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Kiat

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Any Information on Great Barrier Reef?
« on: 27 Sep 10, 14:53 »
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  • Have anyone dive there? How much and what do you expect to see?
    If you know any DC or travel agent in Sg that can put together a diving package to the Great Barrier Reef, do let me know.

    ozdiver

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    Re: Any Information on Great Barrier Reef?
    « Reply #1 on: 28 Sep 10, 17:43 »
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  • Try Mike Ball.

    From what i have read they are one of the best LOB in the reef area.

    http://www.mikeball.com/

    Kiat

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    Re: Any Information on Great Barrier Reef?
    « Reply #2 on: 28 Sep 10, 18:18 »
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  • Thanks. I was looking to go on a day trip if possible.  ;)

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    Re: Any Information on Great Barrier Reef?
    « Reply #3 on: 26 May 11, 17:18 »
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  • Kiat,

    Daytrip is possible if you dive the SS Yongala either from Townsville or Ayr. The SS Yongala is touted as one of the best wreck dives in the world.

    Cheers.
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    ianhuang

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    Re: Any Information on Great Barrier Reef?
    « Reply #4 on: 27 May 11, 01:02 »
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  • I have dived on a LOB there with http://www.prodivecairns.com/liveaboards.html , very professional and tightly run crew, if you are doing a day trip, our dive sites might vary but prodive cairns would be my recommendation.

    But one thing I noticed about diving there is that they take on a more independent approach to diving as compared to singapore where most divers tag along a divemaster/guide. When I was there, it was a detailed dive briefing infront of a whiteboard, then into the water, if you are fast enough you can try to make sure you enter the water with an instructor or divemaster and then follow, if not, then its just you and your buddy.

    But as long as you stick to the dive plan, things should be quite safe, every single time I have surfaced, a skipper would be watching me, waiting for my "ok" sign, it's almost as if he was watching bubbles and expecting our surfacing, like i said, very professional crew.

    My favourite dive there was the Flynn/ Coral Garden, saw reef sharks, barracudas, schools of huge bumphead parrot fish, and beautiful wall reefs, but then again, any of these might be quite commonplace in the GBR, but according to my dive log, that site was my favourite dive of the LOB.

    Rental gear is also quite solid, well maintained and everyone has a console dive computer. Hope this helps! Whatever the case, im sure you will enjoy your dive there!