2021 DIVE Travel Awards - Half-Way Update

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We're just about half-way through the 2021 DIVE Travel Awards and the nominations for best scuba diving destination, dive centre/resort and liveaboard keep rolling in...

To date, we now have 69 different scuba diving destinations, 449 individual dive centres and resorts, and 177 liveaboards nominated for an award - and with the better part of three months still to go, there's plenty of time to see those numbers increase.

The big news in the destinations category is that Egypt has rocketed into second place behind Indonesia, pushing Mexico, the Philippines and Fiji down the leaderboard. In the dive centres and resorts category, the Dive Ninjas of Cabo San Lucas have been knocked off top spot by 2019 winners, Papua Explorers of Raja Ampat, whose liveaboard Coralia has also taken first place on the leaderboard, pushing the Solomon Island's Bilikiki into second place.

The numbers are tighter across the top places than they have been in previous years, possibly because the system we're using this year encourages people to make more of an effort to sing the praises of their favourites, rather than just click a tick in a box. We'll get some of the comments put together in a separate article in the coming weeks but one thing is for certain - the love people have for their destinations, dive centres and liveaboards of choice has not faded, despite our inability to travel!

Voting in the 2021 DIVE Travel Awards has now closed. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners later in November.
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Indonesia 1  
Papua Explorers Dive Resort, Raja Ampat 1   Coralia
2   Egypt Dive Ninja Expeditions, Cabo San Lucas 2   Bilikiki
Mexico Volivoli Beach Resort / Ra Divers, Fiji 3   Mermaid II
4   Philippines 4   Ceningan Divers, Indonesia 4   Mermaid I
5   Fiji 5   Siladen Resort & Spa, Indonesia
5   Dewi Nusantara
Maldives B&J Dive Resort, Tioman, Malaysia
Nautilus Explorer
7   Malaysia 7   Reeflex Divers, Nusa Penida Nai'a
8   Galápagos 8   Oceans 5 Dive Resort, Gili Air Spoilsport
Papua New Guinea 9   Blue Corner Dive, Nusa Penida Wunderpus
10 Solomon Islands 10 Meridian Adventures Dive Resort, Raja Ampat 10 Sea Hunter

South Africa
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica / Cocos Island
French Polynesia
Malta / Gozo
Turks & Caicos
Cook Islands
Micronesia (Truk)
New Zealand
Dominican Republic
British Virgin Islands
Cape Verde
Isle of Man
São Tomé and Príncipe
US Virgin Islands
Scuba Seekers, Dahab
Misool, Indonesia
Pure Dive Resort, Nusa Penida
Scuba Junkie Sipadan
Scuba Junkie Komodo
Pure Dive Pesort, Nusa Penida
Dive into Lembeh
Blue Corner Dive, Lembongan
Scuba Junkie Penida
Elite Diving, Sharm El Sheikh
Sea Rovers, Pemuteran, Bali
Uepi Island Dive Resort
NAD Lembeh
Walindi Plantation Resort
Aldora Divers, Cozumel Mexico
Evolution Diving Malapascua
Buddy Dive Resort, Bonaire
Lembeh Resort
