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Pulau Weh

U/W-images: Jun-2012

Team: Noel, KC, Tiger, Lee Kok Wah, Grace, Peng Khean, Patrick, Lobak, Ah Kheong, Li Meng, Li Li & Nathalie.

U/W cameras: Peng Khean, Ah Kheong & Li Meng with Canon-G12 & Canon casing, Noel with Olympus C-5060WZ & Ikelite casing, Lili with Canon S95 & Canon casing and Grace with Canon 860is & Canon casing with Ikelite strobe.

Host: Lumba-Lumba Dive Resort (Ton & Marjan)
Water-vis: Good to excellent.
Water-temp: 28-29 degC
Diving: 9-dives, healthy reefs, macro & pelagics.

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Bali

U/W images 10-17 Sep.11

Participants: KC, Peng Khean, Gan, Lobak, Lee Kok Wah, Ah Kheong, Grace, Timmy, Patrick, Li Meng, Pak Nam, LiLi & myself. Non-divers are Kate, Miin Ming & Chloe.

U/W cameras: Timmy with Nikon-D90 & Ikelite housing & strobe. Peng Khean, Ah Kheong, Pak Nam & Li Meng with Canon-G12 & Canon casing, KC with Olympus C-5060 & Olympus casing, Lili with Panasonic Lumix & Panasonic casing and Grace with Canon Ixus 860is & Canon casing.

Host: Bali Aqua (Murfi Chan)
Accomodation: Puri Rai Hotel, Padangbai & Aneka Kuta Hotel, Kuta.
Weather: Cloudy and sunny.
Water-vis: Good to excellent.
Water-temp: 24-27 degC at Tulamben & Padangbai and 20-22 degC at Nusa Penida.
Diving: 12-dives in clear waters, healthy reefs, macro, pelagics, mola-molas & mantas.
Eats: Ibu Oka Babi-guling at Ubud, Ikan gurami goreng & bakar at Kuta, Nasi Ayam Bertutu at Padangbai & Kuta, BBQ pork-ribs at Kuta & Kopi Luwak on the way to Telaga Waja rafting.
Others: Ubud rice fields, sunset at Tanah Lot temple, Monkey forest temple and handicraft & souvenir shopping.


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Anilao

March 2011 Underwater images

U/W image contributors: Timmy (Nikon-D70), KC (Canon Powershot-S95), Li Meng (Canon Ixus-V3), Ah Kheong (Canon Powershot-G12) & Grace (Canon Ixus-860is).

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Koh Lipe, Thailand

Oct 2010

Dates: 6-10th.Oct,2010

Team: Noel, Lee Kok Wah, Ah Kheong, Grace & Tiger

Accomodation: Best House Resort @ Pak Bara & Bundhaya Resort @ Koh Lipe
Dive-operator: Ocean-Pro Divers
Logistics: Penang-Pak Bara (340kms by road); Pak Bara-Koh Lipe (61kms by speedboat)
Weather: Sunny & blue skies
Sea conditions: Calm
Water visibility: Good (~ 5 to 15m)
Diving: 6/10
Attractions: Soft-corals, tropical reef fishes & u/w mounts.
FB dive Rate per day: ~RM290 (inc transfers by own car)
Will We Return: Definitely !

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Pulau Weh

U/W-images: Jan/Feb 2010

Dates: 28-Jan to 2-Feb,2010

TigerDivers Team: Grace, KC, Dr.Noel, Ah Kheong, Lee Kok Wah, Edmond Tan & Tiger.

Topside images contributors: Grace, Dr.Noel & KC.

U/W images contributors: Grace, Dr.Noel & KC.

Camera used: Canon Ixus-860is, Canon G10 & Canon G11 with U/W casings.

Logistics: Firefly, MAF, Minibus & Express Bahari Ferry.
Host: Lumba-Lumba Diving Center.
Meals: Dang-Dang Na Restaurant.
Surface conditions: Calm to slightly choppy.
U/W conditions: Mild to strong currents.
U/W visibility: Good to excellent.
Overall trip: 7/10

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Manado

U/W images March-2009

Date: 8-15 March,09.

TigerDivers Team: Tiger, Grace, LeeKokWah, KC, Lucy, Noel, Ah Kheong, Eric, Timmy, Kate, Choo & Rubee.

U/W camera: Grace, KC, Choo, Lucy, Timmy, Noel & Tiger.

U/W video: Noel

Host: LaRascasse Dive Resort-Katiman
DiveGuides: Aron, Hindra & Ewan
Boat Crew: Melky and gang
Weather: 5/6 diving-days = Good to Excellent
Water Visibility: 5/6 diving-days = Good to Very Good
Services of all activities from Dive Resort: 8/8 days = 5-stars.
Will we return to this resort: 100% SURE !!
U/W images contributions: Grace, Timmy, Lucy, Choo, KC & Tiger

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Pulau Weh

U/W-images: Oct-08

Trip dates: 26th. to 31st.Oct,2008

Diveteam: Tiger, Grace, KC, Lee Kok Wah, Gan, Noel, Ah Kheong, Lucy & Timmy

Host: Lumba Lumba Dive Resort
Weather: Sunny with blue skies, light wind and one day afternoon rain.
Water visibility: Good to Excellent
u/w Cameraman: Tiger, Grace, KC, Timmy, Lucy & Noel
u/w Images contribution: Tiger, Grace, KC, Timmy & Lucy

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Malapascua

U/W images: Apr-08

TigerDivers team: Tiger, Grace, KC, Noel, Timmy, Lee Kok Wah, Ah Kheong, Liow Peng Khean, Dave Brandner & Eric Chow. (Non-divers: Kathy Yeoh & Kate Tan)

U/W cameraman: Tiger, Grace, Noel, KC, Timmy & Lee Kok Wah

U/W video: Noel

U/W-Images contributions: Tiger, Grace & KC

Dive-site: House-reef, Gato Island, Calaggaman Island, Monad Shoal & Kemod Shoal.

