Good Morning everyone. I hope you all had a good sleep last night. Ok, this our first dive for today in Topekong.
This site is called Mimpang. Local peoples say Three Rocks. Tiga Batu that because you see out there the three rocks that jut up between Topekong dan mainland. This will be deep dive and wall site, but more a very steep sloping reef than actual wall because covered with stony and soft corals.
You also see formation of table acropora around here.
The fish variety is excellent, blue spotted stingray, bignose unicorn fish, snapper, travelli, clown trigger fish, butterfly fish, napoleon wrasse, giant eel moray. Also watch white tip shark or even whale shark !
Beware of the current. Swells are less overwhelming than other site in Topekong, but still can be considerable. Beginner should take care. Sometimes temperature can be down to 18 C, but if we hit by thermocline, that can be increased to be warmer.
I will guide you to swim against current to the bottom. Straight to the bottom. Our entry point with this jukung, wind driven swell and big waves make this tricky. We do gear up the BCD in the water since the capacity of the jukung.
We are heading to the west into prevailing current, and the end of the dive yo don’t have to fight it. Don’t forget to check you air consumption, bottom time and remember, a safety stop. Max depth is 30 meter.
For emergency procedure, if you separate with your buddy, just join with other group or if you alone, go ascend. Remember the signal review. Low or run out of air. I will be around just in case you need buddy breathe.
Before we go, I recommend not to destroy our environment down there, by moving or damaging sensitive organism. Just taken nothing but picture. Leave nothing but bubbles and move nothing but themselves.
Again, do the predive safety check with your own gear.
Lets go !