All 4 Diving Indonesia
Camel Dive Club, Sharm
Green Nirvana Resort Maratua
Lissenung Dive Resort, PNG
Papua Paradise Eco Resort
Abyss Ocean World, Bali
Atlantis Dive Resort, Philippines
Cortez Expeditions La Paz
Dressel Divers, Cozumel
Komodo Resort
Tufi Dive Resort
All 4 Diving Thailand
Atmosphere Dauin, Philippines
Coco View, Roatan
Emperor Divers Sharm El Sheikh
Manta Dive, Gili Trawangan
Penguin Divers Club, Dahab
Salt Cay Divers, Turks & Caicos
Scuba Junkie Sangalaki
Sorido Bay Resort
Akaya Bali Sanur
Aquamarine Diving - Bali
Big Blue Divers @ Rasdhoo, Maldives
Critters@Lembeh, Indonesia
Dive into Raja Ampat
Dive Spirit Mauritius
French Kiss Divers, Malapascua
Gangga Island Resort & Spa
Kri Eco Resort
Little Cayman Beach Resort
Rainbow Reef, Key Largo
ABC Dream Divers Safaga Red Sea
Alami Alor
Aquafun Sharm
Aquarium Red Sea
Baros Maldives
Beqa Adventure Divers, Fiji
Black Sands Dive Resort Lembeh
Blue Marlin Komodo
Captain Don’s Habitat Bonaire
Darkside Divers MX, Playa del Carmen
Desert Divers / Dahab
Dive Gizo, Solomon Islands
Dive Munda - Solomon Islands
Dive Rarotonga Cook Islands
Divemaster Scuba, Nottingham
Emperor Divers Marsa Alam
Emperor Divers, Sharm El Sheikh
Fish N Finns, Palau
Geko Dive, Padang Bai, Bali
Gili Divers
Kapalai resort, Sipadan
Lacadives, Dive Center Andaman Islands, India
Lissenung Island Resort, PNG
Lotus Bungalows Candidasa
Mafia Island Diving
Manta Rhei, Labuan Bajo
Marsa Shagra Village
Matava, Kadavu, Fiji
Mozam Dive
Murex Bangka
Nature Island Dive, Dominica
Neptune Scuba Diving - Bali, Indonesia
Oceans 5, Gili Air Indonesia
Prodive Cozumel
Protec dive center, Tulum
Raiders Hotel & Dive, Solomon Islands
Raja Ampat Dive Lodge
Scuba Dive West
Scuba Iguana, Ecuador
Scuba Shack (Koh Tao)
Sea Souls Dive Resort
Sinai Divers
Sipadan Water Village
Sorido Bay Resort - Papua Diving
South Coast Dive
Splash Dive Center (Belize)
Tasik Ria
Thalassa Dive Center Bunaken
The Dive Bus
The Three Corners Fayrouz
Tulagi Dive
Turneffe Reef Resort
Turtle Bay Divers, Perhentian Island
Two Fish Divers Lembongan
Two Fish Divers, Amed
Villa Markisa Tulamben, Bali
VIP Bonaire
World Diving, Nusa Lembongan, Bali
6 Passengers, Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Adventure Divers Bali, Amed
African Dive Adventures, South Africa
Agulhas House Dive Centre, South Africa
Air Dive Alor
Aiyanar Beach And Dive Resort
Akaya Bali Sanur
Alor Divers
Amun Ini
Anthony’s key
Apo Dathu
Aqaba Diving, Jordan
Aquafun Dahab
Aqualonde Plongée La Londe Les Maures
Aquaplanet dive centre
Aquarius Hurghada
ASA Buceo
Atlantic Divers, UK
Atlantic Divers, Tenerife
Azul Unlimited labuan bajo
Azure Dive Resort, Dauin, Philippines
Back to Basics Adventure, Ponta D'Ouro
Baja shark
Baki Divers
Bali Breeze
Bali Permuteran Sea Rovers
Bali Scuba
Balimoon divers, Padang Bai
Ban’s Dive Resort koh tao
Barbados Blue
Barracuda Diving Center Kas Turkey
Big Apple Dive Resort, Puerto Galera, Philippines
Big Blue Divers, Seychelles
Big Blue Diving Koh Tao
