Diving at Sipadan, Pom Pom, Mataking and Bogey Dulang

Diving off the coast of Semporna.. at Sipadan, Pom Pom, Mataking and Bohey Dulang Islands in May 2022. Diving with Celebes Explorer the only live aboard in the region and Big Ocean Dive. 17 dives in 7 days… the best diving in the region next only to Raja Ampat but thats in Indonesia 🙂 … Barracudas, Sharks, Turtles, Wrasse, Puffers, Morays, Jacks, Bump Heads, Bat Fish and more. This is one such dive trip you must do.

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Diving at Sipadan

After almost a two year break during the covid lockdown, I had to get back to diving with a bang.  Decided to dive at the famous Sipadan Island which is one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. The marine life here is mind blowing and all the dives are Wall dives with the shallows as low as 2m and depths upto 700m. For a lot of folks diving at Sipadan is a bucket list item. We stayed on the Celebes Explorer liveaboard which is the only boat with a guaranteed three dives daily at Sipadan.  Heres a brief video of the dive experience.

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Diving at Nusa Penida

Decided i was going to sneak out to dive with the Mantas at Nusa Penida. This was more a celebratory dive since i was holed up in my room preparing for my PMI-PMP certification (which i cleared 🙂 ) for three weeks. Landed in Bali and i quickly signed up with Neptune Scuba Diving. I sent them an enquiry and Yoga from the dive club got in touch with me and walked me through the options. I was a bit skeptical since i read everywhere that you needed to be atleast Advanced certified to dive at Nusa Penida and i was only a few dives old. Yoga assured me that i was going to be in good hands and i decided to go ahead with the dive trip. I signed up for a full day 3 dive package which included pick up and drop from the hotel. Gracia was going to be the dive master who i was going to be tagged with. She was extremely professional and fun to dive with. I had my first experience watching the majestic Manta Rays at Manta Point during the first dive. The water was murky and the visibility was poor but i am not complaining.  Second dive was at Crystal bay where we saw two Octopuses mating, saw a moral eel, hermit crab, flounder, etc. Third dive was my first drift dive experience. The corals at SD point were bright and colorful. We even saw a pair of huge turtles and hung out with them for a few minutes. Another couple who accompanied us on the trip told me they saw a whale shark and they signalled us to join them but we were too late. Wish i could have had some proof but the word goes that if no proof, then you didnt see it 😉 Heres a brief video of the dive experience.

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Dive while you can

Yay.. Another country and another item knocked off the bucket list. I am finally a SSI Certified Open Water Diver.

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Bali Blue Diving

This blog is a place holder for the Page on my experience Scuba Diving at Tulamben, Bali.  Check all pics and read my detailed blog post here.

All OK !!

Lemme sniff some mud on the sea bed 😉

Now.. where did those divers go ?

 

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