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Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:25 am
by raffidi
Dear divers,

Mass Dive III

We had such a great time during the mass diving that we are planning another trip, Mass Dive III and our “CEO” (Decimal86) has set the date on the 20th-24th of Sept. Dives will be on 21st – 23rd , Sat-Mon.

Mass dive out of Semporna : 20th - 25th Sept 2013. (Limit to max of 12 divers only)
Destinations: Dive Tun Sakaran area - Mataking/SiAmil/Sibuan/Mabul/Kapalai. (Please add if there is any other island to visit)
Day 1: 20th Sept - arrive,
Day 2/3/4: 21st – 23rd Sept - 3 dives a day
Day 5: 24th Sept - leave for home.

For those who are not aware, the first mass-dive was at Tioman in March which was planed late and overtook the Semporna trip (Apr) which was planed months before. Both events were attended by strangers from MUW and made a success by all divers. Tioman trip had 10 divers and Semporna had 15 divers.
We are now looking at the same itinerary with slight change to the dive sites.
For those interested in knowing the budget, it would be something like this:
Dive – RM580,
Own equipments, 3 days - 9 dives = RM636. Once there are 12 divers cost will be RM580.
Rental equipments, 3 days & 9 dives = RM765. Once there are 12 divers cost will be RM712.
(Lunch is provided during the dive trip during surface interval after the 2nd dive)

Airport transport, RM50-70.
Room – RM180 per person twin sharing. Recommended accommodations rates are RM86 a night for standard rooms. For solo divers, if roommate is needed, we will assist.
1) Sipadan Inn
2) Sipadan Inn II
3) Holiday Dive Inn

Food for whole trip was RM200 but remember that every night’s dinner was lavish at a seafood restaurant not forgetting biscuits and snacks during surface interval. So in total budget would be around RM1K minus airfare.
As per the earlier arrangements, we will have a cut off of 24 divers and this time, to those committing to the trip will have to pay a RM200 deposit and non refundable should you cancel. This RM200 will go into the food collection for the inconvenience cause to all divers.
Again, this is a non profitable dive trip; any input or output is most welcome to make another successful event.

My personal e-mail is raffidimerican@gmail.com
Raffidi

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:37 am
by decimal86
first thing i am going to get?--- a parang...then learn how to panjat pokok!

folks, it will be the dive you will remem for a long long time. even now when i think of Nas, Dee, her hubby and gang and our dedicated organiser extraordinaire--Raffidi, i laugh out loud.

mark that date on your smartphone and come join us.

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:44 am
by fish-hunter
decimal86 wrote:first thing i am going to get?--- a parang...then learn how to panjat pokok!


decimal86, i willing to teach u how to climb, u have to choose 1....."vertical" or "horizontal" climb?

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:02 pm
by raffidi
Update on number of divers.....

- Raffidi
- Decimal x 2
- Fish-hunter x 2

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:27 pm
by Dee
Raffidi, you must be very excited till you put the month wrongly again.....balik2 jugak sia urang mo kasi betul ko bah!

The tentative date should be:-

Day 1: 20th Sept - Arrive
Day 2/3/4: 21st - 23rd - 3 dives per day
Day 5: 24th Sept - Leave for home

Aiya, instead of September you put there April bro......

Decimal, you must love the Gangnam Style a lot that you always remember me and my hubby kan?

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:43 pm
by raffidi
Sorry....copy and paste punya pasal...

-- Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:48 pm --

Latest on number of divers: 7

- Raffidi
- Decimal x 2
- Fish-hunter x 2
- Kamarul
- Sunkistdiamond

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:56 pm
by ikan bilis
raffidi....count me in....ikan bilis is reporting.....

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:54 pm
by raffidi
Hello all MUW,

Latest on number of divers: 10

- Raffidi
- Decimal x 2
- Fish-hunter x 2
- Kamarul
- Sunkistdiamond
- Ikan Bilis
- Sarman
- Rosman

-- Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:09 pm --

Those interested to know, the flight fare on MAS to TWU return at this moment is RM300 with it's promo price. Cheaper compared to Airasia at this moment.
KUL/TWU, MH2660 is at 0725hrs and MH2664 is at 1440. Arrive morning will have time to settle and prepare and "CEO" might arrange for a night dive ...keke!
TWU/KUL, MH2661 is at 1115hrs and MH2665 is at 1815hrs. If anyone picks the 1115hrs flight remember that you'll have a surface interval of 18hrs.