Blue Abyss, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines
Blue Corner Dive, Menjangan
Blue Label Diving, Phuket
Blue Lagoon Dive Centre, Truk Lagoon
Blue Marlin, Gili Meno
Blue Mystic
Blue Project, Cozumel
Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
Bruce Bowker Carib Inn
Bubbles Dive Centre, Gozo
Buceando Mahahual Costa Maya
Buceo Anilao, Philippines
Buddha view Koh Tao
Bunaken Oasis
Cabo Private Guide
Capella Ubud, Bali
Celebes Divers, Manado
Coconut Divers, Cancun, Mexico
Compass Point, Grand Cayman
Constance moofushi
Coraya Divers Egypt
Coron Divers Dive Centre, Coron Town, Philippines
Cozumel Dive School
Crystal blue resort Anilao
Dahab divers tec dahab
Daniela Dive Resort - Dahab
Dark Horizon Diving, Amed
Deco divers
Desert Divers/ Dahab
Devocean, Malapascua, Indonesia
Dharavandhoo divers
Dingle Bay Divers Ireland
Discover Diving
Dive Adventures Los Cabos
Dive Bandos / Bandos Maldives
Dive Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Dive Experience, St Croix, USVI
Dive friends Bonaire
Dive Into Ambon
Dive Jervis Bay
Dive komodo
Dive Mexico Tristan
Dive Ninjas, Cabo San Lucas
Dive Planet, Anilao
Dive Savaii
Dive Solana
Dive Spa Relax Bali
Diventures, Dahab
Diver Dans Santa Clara California
Divers Lodge Lembeh
divers paradise komodo
DiveSpirit Mauritius
DiveWise Malta
Divi flamingo beach
divide flamingo
Divine dive center, Komodo, Indonesia
Diving Center Werner Lau Pondok Sari, Bali, Indonesia
Diving pro
Dolphin Diving Center, Kalamitsi, Greece
Dolphin House, Moal Boal
Dressell Divers Puerto Aventuras
Duck's Dive Center, Mangrove Bay, Egypt
Ducks Quseir
Dune Diving, Safaga
DV Diving Northern Ireland
East Coast Divers, Bonaire
ECO Divers - Lembeh
Elite Diving, Sharm
Embudu Diverland, Maldives
Emperor Divers, El Gouna
Emperor Divers, Marsa Alam
Emperor Divers, Maldives
Équation, panglao
Euro Divers Hurgada
Euro Divers Utopia Beach Club Marsa Alam Red Sea
Euro Divers  Vilamendhoo Island Resort And Spa
European Diving School
Evolution Malapascua
Extra Divers
Extra Divers, Oman
Five in raja ampst
Flamingo Divers - TCI
Force-E, Pompano Beach FL
Fort Young Dominica
Four Seasons Laanda Giravaru Maldives
French Kiss Divers, Indonesia
Froggies, Bunaken, Indonesia
Gangga Island Resort, Sulawesi
Garden Island Resort
Gary's Dive Shop San Carlos MX
GO WEST Diving Curacao
God's Pocket Resort
Gorgonia beach
Gozo Aquasports, Marsalforn, Gozo
Harmony Bay Resort and Dive Centre, Togean Islands, Sulawesi,Indonesia.
Heat hart club,Japan
Hormony Bay Divers
Iberostar Cozumel
iDive Komodo
Ilheu das rolas
Impian Divers Thailand
IPA Divers, Cyprus
Island Divers St. Lucia
Jack's Diving Locker, Kona
Jackson's Dive Center
Joe's Gone Diving
Jupiter Dive Center, Florida
Kalimaya Dive Resort Indonesia
Kasai Village
KBR lembeh
Keith Thompson, Orkney
Kho sa moi
Ko Lipe Diving
Kohala Divers
Kokomo Private Island Fiji
Komodo Resort
Kona Diving Company
Kri Eco Resort
KTD Malta
KTD, Koh Tao Divers, Thailand
Kungkungan Bay Resort Lembeh Indonesia
Kurudo Divers Maldives.
