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Diving & Snorkeling Trip Batam
« on: 23 Jul 13, 08:19 »
A fun filled day of Diving & Snorkeling with friends and guest. Contact Ana for more info. ana@ptmutiarapermata.com



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Re: Diving & Snorkeling Trip Batam
« Reply #1 on: 01 Aug 13, 12:31 »
Hi Ana and all,

In my opinion, it is possible to do 5 to 6 dive in 2D1N if we plan and execute well:

Day1:
Leaving on Singapore 7am ferry and arrive and check into Batam 7.30am Batam time (due to 1 hour gain)
Land pick up after Batam custom at 8am, travelling and get on dive boat at 9.30am.
Breakfast on board while travelling to first dive site, 1st dive at 11am.
Lunch on board and travelling to second dive site, 2nd dive at 2pm,
Should be able to do 3rd dive around 4 to 4.30pm, check into hotel and have dinner.
It might be possible to do night dive at nearby water.

Day 2:
4th dive starts 9 to 9.30am.
5th dive at 12noon.
back to hotel, lunch and wash up, catch the 5.30pm ferry back to sg.
Arrive and check out sg custom before 8pm sg time. Army boys is also able to get back to camp before 11pm.

I did a Batam dive last July, in my opinion, if I rate Batam dive site as compare to Tioman, if I put Tioman as 10, Pulau Hantu as 2, them Batam stands between 6 to 8.

I believe Batam potentially good dive destination especially for those who can not affort to spend friday night and need to be back early on Sunday night. In fact it might be posible to catch 4.30 ferry and back to sg before 7pm to have dinner with the family.

for those who are not rushing for time, can even go for shopping and catch the 8pm ferry back.

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Re: Diving & Snorkeling Trip Batam
« Reply #2 on: 01 Aug 13, 12:46 »
Diving in Batam, what's the visibility there? 

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Re: Diving & Snorkeling Trip Batam
« Reply #3 on: 01 Aug 13, 13:14 »
Diving in Batam, what's the visibility there?
based on 1 dive trip I did last July, it was between 5 to 10 meters.

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Re: Diving & Snorkeling Trip Batam
« Reply #4 on: 01 Aug 13, 15:18 »
Oh how much is the total damage?  ;D Tot may be we can go batam a few days... and the dive center come and fetch us for a couple of dives  :D

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Re: Diving & Snorkeling Trip Batam
« Reply #5 on: 01 Aug 13, 15:40 »
Oh how much is the total damage?  ;D Tot may be we can go batam a few days... and the dive center come and fetch us for a couple of dives  :D
I was hoping someone will organize, I have never organize a dive trip before, also hope Ana read my posting and decide to organize one trip.

If there are enough people interested to go in one week end, I can write to her. Lets indicate interest here, who want to go on 17-18 Aug?

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Re: Diving & Snorkeling Trip Batam
« Reply #6 on: 01 Aug 13, 15:52 »
I may consider in Oct if possible, 3 paxs here.

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Re: Diving & Snorkeling Trip Batam
« Reply #7 on: 01 Aug 13, 18:48 »
I would like to join if someone is organizing a trip to dive in batam.  I think I will be able to get about 3 pax.

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Re: Diving & Snorkeling Trip Batam
« Reply #8 on: 01 Aug 13, 21:00 »
I have sent an E-mail to Ana (TS), requesting her to take a look at this threat and give her input. If my proposal is possible and it can happen in 17 Aug, I will try to pull few friends along, but also depending the damage.

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Re: Diving & Snorkeling Trip Batam
« Reply #9 on: 01 Aug 13, 21:39 »
This is her reply to my E-mail:

Hi Koh,
Sure I can arrange but I will give you detail next week.. I'm out office for few days..
Thanks..
Ana
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Will wait for her.