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Post Number:#1  Postby krezza » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:52 pm

Hi Big bros and Pros,

Such a sad time of the year. The east coast is coming to a close soon but 2012 diving fever is still here to stay...

Maybe it would be nice if Big Bros of MUW would like to share other dive sites other than those on the East Coast with newbies like me.

I've been hearing a lot about P9 and their seahorses...
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#2  Postby decimal86 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:51 am

can go Sabah...Phuket...Indonesia...Philippines, have to travel by air but a lot more things to see there. what's a P9 ? thks
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#3  Postby decimal86 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:53 am

alamak, the tank goes at the back??
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#4  Postby run » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:00 am

p9 it green with plankton. Its like diving with a foggy mask in green color.
The fish plenty. Yes many occasional sightings of seahorses.
when you diving this kind of viz, please stay close with your buddy. Happen a lot, buddy get easily separated diving @ p9.
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#5  Postby Daylight » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:05 am

p9 = peneng?

i think its not the best place to go. there's always sabah, near by places like langkawi, koh lipe, phuket.

but its always fun to dive with others. u learn new stuff and share experience, but the best part is that you make some new friends.!!
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#6  Postby run » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:34 am

p9 pulau sembilan la daylight :P
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#7  Postby toodus » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:32 am

Apala daylight...
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#8  Postby gavstang » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:47 am

Pulau-Pulau Sembilan..many Malaysian divers have never heard of it.  Many Ipoh divers desperate for a fix of compressed air will dive p9 during the off season for the East Coast or if they cant get permit from the home minister for longer trips.  Quiver Dive Team is now operating a dive center in Lumut running dives to p9 and to Jarak.  Its not as bad as what everyone says, there can be some brilliant viz depending on luck, but then saying that all diving is about your luck anyway. 

If you want to read a little more about p9, do read this little report of mine:-

http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/malaysia-singapore/428970-sembilan-islands.html
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#9  Postby run » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:53 pm

gavstang ! what la dey. those pix post were fishes already RIP inside your pot :D :D
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#10  Postby Daylight » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:19 pm

toodus wrote:Apala daylight...


i makan je pandai.. tu la pulau pinang je tau.. lol
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#11  Postby gavstang » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:54 pm

run wrote:gavstang ! what la dey. those pix post were fishes already RIP inside your pot :D :D


Live fishes are boring..the ones that go in my tummy more interesting!
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#12  Postby zaff1984 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:30 pm

gavstang.. lol. fishes for food. Parrotfish taste good..?

krezza, Pulau Weh, Aceh is good too.. 
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#13  Postby gavstang » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:52 pm

Zaff:  Parrotfish is super tasty, very good eating.  The yellowtails are commonly known as tofu fish in the markets and the flesh was commonly used to make yong tau fu.  However, the fish is now quite pricey due to depleting fish stocks.  When fresh, yellowtails are fantastic grilled or fried. 

If you;ve never been to p9, give it a try, you would be surprised that you'd enjoy yourself.
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#14  Postby Narco » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:02 pm

Being not rich, I choose going to the pool.. Hehe
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#15  Postby mamakpenang » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:27 am

when east coast monsoon season arrive, we don't dive, we stay in Penang, eat as much as we can then hybernate.....
welcome to penang...... :grin:
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#16  Postby Daylight » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:33 am

Narco wrote:Being not rich, I choose going to the pool.. Hehe


at least u can go to the pool. i use a bucket of water n play diving.. haha
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#17  Postby gavstang » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:36 am

A Big NO to hibernation...dive year round!
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#18  Postby gchew » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:12 am

gavstang wrote:A Big NO to hibernation...dive year round!


Unless you are hibernating underwater  :tongue:
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#19  Postby atieshaali » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:56 am

am going to perhentian this weekend , hope the wather is in my favor.... if lama lagi lah mahu tunggu...option dive PD..did it once...perhaps once is enough there.
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Post Number:#20  Postby grimjour » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:00 pm

Hi Atie,

PD got diving spot? can share information on dive at PD with me?

