Photos, Scuba Diving, Sabah, Malaysia, 2007

by Gerald Oskoboiny


I spent about a week diving at Sipadan, Mabul and other nearby islands, from Feb 5-13 2007. My weblog has more information on the time I spent there.

Diving at Mabul, Sibuan, Kapalai islands

Excellent muck diving:

Photo: Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Photo: Brain coral

Brain coral

Photo: Necklace Sea Star

Necklace Sea Star

Photo: Reef

Reef

Photo: Tube coral

Tube coral

Photo: Raggy Scorpionfish

Raggy Scorpionfish

Photo: Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimp

Photo: Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Photo: Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish

Photo: Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Photo: Nudibranchs

Nudibranchs

Photo: Painted Spiny Lobster

Painted Spiny Lobster

Photo: Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Photo: Turtle

Turtle

Photo: Gerald with turtle

Gerald with turtle

Photo: Coral detail

Coral detail

Photo: Ringed Pipefish

Ringed Pipefish

Photo: Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Photo: Clownfish and anemone

Clownfish and anemone

Photo: Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Photo: Savigny's Sea Urchin

Savigny's Sea Urchin

Photo: Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Photo: Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Photo: Porcelain Crab

Porcelain Crab

Photo: Coral reef

Coral reef

Photo: Turtle

Turtle

Photo: Coral

Coral

Photo: Black frogfish

Black frogfish

Photo: Sea squirts and nudibranch eggs

Sea squirts and nudibranch eggs

Photo: Coral reef

Coral reef

Photo: Sea sponges

Sea sponges

Photo: unknown

unknown

Photo: Crocodilefish

Crocodilefish

Photo: Michael

Michael

Photo: Bubble Coral Shrimp

Bubble Coral Shrimp

Photo: Imperial Partner Shrimp

Imperial Partner Shrimp

Photo: Sea cucumber

Sea cucumber

Photo: Necklace Sea Star

Necklace Sea Star

Photo: Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Photo: Lionfish

Lionfish

Photo: Wreck

Wreck

Photo: Wreck

Wreck

Photo: unknown fish

unknown fish

Photo: Awang photographing

Awang photographing

Photo: Pygmy Seahorse

Pygmy Seahorse

Photo: White-eyed Moray

White-eyed Moray

Photo: Spotfin Lionfish

Spotfin Lionfish

Photo: Flatworm

Flatworm

Photo: Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish

Photo: Awang with crocodilefish

Awang with crocodilefish

Photo: Tiny nudibranch

Tiny nudibranch

Photo: Nudibranchs

Nudibranchs

Photo: End of dive

End of dive

Photo: Cleaner shrimp?

Cleaner shrimp?

Photo: Juvenile Emperor Angelfish

Juvenile Emperor Angelfish

Photo: Juvenile Emperor Angelfish

Juvenile Emperor Angelfish

Photo: Painted Frogfish

Painted Frogfish

Photo: Painted Frogfish

Painted Frogfish

Photo: unknown

unknown

Photo: unknown

unknown

Photo: Ornate Ghostpipefish

Ornate Ghostpipefish

Photo: Ornate Ghostpipefish

Ornate Ghostpipefish

Photo: Black frogfish

Black frogfish

Photo: Buoy line

Buoy line

Photo: Durban Hinge-beak Shrimp

Durban Hinge-beak Shrimp

Photo: Fingered Dragonet

Fingered Dragonet

Photo: Fusiliers

Fusiliers

Photo: Wall of fusiliers

Wall of fusiliers

Photo: Fusiliers

Fusiliers

Photo: Flatworm?

Flatworm?

Photo: Crocodilefish

Crocodilefish

Photo: Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips

Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips

Photo: Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips

Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips

Photo: Yellow frogfish

Yellow frogfish

Photo: Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Diving Sipadan

Non-stop sharks and turtles:

