LOVED our Maldives vacation in December, and need to plan another vacation for August. I hear it's rainy season in Maldives then, so want to find somewhere else this time around, preferably w/o rain. I know many folks go to Maldives for the fantastic snorkeling right off the beach - any other suggestions in Asia to consider? I can't imagine anywhere else being as good. That being said, would love to hear from the snorkeling enthusiasts of other Asian sites with good off-the-beach snorkeling. Thanks!!!