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diving in Singapore / Malaysia this 2 - 3 months?

Postby bikebakeben » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 9:12 pm

Hi!
It's now the north east monsoon so diving is not ideal in some areas but is there anywhere else suitable for this few months?
i'd be glad to join groups that have diving plans as well!!
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Postby JR8 » Tue, 11 Oct 2011 9:25 pm

I'd normally expect the diving to be fine until at least end Oct, but of course this varies year to year. The place I dive stays open to 15th Nov.

Most east coast dive staff either take holiday during monsoon, or work elsewhere. Many work that season in Thailand so that might be a starting point to look at.

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Postby ChrisCH » Wed, 12 Oct 2011 3:51 pm

I am going to Indonesia this weekend and Thailand next month. I think there are so many places in the region that it's pretty easy to find some good one any time of the year.

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Postby emilyk » Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:38 pm

Hi there, anyone is planning for diving trip in Nov or Dec? I would love to join if the time fits...

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Postby happyporkchop » Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:45 pm

i am looking to get my advanced OW during Chinese New Year break. Is there anyone wants to come together?

Tioman, Koh Pipi or Koh Tao are all good.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 26 Nov 2011 1:11 am

happyporkchop wrote:i am looking to get my advanced OW during Chinese New Year break. Is there anyone wants to come together?

Tioman, Koh Pipi or Koh Tao are all good.


Tioman will be to all intents and purposes closed for diving over CNY 2012 (I think there is one shop called Eco Divers that stays open over monsoon, but in my opinion you'd really be playing roulette with the likely conditions so early in the year).

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diving in Singapore / Malaysia this 2 - 3 months?

Postby powerpuffgirl » Sun, 27 Nov 2011 8:38 am

not worth going to Tioman during the monsoon. local dive operators have alternative locations during this season.

i'm done with aow but don't worry about not getting anyone to join you. there'll be other folks taking the course if you sign up with any of the local shops.
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Postby carteki » Mon, 28 Nov 2011 4:42 pm

I'm organsing a local dive 1/2 day at P Hantu on 11 Dec. Cost is $85. PM me if you're interested.

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Postby just_landed » Tue, 29 Nov 2011 9:42 pm

any done kota kinabalu? any good?

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 29 Nov 2011 9:54 pm

just_landed wrote:any done kota kinabalu? any good?


Not done but understand it's not great. Go to the other side of Borneo, Tawau (and Sipidan)... now that's world class :)

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:59 pm

JR8 wrote:
just_landed wrote:any done kota kinabalu? any good?


Not done but understand it's not great. Go to the other side of Borneo, Tawau (and Sipidan)... now that's world class :)


Agreed. Tried the marine park off Kota Kinabalu where Manukan island etc was. Nothing except dead corals and few clown fish. No thanks to high traffic of tourists (who throng from Mount Kinabalu hike mission) and sadly most of them do not have the common sense NOT to step on them.

Head over to Sipadan - highly recommended - or to Mata King nearby for unspoiled version. Do you know that off Sipadan, there are smaller islands (one of them is Tiga island) which were used as location for the very first Survivor reality TV series? :)

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Postby bazzamac » Thu, 01 Dec 2011 8:22 am

Thailand is probably your best bet


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