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Post by Martha » Wed, 17 Sep 2014 9:34 pm

Hi everyone

Newbie diver here. Just picked up diving since I moved to Singapore from NYC. Completed my PADI open water in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia not long ago and would like to continue diving on a regular basis.

Please could you let me know if you have any info or perhaps you are planning a dive trip soon? Would love to join. Many thanks!

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Post by Stevie_W » Mon, 22 Sep 2014 6:38 pm

Just saw this. Haven't been on the forums for a while.

I'm actually heading out to Tioman again on Friday to do some weekend dives. Not sure if there are any spots left for the group that i usually go with, but i can find out if you are interested, albeit short notice.
But there are plenty more dive centers out here in singapore. It's just a case of finding one that you like and are comfortable with.
There's always the Padi dive shop locator on their website, http://apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/dive-shop-locator/

Otherwise, i'll be heading off to Phuket in October for a short week of diving.

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Re: Dive Trips

Post by JR8 » Mon, 22 Sep 2014 9:18 pm

Martha wrote:Hi everyone
Newbie diver here. Just picked up diving since I moved to Singapore from NYC. Completed my PADI open water in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia not long ago and would like to continue diving on a regular basis.

Please could you let me know if you have any info or perhaps you are planning a dive trip soon? Would love to join. Many thanks!
Martha
Welcome Martha, and good stuff.
Some of the nearest good diving is Tioman, Malaysia. You can or used to fly there on Berjaya Air. Check to see if they're flying there right now, they're rather seasonal. Can also go overland if you like long but cheap transits/journeys.

In my experience, rather than trying to roster a group for a trip before you go and from back home, it's just better to go to a destination, and let the destination dive-centre fit you into a group. The latter is absolutely par for the course, and done on a daily basis.

Years ago I tried to get a dive group up here, and it was like a flock of seagulls, a complete waste of time. Now I 100% just head for a destination and sign up for what ever their 'daily diving' will bring. Works a treat.

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Post by sylv » Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:00 pm

Hi Martha,
I'm planning a trip to Malapascua, Philippines, end of November.
Although it's better to be an advance diver as we go for deep dives, you can still pm me if you want more info.
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Post by JR8 » Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:04 pm

sylv wrote:Hi Martha,
I'm planning a trip to Malapascua, Philippines, end of November.
Although it's better to be an advance diver as we go for deep dives, you can still pm me if you want more info.
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NICE place!

I recommend Evolution Dive.

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Post by sylv » Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:14 pm

Ya I love it!
I don't know about Evolution. Last time I used TSD, and it was good.
This time I am using Tresher cove.

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:17 pm

Look at the creds on the staff and the creds on the centre. It answers it for you.

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Post by sylv » Wed, 01 Oct 2014 2:05 pm

Thanks for the tips, Ya evolution looks good.
Will go with them as the email exchange I had with the owner was friendly and efficient.
Then I'll be able to compare with previous trip and ops, and make my own opinion ;)

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 01 Oct 2014 5:06 pm

http://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/Attractio ... sayas.html

A most unlikely place, like a palm-thatched walk-up Irish bar with space for a dozen people, with gourmet western food, where the proprietors are guys who are laying on (everything up to) 100m+ super-tech trimix diving, whilst their wives are back 'ome peeling the spuds ready for dinner.

It's almost too unlikely, surreal. I'd return at the drop of a hat.

It is also somewhere I'd take a non-diving partner (incl my wife!), as it's verging on Robinson Crusoe -like. It is so undeveloped it makes the Gili Islands seem like a Kuta-like-hell in comparison.

-- as always, somewhere like this takes time to get to. Indeed, that is why it's not yet trashed as it is relatively very remote. But boy oh boy are the rewards good...

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Re: Dive Trips

Post by hallllo » Fri, 14 Nov 2014 4:13 pm

There are quite a number of places around South East Asia, depending on whether you like big or small animals :) Similans, Lembeh, Bali, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Anilao, Donsol and more :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 Nov 2014 4:37 pm

hallllo wrote:There are quite a number of places around South East Asia, depending on whether you like big or small animals :) Similans, Lembeh, Bali, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Anilao, Donsol and more :)
Really, it's not very smart posting from your employer's IP address when it's their travel agency you are flogging. #-o

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