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The Beginning of the Season — Let’s start diving!

Posted Mar 31 2010 10:10pm
1 April, 2010 at 1:10 pm gcgeorge

At last the monsoon is over. I can already smell the cool salt breeze of sea water. I can imagine the beaches the coconut trees and the calmness of the island.

It is the first dive for the year, and it for me is more like a refresher to check out my dive equipment which had just been recently serviced. Also, I was anxious to see how my strobes and underwater camera behaved after being dry for almost 6 months.

The location : Salang, Tioman Island.
The Dive center: Fishermen Divers

We set off about close to midnight with another 2 friends who were going to do their Advance Open Water Course. Our journey would take us along the North South Highway to Air Hitam exit. From there, we head towards Kluang town and proceed through winding roads of Felda Nitar reaching Mersing at about 3.30 in the morning. The ferry was at 5am thus allowing us to take some power nap.

The interior of the ferry was so very cold. Shivering and cursing the cold, we reached Salang at 7am. My body met my soul and heart which seem to have reached the island a few days earlier.

6 dives in 3 days 2 nights. The visibility was acceptable approximately 15 to 20m and weather conditions were good. The dive guide wasn’t so great but the best dive was the last dive at Salang Jetty. It has never failed to excite me.

Armed with my trusted G7 and Ikelite casing and 2 YS110 Sea n Sea strobes, I present some pictures I took from some of the dive site namely Tiger reef, Batu Malang ( Unfortunate Rock), Chebeh Island, Labas, Roger Wreck and finally Salang Jetty.

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