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Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:01 am
by wangie
Hi All..

Nak join gak, but before that ada female diver x?

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:03 am
by Daylight
wangie wrote:Hi All..

Nak join gak, but before that ada female diver x?


ada. my fiance and decimal's wife.. mau join? but u got to be quick hotel room running out..

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:00 pm
by raffidi
Hi wangie.....just commit first and get your flight ticket....later we figure out room arrangements....worst case we take the 6 bedded dorm room kat Holiday Dive Inn!

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:51 pm
by decimal86
Daylight wrote:i just checked with Semporna Inn and Semporna Inn 2. both are fully booked for april due to Lepa-lepa festival. there ares till rooms available over agoda but its slightly more expensive than the normal price. another option is Holiday Inn. so please book your rooms ASAP!! or bring your own sleeping bag.. :P


yo folks, i think its Holiday Dive Inn

http://holidaydiveinn.com/

there is a big diff. why not stay at Scuba Junkie itself if Sipadan Inn 1 & 2 is full? Holiday Dive Inn is a bit of a walk across the bridge.

last time they told me full also, but i called and confirmed one room for 5 nights. you guys might want to try that?

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:33 pm
by Daylight
i dropped Sipadan Inn an email 2 days ago. they replied that it was full. so i booked holiday inn. i guess if you dont mind it then scuba junkie is an option. but i think its not too far to walk as we wont need to carry our equipment back.

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:51 pm
by raffidi
Hi guys....Holiday Dive Inn is good ....not Scuba-Junkie rooms cause it's a party place and the noise stays till very late ....and rooms not as nice. And what walk across what bridge? Holiday Dive is 1-2 mins walk to scuba-junkie. Very very near to everything....

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:41 am
by Daylight
did i hear PARTY PLACE??.. lol

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:34 am
by raffidi
Latest update to number of divers is 10 at this moment with Peter being the latest participant.

Daylight x 2
Decimal x 2
Raffidi x 1
ikan bilis  x 1
ashok x 2
IBLIS MOJO x 1
Peter x 1

Once we fill up the 1st boat with 12 divers, we will try to get more divers for the next boat....the more the merrier.....
Wishful thinking? Hope not.....

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:27 am
by Dee
Rafidi: Been thinking about it, i can easily fill the 2 vacant places if the dive destinations include Sipadan Island becoz we don't have to make any flight arrangements since we are based in Tawau.

If just around the Tun Sakaran area, am not really keen.

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:46 am
by raffidi
Hi Dee,
This trip is Tun Sakaran area only, looking at Mataking, Matabuan and another island but no Sipadan. It's a small budget trip and for some that have not dived Tun Sakaran area.  You are so lucky that you you have paradise behind your backyard......:)

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:43 pm
by Dee
Raffidi, although i've "diving paradise behind my backyard" am actually a sports woman who turned to scuba dive just recently and have only got certified early last month.  I've dived most of the Tun Sakaran area and really looking for the opportunity to dive Sipadan Island.

For now in order to improve my diving skills, am trying to dive as frequent as possible at Darvel Bay, Lahad Datu which is about 1 and a half hour's drive from Tawau and with just 10 - 15 minutes boat rides to the diving sites.  I can always go for a day trip.  Its really cheap, i.e. just RM120/2 boat dives or RM150 for 3 boat dives (does not includes lunch and transportation). If not because of my badminton game on every Sunday, i would love to go there every weekend.

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:34 pm
by tunaturner
Raffidi, Y NO Sipadan?  :cry:

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:51 pm
by Daylight
sipadan + rm500/day :( saya boh lui..

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:13 pm
by Narco
me too.. i love the pool.. always new things to see upon each visit. I love the pool. The pool is my ideal dive destination.

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:43 pm
by decimal86
raffidi wrote:Hi guys....Holiday Dive Inn is good ....not Scuba-Junkie rooms cause it's a party place and the noise stays till very late ....and rooms not as nice. And what walk across what bridge? Holiday Dive is 1-2 mins walk to scuba-junkie. Very very near to everything....


isn't Holiday Dive Inn the one opp the old jetty that has been filled up?

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:47 pm
by decimal86
tunaturner wrote:Raffidi, Y NO Sipadan?  :cry:


it is going to raise the price of this Mass Dive sky-high. you can arrange individually with SC when you get in if you really really want. when i was there my new friends paid RM 600 each to do 3 dives there last minute booking.

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:51 pm
by ikan bilis
decimal86...this is location of holiday dive inn....link below
http://holidaydiveinn.com/Location.aspx

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:56 am
by decimal86
ikan bilis wrote:decimal86...this is location of holiday dive inn....link below
http://holidaydiveinn.com/Location.aspx


oops sorry my bad

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:19 am
by raffidi
Just call Holiday Dive Inn and rooms are still available so better do your bookings.
Ikan Bilis and Iblis Mojo, please read your e-mails and revert to me for our bookings ASAP.
Now waiting for Wangie and tunaturner to communicate and see if they can take a room together..... and take the balance slots.

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:59 pm
by Daylight
yeah.. no sipadan for me this time round. wait for my piggie bank to be slightly fatter then "to sipadan and beyond"!!! see u guys tomorrow at Souled Out Hartamas!!!

"bat kin bat san" lol

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:23 pm
by raffidi
Small update,
I've booked two rooms at https://holidaydiveinn.com for:
IBLIS MOJO, ikan bilis, Peter and myself.

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:03 am
by raffidi
Just found out that Daylight has already book his room at the same place.

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:42 am
by Daylight
raffidi wrote:Just found out that Daylight has already book his room at the same place.


yup..

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:21 pm
by Narco
Kalau cuti sekolah, i would have join..

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:33 am
by Daylight
any new updates raffidi?

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:52 am
by run
Narco wrote:Kalau cuti sekolah, i would have join..


eh?? u still in school Narco  :tongue:

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:05 am
by Narco
I baru standard two lah, kakak.

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:19 pm
by raffidi
Daylight....it's been quiet for the last few days....no interested parties at this moment, visa office on holiday I think!
Tunaturner....Wangie....where are you guys with your decision?  ;)

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:26 pm
by Dee
Raffidi, not to worry. I've spoken to my dive buddy, I can always go Sipadan any other time since it is near to us.  You can count me in for this mass dive (x 2) if you do not have enough buddies yet.  And when the time comes, we can always make arrangement to dive Sipadan during any one of the days separately from you guys if we really want to.

Re: Invite to Mass Dive in April 2013 at Semporna.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:37 pm
by raffidi
Hi Dee,
The problem here is we need all participants to dive 3 days all together in order to get the special rate offered. Anyway, scuba-junkie only do Sipadan from Mabul.