Saturday, 19 November 2011

Top 10 dives spot in the world

The top ten dive sites in the World, as voted for by our readers. To cast your vote, scroll down the bottom of the page

  1. The Yongala, Australia
    The Yongala is a shipwreck off the coast of Queensland. Full of life you may see manta rays, sea snakes, octopuses, turtles, bull sharks, tiger sharks, clouds of fish and spectacular coral. 

2. Blue Corner Wall, Palau, Micronesia

    An upwelling means this splendid wall dive is favoured by pelagics.

Palau offers world-class diving with sea walls, sheer drop-offs, caves and an exuberance of marine life. Its Blue Corner Wall dive is currently second in our Top Ten Dives of the World list. Palau (or Belau) is a 100-mile long archipelago, southeast of the Philippines. It became a nation state as recently as 1994. The wet season is May to November.

 3. Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island
Wall of coral where sharks come cruising by and barracuda surround you.

4. Thistlegorm, Egyptian Red Sea

Big wreck whose cargo includes motor bikes, train carriages and trucks.

5.  Shark and Yolanda Reef, Egyptian Red Sea

Three dives in one: anemone city, shark reef with its spectacular drop off and the wreck of the Yolanda.

6.  Navy Pier, Western Australia

Extending 300 m from the shore, packed with marine life.

7.  Manta Ray Night Dive, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Underwater lights placed on the ocean floor attract plankton, which in turn attract the huge manta rays of Kona Hawaii.

8.  Big Brother, Egyptian Red Sea
The Brothers, or El Akhawein, are two small islands in the middle of the Red Sea. Often surrounded by wild currents, the scenary makes for some wonderful dives.

9. Great Blue Hole, Belize
Very deep, wide hole outlined by coral reef and inhabited by sharks.

10. Richelieu Rock, Thailand

A horseshoe of rocky pinnacles, famous for whale shark sightings but also great for big schools of pelagic fish.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Langkawi Island, Malaysia
Langkawi – an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast – is the country’s best-known holiday destination. Surrounded by stunning turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. If you’re intent on carting off duty-free booze, cigarettes and chocolate, then this is the place to be. Still, Nature-lovers will find the island just as agreeable as the shoreline is fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees. The island is especially recognised for its excellent diving opportunities and this tropical gem hides a treasure trove of other exciting holiday opportunities. The gastronomic options are vast and the sightseeing attractions certainly do not disappoint. From the expansive Underwater World Langkawi along Pantai Cenang to the soaring Cable Car in Pantai Kok, Langkawi is an electrifying locale that keeps visitors coming back for more.

 In  Langkawi, snorkelling and diving can be done in the Pulau Payar Marine Park, which is 19 nautical miles off Langkawi Island. Langkawi does not have any proper dive or snorkelling spots, but Pulau Payar is a fantastic place for such activities that some consider even on par with Tioman and Redang. The simplicity of the setup and arrangement for these activities also make it very accessible for amateur divers.

Diving in Langkawi

For such a small area, there are a number of incredible dive sites here. Some artificial reefs were also sunk around the island, making it ideal for more marine creatures to build their nests.  Basically, most of the diving is done on the part of the island which faces north. This is adjacent to the leeward side of the island, where there is a narrow strip of the beach visible.
A number of dive operators operate from Langkawi. Divers and snorkelers are picked up from their hotels to the the jetty, either at the main Kuah jetty or the Royal Yacht Club. Pick up time varies between 8 am to 9 am. Usually, your trip will also include a packed lunch.

Normally, two dives would be scheduled, with a surface interval planned during your lunch break.  It is not possible to do more than two dives a day due to logistics problem.  By 3.30p.m. both dives would be completed and divers go back to their hotels with the dive boat.

There several dive operator in langkawi such as langkawi coral and eastmarine dive centre. I had dive with langkawi coral dive centre.They offered 2 fun dive at Pulau Payar.

There are 15 different dive sites at Pulau Payar Marine Park for the certified divers to enjoy. Divers are ferried to these dive sites by our specially designed dive boats.
The most popular dive sites being Coral Garden, Sunken Boat Point, Grouper Farm, Sponge Reef, Lembu Rocks, Shark Point, House Reef – where there is a good presentation of marine fauna and marine species of barracudas, groupers, snappers, lion fishes, stone fishes, seahorses, sweetlips, angelfishes, butterfly fishes, parrot fishes, wrasses, etc.

