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The nominations have been coming in thick and fast for DIVE's 2018 Travel Awards. With just over six weeks left to go, here's an update on who's in the running so far

We've already received more than enough nominations to make up the top 25 that we'll put through to the live vote beginning on 1 August. So far a total of 58 unique destinations, 131 resorts or dive centres, and 88 different liveaboard vessels have been nominated by DIVE's readers. 

Indonesia, winner of the destinations category for the last two years running, has already been nominated more times than all of the other destinations combined, with the Philippines and Maldives placing second and third.

In the resort or dive centre category, last year's winner - Siladen Resort and Spa in Bunaken - has been knocked off the top spot, placing behind the current leaders Lembeh Resort, with Wakatobi in third place. In the liveaboard category, Cocos Island's Sea Hunter has dropped down into third place in the nominations,  behind the Hurghada-based Tornado Fleet's Hurricane and Whirlwind.

Remember, it's the final vote that counts, not the number of nominations that will win this year's Travel Awards. There's plenty of time to get more names into the running, or bump some of your favourites up the ladder to guarantee their place in the top 25. Nominations will close on 27 July and the main vote will start on Wednesday 1 August and will be open for three months. The winners will be announced in November at DEMA 2018

Current top 25 nominations in each category are:

Destination Dive Centre or Resort  Liveaboard 

Cocos Island / Costa Rica
Papua New Guinea
Cayman Islands
Turks and Caicos

Lembeh Resort
Siladen Resort and Spa
Murex Dive Resort Bangka
PSI Diving, Morong Bataan
Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort
Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort and Spa
Camel Dive Center, Sharm El Sheikh
Walindi Plantation Resort (PNG)
Aqua TCI (Turks & Caicos)
Atmosphere Dauin ( Philippines)
Misool Eco Resort
Buddy Dive, Bonaire
Lissenung Island Resort PNG
Amun Ini, Bohol, Philippines
Anthony s Key Resort (Honduras)
Cayman Brac Beach resort
Liquid Salt Divers, Dharavandhoo
Raja Ampat Dive Lodge
Scuba Saraya, Tulamben
Small Hope Bay Lodge, Bahamas
Tufi Dive Resort (PNG)
Vilamendhoo (Maldives)

Hurricane (Egypt)
Whirlwind (Egypt)
Sea Hunter (Cocos Island)
Dewi Nusantara (Raja Ampat)
Argo (Cocos Island)
Pindito (Indonesia)
Mermaid II (Indonesia)
Mistral (Egypt)
Arenui (Indonesia)
FeBrina (Papua New Guinea)
Pelagian (Indonesia)
Panunee (Indonesia)
Royal Evolution (Egypt)
Solitude One (Palau)
blue Horizon (Egypt)
blue Voyager (Maldives)
Conte Max (Maldives)
Damai I (Indonesia)
El Aleph (Indonesia)
Rocio Del Mar (Mexico)
Spoilsport (Australia)
Aldebaran (Egypt)
Amira (Indonesia)
blue Fin (Egypt)
blue Melody (Egypt)

 DIVE Travel Awards 2018

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