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Post by stiwi » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 3:10 am

If you have a week or so, you can visit few spots I believe. I would suggest Bunaken + Lembeh + Bangka. Diving around Bangka Island is very nice if not better than Bunaken. It depends if you prefer wall diving which Bunaken offers or exploring the surface and big corals (Bangka). With approx. 150 dives on my account worldwide (Caribbean, Red Sea, Asia), the ones at Lembeh were simply outstanding. I didn't know what to expect from muck diving but it is an excellent experience. The amount of strange creatures were amazing.

If you stay at Gangga Resort, which I can highly recommend for the outstanding service, both on land and underwater, you can do all 3 spots from there. If you would like to stay in proximity of Lembeh area, I don't recommend Kasawari Lembeh. I stayed there for 4 days and 3 days diving and I must say, they are far from being good in terms of safety and preparation despite they are not a big resort.

Panglao on Bohol island in Philippines is also a spot which I would like to repeat. I had a good time and diving there with Genesis Divers, who I can recommend.

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 3:23 am

Thank you!!


Going to Mabul for 8 days, oh yes, going out in style.



p.s. will certainly look at Lembeh for the following trip...

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Post by flebowitz » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 1:14 pm

I dived once in Manado. I loved it but never did it again because my ears never recovered. I wish it weren't so...

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 2:23 pm

Was that a dive-thing or a Menado-thing?


Cos just personally I'd think of Menado and Mabul as just 'gentle things for more experienced divers to contemplate at their extreme leisure'

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Post by flebowitz » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 2:26 pm

it was an inexperienced thing. I didn't want to get left behind so I let my ears hurt. I don't have the best ENT system I've since been told. It's sad to have gotten all excited about a new life of diving...Advice is useful though..

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 2:27 pm

Bung me down in Layang Layang, or Sipadan... story might be different ah :)

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 2:30 pm

OIC. How many dives have you done then?

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Post by flebowitz » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 2:32 pm

sorry, new here...are you referring that to me...don't know what OIC means.

If you are - Monado was my first. It was a year ago. Nothing since except steroids and crackling in my ear.

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 16 Apr 2010 2:44 pm

Oh yeah...

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Post by shawzy » Sun, 02 May 2010 12:35 pm

Pehrentian Islands - north east Malaysia close to thai border. Great dives. Coral reefs, wall dives and some wreck dives close by.. Gorgeous get-away place too.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 02 May 2010 1:18 pm

OIC

Oh, I see. :roll:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Athenlea » Tue, 04 May 2010 6:13 pm

JR8 wrote:
Tioman really is an inexplicably undeveloped and unspoilt gem! No wonder I keep going back.
Im going to dive in Tioman soon! Looking forward to it! :D

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 04 May 2010 6:36 pm

Hmmm..... just booked for the last last blast.


What can you say? Who cares anyway? lol....

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 04 May 2010 6:38 pm

Athenlea wrote:
JR8 wrote:
Tioman really is an inexplicably undeveloped and unspoilt gem! No wonder I keep going back.
Im going to dive in Tioman soon! Looking forward to it! :D

Yeah, I've dived all over the world. And Tioman *REALLY* is something special.



Enjoy!!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 04 May 2010 9:57 pm

JR*, I think with some of these people you really need to use this:

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SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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