The Ultimate Scuba Diving Travel Guide, Chosen by Popular Demand
Voted by Divers, For Divers. The Gold List and Readers Choice Awards are a chance for divers to share the best of the scuba diving world.
Readers Choice Gold List
For the Gold List, our readers voted on their favorite dive operators, liveaboards, dive bars, cheeseburgers in paradise and more, regardless of location. Results were determined by popular vote and ranked based on category.
Thousands of Scuba Diving subscribers and Web users rated their experiences at dive destinations in a variety of categories on a scale of one to five. Final scores are an average of the numerical scores awarded. A minimum number of responses was required for a destination to be included in these ratings.
Our readers weighed in on their most prized dive sites for big animal encounters — from North America to the Caribbean and Atlantic to the Pacific and Indian Oceans — to bring our Readers Choice Awards to life.