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With more than 4,000 votes cast in the first week alone, the race to the top of the DIVE Travel Awards 2018 is already hotting up.

If we thought the number of nominations we received was overwhelming, that was nothing compared to the rush of votes in this year's Travel Awards, which began immediately after the vote went live on 1 August.

Some readers have commented on the fact that we added an e-mail confirmation request prior to being able to vote. We did this because unfortunately, some people decided they would try to game the system and cheat. Rather than constantly having to remove the offenders from the register, we added the extra layer of security to stop it happening in the first place. Unlike some other votes, we want ours to be free and fair and not subject to accusations of meddling and collusion!

Read on for the latest... Last updated 31 August

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Indonesia, as expected, remains in the lead, but everything else is still up for grabs...



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NAD Lembeh and Siladen Resort  & Spa are almost neck-and-neck in 3rd place; Bunaken Oasis has extended its lead with Ceningan Divers not far behind...



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Amira very clearly in the lead now but Dewi Nusanatra not far behind. Still a very level playing field further down the results...


There's plenty of time to cast your vote if you haven't already done so. Voting closes on 31 October and the winners will be announced at DEMA, Las Vegas between 14 and 17 November. Be sure to keep up-to-date with our newsletter, and we'll post regular updates on our Facebook page

 DIVE Travel Awards 2018

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This year's awards are sponsored by Scubapro, Dive Worldwide & Christopher Ward. Scubapro is one of the world's foremost and best-loved brands for all things scuba-related, from ice-cold deep technical diving to warm water recreational fun on a budget. Dive Worldwide is a leading UK scuba diving tour operator, specialising in catering to far-flung destinations that other tour operators cannot reach. Christopher Ward makes some of the most desirable and stylish dive watches available. Follow the links to find out more! 


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