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This is a collection of my blog entries and experiences with diving.
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2005/09/21 One Week diving around Sipadan at Sipadan-Kapalai
π 2005-09-21 00:00 in Diving
After spending a week on the small Island of Lankayan at the northeast tip of Malaysia, I moved to the half island of Kapalai close to Sipadan. It's a city on stilts that's on a sand bank under water half the day.


working hard on my laptop :)
working hard on my laptop :)

Sadly, the island is under water more than half the time due to damage made by fishermen that were doing dynamite fishing before it was both forbidden and strictly enforced (hence the small contingent of army in that village too), in turn causing reduction of fish, sand, and erosion.

There is the small price to pay of getting up at 04:50 for the 05:30 boat departure to the Island of Sipadan and its reefs, but the diving is spectacular: I get 3 dives by noon, and another one or two in the afternoon. Choice picture are below:

beautiful cleaning shrimps on that moray eel
beautiful cleaning shrimps on that moray eel

Every just after sunrise, we were treated with a load of giant humphead parrotfish
Every just after sunrise, we were treated with a load of giant humphead parrotfish


chomp :)
chomp :)

lots of big turtles
lots of big turtles

zzz, zzz... :)
zzz, zzz... :)

crocodile fish
crocodile fish

to fish fighting
to fish fighting




Barracuda Point had loads of barracudas in the morning
Barracuda Point had loads of barracudas in the morning

money shot, too bad it was with an old camera :)
money shot, too bad it was with an old camera :)

big turtles :)
big turtles :)




Sipadan was awesome, I barely had 50 dives by the time I was there, and it sure set a high bar for places I went to after that :)



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