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:58 pm
by Sunkistdiamond
Hooray!!! Booking done! Let's dive.

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:35 pm
by Narco
Will there be room for a 2+1?

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:53 pm
by raffidi
Hi Narco, you need room for 3? Yes they do have it at Holiday Dive Inn but don't know about the other two places. Was that your question?

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:20 pm
by Narco
Raffidi, reset on my question. Will there be a spaces for 3 more divers? Initially, I realize the max number is 12?

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:50 am
by raffidi
Latest on number of divers: 13. Please take note that max number of divers for this trip will be 24 pax, 12 to a boat.

- Raffidi
- Decimal x 2
- Fish-hunter x 2
- Kamarul
- Sunkistdiamond
- Ikan Bilis
- Sarman
- Rosman
- Narco x 3

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:12 am
by Dee
wah....laku mcm goreng pisang panas smileeeeee . Baru yesterday post kat sini dah 13 divers joined :YMAPPLAUSE:

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:27 am
by Narco
Wah, Raffidi is acting fast. Bravo!.
Narco, Mrs. Narco and Mamakpenang will be joining.

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:33 am
by raffidi
Cool and welcome.....
I'm acting fast to fill up both the boats.
May I know what your travel plans are from Penang to Tawau?
MAS still has cheap flights....

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:57 am
by Narco
Raffidi bro, has yet to decide. I'm assigning Mamakpenang for the task.

Most probably, will be either flying/driving to KL. Then probably take the suggested flight of MH2660 to Tawau as u have posted earlier. Most probably also going back with MH2665. Otherwise, might as well dive all the way to Penang.. hehe

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:51 am
by terjuntiruk
Wow! Boats are filling up very the fast. I haven't summit my application form to Home Minister yet, so can't commit myself as for now. Any suggestion for a good excuse or excuses in my application form?

If the boats filled up too fast, I might have to call a few Tausugs to Semporna to create some noise and spare me a seat smileeeeee .

Cheers.

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:08 am
by fish-hunter
terjuntiruk wrote:Wow! Boats are filling up very the fast. I haven't summit my application form to Home Minister yet, so can't commit myself as for now. Any suggestion for a good excuse or excuses in my application form?

If the boats filled up too fast, I might have to call a few Tausugs to Semporna to create some noise and spare me a seat smileeeeee .

Cheers.


terjuntiruk,don't look for any execuse or excuses.....next Mass Dive III I'll promise to leave alone all species of Starfish except that "one"..... :YMSICK:

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:15 am
by decimal86
Narco wrote:Raffidi bro, has yet to decide. I'm assigning Mamakpenang for the task.

Most probably, will be either flying/driving to KL. Then probably take the suggested flight of MH2660 to Tawau as u have posted earlier. Most probably also going back with MH2665. Otherwise, might as well dive all the way to Penang.. hehe


nampak nya ada kuih muih dari pulau pinang, pos laju ni! sampai ke Semporna. hahahaa

i will be back in Penang sometime in June. we can catch up with TT?

-- Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:20 am --

Dee wrote:wah....laku mcm goreng pisang panas smileeeeee . Baru yesterday post kat sini dah 13 divers joined :YMAPPLAUSE:


ketawa dalam laut, babak ke dua !

-- Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:26 am --

fish-hunter wrote:
decimal86 wrote:first thing i am going to get?--- a parang...then learn how to panjat pokok!


decimal86, i willing to teach u how to climb, u have to choose 1....."vertical" or "horizontal" climb?


horizontal-lah..kasi discount sikit boleh?

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:31 am
by Narco
Decimal bro, sure do for TT. That is provided that if i'm on surface interval.. hehe
Pls bring along ole-ole from Singapore! If it is food, make sure halal punya.. hehe

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:23 pm
by fish-hunter
raffidi wrote:Latest on number of divers: 13. Please take note that max number of divers for this trip will be 24 pax, 12 to a boat.

- Raffidi
- Decimal x 2
- Fish-hunter x 2
- Kamarul
- Sunkistdiamond
- Ikan Bilis
- Sarman
- Rosman
- Narco x 3


Raffidi, Mohd Fairul(my son) from Sandakan will join the trip.....another 3 divers from L/Datu not yet confirm.

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:12 pm
by mamakpenang
decimal bro,
sure will have teh tarik komtar with u in penang.....

raffidi,
narco reserved 3 pax, he will be with his wife,
i am alone, find me selimut please...... :grin:

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:36 pm
by raffidi
hello MUW,
Latest update, 14 divers.

