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Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#1  Postby MACHA » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:12 pm

Good news! Last month the malaysian maritime sunk 3 Vietnamese / Thai made Fishing vessel which was apprehended last year. I manage to get the location & tommorow Im  heading there  with my DMs for a recce dive its about 2 km from the island.The spot is about 22-25m & its exposed to tidal current.Each wreck is about 50-60m distance...anyway its still early to determine it as a dive spot.I'll update ya'll about it

namaste  ;) ;)
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#2  Postby santadive » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:15 pm

Lucky you -It is great to be the first person on a brand new wreck....
-It is just so different..... ;D
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#3  Postby mocha » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:20 pm

way to go machaaa....... next time around... u take us there wokeh??
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#4  Postby SeaDemon » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:52 am

Wooden or steel? ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#5  Postby MACHA » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:32 am

[quote]Wooden or steel? ;D ;D ;D[/quote

wooden...can last most likely 10years,,dived at this wooden wreck near Bidong which is more than 10 years..in Kapas is about 12 if not mistaken
cengal wood lasting though.
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#6  Postby SeaDemon » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:49 am

There's a huge wreck behind Bidong...steel...at 42m. Am planning to dive there next month ending.
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#7  Postby MACHA » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:26 pm

There's a huge wreck behind Bidong...steel...at 42m. Am planning to dive there next month ending.


Achhhoooo.....can join 1 ar?
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#8  Postby SeaDemon » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:55 pm

There's a huge wreck behind Bidong...steel...at 42m. Am planning to dive there next month ending.


Achhhoooo.....can join 1 ar?


Hehe..let me check it out first as I'll be diving with KUSTEM. Furthermore, it's going to be a decompression dive..and Tiger and Bull Sharks have been spotted in that area.
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#9  Postby MACHA » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:09 pm

There's a huge wreck behind Bidong...steel...at 42m. Am planning to dive there next month ending.


Achhhoooo.....can join 1 ar?


Hehe..let me check it out first as I'll be diving with KUSTEM. Furthermore, it's going to be a decompression dive..and Tiger and Bull Sharks have been spotted in that area.



wokay like dat 1 lah....No Problem,,can supply you stage tanks oso,,yup tigers,bull & grey oso spotted here esp. pulau YU area,wrecx at P.Karah oso at Batu mandi....achhhooo

but with the longliners been going on little bit frust, they're depleting.. :'( :'(
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Post Number:#10  Postby SeaDemon » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:13 pm

There's a huge wreck behind Bidong...steel...at 42m. Am planning to dive there next month ending.


Achhhoooo.....can join 1 ar?


Hehe..let me check it out first as I'll be diving with KUSTEM. Furthermore, it's going to be a decompression dive..and Tiger and Bull Sharks have been spotted in that area.



wokay like dat 1 lah....No Problem,,can supply you stage tanks oso,,yup tigers,bull & grey oso spotted here esp. pulau YU area,wrecx at P.Karah oso at Batu mandi....achhhooo

but with the longliners been going on little bit frust, they're depleting.. :'( :'(


Ya, I know what you mean. I remember back in the 80s, Lang Tengah..Tioman...sharks will come and swim next to you when you dive.

I hope the state government efforts in trying to keep the longliners away from the islands will pay off in the long run. The only way for us to see sharks close up nowadays is to bait our Mr Sheik's dive shorts pockets with raw chicken before doing the dawn dive. Of course he never knew about the chicken until after, and he got the good shots of sharks. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#11  Postby deepblu » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:55 pm


The only way for us to see sharks close up nowadays is to bait our Mr Sheik's dive shorts pockets with raw chicken before doing the dawn dive. Of course he never knew about the chicken until after, and he got the good shots of sharks. ;D ;D ;D



so who are you gonna volunteer baiting the tiger & bull sharks?  :o
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Post Number:#12  Postby SeaDemon » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:33 pm


The only way for us to see sharks close up nowadays is to bait our Mr Sheik's dive shorts pockets with raw chicken before doing the dawn dive. Of course he never knew about the chicken until after, and he got the good shots of sharks. ;D ;D ;D



so who are you gonna volunteer baiting the tiger & bull sharks?  :o



Thank you for volunteering  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#13  Postby anas » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:40 pm

Yes, I have been a bait before, and it worked.

wanna do it again,
NOT!!

Eggs got shrunk... sia!
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#14  Postby spazm » Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:43 pm

I dont mind..
as long as it is not in my BC pocket..:).....how about holding it up from a stick...:)
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#15  Postby evo5555 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:04 pm

Yes, I have been a bait before, and it worked.

wanna do it again,
NOT!!

Eggs got shrunk... sia!


Sedap sehingga menjlat jari... ;D
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#16  Postby deepblu » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:46 pm

Yes, I have been a bait before, and it worked.

wanna do it again,
NOT!!

Eggs got shrunk... sia!


Sedap sehingga menjlat jari... ;D



provided you still have fingers to lick, bro...

