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Post Number:#1  Postby kimseng the maverick rogue » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:20 pm

Hi there,
Didn't see any thread on the wrecks around labuan. So i guess i'll start one.
Some of the pictures of my last trip there are on the link below ;)

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/kimsen ... /my_photos
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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#2  Postby putradiver » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:22 pm

Was wondering, since Borneo Divers not operating there, who is operating to the wrecks?

Love the Blue Water Wreck
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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#3  Postby kimseng the maverick rogue » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:30 pm

putradiver wrote:Was wondering, since Borneo Divers not operating there, who is operating to the wrecks?

Love the Blue Water Wreck


There is only 1 DC operating there.. Borneo Star Dive. Run by a local commercial diver in the labuan sea sports complex. They are NAUI affliated.
Borneo divers are doing commercial diving only now.
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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#4  Postby kimseng the maverick rogue » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:32 pm

ohh yeah... love the blue water wreck too... just that the last time there it was full of jelly fish :crybaby2:
lucky i decided to go full suit.... normally only on shorties :icon_tongue:
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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#5  Postby putradiver » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:36 pm

hahaha.. How;s the American wreck anyway... hopefully it is still there.  Last i heard otherwise..
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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#6  Postby kimseng the maverick rogue » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:44 pm

now i also dunno larr.... last went there on april 2006. joined muw last month only :icon_tongue:
american wreck very much desecrated.. depth chargers no longer there courtesy of the navy(for safety reasons) but even the helmets and gas mask also gone! at least the bullets and bomb shell still there though..
my buddy had nightmare after visiting the wreck  :sad10:
but i guess it's all in the state of mind and also i  :angel8: hehehehe
but this caught my sight http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/kimsen ... fd6scd.jpg
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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#7  Postby putradiver » Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:12 pm

Had dove there way back in 2001/2 with borneo divers amd the Navy but since then no more.  Had really missed diving the wrecks there.  The worst one was the supposed to be the B17 bomber wreck.  Can only found the landing gear and long scrap fuselage.  With visibility only 0.1m, mmmm nothing can been seen clearly.
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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#8  Postby kimseng the maverick rogue » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:15 pm

I've only dived the australian, american, bluewater and cement wrecks. The rest reef dives around the island. Do you have the coordinates of the rest of the wrecks around. Plan to visit again. Last few round only dove on air. So a lot of limitation even with deco.
I think labuan waters are ok. I've been in worse viz. 0.2m barely can see anything ;p
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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#9  Postby putradiver » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:39 pm

Sorry bro, my mistake of not noting all the wreck positions... But I wanted to record all the wrecks in Malaysia if its possible. The coordinates, history of the wrecks and their conditions.  Also, if its diveable or not for recreqational.
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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#10  Postby kimseng the maverick rogue » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:52 pm

No prob,
I've always had a passion for wrecks.... But i've only fully explored 1 wreck.. the union star aka suger wreck. Back when there was still diesel residue in the water  :crybaby2:
I has grown into a very sparking centre of life. I always think you can never go wrong with wrecks. Cause even if there is no fish there is the ship...lol
Gonna do my trimix next april. Hope to explore the PoW and repulse somewhere later next year.
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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#11  Postby putradiver » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:13 pm

Good, do the trimix first before doing te repulse n Po Wales.  Safe diving, bro.
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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#12  Postby kimseng the maverick rogue » Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:38 am

back to the wrecks in labuan... i think they are not being dived enough!
i think more brunei ppl dive there than malaysian! and they are i bet you.. claim that it's in their waters.
the cement wreck is by far the the most stonefish and scorpionfish i've found in a single dive on a wreck...
i think if the viz there is good it will be better than the blue water wreck.
The DC's there is in a sad state. Only 1 DC operational. Really there isn't enough divers going there.  [-(
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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#13  Postby putradiver » Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:49 am

kimseng wrote:back to the wrecks in labuan... i think they are not being dived enough!
i think more brunei ppl dive there than malaysian! and they are i bet you.. claim that it's in their waters.
the cement wreck is by far the the most stonefish and scorpionfish i've found in a single dive on a wreck...
i think if the viz there is good it will be better than the blue water wreck.
The DC's there is in a sad state. Only 1 DC operational. Really there isn't enough divers going there.  [-(



I do agree on you bro.  It had been a long time since I dove there.  Do they have nitrox there?  I think we should promote ore Malaysian to do wreck diving in Labuan, in a way it will encourage local tourism and also help the dive industry there.

Common guys, put in your trip planner and make Labuan one of your dive destination. 

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Re: Labuan Wrecks

Post Number:#14  Postby kimseng the maverick rogue » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:05 pm

Unfortunately no nitrox there... but i've been bitching so much about it the last trip that they assured me that it will materialise in the near future.
another plus points is booze is super cheap there..lol
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