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Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#1  Postby Nitrogen addict » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:59 am

Just got back from Makassar.  Makassar is the new destination for Air Asia.  So we booked Air Asia ticket during the promo zero ringgit to Air Asia new destination.  Actually only 2 of us wanted to recce the island.  Then a few friends decided to join us when they found out about the trip.  we told them that this is new place and we cannot promised or guaranteed anything. 

8 of us comprising 6 divers and 2 non divers.  It was a really long journey.  From Makassar to the jetty it took about 4 hours, another 2 hours for the ferry transfer and 1 hour land transfer from jetty to the resort.  Only 2 dive resorts or dive operators on this island.  The business deal in Euro. After 8 hours traveled we reached the resort and we really glad that it is worth the effort and money.

In Selayar from October till March you can only dive on the East side of the island.  From April till September you dive around the west side.  East side mostly wall and depth around 60 meter or maybe more, viz around 25 to 30 meters, at this area a lot of pelagic . West side similar like Lembeh macro and muck diving.

Proudly to say that we are the first group from Malaysia to step foot on this island for diving.  The service was really superb, the food yummylicious (halal) and the room really fantastic.  The resort run  very well experienced German guy. 



Photos will be uploaded later.
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Re: Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#2  Postby Ketam » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:26 am

Can't wait for the photos.
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Re: Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#3  Postby Nitrogen addict » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:27 am

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the ferry



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the bedroom

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the view from balcony

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the team
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Re: Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#4  Postby trigger fish » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:02 pm

More pics , sis  ;)

maybe some u/w pics pls  :D
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Re: Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#5  Postby Nitrogen addict » Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:15 pm

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Depth for most of the photos above approximately around 20 meters and below.  As you can see the viz so good and infact the weather was a bit gloomy.  No sun because the sun was hiding behind the cloud.  We wonder how its gonna be like if the sun shine and the rays penetrate into the water.... the coral so healthy and pristine.  Beautiful hard and soft coral.. A lot of white tips shark can be found at this place.


All the pictures above taken by Halimi.  He set up wide angle lens for this trip and we are sorry no macro pix from him.  For more pictures will be uploaded to his flicker website. Hopefully soon.
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Re: Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#6  Postby Nitrogen addict » Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:19 pm

trigger fish wrote:More pics , sis  ;)

maybe some u/w pics pls  :D


Trigger bro you must go to this place.  Maybe on June we are planning again to visit this place.  As we were told that around June Merpati air will be landed on this island.  So no more 4 hours land journey.  Now they are doing the extension on the runway in order for bigger plane to be landed here. Well we just wait and see the outcome.

To dive at this sites it is advisable to use Nitrox.
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Re: Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#7  Postby Nazir Amin » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:05 pm

Nitrogen addict wrote:Image

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Depth for most of the photos above approximately around 20 meters and below.  As you can see the viz so good and infact the weather was a bit gloomy.  No sun because the sun was hiding behind the cloud.  We wonder how its gonna be like if the sun shine and the rays penetrate into the water.... the coral so healthy and pristine.  Beautiful hard and soft coral.. A lot of white tips shark can be found at this place.


All the pictures above taken by Halimi.  He set up wide angle lens for this trip and we are sorry no macro pix from him.  For more pictures will be uploaded to his flicker website. Hopefully soon.


Is that all, go that far just to see rock+coral+diver hehehehe (pls assume as return joke from last time  :D :D :D )

thanks for sharing
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Re: Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#8  Postby Nitrogen addict » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:21 pm

just teaser dulu ... hahhahahah i catch the joke... halimi will upload the rest at his flicker website... wait arrr " tungggguuuuu"
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Post Number:#9  Postby Ketam » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:04 pm

Teaser-teaser pun ketam dah jeles
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Re: Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#10  Postby Nazir Amin » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:29 am

Nitrogen addict wrote:just teaser dulu ... hahhahahah i catch the joke... halimi will upload the rest at his flicker website... wait arrr " tungggguuuuu"




yeah cool.. will be waiting for something impressive and different from halimo hehehehee

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Re: Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#11  Postby Scorpenesub » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:30 am

Nice nice..... another new place to dive.....
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Re: Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#12  Postby trigger fish » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:53 pm

Nitrogen addict wrote:
trigger fish wrote:More pics , sis  ;)

maybe some u/w pics pls  :D


Trigger bro you must go to this place.  Maybe on June we are planning again to visit this place.  As we were told that around June Merpati air will be landed on this island.  So no more 4 hours land journey.  Now they are doing the extension on the runway in order for bigger plane to be landed here. Well we just wait and see the outcome.

To dive at this sites it is advisable to use Nitrox.


why not sista, would love to join you, if time is right.
Just PM me ya
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Re: Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#13  Postby HoleMaster » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:49 pm

wow nice pics...another "to dive destination list"... :glasses9:
Rilek la bai...agak2 la diving. Kang tersekat kat lubang susah plak
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Re: Secret trip - Selayar Island Makassar

Post Number:#14  Postby Nitrogen addict » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:05 pm

HoleMaster wrote:wow nice pics...another "to dive destination list"... :glasses9:


the best time to dive at this island around April till September.  You can dive at the west and east side.
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Post Number:#15  Postby Adzri » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:23 pm

FUYOOOOOOO
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