Sipadan Malaysia Dive Report
Posted 15 November 2005 - 11:45 AM
read the rest of my trip report or visit the Gallery.
Posted 15 November 2005 - 03:31 PM
BTW, #22 is a clown trigger
Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:24 PM
I visited from the liveaboard MV Celebes Explorer (which is very good). We were allowed to walk along the shore line near to the jetty shown in the trip report: but that was it. No walking into the interior and no walking around the island. And a military detachment with persuasive-looking light machine guns tended to underline the position.
But this had, happily, no impact on the diving which was indeed amazing. More turtles than you can shake a wide-angle lens at - let me through, boys - and the occasional pelagic. Some cute blue-ring octopus on nearby islands reefs too
(PADI IDC Staff Instructor and former Dive Manager, KBR Lembeh Straits)
Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:50 AM
Just one issue, I believe this area of Borneo is listed as a no go zone
because people were kidnapped and worse from there.
See Austrlian websites where they have travel warings for that area.
I notice people are still going, just wondered whether it was lack of
awareness of the problem or are they thrill seekers?
I would be interested to know if other people thought it was safe,
Posted 30 May 2006 - 11:33 AM
The stories of kidnapping are true, but it was a one time incident that happened several years ago, and that is why you see the police boats in the area. I am returning for the 2nd time in October for U/W photoweek at Sipidan Water Village and am not the least bit concerned with going. It is a beautiful area to dive and photograph and other than the recent barge incident it is quite pristine. Others on this site were just there a feww weeks ago, and you can read about there experiences on this forum.
Sfe diving, Jeff B)
Posted 30 May 2006 - 09:30 PM
Posted 03 August 2006 - 01:00 AM
Posted 03 August 2006 - 02:12 AM
I will be staying at Sipadan Water Village from 1 Sept 2006 to 10 Sept 2006. Anyone from Wetpixel there at the same time?
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