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Suunto D4

– User-friendly design featuring easy-to-read matrix display
– Three dive modes, including dedicated freedive mode,
– Continuous decompression with the Suunto RGBM algorithm
– Built-in dive planner for planning upcoming dives
– Optional PC interface for detailed graphical logbooks and dive data analysis
– Selection of optional colorful straps available (Black, Blue, Red & Yellow)
– S$ 600.00
Interested divers, pls contact siang@mullowaydive.com

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Suunto Zoop

– Easy to use with super-bright phosphorescent LCD display
– Air and Nitrox modes for a range of dive situations
– Continuous decompression with the Suunto RGBM algorithm
– Built-in dive planner for planning upcoming dives
– Optional PC interface for detailed graphical logbooks and dive data analysis
– Wrist or console mountable
– S$ 350.00
Interested divers, pls contact siang@mullowaydive.com


Divers Alert Network’s Safe Diving Tips


Scuba Exams – iPhone App

An iPhone App for Open Water Diver Course student, as you can try out on the exam questions. Of course, explanation is available for any questions answered wrongly.

There is 2 version available – Lite (free) limited to 20 questions exam and introduction of Scuba Diving; the full version is @ 2.99 USD, you will be able to access all theories and exam questions.


KNOTS

Why do divers need to learn how to tie knots? It will come in handy when you are lifting objects up underwater; extending rope when on surface for your Drag Line; securing a spare tank at 5m underwater for safety stop; even it is useful for normal daily life on land too.

3 Basic Knots to learn:

Picture from http://www.animatedknots.com

a. Bowline (click on the picture to learn how to tie a Bowline – http://www.animatedknots.com)

Bowline is a secure loop to a ring or post, it can be tie with one hand and easily to remove when there is no strain. Example: Secure the object to lift bag.

Picture from http://www.animatedknots.com

b. Sheet Bend (click on the picture to learn how to tie a Sheet Bend – http://www.animatedknots.com)

Sheet Bend joins two rope of same and different size. Example: Extending the drag line on surface.

Picture from http://www.animatedknots.com

c. Two and Half Hitches(click on the picture to learn how to tie a 2 Half Hitches – http://www.animatedknots.com)

A securing knot onto a ring or post, the loop tighten when the trailing rope is pulled. Example: Securing a spare tank for safety stop @ 5m underwater from a dive boat.


Pulau Hantu, Singapore

Google Map

The most frequent dive site visited by Divers in Singapore – Pulau Hantu. Long gone the bump-boat days, where you got to hop on at Jardine Steps and spent 45min bumpy ride to Hantu.

I did 2 dives last Dec at Pulau Hantu Kechil’s jetty, yes both dives at the jetty. My Aim for the 2 dives was to find the Seahorse. We jumped in at about 9.30am for the first, the vis was much better than expected – 2m.

Hit straight to spot where the Seahorse was last found. 5 of us went to ‘hunt’ but no sighting. Current was quite strong as we were drifted at the of the dive.
Saw 3 Sweetlips and 2 Emperor Angelfish, no sight of Seahorse. Mainly  hard and soft coral loosely scattered on the beams support of the jetty. Ascent up after 30min of dive.

Then we had a good brunch on the dive boat, and proceed to our second dive after we were been told that the Seahorse was at what depth and location. We hit the water again and straight to spot. I spent almost 21min ‘hunting’ for the Seahorse, by this time the current pick up stronger and was fighting my way.

The rest of the divers were drifted off, as we have the understanding that if we drifted apart, either we can continue on the dive or aborted the dive on our discretion. Finally I saw the TIGER-TAIL SEAHORSE after 21min of the second dive. The current was very strong as I took a few shots of the TIGER-TAIL SEAHORSE, only got a shot that is presentable.

The ‘X’ on the map mark the dive site at Hantu where divers had explored before. On the western end of Hantu, this is the site where divers had seen pink dolphin and dugong on surface. The coral is much better than the jetty site (sandy bottom).


The Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2011

Yes, it’s just around the corner. It’ll be held on 22-24 April 2011 @ Hall 404, Suntec Singapore. This year’s ADEX supports TURTLES.

Bring your  certification card along if you intend to attend the expo for 1 day, going to cost S$ 10.00 for entry. Otherwise if you book your ticket online for 3 days, you pay S$ 24.00 for certified divers, S$ 15.00 for DM and Pro Divers. Kids under 16 FOC but 14 and below need to be accompanied by an adult.