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scuba diving in malesya
Posted November 23rd, 2012 - 9:04 am by from Chiasso, Switzerland (Permalink)
ciao everybody ,

I am travelling to south east asia and I was thinking to do my advanced course there...

do you think is possible or with the rainy season is not possible?

please let me know



Posted November 23rd, 2012 - 10:28 am by from Sencur, Slovenia (Permalink)
hi Thomas,

i actually work in Malasia like instructor....and can tell you is it possible to do a course in this time, because temperature of water are 28-29 C....here is some rain....this mean 10 minuthes/day....

i am in Mabul island...if you need some info let me know ;)

Posted November 24th, 2012 - 10:41 am by from Chiasso, Switzerland (Permalink)
Hi Matiaz,

thank you for your information, I would love to come there but i will stay just in peninsula not borneo ( i think more expensive and I have to take another flight),.. I would like to go perenthians islands, do you think is possible??? i heard that is not even open sometimes (close for the moonsoon in december) do you know something??? i also would like to do some kite surf ... maybe you know also a place,...

thank you so much... and have fun in the blue malesian world



Posted November 24th, 2012 - 10:53 am by from Sencur, Slovenia (Permalink)
honestly about perenthians islands i have no idea...i stock in mabul island like dive instructor...and only know this island...i can recommend you air asia for cheap flights ;)

Posted November 27th, 2012 - 3:43 pm by from Chiasso, Switzerland (Permalink)
Dear All,

thank you very much for all your suggestions..

I am in malaysia right now and so I decided to go to Mabul...

I would like to make an home stay and make the advanced course..

Matjasz can you suggest me something? maybe i can do the course with you,.. it will be fun,,..

I will book tomorrow my ticket to Tawau and coming there probably around the 7th december ,... please let me know...



Posted November 28th, 2012 - 12:30 am by from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (Permalink)
Hi Thomas, Try avoiding sipadan.com which they never service their regulator for ages. I worked there for few months and left 2 months ago, their regulators were not really in good condition. Second month I got rashes on my whole body from bedbug. Scubajunkie and uncle chang are the better established center and they provide permit to sipadan island... just saying :P

Posted November 23rd, 2012 - 12:06 pm by from Copenhagen, Denmark (Permalink)
How is malyasia compared to Indonesia?

Posted November 25th, 2012 - 2:35 am by from Kuantan, Malaysia (Permalink)
Perhentian and all the islands on the east coast of Malaysia are closed for the monsoon now. They usually reopen in late February/early March.

If you're only going to be in peninsula Malaysia, you can try Langkawi island. But it might be expensive.

I got my certification in Kota Kinabalu for a very good price. Borneo is still the best place to dive in Malaysia. And Mabul is awesome. Air Asia has cheap flights! :)

Posted November 26th, 2012 - 4:05 am by from Cebu, Philippines (Permalink)
Greetings Thomas,
I've been diving in Malaysia, Bali and Vietnam in past years, but I find diving year around in the Philippines to be the best!! The rain doesn't seem to affect visibility as it does in other countries in SE Asia and in some places (like Cebu) there are a plethoria of dive sites in close proximity...

Also, the cost of living here is far less than Malaysia or Indonesia/Bali and commensurate with Vietnam...

You really should consider coming here for your dive instruction.



Posted November 26th, 2012 - 4:57 am by from Mactan, Philippines (Permalink)
Hi Thomas,
I agree with Mark. I had a few students yesterday and they were surprised that no rain in "rainy season" but this is the case in Cebu. Even in so called rainy season we have very little rain. I am a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor if you get interested.

Happy diving!

Scuba Haven/ Petri Kolmonen
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu City 6015, Cebu, Philippines
Email. petri.kolmonen@gmail.com
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