Location: 10-min & max 1-hr boat ride around Malapascua island
Weather: sunny blue skies with daytime light wind
Water vis: excellent
Photo opportunities: macro, standard & wide
Camera with U/W case: Olympus-mju700 (Tiger), Canon Ixus-860is (Grace), Canon Powershot A570is (KC). Nikon D70 (Lee Kok Wah) & a Flooded Nikon D70 (Timmy).
Host: Malapascua Exotic Resort
DiveGuide: Toto

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Donsol

Topside & U/W images: Apr-07

TigerDivers team: Tiger, Grace, KC, Timmy, Kate, Lee Kok Wah, Ah Kheong & Eric.

U/W cameraman: KC, Timmy & Lee Kok Wah

U/W-Image contributions: KC & Timmy

Camera with U/W case: Nikon-D70 (Timmy & Lee Kok Wah) & Canon Powershot A570is (KC)

Host: Woodlands Resort, Dancalan, Donsol.
Dive operator & Whale shark Encounter: ProSafari Divers (Conz)
Whale shark encounter site: The sea in front of the Visitor Center at Dancalan (Snorkeling only)
Dive sites: Around Dancalan and San Miguel Island.
Weather: Sunny blue skies with daytime light wind
Water vis: For whale shark - 5-8m; for diving - 10-15m.
Water temp: 28-29C
Photo opportunities: Macro, standard & wide

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Maldives

LOB U/W-images: July05

Dive sites: North Male Atoll, Rasdhu Atoll, Ari Atoll & South Male Atoll.

Weather: Cloudy with intermittent rain.
Water vis: Excellent
Water temp: 28-30C
Photo opportunities: Standard & Wide

U/W camera: Nikon-D70 with Ikelite Housing & Strobe (Timmy & Lee Kok Wah), Sea & Sea MM-II Ex with YS-TTL strobe (KC & Grace). Samsung digital compact (Liow Peng Khean) & Olympus-C5060WZ (Noel).

U/W video: Sony (Choo) & JVC (Noel) both with Lights & Motion housing.

U/W cameraman: KC, Timmy, Noel, Peng Khean & Lee Kok Wah .

U/W video: Noel & Choo.

Host: Ethos Maldives

Dive guide: Impti

U/W image contributors: KC,Timmy, Noel & Lee Kok Wah.

Dive sites: Bunaken, Manado Tua, Siladen, Mantehage, Pulau Nain & Lembeh Straits.

Weather: Sunny blue skies with light wind.
Water vis: 20-30m.
Water temp: 26-28C
Photo opportunities: Macro & Standard

U/W camera: Nikon-D70 with Ikelite housing & strobe (Timmy & Lee Kok Wah), Nikon-F50 with Ikelite housing & strobe (Grace) and Sea & Sea MM-IIex & strobe (KC). Host: NDC Dive-Resort & Spa, Manado. (Iis)

TigerDivers team: Tiger, Grace, KC, Timmy, Kate, Lee Kok Wah, Ah Kheong, Lobak, Liow Peng Khean, Paul Boey, Eric, Noel, Kathy, Laura & Emma.

U/W cameraman: Timmy, KC, Grace, Noel & Lee Kok Wah

U/W-Image contribution: Timmy

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Puerto Galera

UW-images May 2004

UW-images contributors: Dr.Noel: Olympus digital-compact Timmy: Canon Ixus V3 Grace: Nikon F50D (film) with Ikelite housing & strobe. Lee Kok Wah: Canon Powershot G2 with Ikelite housing & strobe. Choo Tian Hoon: Sony VCR with Mako housing.

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Earlier Trips

U/W images from past divetrips

Dive sites/destinations:

  • Cod-Hole (Taka-II)
  • Sipadan (Sipadan Lodge)
  • Maldives LiveAboard (Ethos Maldives)
  • Manado (Nusantara Dive Resort)
  • Puerto Galera (Sabang Inn)
  • Coron Bay (DiveRight)
  • Similans LiveAboard (SEA-LiveAboards)
  • Redang (Redang Beach Resort)
  • Pulau Aur (Dayang Island Resort)
  • Maldives (Kani Maldives)
  • Koh Tao (Big Blue Divers)
  • Tioman (Wan Ayub's Resort)
  • Perhentian (Flora Bay Chalets)
  • Tenggol (camping Scubapoint-KL)
  • Bohol-Panglao (Seaquest Divers)
  • Malapascua (Exotic Dive Resort)
  • Donsol (Adventure Bound)
  • Krabi (Tadpole)

Weather: Mostly sunny & blue skies
Water vis: Mostly excellent
Water temp: 26-30C
U/W camera: Sea & Sea MM-IIex & strobe, Nikon F50 with Ikelite housing & strobe
Film: Kodak Ektachrome-100
U/W cameraman: Tiger, Grace & KC
U/W image contributions: Tiger, Grace & KC

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Dates/Locations

Photos

Koh Lipe Walking Steet.

Koh Lipe Boat.

Koh Lipe Dogs.

Manado NDC Statue.

Maldives Group.

Puerto Galera Bay.

Puerto Galera Boat Ride.

Puerto Galera Sunset.

Koh Tao.

Similan Live Aboard.