Honestly, this wasn't a dive trip intentionally. It was a bus / road trip to Redang island with some 20 odd neighbourhood friends. Kinda a mid year trip, since we will usually hit to cold cold place every year end. So, mid year means Summer vacation! I had a my 2 diving buddies joined the crowd, and we 3 hit to the island during a super peak school holiday season. We charter a 30seater coach with the travel agent. Seat in the coach was superb, but it just does not goes will with our traffic jammed street and uneven east coast highway. I felt choppy during those moment. I couldn't really enjoy the journey, especially when it take close to 9 hours to its destination.
|The bus we took - SP Bumi, stopped at Esso Station K. Terrenganu|
Redang Pelangi Resort wasn't the earlier intended place for us to hit too. We knew Laguna was a nice resort, but we couldn't get the place for 20pax. Nevertheless, Pelangi Resort was not too bad afterall, except for the room and bathroom which I will leave a bad remark on them. Overall, the resort's environment and management was not too bad.
|On the boad.. reaching Redang Pelangi|
|Redang Pelangi Resort Jetty|
We would thought the island will be super pack with scuba divers... surprising it was not! We 3 enjoyed the super 'luxury' boat dives, with only 5 of us in a boat most of the time (plus the dive master and the boat man).
Our dive was good, with overall visibility of 10M most of the dives. As mentioned earlier, we had a luxury attended 5 dives with the resort's dive shop, 1 shore / checkout dive plus 4 boat dives. I was a bit nervous during my initial dives, in which I wasn't sure on my weight and the descending 'postures' I had, it turned out I couldn't really concentrate throughout my dives. Nevertheless, I do like the 'quiet' feeling underwater, just enjoyed the emptiness in mind, except for the moment for own self and dive buddies. The experienced worsen here, when we were told it's JELLY FISH season. I would say the experience of jelly fish is much worse as compared to the current we mild experienced there, which I just hate to fight against current under sea.
One of our dive mates suffered the bite from one of the jelly fish hidden at the descending rope we had to used, poor him. It was lucky that the scares didn't get worse, as our dive master prepared vinegar in the dive boat.
|Closer view of jelly fish|
|The 'sting' jelly fish|
|Me again - Thanks to the photographer!|
|me and the nemo!|
|One of the dive site|
|Terengganu Marine Parks|
|This ain't sunset, but was sunrise on the day we depart|
|crystal clear water, from the departing boat|
I didn't have many photos to share. Thanks to my buddies whom has good UW cameras, which had taken on some real nice pictures UW for sharing. Like it, and thank you !
Next dive trip, in a month time!! Till then.