, Bali • Magic Oceans, Bohol, Philippines • Meridian Adventure Dive Resort, Raja Ampat • Nature Island Dive, Dominica • Ocean Trek Diving, Tenerife • Papua Explorers, Raja Ampat • Papua Paradise Eco Resort, Raja Ampat • Pro Dive Cairns • Pyramids Diving Center, Sharm El Sheikh • Quicksilver Dive, Cairns • Raja Ampat Dive Lodge • Ratu Kini Dive Resort, Fiji • Sam’s Tours, Palau • Scapa Scuba, Scotland • Siladen Resort and Spa, N. Sulawesi • Sinai Divers, Sharm El Sheikh • Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas • Subex, Egypt • Taveuni Dive Resort, Fiji • The Dive Bus, Curaçao • The Wave Diving Center, Sharm El Sheikh • Tufi Dive Resort, PNG • Uepi Dive, Solomon Islands • Underworld Tulum, Mexico • VIP Diving Bonaire • Wakatobi Dive Resort, SE Sulawesi

Enter up to three of your favourites in each category using the form below. You will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your nomination – please do so, otherwise, the nomination will not be processed. If you haven’t received an e-mail within a few hours, check your junk mail folder just in case. If you still don’t receive a confirmation e-mail then you’re welcome to try filling in the form again. Note that multiple nominations from the same e-mail address are prohibited. If after 24 hours it’s still not working, drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can investigate.

We want to keep the nominations and voting process as open and as free and fair as possible. Some people, apparently don’t. You have been warned! 

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