Lady Elliot Island Resort, Australia
Latitude Encounters
Lazy Turtle Dive Alor
Leleuvia Island Beach
Liquid dive tofo
Loloata, PNG
Lucky dive, philippines
Lumba Lumba, Pulau Weh
Mabul Borneo Divers
Mafia Island Diving, Tanzania
Magic Island Resort, Philippines
Magic life
MahaRaja Eco Dive Lodge
Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort
Maltaqua Malta
Maluku Divers resort
Manly Dive Center, NSW, Australia
Manta Diving Lanzarote
Marsa Alam
Master Divers Koh Tao
Matahari Tulamben Resort
Maui Dive and Snorkel
Maui Dreams
Mazu divers, pulau seribu, indonesia
Mirihi Island Resort
Murex Dive Resorts, Indonesia
Nautilus dive center, palau, Sardinia
Nemo, Safaga, Egypt
New heaven dive
New son Bijou dive center, Hurghada, Egypt, Red Sea
Nico Dive Bali
Nihiwatu Sumba, East Nusatenggara
NN Divers, Bum Bum Island, Malaysia
Nordogne, Bodø - Norway
Nova Dive, Sanur, Indonesia
Oban Divers Scotalnd
Ocean Encounters, Curacao
Ocean Frontiers, Grand Cayman East End
Ocean Sun Dive Resort, Tulamben, Bali.
Ocean view divers Ayia Napa Cyprus
Oman Dive Center Mina Qaboos
Oonas Dive Club, Sharm El Sheikh
Orca dive clubs
Palau Dive Adventures
Papau Diving, Borneo
Papua Diving Resorts
Paradise Tavenui, Fiji
Phoenix Divers, Koh Tao Thailand
Pisces Dive Center, South Africa
Pissouri Bay Divers, Pissouri Cyprus
Planet Scuba India
Pleasure diving center
Prodive Maya
Pura Vida, Philippines
Purple Dive, Nusa Penida
Ra divers Volivoli beach resort.
Rainbow Reef, Key Largo, Florida
Raja 4 Divers
Raja Ampat Biodiversity
Rangiroa Diving Center, French Polynesia
Red Sea Divers, Xlendi, Gozo
Red sea diving college
Red Sea Diving Safari (Marsa Shagra)
Red Sea diving safari marsa allam
Red Sea Relax, Dahab
Redsea divers marsa alam
Reef divers
Royal Phawadee Village Thailand
Safir hotel Sharm waterfall
Sailing club divers Nha Trang
Sam's Tours Palau
Sam’s Tours
Sanbis Resort
Scallywags divers komodo
Scorpio Divers, Cancun
Scuba Club Cozumel
Scuba Junction Koh Tao
Scuba Republic, Raja Ampat
Scuba Tech Diving Centre
Scuba Tulum, Tulum, México
Scuba World divers-Makadi bay
Scubalibre Bali
Scubanana in Tenerife
Sea Bees
Sea Dwellers
Sea Explorers Pura Vida Resort
SeaStar, Aqaba
Semporna Sea Sports and Tours, Malaysia
Shams Hotel & Dive Centre - Dahab
Sharks bay umbi sharm el-sheikh
Sharks Bay Umbi, Sharm El Sheikh
Sheikh coast diving center
Sinai Blue
Siren, Lembongan
Situ Island Resort
Six passengers Rangiroa
Six Senses Laamu
Small Hope Bay
Sogood. Dive resort
Southern dreams diving, Candidasa
St Andrew's - Gozo
St Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventures
Steffen Sea Sport, Sabang, Aceh, Indonesia
Subaqua Diving Center / Kaş Türkiye
Subex Hurghada
Subex, Sharm El Sheikh
Sundiver International
Sunrise island resort
Sunset House Grand Cayman
Taj Vivanta Maldives
Tasik Ria, Manado
Tausch Terminal
Taveuni Ocean Sports
Tempo dive
Tenggol Coral Beach Resort, Malaysia
Thalassa Lembeh
The Dive Bus, Curacao
The Dive Shop, Hobart, Tasmania
Tobi Divers, Palau
Tofo Scuba, Mozambique
Top Dive Rangiroa
