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Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:28 am
by geraldyne
Hey peeps,

I've been assigned ("force" is a more accurate...hahahaha) by raffidi and expressdupio to organize a weekend dive at Tioman in March.

As a preliminary start of this event, belows are some of the suggestion we trash out over our meet-up session last Friday. Please share your thoughts.

Dive site: Tioman (South) - this is the best description I could master as I have never been to Tiamon for diving
Dates: 23 - 25 March or 30 to 1 April - we choose from Saturday to Monday in hope that we are the only divers on the island or at least on our last dive day, it would be only us!
Dive centre: will be confirm later once we have majority consensus of those who are joining


Cheers

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:30 am
by keenfreedom
count me in!  :afro:

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:54 am
by raffidi
Geraldyne,
Thanks for "volunteering" to organise this trip.....hehe!!! :evil:
Anyway, are you sure you want to do the trip during the school holidays? It's going to be a bit crazy especially with the ferry schedule.
How about the 15-17 Mar? And I remember espressiodupio mentioning that we should park and dive from Tekek, right?
Anyway, if you do decide to do it 23-25 Mar I'll be able to bring my son along for the trip.
Cheers.....

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:02 pm
by geraldyne
sorry... no longer in school for a very long time  :tongue:

Well let the majority decide; 3 date options-
Option 1: 16 to 18 March
Option 2: 23 to 25 March
Option 3: 30 to 1 April

Dive site: Tekek

Lets vote people! This is a democratic forum

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:02 pm
by keenfreedom
raffidi is quite right. Sometimes we cant even board onto the ferry during school holiday.

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:23 pm
by ericcc
yep avoid school hols. ferry can be late four hours and no place, have to stay on another nite :p

im ok for 15-17 Mar / 16-18 Mar pun alrite, 4 days even better haha, pending confirmation of schedule and budget :)

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:31 pm
by raffidi
Option 1 for me........ ;)

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:57 pm
by tunaturner
Since I had to bail out on Sempoerna trip (sorry Raffidi! [-(), I think I will make it up to you on this one.  :tongue:

Count me in +1. Vote for Option 1!

Thanks G! ;)

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:00 pm
by keenfreedom
i vote for option 1  :laugh:

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:03 pm
by JJTan
May i suggest 1st (fri) to 3rd (sun)  March for consideration? Salang more activities in the evening...  :evil:

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:55 pm
by geraldyne
Status update:
Date options:
Option 1: 2 to 4 March (JJtan: I changed it to Sat to Mon because i think its better. Wanna leave my friday nights for drinking :P)
Option 2: 16 to 18 March (Keenfreedom vote for this date)
Option 3: 23 to 25 March
Option 4: 30 to 1 April

Dive site:
Option 1: Tekek
Option 2: Salang

Peeps, lets VOTE!

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:56 pm
by geraldyne
Sorry tuna tunner.... termiss your post:

Status update Revised:
Date options:
Option 1: 2 to 4 March (JJtan: I changed it to Sat to Mon because i think its better. Wanna leave my friday nights for drinking :P)
Option 2: 16 to 18 March (Keenfreedom & tuna tunner vote for this date)
Option 3: 23 to 25 March
Option 4: 30 to 1 April

Dive site:
Option 1: Tekek
Option 2: Salang

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:15 pm
by atieshaali
i am game if it is on the Option 1: 16 to 18 March
-ana

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:29 pm
by keenfreedom
geraldyne wrote:Sorry tuna tunner.... termiss your post:

Status update Revised:
Date options:
Option 1: 2 to 4 March (JJtan: I changed it to Sat to Mon because i think its better. Wanna leave my friday nights for drinking :P)
Option 2: 16 to 18 March (Keenfreedom & tuna tunner vote for this date)
Option 3: 23 to 25 March
Option 4: 30 to 1 April

Dive site:
Option 1: Tekek
Option 2: Salang


Lol! Geri, If we are going on sat morning ferry, u probably have to skip ur fri night drinking session as well..... :cool:

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:58 pm
by geraldyne
Status update as of 4.55pm@21 Jan:

Date options:
Option 1: 2 to 4 March (JJtan)
Option 2: 16 to 18 March (Keenfreedom, tuna tunner, ericcc, raffidi, atieshaali)
Option 3: 23 to 25 March
Option 4: 30 to 1 April

Dive site:
Option 1: Tekek
Option 2: Salang

keenfreedom: I dun care... i will have at least one pint before i leave KL so i just have to have it along the journey... ahahhahaha... then i can sleep it off at the ferry....

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:09 pm
by raffidi
Hi guys..........Salang or Tekek up to you all....I just want to dive! :grin:
Don't forget to suggest a DC....maybe can check with expressodupio.

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:40 pm
by ericcc
Salang got 4S Cafe  :afro:

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:00 pm
by arms
i'm in if on 16-18 march..  :tongue: dont care if either tekek or salang.. has been having diving withdrawals for some time already..

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:25 am
by chikanoz
I will be there on 1-4 may..Kpg Tekek dive with East Diver TIoman..anybody like to join me?heheheh

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:56 am
by geraldyne
chikanoz: join us for this one and go again in May la!

expressodupio: Yo! our expert in Tioman DC, please provide your recommendation for Tekek and Salang. So we can make a proper decision and vote for the DC.

keenfreedom: since you are from JB, i believe you have been to tioman, whats your comments on Tekek and Salang?

