Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mabul, Kapalai, Sipadan diving trip (23 - 28 Sep 2015)




I bought at SGD $212, but the cheapest time was SGD $77.10


We chose to flight via JB instead of from Singapore

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Dive #1
Location: Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
Max depth: 16.7m
Average depth: 10.3m
Bottom time: 45min (1355H - 1440H)

Dive #2
Location: Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
Max depth: 15.6m
Average depth: 10.6m
Bottom time: 50min (1610H - 1700H)

Dive #3
Location: Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
Max depth: 14.0m
Average depth: 7.4m
Bottom time: 38min (1737H - 1815H)

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Dive #4
Location: Mandarin Valley (Kapalai)
Max depth: 21.2m
Average depth: 14.6m
Bottom time: 48min (0919H - 1007H)

Dive #5
Location: Eel Garden (Mabul)
Max depth: 20.2m
Average depth: 12.8m
Bottom time: 51min (1127H - 1218H)

Dive #6
Location: Seaventure Rig (Mabul)
Max depth: 17.8m
Average depth: 14.5m
Bottom time: 49min (1451H - 1540H)

Dive #7
Location: Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
Max depth: 16.8m
Average depth: 12.8m
Bottom time: 44min (1639H - 1723H)

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Dive #8
Location: Mandarin Valley (Kapalai)
Max depth: 20.7m
Average depth: 14.6m
Bottom time: 47min (0902H - 0949H)

Dive #9
Location: Lobster Wall (Mabul)
Max depth: 27.7m
Average depth: 14.1m
Bottom time: 52min (1119H - 1211H)

Dive #10
Location: Ray Point (Mabul)
Max depth: 24.2m
Average depth: 15.3m
Bottom time: 52min (1424H - 1516H)

Dive #11
Location: Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
Max depth: 18.0m
Average depth: 12.3m
Bottom time: 42min (1643H - 1725H)

Dive #12
Location: Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
Max depth: 13.6m
Average depth: 9.6m
Bottom time: 48min (1842H - 1930H)
*Night Dive

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Dive #13
Location: (Sipadan)
Max depth: 24.0m
Average depth: 13.8m
Bottom time: 50min (0857H - 0947H)

Dive #14
Location: Barracuda Point (Sipadan)
Max depth: 21.0m
Average depth: 7.9m
Bottom time: 45min (1051H - 1136H)

Dive #15
Location: Barracuda Point (Sipadan)
Max depth: 18.7m
Average depth: 11.8m
Bottom time: 45min (1255H - 1340H)

Dive #16
Location: Coral Garden (Sipadan)
Max depth: 19.3m
Average depth: 12.6m
Bottom time: 47min (1447H - 1534H)


Dive #17
Location: Borneo Divers Mabul Resort
Max depth: 18.2m
Average depth: 13.5m
Bottom time: 16min (1629H - 1645H)
*Abort dive due to strong current

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23 Sep 15




Senai International Airport, formerly known as Sultan Ismail International Airport at Johor


Taking off




Hazy as well


Check-in to Heritage Hotel


Wanted to eat some cocoa cuisine, but the chef was not available.


Kedai Kim Kim ε‡‰θŒΆθˆ–


Simple snacks


This is actually cuttlefish


Carrot cake


Evening




Dinner was so-so


Durian that taste like longan, jackfruit and garlic?





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24 Sep 15


Semporna


Rubbish all over




Arrived at Mabul island after a speedboat ride


Borneo Divers Mabul Resort


Briefing and signing liability forms


The room


Toilet - Tap water was salty water. Shower and brush teeth were bad experiences.


Dive Computers


Paradise


Dive briefing


Gearing up for shore dive




Wreck






Second dive




Shrimps




White eye moray




Crocodile fish


Turtle


Nudi


Grouper


Nudi




Dinner
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25 Sep 15


Breakfast






Kapalai


Artificial structure






Artificial structure for coral growth


Meow






Seaventures Rig






Back to shore dive at Mabul


Wreck


Dinner with flower crabs

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26 Sep 15








Able to spot 2 of them?


Crinoid Cuttlefish


Mantis shrimp


Kapalai again




Moray eel


Green Turtle








Turtle




Spiny Lobster


Crocodile fish


Frogfish




Yellowtail snapper






Pufferfish




Doing night dive with style


Birthday celebration


Meow

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27 Sep 15


Breakfast


Sipadan - The only one day to Sipadan and I was separated from my group due to the allocations of permit on different days.




Shark


More sharks


Lobsters


Sharks


Titan triggerfish




Napoleon wrasse




Turtle and humphead


Humphead parrotfish


School of Jacks






barracuda






classic silhouette shot




Turtle again!


Dinner


Lobster as a special treat


Log book time


3D Shark sticker

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28 Sep 15


Bluetooth transferring photos and videos






Group photo




Bus to airport


The eating place at Tawau airport that was slow and mixed up orders


Flight back to JB


Back to hazy Singapore

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