Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dayang Island Malaysia My First Dive Trip

Dayang Island located on the northern east cost of state of Johor approximately 65km off Mersing Jetty, Dayang Island is West Malaysia's furthest and most unique paradise out in South China Sea, Surrounded by crytal clear blue water and white sandy beach. Read more about the island at http://www.dayangisland.com/

Diving is always something I wanted to do since student, however due to the cost of this hobby and many other factor it has been delay till October 2007. This is my first dive trip, during this trip I will also do my PADI Open Water Certification and also PADI Advance Open Water Certification.

To access to Dayang from Kuala Lumpur (Capital of Malaysia) you can either take a Bus from KL main station which will took approximately 6 hours to reach Mersing or drive to Mersing which will took approximately 4-5 hours. This trip we decide to drive since car is available and plenty of dive gear to carry.

Me, my wife, 2 of our friend (1 non diver) and dive instructor Encik Nizam, 5 of us split into 2 cars start our journey at 6pm local time on 4rd of October to start our 4Days/4Night trip.

We reach Mersing Jetty around 12am Midnight and depart from jetty by a fishing boat around 1am check out the picture below
Normally most people will travel with a big ferry (150 people ferry), we used a fishing boat because we are going in the island 1 day earlier then the rest......... The consequences ...... a suffering night due to a small boat and very choppy water, anyway we arrived safely after 6 hours of boat ride.

Is a worth suffering 6 hours, what waiting for us is a calm and crystal clear water of Dayang Island !. Is amazing I never even heard about this island on my 30 years staying in Malaysia.

Some of beautiful photo of Dayang Island  
View from top

White Sandy Beach

Crystal Clear Blue Water
After check in to the simple and clear resort we take some light breakfast and get ready for my maiden dive !!!.

In this dive trip I completed a total of 12 dives and qualified as an PADI open water divers and Advance Open water divers certificate. All in all is an awesome experience and a very good start of a series of dive trip.

Dive site in Dayang Island: Pulau Lang, Pulau Pinang, Captain Point, Aur Reef, Batu Rakit, Dayang Jetty and many more.

The one I like the most is Batu Rakit due to is beatiful sea scaping, big rock and deep dive (max I done for this trip 28 Meter).

To anyone that thinking of taking up this hobby.....STOP Thinking and START doing it. Below is some photo taken during this dive trip, I will share more of my experience and places I dive before .... do check out my next post. Bye Bye
Cutter Fish

Crown Fish

Crown Fish



Nudibranch




Moray Eel






Me and My wife




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