Kind of late but I wanted to make some quick notes.
Went for a Live-on-board [LOB] dive trip on MV Seaborne over the 28-30 Oct 2011 weekend [Fri to Sun]. My first time on a LOB, which is like a cruise trip full of divers.
I chose LOB to avoid the hassle of land transfers – mini van to Mersing, then ferry, repeat for return trip. MV Seaborne departs and returns directly to Singapore.
Lots of fish and sea life, some quite big. Unfortunately visibility wasn’t very good, probably because it’s the start of the monsoon season.
Weather was OK, mostly sunny. It rained on Sat night, so we moored in the harbour and had dinner inside the cabin.
Took some underwater photos, but haven’t developed the film yet.
Overall a good trip, especially the visits to the more isolated and unusual dive sites along the way.
[Edit 20 Nov 2011 Sun: Here’s a photo of the cabin I was sleeping in.]