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With one month left to go in the nominations for DIVE's 2018 Travel Awards, the race to be put forward to the vote has heated up...

Fifty-six unique destinations, 170 different dive centres and resorts, and precisely 100 different liveaboard vessels have so far been nominated for our 2018 Travel Awards. The top 25 will go through to the vote which opens on 1 August and which will close at the end of October, in time for the winners to be announced at DEMA, Las Vegas, in November.

There have been a fair few changes since the last update two weeks ago, with new entries pushing some of the favourites down the leaderboard, although of course, it's not necessarily the overall number of nominations that counts, as long as there are enough to secure a place in the top 25.

Indonesia, as with the last two years, looks secure in its place on the leaderboard, as do Lembeh Resort and Siladen Resort and Spa at the top of the dive centre and resort category. None of the other placings are guaranteed, with only a handful of nominations separating the last ten places in each category.

Egypt has climbed up the rankings, rising from 5th place to 2nd behind Indonesia, with Tanzania and Malta also surging over the last couple of weeks. Camel Dive Club in Sharm has been steadily rising and OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli has picked up from a late start to place in the top 25 for the first time since the nominations opened. 

Some of the biggest changes are in the Liveaboard category, however, with Sea Hunter and Argo of Costa Rica's Undersea Hunter Group pushing Egypt's Whirlwind and Hurricane of the Tornado Marine Fleet off the top spots, and although it's looking good for the top 5 in the liveaboard category, the other 20 are by no means certain to go through to the final vote.

The updated list of the top 25 nominations is as follows:

Destination Dive Centre or Resort  Liveaboard 

same arrow Indonesia
up arrow Egypt
down arrow Philippines
down arrow Maldives
down arrow Costa Rica / Cocos Island
same arrow Mexico
same arrow Papua New Guinea
same arrow Galapagos
up arrow Fiji
same arrow Bonaire
up arrow Tanzania
up arrow Bahamas
down arrow Cayman Islands
up arrow French Polynesia
down arrow Malaysia
up arrow Palau
down arrow Australia
up arrow Malta
same arrow Thailand
same arrow Turks and Caicos
up arrow Azores
up arrow Chuuk
same arrow Honduras
down arrow Ireland
same arrow United Kingdom

same arrow Lembeh Resort
same arrow Siladen Resort
same arrow Wakatobi
up arrow Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort
down arrow Murex Diver Resort Bangka
up arrow Atmosphere Dauin
up arrow Bunaken Oasis 
up arrow Camel Dive Club
up arrow Mafia Island Diving
up arrow Misool
down arrow Morong Bataan
up arrow OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli
down arrow Walindi Plantation Resort
down arrow Aquatci
down arrow Buddy Dive, Bonaire
down arrow Lissenung Island Resort PNG
up arrow NAD Lembeh Resort
up arrow Raja Ampat Dive Lodge
up arrow Scuba Saraya, Tulamben
down arrow Amun Ini, Bohol, The Philippines
down arrow Liquid Salt Divers, Dharavandhoo
up arrow Maltaqua
same arrow Tufi Dive Resort
down arrow Anthony s Key Resort
down arrow Cayman Brac Beach Resort

up arrow Sea Hunter
up arrow Argo
down arrow Whirlwind 
down arrow Hurricane 
down arrow Dewi Nusantara
same arrow Pindito
up arrow Arenui
same arrow Mistral
up arrow Pelagian
up arrow Blue Horizon
down arrow FeBrina
down arrow Mermaid II
up arrow Amira
up arrow Mermaid I
up arrow Blue Fin
up arrow Blue Melody
down arrow Blue voyager
same arrow Damai I
down arrow Panunee
same arrow Rocio Del Mar
down arrow Royal Evolution
up arrow ScubaSpa Ying
down arrow Solitude One
down arrow Spoilsport
up arrow Aquacat

 DIVE Travel Awards 2018

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