5 Dive Watches To Take To Malaysia's Best Dive Sites
1/5 Blancpain Bathyscaphe
Two new Bathyscaphe models join Blancpain's iconic Fifty Fathoms dive collection. The 500-piece limited edition Day Date Desert honours wildlife photographer Ernest H. Brooks II's spectacular Devils Hole dive in 1962 while the Flyback Chronograph takes its inspiration from greenish-blue hues of lakes and seas.
Located off the coast of Kuala Terengganu, Lang Tengah Island is a tranquil dive site brimming with colourful corals and fishes.
2/5 Omega Seamaster Diver 300m Nekton Edition
Promising style while supporting the environment, Omega has partnered with Nekton, a non-profit research foundation committed to protecting the oceans, to produce the all-new Seamaster Diver 300m Nekton Edition. Its Master Chronometer Calibre 8806 is certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) and can resist magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss.
Home to plethora of marine life, Redang Island is undoubtedly one of the country's top dive sites, providing a wide range of diving options to suit all levels and tastes.
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3/5 Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner
Jaeger-LeCoultre has introduced two more sporty yet elegant models to the Polaris collection: Polaris Mariner Memovox and Polaris Mariner Date. Their 42mm cases are water-resistant up to 300m, and the crown is screwed down with an orange security band to prevent any unintentional movement during a dive. The Super-LumiNova on the hour and minute hands come in different colours for improved legibility.
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Tioman Island in Pahang boasts a total of 25 dive sites that include a wreck dive and wall diving.
4/5 Luminox Pacific Diver 3120 Series
Featuring a solid 4mm 316L stainless steel case, the Luminox Pacific Diver 3120 Series pays tribute to the vast Pacific Ocean - the world's largest and deepest ocean and a hotspot for sport diving. The watch comes in four versions: black-on-black model with rubber strap, black dial with steel bracelet, blue dial with steel bracelet, and black dial with a rubber strap.
About a 40-minute boat ride from Semporna, Sipadan Island is one of the world's most spectacular dive destinations to spot an exotic array of marine life including hammerhead sharks, greenback turtles, barracuda and manta rays.
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5/5 Panerai Luminor Marina Fibratech 44mm
Sixty per cent lighter than steel and highly resistant to corrosion and resilient, the fibratech case is paired with the sturdy Sportech rubber strap for a highly functional dive watch that is water resistant up to 300m.
Perhentian Islands consist of two islands: Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. Located off the coast of Terrenganu, it is an idyllic marine park suitable for both new and experienced divers.
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