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The trouble with the internet is that you will get information-overload and start getting confused with the myriad of resorts that you will find.

What I do is categorise my bookmarks into A lists and B lists. Those on the A lists are those that I would consider staying at. Those on the B list are those I would rather not visit.

The links below are some of the better ones I've used in planning my holidays. However, other than the resorts reviewed in this website, I haven't actually visited the actual resorts or tried living on the boats yet. So I can't promise you that they're truly A-List types or whether their standards are acceptable. And I definitely don't know if their bathrooms have removable shower heads or 2-ply toilet paper.


Bali Diving Sites
Bali Scuba dive operator
Sindhu Mertha Guest House (Sanur)
Aneka Bagus Hotel (hotel at the Menjangan dive sites)
Derawan Resort
Tulamben Resort

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Brunei - Brunei's first and only scuba dive centre, Scuba Tech International, is based in what looks like a very respectable A-list hotel. You'll have to email them directly though to obtain dive information specifically. Their email address is:

If you can, read the article on Brunei in the AustralAsia ScubaDiver (Issue 5/2005).

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Map of Maldives
Ocean-Pro Dive Centres
Sea Explorer Dive Centres
ProDivers Dive Centre

Crown Tours - shows the rates to just about every decent resort in the Maldives


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Manado is actually a city in North Sulawesi. As Singapore Airlines flies there, and because a lot of dive operators are concentrated there, divers tend to refer to Manado as the whole Northern tip of Sulawesi (encompassing Lembeh Straits, Bitung, Bunaken, mainland Manado, Gangga, and the Sangihe Islands). The Togean Islands, Wakatobi (Binongko Island) and Ujang Pandang (Makassar) are part of Central and Southern Sulawesi.

Lembeh Straits
Nomad Adventure Divers
SDQ Resort
Kungkungan Bay Resort
Divers Lodge Lembeh
Lembeh Resort
Kasawari Resort
Two Fish Divers
Black Sand Dive Retreat

Barracuda Diving Resort
Minahasa Resort
Odyssea Divers
Santika Hotel
Tasik Ria

Bunaken Divers
Chacha Dive Lodge
Froggies Divers
Siladen Resort


Gangga Island
Selayar Dive Resort

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Flights to Palau

Getting There
Sample Flight Schedule from Singapore

Dive Operators
Fish n Fins
Neco Marine
Sam's Dive Tours



Where to Stay
Palau Pacific
Cliffside Hotel
Carolines Resort

Micronesia Diving Association - this very helpful organisation is based in Guam but they can help you book your tickets to Micronesia without you having to go to Guam

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Papua New Guinea
General Information
Air Nuigini
Flight Schedule
Dive Resorts
Resort Guide
Loloata Island
Tufi Dive Resort
Walindi Plantation Resort

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About diving in Philippines
Another website about diving in Philippines

About Diving in Malapascua
Dive sites


Cebu (Mactan Island)
Plantation Bay Resort (A list)
Maribago Bluewater Resort (A list)
Scotty's Dive Centre (part of Shangri-La - definitely A list)
Seven Seas Dive Centre (attached to Plantation Bay Resort)

Cebu (Moalboal)
Savedra Dive Centre
Neptune Dive Centre

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General Info on Diving in Tioman
Tioman 101
Tioman Reef Divers Dive Asia
Salang Beach Resort
Japamala Resort - definitely an A List Resort

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Truk (Chuuk)

Diving in Truk Lagoon

Truk Stop Hotel


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Vietnam - I really liked this dive centre's pdf brochure which listed the water temperature, viz and weather for every month of the year.

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Yap Island
About diving in Yap
Getting There (from Singapore)

Manta Ray Bay Hotel 
Traders Ridge Hotel
O'Keefe's Waterfront Inn

Micronesia Diving Association - this very efficient organisation is based in Guam but they can help you book your tickets to Micronesia without you having to go to Guam

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