Sipadan and Kapalai
19th October 2004
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We've finished the first leg of our trip and so here's a small selection of pictures from Malaysian Borneo. In fact we dived Sipadan and Kapalai, islands some 20 miles off shore, staying at the latter. The diving was very varied; Sipadan is well known for turtles and huge shoals of barracuda and jacks brought in by the spectacular reefs over a 1000m+ drop. Kapalai is now in vogue as a 'macro' diving resort and offers obscure stuff like frogfish, pipefish and nudibranches.

Malaysia was a revelation, we were overwhelmed with the efficiency and speed of all the flights and arrangements. Indonesia seems a bit more threatening but we got through the 6 processes of immigration and to our transport in 15 minutes from touching down - far from the laughable shambles of Sharm!

We're just resting near Manado, Indonesia before taking a boat around some of the sites of Northern Sulawesi, also a mixture of 'macro' and 'classic' reef diving.

Rob and Dawn

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