My wife and I have just returned from a most excellent trip to the Maldives with, as always, great diving.
We wish to plan a trip elsewhere for next year with a view to spending less money but are struggling having been utterly spoiled by the Maldives!
We are looking for, great diving, accommodation with character, and not too expensive or too busy. Somewhere that is a bit of a holiday as well.
The obvious choice would be the Red Sea but the only accommodation I have seen is faceless purpose-built hotels and most of the diving is fairly industrial with many dive boats on the same site...... but I may be misinformed?
We have tried liveaboards but my wife finds them a bit too intense.
We are fair weather divers [PADI Advanced with Nitrox].
We are probably asking for the moon .... but if anyone has any suggestions or words of wisdom it would be most appreciated.