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GreyMatter

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Re: Tampines Sand Quarry Diving (aka One Fish Lake)
« Reply #10 on: 15 May 14, 11:28 »
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  • it was a good time and good hanging with like-minded divers. I think it was actually a beneficial exercise for those unfamiliar with very poor visibility environments which we dont usually encounter in our south East Asian dive sites. Buddy protocol, gear checks, briefings, and dive plan become much more important. We decided to run quite a conservative plan for air consumption, depth, etc since it was an unfamiliar environment. Not much to see, but a dive is a dive! and i got to use my compass for the first time since AOW lol

    I don't think RacerX would mind if I mention that his UW navigation skills were immaculate. After a 50 min dive we surfaced at the exact same spot that we descended. With only a compass and no landmarks (or lake marks) for reference, that was very good.
    Dive Long and Prosper - RIP LN

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    Re: Tampines Sand Quarry Diving (aka One Fish Lake)
    « Reply #11 on: 15 May 14, 11:29 »
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  • wow, I'm surprised you noticed! hahaha

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    Re: Tampines Sand Quarry Diving (aka One Fish Lake)
    « Reply #12 on: 15 May 14, 11:58 »
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  • nice job guys!  ;D in the name of dive exploration, i salute you! hahaha! and One Fish Lake, that s a way cooler name than Tampines Sand Quarry!  :P
    The cure for everything is saltwater. Sweat, salt or seawater. SEAWATER!!

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    Re: Tampines Sand Quarry Diving (aka One Fish Lake)
    « Reply #13 on: 15 May 14, 13:29 »
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  • Diving to the deeper areas may actually be counter productive and there may actually be very little life in the depths.

    Any marine biologist around who can comment?

    I'm not a marine biologist, but I think it makes sense that the aquatic life wouldn't be at the bottom of the lake. No plants can grow there since it's so dark. Therefore the food chain would start with the plants at the edge of the quarry.

    The aquatic life that lives at the bottom would be scavengers, and any food scraps would also be found closer to the edge.

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    Re: Tampines Sand Quarry Diving (aka One Fish Lake)
    « Reply #14 on: 15 May 14, 13:53 »
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  • Besides 1 fish lake, I juz look at some of the jetties around the mainland which probably would be a good place for scuba. Some of the interesting dives done elsewhere were at old piers and jetties as they hold some interesting places for critters to hide and take refuge. If only we have one here that can be directly accessed from mainland. That will be so cool.

    http://remembersingapore.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/jetties-and-piers-of-singapore/

    Another quarry in bukit timah area. Hindhede granite quarry. Perhaps one day can be the next 2 fish lake.  ;D

    http://www.littledayout.com/article/hindhede-nature-park.html
    « Last Edit: 15 May 14, 14:59 by jabberjaw »

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    Re: Tampines Sand Quarry Diving (aka One Fish Lake)
    « Reply #15 on: 15 May 14, 17:12 »
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  • When do you want to check out Hindhede???  8)
    Dive Long and Prosper - RIP LN

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    Re: Tampines Sand Quarry Diving (aka One Fish Lake)
    « Reply #16 on: 15 May 14, 18:42 »
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  • Hmmmm....Mr. GM making me itchy now.... :)

    racerx_

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    Re: Tampines Sand Quarry Diving (aka One Fish Lake)
    « Reply #17 on: 15 May 14, 20:17 »
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  • Hmmm

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    Re: Tampines Sand Quarry Diving (aka One Fish Lake)
    « Reply #18 on: 15 May 14, 22:13 »
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  • Count me in!!
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    Re: Tampines Sand Quarry Diving (aka One Fish Lake)
    « Reply #19 on: 16 May 14, 09:52 »
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  • well done folks! a dive is a dive, and indeed, it sounds like a good exercise on safety and navigation!

    Besides 1 fish lake, I juz look at some of the jetties around the mainland which probably would be a good place for scuba. Some of the interesting dives done elsewhere were at old piers and jetties as they hold some interesting places for critters to hide and take refuge. If only we have one here that can be directly accessed from mainland. That will be so cool.

    http://remembersingapore.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/jetties-and-piers-of-singapore/

    Another quarry in bukit timah area. Hindhede granite quarry. Perhaps one day can be the next 2 fish lake.  ;D

    http://www.littledayout.com/article/hindhede-nature-park.html
    jetties and piers sound good.. they often are critter heavens!