Payar Island.Marine Park

Dive spot at Pulau Payar

Payar Island
Shark Feeding at Payar Island

East Marine Rate


 RM 350 per Person
Roundtrip hotel transfers
Roundtrip boat transfers Langkawi / Pulau Payar  / Langkawi
Marine Park fees
Government Levy
Pack lunch, drinks and fruits
2 tank dives
Complimentary use of full scuba gear (including wetsuit)
Dive Master services

 RM 350 per Person
Roundtrip hotel transfers
Roundtrip boat transfers Langkawi / Pulau Payar / Langkawi
Marine Park fees
Government Levy
Pack lunch, drinks and fruits
1 dive + lesson + Scuba Equipment + Dive-Master services
Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment (mask,snorkel tube and life-jacket )

Langkawi Coral Dive Centre

Snorkeling and fun dive rate
From Penang
From langkawi
Coral Island Langkawi dive centre

- Return Transfer from selected Hotel
- Packed Lunch
- Drinks & freshly cut fruits
- All snorkeling equipment
- Snorkeling Guide
- Passenger liability insurance of RM 20,000 per person.

Diving Package

Price per person RM 300.00 ( 2x fun dive)

Package Include : Return Transfer from selected Hotel
 Packed lunch
 Drinks & freshly cut fruits
 All snorkeling/diving equipment
 Snorkeling Guide Passenger liability insurance of RM 20,000 per person.


RM 1,500.00 per person which includes: 

Tuition Fees for;
5 Knowledge Development Sessions
5 Pool Training Dives
 4 Open Water Training Dives
PADI Gold Positive Identification Card
Student Log Book
Manual & Video for use during course
Rental of Equipment
Pool Fees 
Open Water Certification Trip to Payar Island
2 Dives per day for 2 Days with lunch
Transfers from selected hotels during course included.

Day 1 - Knowledge Development & Independent study
Day 3 & 4 - 2 certification divers per day at Pulau 
Day 2 - Confined Water Training in pool or open Water site

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Free Malaysia TV online

Internet television allows the users to choose the program or the television show they want to watch from an archive of programs or from a channel directory. The two forms of viewing Internet television are streaming the content directly to a media player or simply downloading the program to the user's computer. With the "TV on Demand" market growing, these on-demand websites or applications are essential for major television broadcasters.  

RTM TV1 is a state-owned free-to-air television network in Malaysia, which is owned and operated by Radio Televisyen Malaysia, a government agency. It broadcasts from its headquarters in Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur along with its sister channel TV2 and some other radio stations.

RTM TV2, also known as TV2 is a television station in Malaysia owned and operated by the Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), a division of the Malaysian Government. RTM2 is now 
broadcasting for 24 hours a day effective January 2006.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Live Streaming Radio Malaysia

Free online music is easier to find than ever with the multitude of internet radio stations now available to listeners. With the growth of the World Wide Web and advances in telecommunications, finding free music, news, sports and talk is only a few clicks away. However, there are now so many options available that you might have trouble figuring out exactly what's out there.

There's no better guide to all of the free radio stations available on the Internet
Hot Fm

radio online, Hot FM malaysia.Just click above link and enjoy...
Lembah Klang 97.6 FM
Alor Setar 88.2 FM
Ipoh 104.5 FM
Johor Bahru 90.1 FM
Kota Bharu 105.1 FM
Kota Kinabalu 87.7 FM
Kuantan 92.4 FM
Kuching 94.3 FM
Melaka 104.3 FM
Pulau Pinang 88.2 FM
Seremban 99.5 FM
Singapura 90.1 FM
Taiping 90.5 FM
Terengganu 105.0 FM

Era Fm. Top ten radio station in Malaysia. Click above link for online streaming
Era FM, is a Malaysia national Malay radio station operated by AMP Radio Networks. The adult contemporary category radio station broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The radio station went on air on August 1, 1998. In the past few years, this station played a better mixture of music from 80's to now, but now it seems to play multilingual songs (especially Korean songs).

Sinar FM  

SINAR with the motto "Best Retro Music" (formerly Light of Your Life) is a Malay-language radio stations under the management of AMP Radio Networks's Astro All Asia Networks plc, which also has a network of Astro TV. SINAR Best Retro Music playing, the selection of songs from the 60's to now record 3.3 million listeners in 2008. Piece of services can also be heard through Astro's Channel 857.

