Palau, Micronesia Scores High On Scuba Diving Magazine’s Top 100 Gold List 2013

Considered by industry experts and scuba diving enthusiasts as “the best of the best,” Scuba Diving Magazine’s Top 100 Gold List is a “popularity contest” where rankings are based on a total number of responses from global readers and divers.  The Top 100 Gold List features operators, resorts, live-aboards, underwater experiences (i.e., best wall, shore and wreck sites), dive bars and more.  For more specific information on the results, please visithttp://www.scubadiving.com/2013-gold-list.  Here are some of the highlights that feature our beloved scuba diving destination of Palau and many of our tour operators.

The “best” of the best (where Palau rates):

1          Best Dive Site Blue Corner, Palau
24        Best Bar Kramer’s Cafe, Palau
28        Best Dive Operator, Sam’s Tours, Palau
74        Best Dive Site, Ulong Channel, Palau
95        Best Bar, Bottom Time Bar & Grill, Sam’s Tours, Palau

Best Wall Diving
1. Palau
2. Papau New Guinnea
3. Indonesia
4. Red Sea
5. Fiji
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 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
To cast your vote for the 2014 Top 100 Gold List, go to: http://www.scubadiving.com/top100

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