Saturday, 10 July 2010

Sipadan 2010

Date: 10 Jul 2010 - 18 Jul 2010
Location: Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai and Si-Amil
Camera: Canon G10 + Canon Casing
Strobe: Fantasea Single Nano Strobe Set
Filter: NIL
Post editing: PS CS3
No. of dives: 17

My reason to go there:
Coz my friends were going there ..... and the last time I was there was 5 years ago.

- Visibility wasn't very good this round
- There are still a lot of Barracudas, turtles, jacks and sharks
- Coral reef at Sipadan seems to have grown
- The artificial reefs at Mabul and Kapalai + the Sea Venture are among my fav dive sites
- Si-Amil is beautiful, diving is pretty good there too
- The dive operator Billabong is just average, for I won't return to this one. I'll perhaps go with Sea Venture or Kapalai resort where they have great house dive site
- The gwai-lou DI there sucks, bloody action. The local DM are very good...
- Happy to see the Spiny devil fish, frog fish, flamboyant cuttlefish and sea moth again....
- The Bajau sea gypsies are very poor, they need help...


Sea Gypsies of Mabul

Date: 10 Jul 2010 - 18 Jul 2010
Location: Mabul Island
Camera: Canon G10
Filter: none
Post editing: PS CS3

I was at Mabul several weeks ago, scuba diving Sipadan, Kapalai, Si-Amil from there.
In these pictures are the Bajau Laut or the Bajau sea gypsies people. Most of them do not have a nationality, they roam the borders of Malaysia, Indonesia and The Philippines living a nomadic life.

I took these pictures with my compact camera(Canon G10), I wish I had my DSLR with me that time, there were a lot of photographic opportunities there.
Hope you like the pictures here...