We already plan to do an exploration trip to this location. At the moment will be myself and one of our staff. The plan is to survey the prospect location of operating dive center(possible resort) around the area. And the dive sites there.
Base from our study. The area can offer different kind of diving. From muck, coral, drift and deep dive. Also have underwater volcano here.
As usual. When come to diving. Planning is most important. We always think worst cast scenario. At the moment i already did the trip plan and emergency and evacuation plan(in case of emergency).
Budget will depend on the no of people joining the trip. Hopefully i can make this trip after few of my trip have to cancel hehehehee
Location : Ulu Bay, Siau Island, North Sulawesi
Date: 21-28 March 2010
Accommodation : Camping or villager house.(No hotel or resort around the area)
Diving profile : Muck, coral and wall.(Expecting some area with strong current. Advice to bring reef hook)
Dive center around : NO. Maybe LOB come here sometimes
Dive per day : 2 tank per person.We only bring portable compressor(Bauer Junior). If few more diver join i will bring bigger comressor.
Dive Guide or Dive Master :our guide- 1 or 2(depending on no of diver joining) will joining us. But this is exploration trip. dont expect too much hehehehe
Expected to see : Critters, Pelagic, Coral. We will see later.
Visibility : depending on the area. Can be 0-50m hehehe..
20 mar(night) – depart from Manado/Bitung port
21 mar – arrive siau island. Shop for food. Boat transfer to Ulu Bay (1 or 2 dives depending on the arrival time)
22 mar – 2 dives (Muck dive) + 1 additional dive/night dive if we manage to refill the tank
23 mar – 2 dives (Muck dive) + 1 additional dive/night dive if we manage to refill the tank
24 mar – 2 dives (Coral dive) + 1 additional dive if we manage to refill the tank
25 mar – 2 dives (Wall dive) + 1 additional dive if we manage to refill the tank
26 mar – 2 dives (Wall dive) + 1 additional dive if we manage to refill the tank
27 mar – 2 dives (Wall dive) + 1 additional dive if we manage to refill the tank
27 mar – packing. back to sanger town. stay 1 night in a town. for morning ferry back to Manado/Bitung(will check ferry schedule later)
28 mar – Return to Manado
– We might bring along the generator. to charge the battery, gadget etc (Hopefully friend can arrange the generator there)
– 100% Emergency 02
– Advisable diver to have diving insurance. Contact Dan Asia Pacific for more details( put our referal id DS-0262)
– Reef hook
Depending on no of diver(maximum 8 divers for this trip). Cost will divided equally.
Cost is for petrol, tank usage, boat rental, villager house rental, meals, hire local cook and few more which i cannnot think now hehehehe
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