Our sole objectives was to DIVE! Despite working on a very tight schedule, (we were there for 3D2N only) we vowed to just go and have FUN! Which we did!
We arrive at the airport 1 hour behind schedule (Due to tyre puncture of Air craft). WE reach resort at 2.30pm, after 1 hour bus ride and 40minutes boat rides. The Sun was burning hot! Not perfect for indoor person but when you are on a diving trip, It was a perfect weather…
We were greeted by the resort manager, given some orientation, and later on we go for our first dive, which was the orientation dive at the house reef. One plus point about Mataking is it gives you unlimited house reef dive. If you are an advanced diver, it’s even greater cause you can go for night dive… As all 4 of us are open water divers only so we pretty much miss out on that part. But still no regrets! We had so much FUN!
The first dive was not a smooth one. Probably we were all tired, (lack of sleep and travelling) strong current and few months no diving, I find it quite tiring after the first dive, and was little nervous…… We see lots of fish down there and no doubt it’s a beautiful island with great site for diving. After we surface, I had a chat with my buddy (my hubby lar) that I face strong current problem and ya da ya da. We have also agreeed that should there be strong current during upcoming dive, we will not fight it and will stick together buddy buddy…
On the 2nd day, we were scheduled to do 3boat dives. WE woke up at 7.30am for breakfast, at 8.15am we went to dive centre and all ready to dive! It was very ease to dive at mataking. All BCD and tanks and heavy stuffs are loaded on boat by dive centre staffs.. So we pretty much just bring our mask and board the boat! SO SO SO EASY! I feel like a queen! They even help u put on the gears and I no need to mah huan my buddy!
First dive site was Sweet Lips tables and the current was strong strong strong.. It was the first time I do a back row… I was a little nervous but we all did a great job.. 25minutes under, due to strong current, me and my buddy got swept away by the current and surfaced. The dive master got nervous and went up to find us… All the 8 of us got lost!!!! 😛 we pretty much gave both dive master a scared! WAhahahahahaha
Second dive site was shipwreck post. It was around 25M depth. There was 2 ship wreck underneath….. WE caught sea turtle again.. This time there was 1 sea turtle pose for us.. he was resting and didn’t even move when we get close to snap photo.. Okay, I didn’t snap the fantastic photo, the dive master helped me.. I did helped hubby snap some very nice photo close to the ship wreck!
Third dive site was turtle playground, This is the only site we didn’t spot any turtle but this is the site we enjoyed, and relaxed the most!!!!!!! We were all so ease… probably because we all warmed up and very very comfortable down there already.. Too bad it’s already the last dive of the trip… All three of them wish to spend another day or 2 there if can.. But I am the only person missing my boys dearly and just can’t wait to be home already.. Despite all these, it’s still a very very enjoyable trip for me!
The night was a fantastic one…. we walked all the way to mataking kecil, during low tide, we can walk to the nearby island…. but be sure to check on the high and low tide or u might end up in mataking kecil heheheheeh.
On this particular evening, we have some great surprises awaits us.. which we totally did not expect.. I will share about it on later post.. I want to share it together with the videos and pictures we have..
Will I visit mataking again? For diving trip, definitely yes! It’s an awesome experience! definitely worth the price we are paying for… I look forward the next dive trip and I just wish my boys could be with me when I do so I could dive more sites, spend more days, at the same times have family times!!!
Before I could make another diving trip, I have to plan for a family trip first… Just the 4 of us.. Jude is already 1 year old and manfred 2.5year old. I think it’s a very right time to plan something and get out there!