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Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#1  Postby vash_h » Wed May 23, 2012 9:27 pm

here's some photos i took of my first time diving in Brunei.

Was promised world war 2 wrecks such as American Wreck and Australian Wreck, and is totally gorgeous.. complete with live ammunition for its AA guns!

Here's some nudis taken there.. or other macro shots..

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Anemone Fish
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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#2  Postby vash_h » Wed May 23, 2012 9:32 pm

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[img width=600 height=423]http://lh5.ggpht.com/-TFl3NDberxg/T7zhX6pdw7I/AAAAAAAAEt4/MonDBc6sxiY/s1600/IMG_4875%25255B5%25255D.jpg[/img]

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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#3  Postby vash_h » Wed May 23, 2012 9:37 pm

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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#4  Postby Bagman » Thu May 24, 2012 4:42 am

Nice pics :). Diving looks good :). I guess another destination to put on my list :)
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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#5  Postby run » Thu May 24, 2012 9:48 am

long time no post bro..
the pix are greart. Are you using the red filter or just with manual white balance?
i'm guessing you always have a special heart for the nemos. Most of your post bound to have nemos
u didn't bring along the chest with u?
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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#6  Postby toodus » Thu May 24, 2012 10:05 am

Bro Harold,


I remember you bought this trip during MIDE 2011. NIce that you went. I actually went inside Cement Wreck without a torch and no dive comp. That was my 15th dive. Nevertheless, Cement Wreck is a beaut !!!!
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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#7  Postby nanda666 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:32 pm

Really nice shots of the wreck. Viz looks great too.

I miss diving in shorts and Tshirt!!! :crybaby2: :crybaby2:
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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#8  Postby Daylight » Thu May 24, 2012 6:19 pm

:icon_thumleft: very nice

i think i shall pay brunei a visit.. :)
diving is AWESOME!!!!
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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#9  Postby vash_h » Thu May 24, 2012 9:54 pm

thanks ya all..

Bagman, definitely worth going..

Run, i really love nemo.. i just shoot with white balance set to underwater (Canon G11) and do the rest of the white balance adjustments on photoshop.. chest? the chest at the bottom of the sea? nope.. worry sea snake inside..

toodus.. how did you know i booked it during MIDE2011? anyhow i am going to go again next year during raya.. i will probably book again in upcoming MIDE2012.. and yes.. cement wreck is a beauty.. in fact.. all the sites is beautiful..

nanda.. LOL

daylight, defintely worth going.. cheaper than diving local destination anyway.

what i love most about brunei waters.. is the fish is actually rather curious about you.. they tend to peep at what you are doing.. follow you around like a dog.. they would swim close to you.. at sites with current, they would even langgar your tank.. i can hear TONK TONK TONK.. the fish crashing into my tank..
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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#10  Postby run » Thu May 24, 2012 10:17 pm

fish crashing to your tank? are you sure it was not the baracuda smashing to your silvery tank?? hahaha :D.
yeap the same thing happen to me when i dive padang. Crazy. Even the dogtooth tuna interested in me. I'm not sure whether it interested in me as food or just curious  :D
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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#11  Postby fatimberlake » Fri May 25, 2012 9:53 am

Hey nice photos. I believe you can start your dive from Labuan also rite??
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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#12  Postby vash_h » Mon May 28, 2012 1:15 pm

Yup.. Labuan shares the same dive sites..
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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#13  Postby Daylight » Mon May 28, 2012 4:31 pm

sound like u had a great trip..

places to dive - Brunei (marked)
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Re: Diving in Brunei, with Oceanic Quest..

Post Number:#14  Postby vash_h » Tue May 29, 2012 6:43 am

come this coming MIDE.. i will be there helping them promote brunei.. can try to get good prices for you..
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