Fishermen Scuba is one of the oldest dive school around, they are very strict with their standard and always watch for safety. You can be sure that you are in good hands when you dive with fishermen team!
Located next to paya lebar mrt station. Take exit C once you arrive, less than 5 mins walk you will be able to reach them.
My second time diving with them, overall it was a pretty good experience.
|Our Bus to Mercing
We left fishermen at about 8pm and arrived woodlands checkpoint at about 9pm, huge jam there and it took quite some time for us to go in. *take note they will ask each of the diver to pay $10 ringgit so we can keep our equipments and bag on the bus. They use this to clear the customs.
|Dive Gear and my bag pack for me and my buddy
There will be one stop before reaching Mercing, so better go to the toilet at woodlands checkpoint or at the stop(petrol kiosk). We arrived at Mercing about 150am.
Took a 4 hours boat ride to arrive at Dayang, there is a aircon cabin below but i choose to sleep at the 2nd deck as i get motion sickness easily in air conditioned room.
|Fishermen own the boat!
Check in to our room at Dayang, air conditioned room 2 king size bed for 4 person, the only bad thing was that there was no water heater for the shower. Electricity will be off for a certain time slot around 9-5pm.
Woke up at 730am to get prepared for our first dive! You wont have much time to sleep, try to sleep as much as possible on the boat and on the bus!
|My Magic Pill
Pop a Zyrtec-D (you can get it at your guardian pharmacy.) This will help with my sinus as it dries up the mucus and helps me to equalize better during the dive. Take 1 tablet every morning 3 days before the dive then take 1 tablet every morning before the dive!
Here is the schedule for the Dives.
|Depart Johor Bahru for Mersing
|Arrive Mersing and depart for Pulau Dayang
|Arrive Pulau Dayang and check in to Dayang Resort
|Breakfast at Dayang Resort
|Fouth Dive (Night Dive)
|Check out of Dayang Resort and depart for Mersing
|Arrive Mersing and depart for Johor Bahru
|Arrive Johor Bahru
*You will only be allowed to do the night dive if you are certified.
Food – For this trip
|Our dinning area by the beach!
Buffet style food –
- Water, tea, coffee, syrup drinks
- Egg, bread, beans, hotdogs, nuggets, fruits.
- Noodles, chicken, fish, egg, fruit (spicy)
- Rice, fried chicken, Lamp Chop, Satay and fruits.
As a Health and Fitness Blogger, the food is still quite clean to me, i ate like 10 eggs, quite a lot of chicken wings, satay and plenty of fruits in that 2 days! Even thou i told myself to junk as it is a holiday! Some how my mind doesn’t allow it, i guess i am just too used to the junk-less diet.
Here are some of the dive photo!
|NEMO (clown fish)
|Bat Fish (couple)
|Lion Fish (poisonous)
|Dive Buddy 🙂
Fear of Drowning while Diving?
Diving is a safe sports, if you follow the dive master instructions, know your equipment well and stay in a group. The risk of drowning is very low.
Do you need to know how to swim to dive?
Nope, you just need to be comfortable in water to dive.
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