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SE Asia Trip - where to go? end of may / early june?

Discussion in 'General Asia' started by chuckfee, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. chuckfee

    chuckfee Angel Fish

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    It looks like I will have a week available for dive travel at the end of May. I will
    be in Thailand at this time so I would like to arrange a trip in Asia. Dive conditions
    in the Similans will be so-so at best and we would prefer to go to a place that
    is in high season in late May.

    Any recommendations? It looks like May would be a good time to visit Sipadan
    but we're also interested in finding a more off-the-beaten-path sort of place -
    our last dives were in East Timor so we're not too worried about going to
    places with a questionable safety record.

    To us, the ideal spot would be off the beaten path, but close to an airport. Major
    bonus points if it's an airport served by Air Asia or other low cost carriers.

    Any ideas would be welcome. We're totally flexible on the location, and whether it's
    a resort vs. liveaboard. However, The dates (No earlier than 26 May --> no later than
    3 June) are written in stone.
     
  2. malaysia-islands

    malaysia-islands Barracuda

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    Can't say much. Everyone here has their favourites and clearly much more-travelled than yours truly. Just browse the older threads here and make your pick. Welcome to SE Asia!
     
  3. bubblemonkey

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    what makes you think this?
     
  4. malaysia-islands

    malaysia-islands Barracuda

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    Well, in a sense, May is not the "peak" season for Similans, as far as I know.
     
  5. dive_lover88

    dive_lover88 Great White

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  6. nivla80

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    Wat about Malaysia? Pretty awesome sites there. Redang Islands might be a good bet. Perhentian Islands too.
     
  7. limbo

    limbo Course Director

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  8. chuckfee

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    Thanks for the info. I discounted the Similans as the monsoon is in effect by the end of May and most of the liveaboard operations stop by the middle of the month.

    I was actually thinking of PNG when I mentioned 'off the beaten path'. Port Moresby has a pretty bad reputation but I've heard great things about the diving there. I'll have to look into flight options from BKK. Any comments regarding diving in PNG
    are welcome.

    --chuck
     
  9. V_kids

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    GO TO BALI!!!
    i went to bali on May 2006 (i'm from Indonesia)
    May is one of the best month to visit bali
    the sea at tulameben is very calm, no wave at all
    and the dive site at Nusa penida is also very calm
    great visibility!!!
    i event thingking to go back to Bali on May :)
     
  10. bubblemonkey

    bubblemonkey Barracuda

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    sorry missed the bit abouy 'May' LOL..
     

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