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scheep

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7 Skies & Igara Wrecks
« on: 04 Aug 14, 17:41 »
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  • Hey all,

    Now why haven't I heard of these dive sites about two hundreds kilometres off Singapore till just today?

    The videos online look amazing -- orgies of fish, giant rays, and even a whaleshark and retinue in one of them.

    Any thoughts on whether they're worth the trip? (As a rule, I don't like liveaboards, but I'll risk the bad food, cramped conditions, and lack of a beach if it is.)

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    Re: 7 Skies & Igara Wrecks
    « Reply #1 on: 04 Aug 14, 19:38 »
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  • 7sky is abt 120nm from Singapore, so 200km is about right. Igara if memory serves me right, is abt 50nm away. :)
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: 7 Skies & Igara Wrecks
    « Reply #2 on: 04 Aug 14, 20:01 »
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  • When the conditions are good, the dives there are awesome! so i would say, try it once if you have not done it. Was there about two years back and was lucky to meet my first whaleshark at 7 skies.

    i would recommend to go with either MV Ark or MV Diverace. living quarters are comfortable and foods really quite good!
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    Re: 7 Skies & Igara Wrecks
    « Reply #3 on: 04 Aug 14, 20:21 »
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  • GS-Diving has a nice info page about the wrecks at http://www.gs-diving.com/dive-info/.

    7 Skies bottoms out at over 60m. The funnel starts at 20m+ and the bridge is already at 30m+, so there's only a limited amount of wreck you'll see. This is a pretty short dive for recreational single tank divers on AIR, NDL is ~20mins at 30m. When I was there, the DM recommended to start the ascent at 100bar (IIRC) for a nice, slow ascent to the surface, so dive times were generally shorter at the 10-15min range.

    The visibility at Igara can range from very good to very poor, depending on the time of the year, tides etc. The pic below was from my dive at Igara wreck last year, as you can see, the vis was rather bad.


    White Manta goes to 7 Skies/Igara too. Never been on board before but the pictures make me drool...
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    Re: 7 Skies & Igara Wrecks
    « Reply #4 on: 17 Feb 15, 21:52 »
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  • for recreational divers, is it advisable to go to 7 skies? it is worth, as the bottom time is very little, as compared to other dive sites.

    I went to igara wreck and love it... but the NDL kicked in... :(

    I was using Air... as the boat does not have nitrox

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    Re: 7 Skies & Igara Wrecks
    « Reply #5 on: 17 Feb 15, 23:09 »
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  • Take a look at MV Andaman Tritan (formal MV DiveRACE), we will start 7 Skies & Igara Wrecks trips starting from 24 Apr, can check out the website for schedule, pricing and booking, www.andamantritan.com.

    We provides Nitrox on boards, 5 out of 9 cabins come with attached bath/toilet.

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    Re: 7 Skies & Igara Wrecks
    « Reply #6 on: 18 Feb 15, 08:32 »
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  • I "dove" Igara twice.

    First time was ok (considering I am not a wreck fan :)), although conditions were bad (poor visibility, strong currents). The wreck itself is very interesting with different ship areas to explore. Some marine life around it too.

    Second time did not actually happen. When we got to the site, the current was really strong and waves big. So the plan was to drop from a dinghy about 50m upcurrent from a mooring line, catch the line and immediately go down. The first group to go were the most experienced 4 guys diving together. They successfully made it down. Our group was next and from a group of 5 + DM, only the DM managed to grab the line. The rest were swept by the current and picked up again by the dinghy :). After a 2 more groups failed to catch the line, it was decided to not do the dive...


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    Re: 7 Skies & Igara Wrecks
    « Reply #7 on: 18 Feb 15, 17:30 »
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  • I "dove" Igara twice.

    First time was ok (considering I am not a wreck fan :)), although conditions were bad (poor visibility, strong currents). The wreck itself is very interesting with different ship areas to explore. Some marine life around it too.

    Second time did not actually happen. When we got to the site, the current was really strong and waves big. So the plan was to drop from a dinghy about 50m upcurrent from a mooring line, catch the line and immediately go down. The first group to go were the most experienced 4 guys diving together. They successfully made it down. Our group was next and from a group of 5 + DM, only the DM managed to grab the line. The rest were swept by the current and picked up again by the dinghy :). After a 2 more groups failed to catch the line, it was decided to not do the dive...

    do you mean catch the line and pull yourself down by the line? if you don't use the line, confirm sweep off by the current when you are under the water?

    that time I went over for igara... asked us to swim to the line and go down from there... ahhhh so tiring... ended up for the 2nd dive over there, we directly jump and decent down 1st and wait at the bottom... :D save much more air... keke

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    Re: 7 Skies & Igara Wrecks
    « Reply #8 on: 05 Mar 15, 00:14 »
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  • oh ya...

    I heard about the MV Andaman Tritan. Someone told me that it was newly furnished days ago.

    must be worth the ticket price to do LOB now with the MV Andaman Tritan now  :) ;) ;D

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    Re: 7 Skies & Igara Wrecks
    « Reply #9 on: 05 May 15, 08:41 »
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  • 7sky is abt 120nm from Singapore, so 200km is about right. Igara if memory serves me right, is abt 50nm away. :)

    The Seaborne is going to Igara this weekend 8-10 May.

    click below to view

    http://www.gs-diving.com/dive-trips/may-fri-8-sun-10-anambas-seaborne-lob/