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Looking for friends and/or Dive buddy

Postby nicwole » Sun, 17 Apr 2011 10:40 am

I just moved here about a month ago. 28/F from NYC. I'm looking for two things: friends for eating and drinks/hanging out with/basic sassy banter and convo.

And I am also testing the waters to see if there's another experienced diver out there looking for a buddy. It's a big reason why I headed out here. I'm a divemaster so I prefer another person who is pretty experienced, or at least has good buoyance/bottom time (I've met those people who just got their OW and are like that so it happens :) ). Recs on good dive outfits are also appreciated!

If you PM, I can't respond, so I need an email or a number.

Hope everybody is having a great weekend!

Nichole

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Postby lingLing03 » Fri, 20 May 2011 12:02 am

Hey there Nichole!
Was wondering how you've got on with this post any hits from this forum??
I arrived in SG 6mths ago and am looking for a good club to join / buddy / or just to hang out.

I've dived a lot around all over Asia (Rescue Diver) and wouldn't mind any advice on what you have come across so far??

I was recommended - whitemanta liveaboards from SG sailing to Malaysia over the weekends.

I can't PM so replied as a post instead :)

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Postby lingLing03 » Fri, 20 May 2011 12:02 am

Hey there Nichole!
Was wondering how you've got on with this post any hits from this forum??
I arrived in SG 6mths ago and am looking for a good club to join / buddy / or just to hang out.

I've dived a lot around all over Asia (Rescue Diver) and wouldn't mind any advice on what you have come across so far??

I was recommended - whitemanta liveaboards from SG sailing to Malaysia over the weekends.

I can't PM so replied as a post instead :)

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Re: Looking for friends and/or Dive buddy

Postby JR8 » Fri, 20 May 2011 5:34 am

nicwole wrote:I just moved here about a month ago. 28/F from NYC. I'm looking for two things: friends for eating and drinks/hanging out with/basic sassy banter and convo.

And I am also testing the waters to see if there's another experienced diver out there looking for a buddy. It's a big reason why I headed out here. I'm a divemaster so I prefer another person who is pretty experienced, or at least has good buoyance/bottom time (I've met those people who just got their OW and are like that so it happens :) ). Recs on good dive outfits are also appreciated!

If you PM, I can't respond, so I need an email or a number.

Hope everybody is having a great weekend!

Nichole




I missed this one first time around...

My fav local dive spot is on Tioman...
http://www.tioman-dive-centre.com/
Nothing too hardcore for a DM. Beautiful unspoilt island. Some seasoned SG divers drive up there (Mersing) every weekend in season. I prefer the flight from Seletar.

Phuket. Find a shop and dive between the east coast and Krabi.... around Koh Phi phi... very nice!

Sipidan. You know you have to do this!
http://www.seaventuresdive.com/

Previous poster mentions the Black/White Manta liveaboards. Interesting, as they stopped running locally for a few years, but now White Manta is back doing the Tioman w/e route. Ideal for a lazy w/e away... but the $ is pretty big!

Have fun :)
JR8-DM

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Postby GDSRI » Sat, 21 May 2011 2:11 am

welcome to singapore
Life is beautiful but @RISK !!

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Postby nicwole » Sun, 22 May 2011 6:04 pm

Hey lingling, I can be reached at flexiblehorsewalrus at gmail and happy to meet up first to see how diving potential can evolve!

Yeah I went to Tioman, not the biggest fan, but I only did a couple dives there. Maybe looking to do a bit in Indonesia. I actually did one dive here in Singapore for work (sort of) coral spawing... viz was pretty bad and people were crowded over a few baumies. My dive instructor moved back to Phuket, will eventually go out there. Friend is moving back to Manila and am really heavily thinking of doing some damage in the Philippines. Also thinking of meeting up with a friend in Korea where he's gonna do some octopus hunting but for now maybe just exploring proximal Malaysia sites are best for me.... almost all my diving has been in Africa (Indian Ocean) so I can't really offer any advice here on other sites.

Nichole

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 23 May 2011 10:47 pm

Arrived in Asia at end of monsoon, done two dives in Tioman, and you're 'not the biggest fan'.


hahaha.... yeah

:)


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