Status update as of 10.55am @ 22 Jan
Date options:
Option 1: 2 to 4 March (JJtan)
Option 2: 16 to 18 March (Keenfreedom, tuna tunner, ericcc, raffidi, atieshaali, arm, )
Option 3: 23 to 25 March
Option 4: 30 to 1 April

Dive site:
Option 1: Tekek (raffidi, arm)
Option 2: Salang (JJtan, ericcc, arm, raffidi)

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:19 am
by Dee
geraldyne wrote:chikanoz: join us for this one and go again in May la!

expressodupio: Yo! our expert in Tioman DC, please provide your recommendation for Tekek and Salang. So we can make a proper decision and vote for the DC.

keenfreedom: since you are from JB, i believe you have been to tioman, whats your comments on Tekek and Salang?

Status update as of 10.55am @ 22 Jan
Date options:
Option 1: 2 to 4 March (JJtan)
Option 2: 16 to 18 March (Keenfreedom, tuna tunner, ericcc, raffidi, atieshaali, arm, )
Option 3: 23 to 25 March
Option 4: 30 to 1 April

Dive site:
Option 1: Tekek (raffidi, arm)
Option 2: Salang (JJtan, ericcc, arm, raffidi)


Me and Fish Hunter will be flying back from Beijing on 15th March and due to fly back to Tawau on the 16th.  Otherwise, it would be great to join you all as we never been to Tioman too.

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:54 am
by keenfreedom
geraldyne wrote:
keenfreedom: since you are from JB, i believe you have been to tioman, whats your comments on Tekek and Salang?



I never dive from Salang or Tekek, all the while I have been diving from Genting. Hence i cant provide any comment. I believe other memebers must have some great ideas about it! Looking forward to the trip! :afro:

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:01 pm
by geraldyne
Dee: its okay, there will always be another trip...

keenfreedom: thanks  :azn:

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:27 pm
by run
Tekek -is more homey. The central hub for villagers, goverment authorities, school & berjaya resort. Free duty shop.
Salang - the last stop for the ferry , a short strech of land, the sin city of the island. Free duty shop(smaller compare to the one in tekek)

tekek nearest dive spot: pirate/pilot reef, sawadee, renggis
Salang : soyak , house reef, bt malang, fan canyon, sepoi, labas, and many more

for more dive spots
http://www.tioman-dive-centre.com/divesites.html

once u have finalise which place to stay and which dive center to use, then it comes to the decision of what type of diving u want to purge urself into.
shore dives ?Wreck dives? deep dives? drift dives? pinnacle dives? swim trus? dawn dives? sunset dives? night dives?

i did sunset dive at renggis. Magnifico. Seen shark, baracuda, sea snake, turtle.
tiger reef and golden reef - those who hasnt been to tioman, u have to add this place. heaven of softcorals in pink, purple, yellow. Its like a garden. just one thing, it can be
hard to dive when there are currents around but no need to worry have bouyline so just hang on to it.
labas - another spot different from the rest. formation of rocks & stones and so u need to dive swimming thrus the rock formation. Look out for scorpion fish mimicking the stones at the dark
places.
Chebeh consider as deep dive. can be hard during currentz or surge on the surface. u will swim along the side of the island. With big rocks and good viz , u wont be dissappointed. A good bumphead sighting.
Wreck- you have to add wreck in your dive trip. Where else then the new wreck KM Sipadan. sawadee at tekek is good but very gloomy and u only can swim around it.Not into it.

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:52 pm
by JJTan
I find tekek abit dull after dark, prefer salang.

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:57 am
by jakesean
JJTan wrote:I find tekek abit dull after dark, prefer salang.


nice.. me going salang during chap goh mei.... first time visiting tioman, for the right purpose!

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:11 pm
by decimal86
firstly, thks for organising.

i have no problems with the dates being tossed around, if i am off i will make it.

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:45 pm
by geraldyne
Right. Let's do this then. PEOPLE, please put in your votes and recommendations by 8 Feb.

Then we well get together with expressodupio to finalize the arrangement and pricing by end Feb. Cause we also need ample time for leave application and work load arrangement.

Also guys, please invite your friends as well... I might have 3 friends joining us.

Note: The above timeline is based on majority going on the 16 to 18 March.

Cheers  ;)

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:08 pm
by Siu
If you guys are staying in tekek, try squeeze in some time for shore dive. Swim out to about 200m from shore and descent to the depth of about 20m and start your dive there. The sea floor may seem dead but look out for hydroids, sponges and you'll find some interesting nudis, shrimps and other macros. Saw tiger shrimps and a black frog fish on a piece of sponge some time back.

Also try to dive the sites mentioned by run, tiger reef and golden reef are quite far but they are beautiful submerge reefs. Chebeh is another good site if you like drift dive, just follow the current and drift pass and in between huge boulders while taking in the view of beeeautiful gargonians. And if you are really lucky like me, you might bump into a whale shark :)




Have a good one!

Re: Tioman Dive

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:12 am
by keenfreedom
Suddenly everybody is quiet......

OK! I vote for Tekek  :afro: