This Country Ranks #1 Dive Destinations for 2017

This Country Ranks #1 Dive Destinations for 2017

The most popular dive destination for 2017 is Indonesia. It won by a large margin with 22,552 votes from our readers, Papua New Guinea came in second with 6,089 votes and the Philippines third with 3,313.

DIVE readers could pick up to three destinations and a total of 47,547 votes were cast by the closing date of 31 December. Only one set of votes was allowed from an individual IP address and votes came in from across the world.

diving raja ampat Diving in Raja Ampat Islands Papua Indonesia | Tourist Expedition
diving raja ampat Diving in Raja Ampat Islands Papua Indonesia | Tourist Expedition


Indonesia was always clear favourite to win the title with such a staggering array of world-class diving. From Raja Ampat to Bali, from Komodo to Sulawesi, Indonesia has more celebrated dive resorts than any other country. 

And the Top 10 of diving destinations selected by our readers reflects the very best diving available around the world from Papua New Guinea to Mexico, from the Philippines to the Maldives. See below for the count for your favourite 10 destinations.

Keterangan Gambar (© Pemilik Gambar)

Nineteen destinations were nominated by our readers and voting was open for six months. The other nine countries in the 2017 vote in descending order were the Galápagos Islands; Malaysia; Malta; Aruba, Curacao & Bonaire; Cuba, Cocos island, Iceland, Turkey and French Polynesia.

You can nominate destinations for 2018 now by emailing [email protected]  with the subject DESTINATIONS 2018. and our poll for next year will go live in the summer and the winner for 2018 will be announced at the World Travel Market in London in November.

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Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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