It was a successful trip, I believe all divers were very happy and satisfied, if you agree and support me, say something here to support me.
We started with usual Tioman trip routine and arrive in the morning, first check out dive at Bahara Rock.
We then proceeded second dive at Sipadan Wreck, this is a nice wreck next to Tioman island, main deck is at about 31meter and bottom about 40meter there is a decent line to help divers getting in and out of the wreck. refer to the follow short video of the wreck.https://www.facebook.com/AndamanTritan/videos/940490672674088/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
We then dove Tiger Reef, when we arrive at the reef, couldn't find the buoy due to high tide and strong current, the buoy was submerged under water, but we were able to locate the reef with our depth sounder. Followed by Labas and night dive at Labas.
The highlight of this trip was the Kuantan and Varella Wreck. We did 2 dive at Kuantan Wreck in the morning and move on to Varella Wreck, we were lucky we managed to locate the wreck, there was another LOB arrived early but they couldn't find the wreck and when we located the wreck and tied the buoy and decent line, the other LOB also Chiong in and clouded the whole wreck with 2 LOB full of divers.
This is a very nice wreck worth going, it is 90meter long oil tanker laying sideway at the depth of 24 meter and the other side of the wreck is at 14 meter. It is big and complete wreck full of corals and fishes, there are many opened compartment that it is possible to do panatration. Vis wasn't very good and current was moderate but strong at the surface. Due to shallow depth of the wreck, divers can maximize the bottom time to explore the wreck fully.https://www.facebook.com/AndamanTritan/videos/940491256007363/?video_source=pages_finch_thumbnail_video
The wreck is quite broken down but the gun mount and the 2 Anti aircraft guns are still in good condition. it is also a worthy wreck for those who like to dive wrecks.https://www.facebook.com/AndamanTritan/videos/940491516007337/?video_source=pages_finch_main_video
It was original planned to do a night dive at the Varella island, but due to strong current and wave, we have decided to abandon the dive and sailed back to take shelter at Tioman island for the night.
Another highlight of the trip was the professional photographer who have given talks, giving advices to the divers during the trip to help them improve the UW photography skill and finally sharing his photos with the group.
For those who are interested to visit Kuantan and Varella Wreck, look out on our schedule next year, and hope that the wrecks are still safe from the hand of the salvager and don't get into the faith of 7th Skies Wreck.