Thanks
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Post Number:#21  Postby run » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:36 pm

my fren had an exprience diving at PD. After listening to his story, i dont want to try diving PD. I dont want to cut the life span of my diving gears hehehe.
He too said it will be the 1st and last.
He said the viz was bad. Once surface they didn't see the boatman. The boatman went to the shore and was sleeping on the boat so had to wait for a very long long time.
Once back home , he had to clean his gears thoroughly.
So thats it. I dont want to dive seeing nothing unless i get paid doing it.
Might as well spend the money playing the bananaboat or jet ski.
Well you guys still can try if you want to.  I had my share skin diving there so its enough for me.
There are big and beatiful hard corals underneath all that muddy and seaweed compound.
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#22  Postby toodus » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:40 pm

Guys,

There's a limit to diving. I understand you guys gian and in need of compressed air but to dive in PD is actually quite desperate. Takkan that desperate?
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#23  Postby grimjour » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:43 pm

Hi Guy,

Is there any other option like lake diving or cave dive or dive in fresh water in malaysia? if no let try to be pioneer on this activity..who know we can be a billionaire...lol
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#24  Postby Daylight » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:49 pm

once i tired searching for DC in pd. but could not find any. the last one standing closed in 2008/9 thats what i heard form some locals.

not heard of good fresh water dive sites yet but pls do share if anyone finds any good ones.
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Post Number:#25  Postby atieshaali » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:55 pm

run wrote:my fren had an exprience diving at PD. After listening to his story, i dont want to try diving PD. I dont want to cut the life span of my diving gears hehehe.
He too said it will be the 1st and last.
He said the viz was bad. Once surface they didn't see the boatman. The boatman went to the shore and was sleeping on the boat so had to wait for a very long long time.
Once back home , he had to clean his gears thoroughly.
So thats it. I dont want to dive seeing nothing unless i get paid doing it.
Might as well spend the money playing the bananaboat or jet ski.
Well you guys still can try if you want to.  I had my share skin diving there so its enough for me.
There are big and beatiful hard corals underneath all that muddy and seaweed compound.


Run... i can only see  the fin of the guy who was  in front of me only because he was wearing  orange colour fins.. but i can say i  have done that.. definitely murky giler... but than it was practically behind my backyard ..so pergi jer lah nak rasa. One guy say he saw turtle also..me.. i only glimpse..bayangan hard coral among the mud.
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#26  Postby run » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:09 pm

atieshaali ok ....the part the diver saw turtle is really hillarious to the max hahahaha

grimjour of coz there are diver who dives in lakes. The majlis perbandaran divers. They go to tasik2 perbandaran? Got guts or not?
cave diving hummm bringing the tank and diving gears to the mouth of the cave and then struggling going inside the cave with all the Bat's $hits. i'll pass hahaha

if you want cave diving, you can try diving at the Tokong Burung Tioman. There is a cave. I didn't enter it. Spooky man. Send chill thru the bone just looking into it.
My mind keep imagined a monster waiting to devour me if i enter it. Its nothing like the excitement i had entering the entrace of the turtle cave in sipadan.
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#27  Postby ericcc » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:20 pm

off-season means, yea, P Sembilan. it aint that bad. easy diving, stay on pangkor, short boat ride to dive sites. viz bad, get prepared to be separated, bring your safety sausage, light saber, tank banger, to make sure your peeps can find u given the potentially low viz. this depends on the current and sedimentation i suppose, cos our dives could start good and then viz deteriorates as the currents pick up.

PD - do it if really in need of a fix. u might get surprised with the corals off Blue Lagoon / Tanjung Biru, but the fish mysteriously missing, most probably due to the aquarium trade collectors. shore dive - yucky, ever since the council built the new toilets there. ewwww.  MDG Scuba does boat dives regularly so check them out.

And anyways some operators in Tioman open all year round so do search around for em... i havent had the chance to do overseas dives yet (unless we count sabah??!) apart from one horrific dive in Queensland, Aust, which makes PD sound viable even!
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#28  Postby decimal86 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:32 am

gavstang wrote:Pulau-Pulau Sembilan..many Malaysian divers have never heard of it.  Many Ipoh divers desperate for a fix of compressed air will dive p9 during the off season for the East Coast or if they cant get permit from the home minister for longer trips.  Quiver Dive Team is now operating a dive center in Lumut running dives to p9 and to Jarak.  Its not as bad as what everyone says, there can be some brilliant viz depending on luck, but then saying that all diving is about your luck anyway. 

If you want to read a little more about p9, do read this little report of mine:-

http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/malaysia-singapore/428970-sembilan-islands.html


another mystery in life solved! i was wondering P9...good trip report.

i was there decades ago but no diving. i did my Outward Bound School  there. i remem swimming in crystal clear waters
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#29  Postby divejunkie » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:31 pm

Hi Eric,

Would you mind sharing with me where in Queensland did you dive that was so horrific?
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Re: Where do you go during East Coast Close Seasons?

Post Number:#30  Postby ericcc » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:33 pm

Queensland, that was Sunshine Coast, not any of the nicer popular parts of QLD. i just happened to spend the night there so.. did a shore dive, current, surge, cold, low viz of 2m or so, no fish, danger of crashing rocks, separated from group, lost my sausage. it was a truly an adventure dive!
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