Top Dive Tahiti
Top Dive, French Polynesia
Triton Bay Divers, Westpapua
Tropical Divers, Bonaire
TSK Zürich
Turtle Bay Perenthian Island
Twin Dolphins, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Twin Island Dive, Lembongan, Bali
Uber scuba, Komodo
Under the Jungle
Underwater Vision, Utila, Honduras
Utila Dive Center
Vellmari Formentera
Villa Aldora
Villa Markisa Bali
We Be Divin' British Virgin Islands
Xaloc Diving Center (Estartit Spain)
Xtc Dive Center
Yos Dive Lembeh Eco Dive Reaort

FeBrina, PNG
Nautilus Belle Amie
Pindito, Indonesia
Emperor Elite
Emperor Superior
Galapagos Sky
Mimic, Komodo
Rocio del Mar, Mexico
Amira, Indonesia
Arenui, Indonesia
Maldives Aggressor II
Argo, Cocos Island
Galápagos Aggressor III
Palau Siren
Philippine Siren
Quino El Guardian
Scubaspa, Maldives
Sea Serpent, Egypt
Solitude One
Spirit of Freedom, Australia
Ambai, Indonesia
AquaCat Bahamas
Carpe Vita, Maldives
Damai I
Ikan Biru, Komodo
Indo Siren
King Snefro
Mikumba II, Raja Ampat
Oceania, PNG
Sea Safari 6
Soleil 2
The Junk, Thailand
VIP One, Egypt
Aboya, Indonesia
Aboya, Indonesia
Belize Aggressor
Blue Force One
Blue Horizon
Blue Manta
Blue Melody
Blue Voyager
Blueshark One, Maldives
Emperor Asmaa
Emperor Echo
Emperor Explorer
Jakare, Indonesia
Manta Queen
Nautilus UnderSea
Neomi Cruise, Indonesia
Okeanos Aggressor
Palau Aggressor
Red Sea Diving Safari
Samambaia, Indonesia
Seaduction, Red Sea
Snefro love, Egypt
Tala, Red Sea
White Manta
Adalar, Indonesia
Adishree, Indonesia
Bavaria, Thailand
Blackbeards, Bahamas
Blue Dragon
Blue Fin
Carpe Diem, Maldives
Carpe Novo, Maldives
Cayman Aggressor
Cheng ho
Chertan, PNG
Current junkie
Damai II
Deep Andaman Queen
Discovery Palawan
Diva Marine
Dive One
Dolce vita
Dolphin dream
Eco Blue, Maldives
Eco Pro Divers, Maldives
Emperor Atoll
Emperor Raja Laut
Emperor Serenity
Emperor Star
Emperor Virgo
Enigma, Red Sea
Explorer Ventures
Freedom III
French Polynesia Master
FS Explorer
Gaelic Rose, Scotland
Galapagos Master
Grand Sea Serpent
Hammerhead I&II
Honors Legacy
Indo Aggressor
Jardines Aggressor
Jaya, Indonesia
Komodo Dancer
Kudanil Explorer
Manta Rhei, Labuan Bajo
Master Liveaboard SIDE - Solomon Islands
Moana, Indonesia (Komodo)
Mola mola liveaboard
Nautilus Gallant Lady
Ocean Hunter
Ocean One, Maldives
Oceana Maria, Philippines
Oceana Maria, Philippines
Okyanus JD Sailing Cruise
Oman Aggressor
Orion - Maldives
Penguin divers club liveaboards
Polar Pioneer
Raja Ampat Aggressor
Raja Ampat Explorer
Rascal charters
Red Sea Explorers
Reef Prince
Roatan Aggressor
Rock Island Agressor
Samara II
Shakti, Indonesia
Sirens Raja Ampat
Sky Dancer, Galapagos
Smiling Seahorse
Socorro quino
Solmar Socorros
Sunshine (Hurghada)
Taka, Solomon Islands
Tatawa dive komodo
The Mari
The Phinisi Cheng I São, Thailand
The Smiling Seahorse
Theia, Maldives
True North, PNG
Truk Master
Truk Odyssey
Tui Tai Füji
Turks and Caicos Aggressor
Turks and Caicos Explorer II
Velocean, Indonesia
Waow, Indonesia
Whirlwind, Egypt
Wicked, Komodo


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