Mabul and Sipadan diving trip highlights

Well, let’s pick up where I left off…

My trip to Malaysia was an experience of a lifetime. From diving the most amazing dive sites of my life, to meeting fantastic and hopefully lifelong friends, and loving every minute of it. Here are some highlights.

First, the diving:

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I gotta start with a selfie

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Lots to see, including this lionfish

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Turtles were everywhere – and massive

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So I got a few cheeky shots

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Though this guys was sleepy

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These guys were having no part and tried attacking my mask

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At Sipadan, there are tornadoes of 3 -4 feet long barracuda – this is in the tornado

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The tornado from a distance

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Also some massive swarms of jacks

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Including a few sharks looking for lunch

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All in, we saw about 40 sharks. Here are some up close

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A few more circled around us

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It was really the turtles that were friendly

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And not scared of us in the least

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The fish were incredible too

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With more swarms of barracuda

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Some sleepy sharks

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Curious clownfish

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And inquisitive eels

Above water, we passed our time taking in some sun

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And collecting hermit crabs

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This guy had questionable choices in housing

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So we got them together and had races.

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Run baby run!

Above water, it was about having some fun and enjoying ourselves.

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Watching the days’ dive footage

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With many games of Farkle to follow

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Some banter

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And celebrating our devil ray sighting

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 having a few beers

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All with new friends

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Some more interesting than others…

On the downtime, there was time to explore Mabul

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Seeing the various resorts with over water bungalows
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Meeting a few of the domestic animals

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And most importantly, lounging on our private beach

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Also seeing how the turtle hatcheries were going

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Shh, they’re sleeping.

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That’s all for my 5 days on Mabul

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It’s back across the countryside past the palm plantations

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And on to a flight to Kota Kinabalu

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For a few more days in the sun!

More to come on the next highlight – still so much to show…


One thought on “Mabul and Sipadan diving trip highlights”

  1. Some nice pics and great memories jarrett. Farkle lives on and has been plate and passed on throughout our central american travels – now onto South America. Just dived Galapagos and it was incredible! But Sipadan and Mabul will always be great memories. And what food times with Develray-Dave haha.
    Was great to meet and chill with you and the Chief.

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