Where to go?
Posted 15 April 2003 - 09:17 PM
Already been to West Malaysia a few times, and have done the Barrier reef.
Current top choices are Sipadan or Palau (or Maldives even), but which should I choose?
Thanks in advance
Posted 17 April 2003 - 12:47 PM
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Posted 17 April 2003 - 03:16 PM
Palau is also amazing but significantly more expensive. Well worth the trip though!
Skype address: underwatercolours
Posted 24 April 2003 - 12:56 AM
There are two beaches, Iboih and Gapang. I've stayed and dived at the latter, the divecenter is called Lumba Lumba, run by a very friendly dutch couple (web page www.pulauweh.com - don't be fooled by the crappy design of the web page ). I suggest you email them and ask them about whatever you want to know. They are also more than happy to help you with flight schedules and such.
You can fly from Singapore to Medan and then on to Banda Aceh ($40), and on tuesdays and thursdays there is a SMAC flight to Pulau Weh ($7). So it's only a couple of hours from Singapore.
Although there has been some fighting between the separist movement and the indonesian army in Aceh, Pulau Weh has always been safe.
It's really a nice place, and the diving is spectacular. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Posted 24 April 2003 - 02:10 AM
Posted 24 April 2003 - 05:00 PM
You also can go to west australia (exmouth) and dive the Point Murat Navy Pier, this place is packed with marine life, a lot of sharks, 1+ meter queensland groupas, octopus etc etc etc, amazing place although it is a bit eerie to me.
Posted 27 April 2003 - 05:57 PM