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We are nearly halfway through the voting period for our Travel Awards 2017 with Indonesia just out in front for the Destination category, Atmosphere in Dauin, the Philippines, ahead in the Resort category and blue horizon and Sea Hunter joint leaders in the Liveaboard category.


Komodo is one of Indonesia's top dive spots

You can still get your favourites onto the ballot sheet – any resort, liveaboard or destination for which we receive more email nominations than the current lowest in the category will replace the bottom runners.

But hurry at the end of August we are stopping nominations and only the top 15 in each category will be left on the ballot papers – there are currently 26 nominations in both Resorts and Destinations and 22 in Liveaboards.

Indonesia, last year's winner,  has nearly 18 per cent of votes cast in the Destinations category with the Azores as a close runner-up with 17 per cent of the votes. They are followed by the Philippines in third (12%), Maldives fourth (6.5%) and Egypt/Red Sea in fifth (6%).

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Atmosphere in Dauin is a five-star resort

There is a clear leader in the Resort category with Atmosphere in Dauin, the Philippines, holding 13 per cent, followed by Siladan in Sulawesi, Indonesia with 11 per cent. Oblu in the Maldives is third (8%), Misool in Rajas Ampat, Indonesia fourth (6%) and in joint fifth Lembeh in Sulawesi and Blue Corner in Bali (both with 6%).

The Liveaboards category is far closer with the joint leaders - blue horizon and Sea Hunter - both on 6.3%, followed by Galápagos Master (5.77%), Sulu Sea (5.51%) and joint fifth Emperor Superior and the Odyessy (5.25%).

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Undersea Hunter in Cocos Island is a liveaboard with its own submersible

So if your favourites haven't made the cut get then nominated as soon as possible - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And to keep those who have in the running make sure they get as many votes as possible - vote here if you haven't already or share the link with as many divers as possible.

 Polls close on 30 September 2017 and the results will be announced at the World Travel Market at ExCeL in London on 5 November.

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