Top 100 Readers Choice Awards: Pacific and Indian Ocean | Scuba Diving

Top 100 Readers Choice Awards: Pacific and Indian Ocean

Papua New Guinea: Second Place, Best Wall Diving

Espen Rekdal

Great Barrier Reef: Third Place, Best Overall Destination (1 of 3)

Jurgen Freund

Great Barrier Reef: Third Place, Best Overall Destination (2 of 3)

Brandon Cole

Great Barrier Reef: Third Place, Best Overall Destination (3 of 3)

Justin Gilligan

Indonesia: First Place, Best Macro Diving (1 of 9)

Mathieu Foulquié

Indonesia: First Place, Best Macro Diving (2 of 9)

Lia Barrett

Indonesia: First Place, Best Macro Diving (3 of 9)

Lia Barrett

Indonesia: First Place, Best Macro Diving (4 of 9)

Ethan Daniels

Indonesia: First Place, Best Macro Diving (5 of 9)

Michael Aw

Indonesia: First Place, Best Macro Diving (6 of 9)

Jeff Honda

Indonesia: First Place, Best Macro Diving (7 of 9)

Daniel Selmeczi

Indonesia: First Place, Best Macro Diving (8 of 9)

Christian Loader

Indonesia: First Place, Best Macro Diving (9 of 9)

Eric Cheng

Solomon Islands: Third Place, Best Wreck Diving

Todd Winner

Malaysia: Third Place, Best Value for Diving Dollar

Hiroya Minakuchi/Minden Pictures

Red Sea: Third Place, Best Advanced Diving (1 of 4)

Alex Mustard

Red Sea: Third Place, Best Advanced Diving (2 of 4)

Alex Mustard

Red Sea: Third Place, Best Advanced Diving (3 of 4)

Daniel Selmeczi

Red Sea: Third Place, Best Advanced Diving (4 of 4)

Alex Mustard

Maldives: Second Place, Best Underwater Photography (1 of 2)

Lea Lee

Maldives: Second Place, Best Underwater Photography (2 of 2)

Tobias Friedrich

Galapagos: Third Place, Best Big Animals (1 of 3)

Masa Ushioda

Galapagos: Third Place, Best Big Animals (2 of 3)

Mauricio Handler

Galapagos: Third Place, Best Big Animals (3 of 3)

Todd Bretl

Hawaii: First Place, Best Shore Diving

David Fleetham

Fiji: Second Place, Best Marine Environment

Keri Wilk

Palau: First Place, Best Overall Diving

Franco Banfi

Home to idyllic tropical fantasies, some of the world’s most famous dives and the very heart of marine biodiversity, the Pacific and Indian oceans offer experiences of a lifetime.

Best Wall Diving
1. Palau
2. Papau New Guinnea
3. Indonesia
4. Red Sea
5. Fiji

Best Overall Destination
1. Palau
2. Fiji
3. Great Barrier Reef
4. Indonesia
5. Hawaii

Best Macro Diving
1. Indonesia
2. Philippines
3. Papau New Guinea
4. Palau
5. Malaysia

Best Wreck Diving
1. Chuuk
2. Palau
3. Solomon Islands
4. Tie - Bali and Queensland

Best Value of Diving Dollar
1. Philippines
2. Palau
3. Malaysia
4. Indonesia
5. Thailand

Best Advanced Diving
1. Palau
2. Fiji
3. Red Sea
4. Indonesia
5. Galapagos

Best Underwater Photography
1. Fiji
2. Tie - Maldives and Palau
4. Philippines
5. Red Sea

Best Big Animals
1. Palau
2. Maldives
3. Tie - Galapagos and Mexico
5. French Polynesia

Best Shore Diving
1. Hawaii
2. Red Sea
3. Solomon Islands
4. Malaysia
5. Indonesia

Best Marine Environment
1. Palau
2. Fiji
3. Maldives
4. Australia
5. Red Sea

Best Overall Diving
1. Palau
2. Indonesia
3. Philippines
4. Maldives
5. Great Barrier Reef

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