- Raffidi
- Decimal x 2 (Kathy)
- Fish-hunter x 3 (Dee and Mohd Fairul)
- Kamarul
- Sunkistdiamond
- Ikan Bilis
- Sarman
- Rosman
- Narco x 2 (wifey)
- Mamakpenang

Mamakpenang, don't worry cause we have to cari selimut together....but no sharing selimut ya...akakakaka....each person one selimut unless......kekeke!!
2 days and only 10 slots left......hurry guys!!!

People traveling from Penang will not be able to dive if they don't bring great snacks/biscuit for surface interval bites.....still pay for everything but not allowed to dive!! Jaga coconut aja.....so better pack "tau sar peah" and buah pala....akakakakaka!!!

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:45 pm
by Narco
raffidi wrote:hello MUW,

Mamakpenang, don't worry cause we have to cari selimut together....but no sharing selimut ya...akakakaka....each person one selimut unless......kekeke!!
2 days and only 10 slots left......hurry guys!!!

People traveling from Penang will not be able to dive if they don't bring great snacks/biscuit for surface interval bites.....still pay for everything but not allowed to dive!! Jaga coconut aja.....so better pack "tau sar peah" and buah pala....akakakakaka!!!



Aiyoo.. will claim excess baggage from CEO?

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:06 pm
by mamakpenang
InsyaAllah raffidi bro, nanti cari biskut tambun yg halal punya kalau jumpa & buah pala nak berapa biji....hehe

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:23 pm
by raffidi
Kira bijik bukan kilo kah? Buat lawak aja....bawak dive gears cukup lar..........Makan-makan kita beli kat Giant Semporna....support local business.
Hmmmm.....this trip got to get more watermelon, banana and snacks.
And Decimal86 better start his course " panjat pokok Nyok@coconut" fast cause he got to take care of his divers and keep them happy!

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:00 pm
by decimal86
Narco wrote:Decimal bro, sure do for TT. That is provided that if i'm on surface interval.. hehe
Pls bring along ole-ole from Singapore! If it is food, make sure halal punya.. hehe


can, i bring cendol cake from muslim stall. yes, cendol cake

-- Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:02 pm --

mamakpenang wrote:decimal bro,
sure will have teh tarik komtar with u in penang.....

raffidi,
narco reserved 3 pax, he will be with his wife,
i am alone, find me selimut please...... :grin:


jangan khuatir, ada DM di sana senantiasa cari teman...muahahahaaa..kita kenalkan !! ;)

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:03 pm
by fish-hunter
raffidi wrote:Kira bijik bukan kilo kah? Buat lawak aja....bawak dive gears cukup lar..........Makan-makan kita beli kat Giant Semporna....support local business.
Hmmmm.....this trip got to get more watermelon, banana and snacks.
And Decimal86 better start his course " panjat pokok Nyok@coconut" fast cause he got to take care of his divers and keep them happy!
.

Siapa blh tolong beli utk aku 10 bks snack pala dari sana? Sampai Semporna 19/9/13 aku bayar laaahh...Sabah sini tak ada jual bahh..rumpai laut ja banyak...

Re: Mass Dive III at Semporna in September.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:07 pm
by decimal86
raffidi wrote:Kira bijik bukan kilo kah? Buat lawak aja....bawak dive gears cukup lar..........Makan-makan kita beli kat Giant Semporna....support local business.
Hmmmm.....this trip got to get more watermelon, banana and snacks.
And Decimal86 better start his course " panjat pokok Nyok@coconut" fast cause he got to take care of his divers and keep them happy!


tomorrow lah i start practising just like my diet

-- Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:09 pm --

fish-hunter wrote:
raffidi wrote:Kira bijik bukan kilo kah? Buat lawak aja....bawak dive gears cukup lar..........Makan-makan kita beli kat Giant Semporna....support local business.
Hmmmm.....this trip got to get more watermelon, banana and snacks.
And Decimal86 better start his course " panjat pokok Nyok@coconut" fast cause he got to take care of his divers and keep them happy!
.

Siapa blh tolong beli utk aku 10 bks snack pala dari sana? Sampai Semporna 19/9/13 aku bayar laaahh...Sabah sini tak ada jual bahh..rumpai laut ja banyak...


oh u like ? ok i buy for u cuz i going back to penang well maybe.