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Diving in November?

Post by dqromper » Mon, 06 Oct 2008 5:38 am

Hi,
Is anyone interested or already has plans for some short diving in Bali, Phuket or Manado, in early or mid November? I am trying to figure out the logistics of a small dive trip.
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Post by SolitaryReaper » Mon, 06 Oct 2008 10:58 am

Hi D,

You looking to take the beginners open water by any chance?

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Post by postmodernista » Mon, 06 Oct 2008 3:45 pm

I've been wanting to take my open water diving license for a really long time
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Post by SolitaryReaper » Mon, 06 Oct 2008 3:56 pm

Im in. every trip ive made for my open water has been jinxed.

taking time off work would be ratehr hard in november, so im hoping we could do the theory lessons in sg, and head out for the dives!?

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Post by postmodernista » Mon, 06 Oct 2008 4:18 pm

Um, arent they like during weekends or something?

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Post by SolitaryReaper » Mon, 06 Oct 2008 4:29 pm

we if you do theory outside you need a total of 4 dyas away

if its justt he dives you can do it over two weeknds.

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Post by postmodernista » Mon, 06 Oct 2008 4:51 pm

Ohhhhh, okay.

I was thinking of doing mine sometime in December maybe. I've been wanting to do this forever but I've had too much stuff going on.

My friend did hers earlier this year and she advised me to go in like, March and after. Apparently there's like seasons or something for this. Is there??
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Post by dqromper » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 12:10 am

Well, I already have my advanced course done. If I can survive 3 celsius with a wetsuit at 100 feet in a Canadian lake, I don't think Southeast Asia should be an issue.
I see there is a trip in December to Sipadan. Just looking for one in November, probably in Phuket or Manado.

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Post by postmodernista » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 9:35 am

Wow, that's hardcore!
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Post by SolitaryReaper » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 9:48 am

Great, manado sounds good! have been to thailand 5 times ths year already, would love to try some place else. how does one get to Manado?

Is it ok if we are mix of beginners and "hard-core-divers"?

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Post by dqromper » Tue, 07 Oct 2008 8:14 pm

There are flights from Singapore to Manado. I don't believe that North Sulawesi (Manado) is for beginners, at least according to what I have been reading.

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Post by taxico » Thu, 09 Oct 2008 9:36 pm

postmodernista wrote:Ohhhhh, okay.

I was thinking of doing mine sometime in December maybe. I've been wanting to do this forever but I've had too much stuff going on.

My friend did hers earlier this year and she advised me to go in like, March and after. Apparently there's like seasons or something for this. Is there??
monsoon season in SEA region. you might face difficulty if you're jittery or nervous. nothing worse for an instructor than having to worry about a pale student with poor bouyancy control who just threw up inside her reg on her first qualification dive and is now motion-sick onboard.

if december's the word, then go to a non monsoon-afflicted country! will boost your confidence and make you love being underwater and in future, drift diving with currents and braving it out on a boat on choppy waters to the next "secret dive spot" will be NO PROBLEMO!

happy diving. it's awesome fun as long as you're calm, properly certified and dive only within your own mental and physical limits.

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