Malaysia Scuba Diver's Facebook Group

Working together with my divemasters, we're creating and managing a Facebook Group for Malaysia scuba diving fanatics. A page to share diving schedule, events, equipment information, dive sites review or anything else related to the underwater world.

Feels free to join us.

Smart Investment For Diving Gears

It only takes one great experience to fall in love with diving, but when you’re new to the sport, you might be hesitant to go out and immediately buy your own gear. At first, it might make sense to rent gear and get a feel for what you like, but when you know you’re committed to a lifetime of diving, one of the smartest investments you can make is buying your own gear.

Above all, a comfortable dive is a good dive, and when your gear is your own, you have a lot less to worry about – and a lot less tugging and adjusting to do. When you’re ready to start buying your own kit, these are the items that should be first on your list – and why you’ll enjoy owning them.

Full article at PADI website

The Great Barraccuda

I have been diving for many years and I saw many great barracudas. But nothing as great as the one I encountered in my recent dives. The fish is around 4.8 feet with a diameter of around 1.2 feet. It's huge and it looks ferocious.

Barracudas are elongated fish with powerful jaws. The lower jaw of the large mouth juts out beyond the upper. Barracudas possess strong fang-like teeth. Barracudas appear in open seas. They are voracious predators and hunt using a classic example of lie-in-wait or ambush. They rely on surprise and short bursts of speed (up to 27 mph (43 km/h) to overrun their prey.

Great Barracuda is solitary in their habits. Anyone divers looking for a date?

Class of 20130413 OWD & AOWD

Adeline – I saw a barracuda ! Always been afraid of predator fish, finally realised nothing usually happen if we just stay and observe. Still not 100% comfortable breathing underwater but my instructor that ironman/ badminton player/ MSDT/ semua pun boleh buat has been funny and patient despite 7 slow dugong :=)

Emily – My instructor is the “hottest” one on earth, absolute eye candy :-D

Simon – Diving with group of young generation. My 1st fun time underwater after 12 years.

Celine  - First-hand experience with scuba diving was really “awesome”

Ellie – Finally accomplished the OWD and checked yet another thing on my bucket list. “Memorable” graduation night indeed. Tak pernah keba buli macam ni. I like being a dugong if only I can dive again.

Shi Wei – Awesome trip. Richard made a girl cry, ha ha.

Edmund – Need to cut down on body fat (editor: simon always low on air)

Thomas - It has being a fun and good experience having dive with Richard, I though the diving is a simple skill but buoyancy control is a difficult for me. It was fun and worry about the exam, and we finally all get through it and become certify OWD diver. And I would like to thanks all the tips/technique Richard has taught us during the 4 days OWD course.

Chuan – It’s good to be helping Richard again (editor: always nice working together with DMT Chuan)

How To Consume Lesser Air

For some divers, being the first to hit 50 bars means nothing more than saying goodbye to other dives. Your buddy will not be too happy about it. Some of the pointers that I can share.

Exercise lots - reduce your breathing rate by maintaining a strong heart and lung. Improve yours muscles strength and endurance.

Maintain proper buoyancy and trim – swim like a submarine and not a tug boat. Control buoyancy with your lungs and not power inflator.

Dive slowly – by moving relax, you will consume less air.

Stay shallow – stay slightly above your dive guide or other dives that have better air consumption.

Dive more – as you’re more confidence with scuba diving, naturally your lung will be more efficient when breathing compressed air.