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It has been months since my last update. It’s time to keep the blog up and running again (hopefully. *pray*)

Since I started diving, I promised myself to record all my diving experience here. However, it doesn’t seem to be the case as of now. Let me recall the trip happened almost a year back.

We drove from KL towards Mersing Jetty which took us almost 5 hours. We reached just before midnight to catch our boat ride to Pulau Aur. The Diver’s Lodge was the destination. The ride was really an unforgettable experience.

We occupied the upper layer deck which has really limited head room not even enough to sit straight. Lucky it’s air conditioned but unfortunately, there’s smell of diesel flows near where I was. Of course, it was not very pleasant but I was still able to get a good 4 hours sleep before we were waken up in the middle of the sea.

Just check out the head room on the upper deck where we were

We need to get of the boat onto a platform floating on the sea located approximately 150 meters away from the lodge. A smaller boat was used to transport all of us to the jetty which required some effort to climb up to due to low tide.

Pulau Aur’s Jetty

I was really tired caused by the journey as well as the lack of sleep but the excitement boost the endorphin level in the central nervous system and there goes my plan to catch some rest before the 1st dive. Instead of sleeping which most of the people did, Terence, KY and myself went for an early morning swim near the jetty once its bright enough to do so.

The view from the room during arrival was truly spectacular

The chalets on the island

The Canteen also can consider fishes feeding area

I must compliment the food served during our stay. Love each and every meal there. The BBQ buffet on the last night was superb. There’s a bar on the dining platform named Narcosis that will definitely create land narcosis with the variety it stocks.

The food we had on the island was surprisingly tasty

 The 4D3N trip comes with 9 dives but I skipped 1 night dive and the very final dive. The DM kept leading us swim against the current. Damn tired OK. That’s not the worst part. The camera I was holding below sink like Titanic without my notice until it was all too late. Due to my recklessness, it’s now part of the coral formation at one of the dive site. That’s the main reason I skipped the very final dive. Too sad to fight the current.

The camera casing actually belongs to Shaolintiger. He has the casing but lost the camera and my Fujifilm F31d needs its underwater casing. It has accompanied me since my very 1st dive and now it’s history. I’m sorry Shaolintiger.

My camera turn into part of the underwater treasure

I was taking pictures of crabs after craps happened while the rest enjoying fighting the current on their final dive.

Crab after crap happened

I don’t regret withdrawn myself from the last dive as I was not in the mood at all and more importantly, I got to enjoy the beautiful sunset on the deck.

Pulau Aur’s Sunset

Scary walking platform on the island

As it was a season closing trip, this was how the lodge’s owner clearing his stock in Narcosis Bar. Terrifying!!!

Devil owner clearing his Narcosis Bar’s inventories

The Group. Top Gabriel, Irene, Rachel, Norman, Horng, KY and the cameraman, God

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  1. kimberlycun

    can’t wait for next year so we can go again!

    October 17, 2011 at 6:08 pm
  2. ShaolinTiger

    Yah…just finished the last trip of the dive season and already I can’t wait for the next one!

    October 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm
  3. KY

    next yearrrr! this post is 11 months too late. lol

    October 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm
  4. Myhorng

    Kim, yeah. can’t wait OUR trip.

    ST, tell me about it.

    KY, Late is always better than never right?

    October 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm
  5. Pet

    Nice diving trip..ya, long time u not update your blog!

    November 1, 2011 at 5:14 pm
  6. Myhorng

    Pet, I busy mar. (ok ok i know you are saying ‘excuse’.

    November 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm

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