The Maldives and the Barrier Reef are famous scuba spots, but our readers also love some less obvious places for wrecks, weird fish and top diving companies
WINNING TIP: Muck diving, Lembeh, Indonesia
For some excellent muck diving( on organism-rich but murky sediment ), head to the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia, home to critters such as the mimic octopus, hairy frogfish and flamboyant cuttlefish. The Kungkungan Bay Resort( doubles from 116 B& B) has a private breakwater( you can come back to the hotel between dives for a nice hot shower !), a home reef which can only be dived by guests and special photo pros in mansion who will share their photography tips. Diving is best near the end of the dry season in September and October.
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