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Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#1  Postby gavstang » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:15 am

Would be good to know from those who have been diving at the islands recently whilst the fracas at Lahad Datu has been ongoing whether there have been any changes or their thoughts on whether it is safe to continue diving there in light of the security issues in Sabah. Has there been heightened security by maritime around the diving sites or islands?
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#2  Postby toodus » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:50 am

There has always been a heightened security in and around the islands of Sabah especially Semporna. Everytime I dive in Pandanan or Timba Timba , we always register with the military. Since the 2000 Sipadan kidnapping until now, there has been no other kidnappings then. So, the military has always been there.
The Lahad Datu case is a slight anomaly. Take it easy and have faith in our military. Go dive in Sabah.
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#3  Postby run » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:14 am

true. i dont think there need to worry about diving in sabah now. the situation is under control.
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#4  Postby gavstang » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:01 am

Thats good to hear guys. Planning to go to Seaventures in June.
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#5  Postby decimal86 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:56 pm

we are going in a couple of weeks. our very own MUW gig

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i remem when i we were in Mt Kinabalu in august 2012, there were already roadblocks all over KK by the military. we will give you guys a daily coverage macam CNN. unless of course we are blindfolded and our smartphones smashed.
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#6  Postby gavstang » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:01 pm

HAve fun in Semporna guys! Wish I could have joined you all but my schedule is all jammed up. Remember to dive safe and avoid the gunmen.
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#7  Postby decimal86 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:57 pm

will do gavstang! next time lah ok?
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#8  Postby seryoong » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:56 am

Anyone been to KK recently? Would like to find out how's the situation recently, whether it's business as usual or heightened security..
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#9  Postby toodus » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:06 am

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Bro,

The entire Sabah is fine. Please don't overreact. I've gone to Syria and Beirut and although these two countries can explode anytime, it was still fine.
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#10  Postby seryoong » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:35 am

toodus wrote:Image
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Bro,

The entire Sabah is fine. Please don't overreact. I've gone to Syria and Beirut and although these two countries can explode anytime, it was still fine.


:lipsrsealed: Thanks.
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#11  Postby zaff1984 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:22 pm

I was annoyed with some of my friends & cousin, they are too paranoid about Sabah situation, even worried to go to KK... zzz..
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#12  Postby Steven » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:27 am

that is the thinking of Semanjung people who hasn't been to Sabah. I go Tawau very often. Everything as usual, except the road block
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#13  Postby gavstang » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:28 am

zaff1984 wrote:I was annoyed with some of my friends & cousin, they are too paranoid about Sabah situation, even worried to go to KK... zzz..


Why were you annoyed with them? Its a perfectly normal response when dealing with a dangerous situation or a situation perceived to be dangerous. After all, we only have this one life. Perhaps instead of getting annoyed, it would help to put yourself in their position and understand. Not everyone is willing to shut off that part of their lizard brain which triggers the fight or flight response.
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#14  Postby toodus » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:15 am

Is it worse to be scared than to be bored?

Some people are just too paranoid and believe everything they read on the papers and have no faith in our country's military. Maybe these paranoid people have not travel abroad to know that we are indeed living in a safe and modern country called Malaysia. Mostly, these guys play safe in their entire life.
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#15  Postby gavstang » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:29 am

Toodus, that is too simplistic an answer. Caution plays a big part in most people's lives and most people simply do not want to take the risk of anything happening what more when it involves guns and terrorists. BEtter bored than dead/maimed/injured..this applies to diving as well.
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#16  Postby decimal86 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:07 am

we are happy to report that everything is back to normal in Semporna. i did not go into tawau.

SWV and Mabul Water Bungalows had their own polis boat at its jetty. there were patrolling boats every few minutes at the other resorts. polis road blocks were on the road between semporna and the airport.

on the whole, ppl were going about doing what they do in Semporna.
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#17  Postby Dee » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:28 am

Jack, business is as usuall too in Tawau....trust me, i live in Tawau.
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#18  Postby decimal86 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:59 am

Dee wrote:Jack, business is as usuall too in Tawau....trust me, i live in Tawau.


oops Boss is here...semua balik kerja!!
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#19  Postby Dee » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:15 am

decimal86 wrote:
Dee wrote:Jack, business is as usuall too in Tawau....trust me, i live in Tawau.


oops Boss is here...semua balik kerja!!


Since the CEO is here too, why not.....sambil menyelam sambil minum air bah Jack!
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Re: Diving in light of security issues in Sabah

Post Number:#20  Postby decimal86 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:57 pm

that's good to hear Dee cuz we wanna dive there again and soon...
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