THR Gegar Pantai Timur

Suria Fm

Suria FM (105.3) is a private radio station licensed to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is operated by Rimakmur Sdn. Bhd., a company owned by Star Publications (M) Berhad.
Suria FM started its operations on 30 December 2005 on a 24 hours basis. It broadcasts from a digital studio on the 15th Floor of the AM Assurance building No 1 Jalan Lumut, Kuala Lumpur. 
The station broadcasts in Malay in an "All time favourites" format with music from the 1980s, 1990s and towards a more contemporary selections.
 MIX Fm 

Fly FM


Ikim FM Malaysia is a Radio Statio in Malaysia which is being managed by government. It Plays many
informative shows Including Islamic and News related topics.
Hit FM



Thursday, 13 October 2011

Perhentian Island,Scuba Diving , Diving License, Sipadan Island, Vacation, Hotel, Malaysia, Mabul Island

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Malay) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu.The two main islands are Perhentian Besar ("Big Perhentian") and Perhentian Kecil ("Small Perhentian"). The small, uninhabited islands of Susu Dara (Virgin Milk), Serenggeh and Rawa lie off Kecil. The Perhentians belong to Pulau Redang National Marine Park, which means that fishing, collecting coral and littering are strictly prohibited

Getting There

Journey to Perhentian Island from Kuala Besut jetty takes about 30 to 45 minutes by speed boat and 1½ hours by slow boat.
There are a number of boat operators in Kuala Besut jetty offering boat services to Perhentian Island. The return boat ticket cost RM70.00 per person for speed boat and RM40.00 per person for slow boat.
You also can fly with Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia or Fireflyz from Kuala Lumpur to either Kuala Terengganu or Kota Bharu (45minutes). After arriving at the airport, take either a bus or taxi to Kuala Besut jetty. The journey will be take about 1½ hours from Kuala Terengganu Airport / 1 hours from Kota Bharu Airport to the jetty.
Kuala Besut Jetty

Dive spot in Perhentian
The most famous are sugar wreck and tokong laut
Perhentians scuba diving is excellent - It has a collection of 10 or so dive sites, the max depth of which is around 24 metres. Highlights include two shipwrecks, the Vietnamese Wreck, which is upside down, and the Sugar Wreck, which is lying on its side with two cranes still attached to its deck. There is also the labyrinth of rocks and boulders known as T3 (Terumbu Tiga) and the pinnacle which is variously called Temple and, er, The Pinnacle. The reef in D Lagoon is excellent for a long, shallow dive too.

You may see, turtles, a black tip shark, triggerfish, tiny yellow boxfish (deeply cute), huge puffafish (up to half a metre in length), razorfish, octopus, schools of barracuda, jacks, fusiliers and travallies, a squadron of squid close to the surface and a truly giant moray eel.

in my opinion, the island stops are the best destinations for diving because i will guarantee  you'll find a turtle, nudi branch, sharks, morays ell,large school of fish ,trigger fish and beautiful sand beach.

Budget Dive Resort:

A) Turtle Bay Dive Centre
      They offered reasonable price for fun dive at Perhentian Island.

      "I am very pleased with the service offered by the entire crew (Yaakub, Joe, Travis, Maddie, Steve, Izwan). They were friendly and willing to assist in anything (Dive, accomodation, coffee, dinner, etc). Hats off to Yaakub for running a great shop in Perhentian. "

The price

                                            With Dive gear                        Weight Belt + tank

Fun Dive : 1-4 x dive                    Rm 70                                      RM 60
                 > 5 dive                    RM 60                                      RM 55

The Sugar wreck &                       Rm 80                                      Rm 70

Diving Courses 

Diving Discovery courses    RM 200  ( 3Hours)

Great fun for first timers. This non-certication course will allow you to safely visit the coral reef while always in the capable hands of a diving instructor.

Scuba Diver 2 days      RM 690

This new course will certify you to dive to 12 metres .Upon completion you are required to dive under the supervision of a divemaster . It is a great course especially if you do not want to do the full open water course at this point of time. The Scuba Diver certification can easily be upgraded to full Open Water Diver.

PADI Open Water Scuba Courses  Rm 950   (3-4 days)

This is a full certification course. The course consists of 3 parts:
Theory Sessions, Shallow Water Training and 4 Open Sea Dives up to 18 metres. The course is structured in such a way that the necessary skills are taught in a gradual and strss-free manner