New Wreck at Tioman

Tioman has finally a new wreck! The former Royal Malaysian Navy warship KM Sipadan was sunk on 29th March 2012 to become an artificial reef .   KM Sipadan was commissioned some 48 years ago under the name KD Sri Sawarak and the warship was later renamed as KM Sipadan. It was decommissioned to the Malaysian … Read more

Trip Report 23-25 March

  I rounded up my 4 divers at Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT) on Friday night and proceeded through immigration, with all the usual comments – “Off again diving Gary?”   Dean, Gena, Angela and David were my leisure divers this weekend. I was not teaching any courses so it made for a nice … Read more

Trip Report 16-18 March

It was a very busy and noisy weekend with 12 school kids.  We boarded the bus Friday night at Riverwalk, Singapore and we were bound for Mersing, Malaysia to catch a ferry to Pulau Aur.  There was non stop chatter and excited laughter.         We finally made it to Pulau Aur around … Read more

Trip Report 12-14 March

Paul and Phillip signed up for TDI intro to Tech and TDI Advanced Nitrox a few months back, we finally got our schedule sorted and completed the theory in Singapore, but missed the pool session due to Paul’s flying commitments.   We were up crazy early Monday morning to take bus and then ferry to … Read more

Trip Report 9-11 March (Riau)

Rocking Riau weekend. The visibility all weekend was 8-10 metres, the sun was shinning and seas were flat, a perfect weekend all round.  The leisure divers did 7 dives including one night dive that Andy volunteered to lead, so nice of Andy!   Andy was guiding Richard, Hans and Kevin.  Glenn was looking after Evan, … Read more

Trip Report 9-11 March (Tioman)

We had the pleasure of joining the second voyage aboard MV The Ark; one of Singapore’s Mongolian flagged dive vessels. Fortunately we were heading for Pulau Tioman and Aur; rather than the home ‘port’ of Ulaan Baatar.         The overnight sail took us to Bahara Rock for the first dive. Conditions were … Read more

Trip Report 2-4 March

Akiko, Germaine, Chris, John, Lay Nah and Caroline and a bunch of other divers all met at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT), Singapore on Friday the 2nd March,2012 to join The Ark’s maiden voyage to Aur, Malaysia.   Everyone was excited about diving Aur for the first time this dive season.  I was also looking … Read more