;D ;D ;D
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#17  Postby maltymouse » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:13 pm

We just got back from Redang Island with newly certified Advanced Open Water (AOW) Students.  One of the speciality they had chose were wreck diving.  I would like sincerely THANK YOU to Macha.  We were the first divers group to visit this wreck.  It was awesome and we had fun.  With strong current I was having difficulties to descent.  Thanks to Dive guide Setopa.  Hey bro nice diving with ya.  We really enjoyed this dive.  We saw a lot of juvenile fishes already making this wreck their home.  

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the Siamese wreck in Redang

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SETOPA with his Titanic version
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Juvenile lion fish already making this wreck their homw



PHOTOS COURTESY HALIMI ABDULLAH @ OCEAN ELEMENTS
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#18  Postby GOD » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:36 pm

Nitrogen Addicts,

More pic. please!!!! .... where is the report?

;D
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#19  Postby SeaDemon » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:49 pm

Wah..wreck dive...scary. More pics please.
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#20  Postby maltymouse » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:53 pm

Errr report??? ayo how to write... let me try ok

2nd June till 4th June 2007
We were at Redang and dive with gipsy divers a.k.a Macha's place.  With us students who want to do more adventures in diving and decided to take Advanced Open Water.

Speciality they chose
1.  Navigation
2.  Night diving
3.  Deep diving
4.  Wreck diving
5.  Drift diving

1.  Navigation
we went to Pulau Kerengge vis approximately 10 meters.  It was fun and after their underwater navigations exercise,  we were lead by MSDT Halimi Abdullah, he took us around that dive site,  we were just happily finning around that area.  Normal reef fishes, no current and it was fun

2.  Night Dive
we went down early around 6:45pm dive site at Telok Bakau House reef.  We saw hawksbill turtle and normal reef fishes. Vis very good and no current

3.  Deep diving
Tanjung Tokong, vis very bad around 6 - 8 meters only.  I saw sweetlips barracuda and other normal reef fishes.  Strong current.  DM Duak.  Enjoyed this dive.  I don't know why but I like this dive site.  Challenging and at the same time fun!!!!

4.  Wreck diving
This is the most interesting dive site for this trip.  Macha took us to siamese/vietnamese wreck.  Very strong current, having problem to descent.  I  immediately descent and finning to the nets.  There were fishnets from this wreck and they sunk it with the boat and its  tangled to each other.  The surface current pushing us and it was tiring fighting the current, we have to use this nets hold on to it and slowly finning to descent line. Macha tied the descent line near to this nets. We went down slowly and it was amazing to see a lot of fish and the wrecks are still in good conditions. I was so happy just like a child in a playground. Even tho vis not that good i think around 5 - 6 meter, current very strong... I had GREAT TIME!!!! after that dive and on the way back to Macha's place, he announced to us that we are the first group he took to that wreck.

I saw juvenile lion fish, brown marble garuopa , puffer, and normal reef fishes.  Perghhh very challenging dive and I had a good time.

5.  Drift diving
Dive site Pulau 5 Southern tip,  we were told that a few divers sighting whale shark around that area.  No luck for us.  Vis very bad even if that whale shark next to you, you can't see.  Drift diving it was fun.  We play " Tokyo drift".  Fuuu yoooo we were flying without wings.

Since we gonna take the 3.30 boat so we decided to have 2 more extra dives.
1.  Pulau 5 southern tip (wall site)
2. Stinger reef yes macro heaven.  Negative entry perghhhh

Itu saja laporan saya untuk warga MUW.



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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#21  Postby GOD » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:01 pm

Thanks for the interesting trip report.

What are the condition of the wrecks? ... still have oil coming out from the engine room?

;D
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#22  Postby maltymouse » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:13 pm

I don;t know, have to ask macha lah
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#23  Postby mocha » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:17 pm

macha.... u know where to take us next weekend..... :D ;D
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#24  Postby Snafuette » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:30 pm

Thanks for sharing your photos with us!!!
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#25  Postby IkanBilis » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:39 pm

Image
Thanks for the report NA. One question... is that the juvenile Lionfish you mentioned? Looks like one in between those ropes..
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#26  Postby maltymouse » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:13 pm

yes thats the juvenile common lion fish, its between those ropes
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#27  Postby SeaDemon » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:04 pm

nitrogen addicts...good reporting. You must follow me on the trips I'm in so you can write the reports next ;D

Congrats on your new certification as an AOWD. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#28  Postby bobo » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:10 pm

N2Addicts AOWD..??? hehehe dei jembalang, where the story la...
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#29  Postby maltymouse » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:12 pm

AYO i was not the student.  I was just the leisure diver and following the students
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Re: Thai / Vietnamese Wrex in Redang

Post Number:#30  Postby SeaDemon » Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:23 pm

AYO i was not the student.  I was just the leisure diver and following the students


Congratulating you now...belated. When you took yours you haven't joined MUW yet ;D
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