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newcomer

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:57 am
by fakhruddin.mn
salam and hello all. im new here. not a diver. never dive. dont have PADI ADAS HSE dont have all. but dream about all that. still study. completing my degree and after that want to jump to this wonderful 'dark world'.  :D
passionate to be a commercial diver and hope to learn it from every single person in here. kindly tunjuk ajar ku sifu coz im really into this world. just waiting the right time to start:- when i finish study. thank you  ;)

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:15 pm
by zaff1984
welcome...  :glasses9:

mmm... its not really 'dark world'... it actually colorful and busy fishes and turtle down there.. haha

cepat2 amik open water...

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:52 pm
by Narco
Welcome. Go get certified and get it certified right.

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:30 pm
by fakhruddin.mn
where can i take open water and how much the course eh? got any certified yet cheap place? :P

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:22 pm
by zaff1984
fakhruddin.mn wrote:where can i take open water and how much the course eh? got any certified yet cheap place? :P



basically any dive center will do... the Open Water Course normally require 3days to complete and the price around RM850-RM950 (the course price alone not include accommodation, transportation, meals and etc..).. just prepare around RM1400-RM1500 in your budget.. I did mine in Mabul around RM1500 all in.. not include flight ticket from KL to Tawau..

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:31 pm
by Narco
Open Water is a very important course. It prep one with essential/crucial/important knowledge in diving. I like to think OWD as FOUNDATION to the underwater world. Although there would be series of advance courses in diving, OWD is the very core of all. If the core is good, then the diver and the whole diving experience will also be good. If not, the rest will follow suit as well. Sounds too much? But hell it is.

If poeple ask me, i will take open water very seriously. Get a good instructor who loves diving and teaching others to dive CORRECTLY more than loving the money from the student. I love instructor who goes to the very detail part of it. Not only they make u feel safe, but they will make u an excellent diver.

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:55 pm
by zaff1984
@Narco.. agree with you. luckily i took with very good instructor... I can see he is very passionate of what he's doing.

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:13 am
by chikanoz
apa-apa pong ambil lesen dulu...hehehhehe

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:28 pm
by fakhruddin.mn
tq very much to all bros that gimme suggestions and recommendations. all your concerns are much appreciated.  :thumbsup:
ill look around for place to do my open water. btw im from malacca. if any of you have recommendation for the good places to do the course around the area, do suggest it to me. really need recommendations from bros2 and otai2s for that good and reasonable place.  :sign4:
take care all. dive safe.  :icon_salut:

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:44 pm
by zaff1984
Since you are in Malacca, the nearest place to do your open water is in Tioman island.. many dive centers to choose from.. but currently east coast islands (including tioman) closed due to monsoon until feb or march 2012. Some dive center offer early bird promotion you can refer to thread below :-


http://malaysianunderwater.com/smff/courses/

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:06 pm
by fakhruddin.mn
zaff1984 wrote:Since you are in Malacca, the nearest place to do your open water is in Tioman island.. many dive centers to choose from.. but currently east coast islands (including tioman) closed due to monsoon until feb or march 2012. Some dive center offer early bird promotion you can refer to thread below :-


http://malaysianunderwater.com/smff/courses/


thanks brother zaff1984 for da recommendation. ;)
ill consider the course.  B-)

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:50 am
by Ikan wadi
Hi Fakhruddin, :hello: Welcome to MUW and "an interesting world" as well! You can't see the "dark world" till your OWD come to you. All "dark world" will turn into "clear world" once your eyes is open widely by OWD.. ;)

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:23 pm
by fakhruddin.mn
Ikan wadi wrote:Hi Fakhruddin, :hello: Welcome to MUW and "an interesting world" as well! You can't see the "dark world" till your OWD come to you. All "dark world" will turn into "clear world" once your eyes is open widely by OWD.. ;)


hello brother ikan wadi. thanks for da warm welcome  :smileinbox:
m concidering to do da course during next semester break. this semester break im gonna do part time work first to find some money. u know la student, dont have much money. hehe  :P need to work first (since im also not come from a rich family) ;)
cant wait to take OWD to see da clear view of this 'clear on top, dark downside world'.
will take it probably june or july next year. have any recommendations where to take it? or you yourself are OWD instructor? can gimme discount?  :D

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:28 pm
by syafiqazuan
Welcome to heree! go take OWC cepat2. I'll take mine in mabul too. :D

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:15 pm
by Narco
Err.. I think ikan wadi is a SISTA.. Haha.. Happy new year..
Discount for OWD? Sure can.. But I'm sure most will only offer minimal discount. Well, most of us are born handsome but not rich.. Hehe

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:41 pm
by fakhruddin.mn
Narco wrote:Err.. I think ikan wadi is a SISTA.. Haha.. Happy new year..
Discount for OWD? Sure can.. But I'm sure most will only offer minimal discount. Well, most of us are born handsome but not rich.. Hehe


SISTA stand for? sory im too new in this but willing to learn.
do you an instructor brother Narco?
one question.
if im not a very good swimmer, (just boleh swim sikit2) :P
do i need to learn it seriously before OWD or the instructor will teach me?

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:47 pm
by fakhruddin.mn
before i forget. happy new year to all brosss.  :hello:
may this year brings luck, health, happiness and prosperity.  :D

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:26 pm
by zaff1984
fakhruddin.mn wrote:
Narco wrote:Err.. I think ikan wadi is a SISTA.. Haha.. Happy new year..
Discount for OWD? Sure can.. But I'm sure most will only offer minimal discount. Well, most of us are born handsome but not rich.. Hehe


SISTA stand for? sory im too new in this but willing to learn.
do you an instructor brother Narco?
one question.
if im not a very good swimmer, (just boleh swim sikit2) :P
do i need to learn it seriously before OWD or the instructor will teach me?



lol... Narco mean Ikan Wadi is a girl...


You dont have to be a good swimmer... BCD will help you float.

Re: newcomer

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:12 pm
by fakhruddin.mn
zaff1984 wrote:
fakhruddin.mn wrote:
Narco wrote:Err.. I think ikan wadi is a SISTA.. Haha.. Happy new year..
Discount for OWD? Sure can.. But I'm sure most will only offer minimal discount. Well, most of us are born handsome but not rich.. Hehe


SISTA stand for? sory im too new in this but willing to learn.
do you an instructor brother Narco?
one question.
if im not a very good swimmer, (just boleh swim sikit2) :P
do i need to learn it seriously before OWD or the instructor will teach me?



lol... Narco mean Ikan Wadi is a girl...


You dont have to be a good swimmer... BCD will help you float.


owh.. hahahaha
thanks for that btw  :D