Photo: Steep drop

Steep drop

Photo: Turtle silhouette

Turtle silhouette

Photo: Diver

Diver

Photo: Turtle

Turtle

Photo: White-tipped reef shark

White-tipped reef shark

Photo: White-tipped reef shark

White-tipped reef shark

Photo: Diver

Diver

Photo: Cave entrance

Cave entrance

Photo: Warning sign

Warning sign

Photo: Swarming fish

Swarming fish

Photo: Swarming fish

Swarming fish

Photo: Diver

Diver

Photo: Turtle

Turtle

Photo: Turtle

Turtle

Photo: Turtle

Turtle

Photo: White-tipped reef shark

White-tipped reef shark

Photo: Shark

Shark

Photo: White-tipped reef shark

White-tipped reef shark

Photo: Sea Pearl

Sea Pearl

Photo: Coral reef

Coral reef

Photo: Coral reef

Coral reef

Photo: Big sea fan

Big sea fan

Photo: Scuba diving

Scuba diving

Photo: Turtle

Turtle

Photo: Turtle

Turtle

Photo: Puffer fish?

Puffer fish?

Photo: Puffer fish?

Puffer fish?

Photo: Coral reef

Coral reef

Photo: Coral reef

Coral reef

Photo: Divers and shark

Divers and shark

Photo: White-tipped reef shark

White-tipped reef shark

Photo: Leopard Shark

Leopard Shark

Photo: Chevron barracuda

Chevron barracuda

Photo: Napoleon Wrasse

Napoleon Wrasse

Photo: Devil ray

Devil ray

Photo: Turtle and divers

Turtle and divers

Photo: White-tipped reef shark

White-tipped reef shark

Photo: Turtle

Turtle

Photo: Oriental Sweetlips

Oriental Sweetlips

Photo: Scuba diving

Scuba diving

Photo: Scuba diving

Scuba diving

Photo: Reef and fishes

Reef and fishes

Photo: Scorpionfish -- no flash

Scorpionfish -- no flash

Photo: Scorpionfish -- with flash

Scorpionfish -- with flash

Photo: Butterfly fish?

Butterfly fish?

Photo: Sponge

Sponge

Photo: Corals

Corals

Photo: Nudibranch

Nudibranch

Photo: Emperor angelfish

Emperor angelfish

In between dives we had to kill time at these really dreadful places:

Sibuan island

Photo: Pulau Sibuan

Pulau Sibuan

Photo: Pulau Sibuan

Pulau Sibuan

Photo: Pulau Sibuan

Pulau Sibuan

Photo: Sea gypsy huts

Sea gypsy huts

Photo: Pulau Sibuan

Pulau Sibuan

Sipadan island

Photo: Sipadan island

Sipadan island

Photo: Drop off

Drop off

Photo: Sipadan beach

Sipadan beach

Photo: Sipadan beach

Sipadan beach

Photo: Linda and Matt

Linda and Matt

Photo: Sipadan beach

Sipadan beach

Photo: Sipadan beach

Sipadan beach

Photo: Sipadan island

Sipadan island

Photo: Monitor Lizard

Monitor Lizard

Photo: Monitor Lizard

Monitor Lizard

Photo: Monitor Lizard

Monitor Lizard

Photo: Start of dive

Start of dive

Mabul island

Photo: Fishing village

Fishing village

Photo: SMART bungalows

SMART bungalows

Photo: Fishing village

Fishing village

Photo: Clothesline

Clothesline

Photo: Mabul island

Mabul island

Photo: Sunset

Sunset

Mabul has a couple nice beaches too but I didn't spend any time at them.

The kids on the island were really friendly:

Photo: Friendly kid

Friendly kid

Photo: Friendly kids

Friendly kids

Photo: Friendly kids

Friendly kids

Photo: Friendly kids

Friendly kids

Photo: Little poser

Little poser

Photo: Girl on fence

Girl on fence

Photo: Laughing kids

Laughing kids

Photo: Kids posing

Kids posing

Photo: Girls posing

Girls posing

Photo: Boy in boat

Boy in boat

Photo: Kids posing

Kids posing

I spent almost all of my time at Uncle Chang's backpackers:

Photo: Uncle Chang's

Uncle Chang's

Photo: Uncle Chang's

Uncle Chang's

Photo: Uncle Chang's

Uncle Chang's

Photo: Uncle Chang's

Uncle Chang's

Photo: Guitar playing cat

Guitar playing cat

Photo: Guitar playing cat

Guitar playing cat

When the diving was done it was back to Semporna for dinner with new friends:

Photo: Back to Semporna

Back to Semporna

Photo: Dinner

Dinner

See also: the complete set of photos from this week, or the related post in my weblog.


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