“The human world is a mess, life under the sea is better than anything they got up there…

Under the Sea, Under the Sea.. Down where is wetter, down where it’s better, take it from me.”

Words from Sebastian the talking crab and right hand man… um crab of King Triton in the movie The Little Mermaid. Heehee I love that song and it rings some truth. Visiting other countries like what I did recently to Korea is all fun, but to really explore a whole new world, one has gotta try going below the surface and swim next to beautiful coloured fishes.

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Scuba Diving in Romblon (Philippines), Scuba Diving photos by Anne Fierhauser

I’ve always wanted to go diving… I’ve been saying it for a couple of years now and i never got round to it. But finally i’m getting my chance to get myself certified as a diver.. and YOU can do it with me too! This great prize awaits you next week!!

 

RM3000 Open Water Diving Course at Pulau Tioman:

inclusive of accommodation and scuba diving equipment!!!!

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  Jump for joy.. off the deck! 😛

This has been running for three weeks now, but next week it’s the last and final week where Red Bootcamp will be talking about diving.This is all in conjunction with the 7th Malaysian International Dive expo 2012 (MIDE) happening on this 6-8 July at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.

What’s MIDE all about?

MIDE objective is promoting Malaysia and its surrounding waters as Asia’s best diving spots and one of the Best Dive Destinations in the world. Further to promote Malaysia as the world-standard diving destination. For advanced divers and soon to be dive enthusiats, this is your chance to get everything under the sun (and the sea) on dive products and services.

What can you find at MIDE?

All sorts of diving products and services. Talks and seminars from diving professionals? Where to dive, when to dive and who to learn from. Other than getting yourself certified as a diver, you can even find out how to start a career in diving.

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 So that’s MIDE now how to get to the part about getting yourself certified. Real easy, follow these steps…
  1. Tune in to me all of this week on 104.9 in the Klang Valley or find out your frequency here red.fm.
  2. This will happen at the 3pm hour for the Red Bootcamp
  3. From Monday to Friday i’ll be giving out random diving facts.
  4. Remember them, on Friday i’ll test your memory!!!
  5. Answer correctly via SMS by typing  in the answer to 33988, you win and will be swimming with the fishies!!! ^_^

Here’s what you could possibly do and see once you get a diving certification.

 

Shark watching at Sipadan Barracuda Point

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A sight to behold, this is the only place in the world you can dive in between the American and Eurasian continents. This is called the Silfra Rift, Iceland!

 Up Close and Personal with a turtle at Sipadan

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Fusilier fish — great baitfish, if you can catch them. Found in Raja Ampat Islands which has the highest recorded diversity of fish and coral on earth — an amazing 537 coral species and 1,074 fish species can be found here, according to The Nature Conservancy.

Tulamben diving

At Tulamben — the wreck of the USAT Liberty is now home to hundreds of marine species. During World War II, a Japanese torpedo sank the USAT Liberty, a U.S. Army transport ship.

 

Hawksbill sea turtle

Hawksbill sea turtle . Declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1993, the Philippines’ Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park is crawling with marine life. Sharks, turtles and reef fish can often be found congregating around the atoll.

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Created by British sculptor and scuba diver, Jason deCaires Taylor, the Museum of Underwater Modern Art lies beneath the turquoise waters of Cancun in Mexico. The museum is home to 403 life-sized sculptures which have been individually cast and made using a special cement mix which encourages coral growth. The sculptures reflect Mayan people and symbolise the relationship between humans and nature and the museum is one of the largest artificial reef attractions in the world. Since its opening in 2009, the site has attracted thousands of visitors during scuba diving holidays.

 

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  First of it’s kind on earth, the Neptune Memorial Reef. Completely manmade its an underwater mausoleum for cremated remains and the world’s largest man-made reef (covering over 600,000 square feet (56,000 m²) of ocean floor.

Last but not least, a place i learnt while watching Survivor Palau. Is Jelly fish lake. A special lake where you can swim with stingless Jelly Fish! This is definitely on my todo list!!

 

Wow after looking at these amazing shots, really can’t wait to get myself certified as a diver and see a whole new world underneath the surface. Join me aights! 🙂

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