4 Reasons Why Dive Riau

A tucked away cluster of islands just south of Singapore shelters a beautiful but hardly visited world of the past. Riau is an archipelago of countless inhabited and untouched islands that only occasionally receives a step by a small fishing village. Aside from the fact that it’s available for diving all year round with a 28-30 °C temperature, here’s a list of other things that you and your friends can do during your stay on the island:


4 Reason Why Dive Riau

1.Wallow in Preserved Magnificent Patch of Corals

First things first, you will enjoy the most beautiful aquatic environment anywhere near Singapore on your dive since this island is rarely booked by tourists due to its remoteness and unique beauty that only a special few have seen. A bunch of nudibranchs, lots of reef fishes and occasional turtles makes up the underwater macro life but who knows what you yet to encounter on your dive.


4 Reason Why Dive Riau

2.Schedule that Immaculate Mangrove Tour

The fun starts with a boat ride through the mangrove swamp and forest. You can expect monkeys hanging out of the tree branches as well as different species of snakes sleeping. When the evening sneaks, you can get a night mangrove tour and be surrounded by magical fireflies! Ending your dive with this activity would simply complete your Riau getaway because nothing beats the relaxation and serenity that Mother Nature brings.


4 Reason Why Dive Riau

3.Relieve stress via Watersports

Although there are a few tourists that come to the island to dive, the Bintan Agro Beach resort offers a whole lot of heart-raising water sports activities. You can just be your awesome self and indulge in wind surfing alone or with your friends. You can also just ride the waves and enjoy surfing or have fun in a jet ski. You can either tone your abs through kayaking or just lay low and hump on that banana boat. This island is free from the judgmental society so you can actually do whatever you want!


4 Reason Why Dive Riau

4.Pay a visit to Penyengat Island

This place literally means Wasp Island that’s approximately 2 sq.km of pure treasure and history. This has been the center of the Malay Riau-Lingga empire for a long time and serves as the tomb of Raja Ali Haji who’s a 19th-century Islamic historian and scholar. You can visit this island and tour around the small village which has an old Dutch fort, royal mausoleums, and a mixture of Javanese and Dutch architectural palaces after your dive to nourish your inner historian.


 

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3 Things No One Told You About Dive Insurance

You are probably still skeptical about availing a dive insurance, so to put an end to your inner debates about it, here goes a list of things no one probably told you about dive insurance.


3 Things No One Told You About Dive Insurance

1. Lost Baggage

Yes, if you have the right dive insurance package, you are covered. Dive insurance does not only cover your hospital bills due to diving accidents or accidental death -- contrary to what you are lead to believe for so many years. It does cover your lost baggages, for real.


3 Things No One Told You About Dive Insurance

2. Travel Delay and Missed Departure

One of our favorites. No need to go beast-mode on delays and missed departures now. You are insured. So just sit back and chill.


3 Things No One Told You About Dive Insurance

3. Lost Diving Equipment

You can now enjoy the full capacity of your diving gears, so no need to limit your adventures. The right dive insurance package got your dive equipment covered. Explore the deep ocean, go wreck diving or night diving. No worries, you are covered!


 

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5 Dive Gears You Should Invest on this 2018

Year of the dog is the year of ACTION! People say that diving is an expensive sport, that’s true but there’s no need for you to break the bank and buy every gear all at once, take your time to know your diving style then gradually collect the necessary equipment to get you going through the life of diving. Here is a list gears to finally invest on that’s worth your every penny in every dive:


1. Wetsuit

once you fall in love with the sport, it’s hard to remain close-fisted in choosing a well-fitted suit. Owning one would help you achieve a hassle-free dive because you’ll save time trying to find your size in rental shops. A good suit coupled with a good maintenance promises a happy and safe diving journey. Nobody wants to struggle with ill-fitting wetsuit underwater and throw a supposed to be wonderful diving experience into the deepest sea, right?

5 Diving Gears You Should Invest on 2018


2. Dive Computer 

if you want this sport to be your way of life, you’ll have to keep a sharp eye on your dive profile and plan your dives more effectively. This will help you avoid any decompression sickness during or after dives. It will provide you exact data on your dives such as depth, dive time, temperature, and if there was any steep ascent. Your life practically will depend on this device and they are readily available in the market, therefore, there’s absolutely no reason not to own one this year!

5 Diving Gears You Should Invest on 2018


3. Regulator

if the idea of sucking into a regulator that has been inside countless of unknown and unidentified mouths turns you on, go ahead and continue renting this one. But if your answer is no, you’re not alone. Owning a regulator gives you peace of mind that comes with knowing who’s used it and when it is last serviced. Although budget versions are perfectly safe, there’s no harm in spending a little extra for add-ons like cold water setup (if you dive cold water), adjustable flow, and the other little things that still matter.

5 Diving Gears You Should Invest on 2018


4. Buoyancy Compensator Device (BCD)

it helps to know what kind of a diver you are, so try to have some self-evaluation before buying this one. If you often dive overseas, a lightweight BCD will help you save some extra baggage fees. This critical piece holds and connects all your life-support gear. The cost will, of course, depend on the level of luxury you require, but a mid-range BCD will fit most divers’ needs.

5 Diving Gears You Should Invest on 2018


5. Fins

Diving instructors recommend their students to buy their own fins even before they start their course. Trying on a few different models will help you find the one that suits your need the most. There’s basically two type of fins – full foot and open foot. Take into consideration where and how you dive and start from there. Fish have fins to swim through the waters and we have feet, as visitors, we have to adopt so go get yourself the best disguise in the underwater world!

5 Diving Gears You Should Invest on 2018


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Lang Tengah: 3 Reasons Why it’s Hailed the Tropical Jewel of Malaysia

Haven’t dived Lang Tengah yet? You better plan your trip now! This island will totally slay your visit and diving adventure.


1. Mystical Dive Sites

Lang Tengah is studded with enigmatic dive sites! With the unique coral reefs, fascinating marine life and beautiful scenery, Lang Tengah really deserves to be on top of your dive wish-list. A tranquil paradise with stark beauty -- no wonder why it was hailed the Tropical Jewel of Malaysia -- its beauty shines way beyond the surface of the water.

Lang Tengah: 3 Reasons Why it's Hailed the Tropical Jewel of Malaysia


2. Pristine Coral Reefs and Marine Life

If you would want to make your diving adventure remarkable, you really have to see Lang Tengah’s captivating corals and marine critters. With the colorful fishes and beautiful coral reefs, it just makes the scenery really worthy of photography. Lang Tengah is very rich of coral reefs mostly hard corals that comes with a variety of sizes, colors and shapes. Tiny sea creatures are also found on the island.

Occasionally, manta rays and whale sharks can be seen on the island. Adventure will never be complete, of course, without encountering the most anticipated sea creatures: the shark, octopus, and stonefish.

Lang Tengah: 3 Reasons Why it's Hailed the Tropical Jewel of Malaysia


3. Perfect Place for a Good Deep Dive

Lang Tengah has a number of dive sites around the island. With a depth of 7-30 meters, this island is perfect for diving especially if you are a deep dive enthusiasts. Clear emerald waters and the coral reefs around it is very well known by the scuba divers and snorkelers. Get also the chance to see the house of reefs that surely scuba divers and snorkelers will enjoy. The shallow house reef at Pasir Mat Hassan that provides the moment to spot adult blacktip reef sharks that adds up to your excitement to see a lot more of the diverse creatures that the whole world haven’t seen yet.

Lang Tengah: 3 Reasons Why it's Hailed the Tropical Jewel of Malaysia


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