Another Diving Day in Sipadan

Mabul Island off Borneo, MalaysiaScuba Junkie also has a resort on the island of Mabul, which is a famous muck diving site. Muck diving doesn’t have a lot of pretty corals but tends to have more macro life and exotic creatures. We took a short boat ride from Semporna to Mabul to set up gear for the day.

Mabul Island off Borneo, Malaysia

Mabul Island off Borneo, Malaysia

We could use the Scuba Junkie resort here on Mabul to rest and relax between dives and also to eat lunch.

Scuba Diving off Mabul Island in Malaysia

There was huge schools of fish and the visibility was a little down.

Scuba Diving off Mabul Island in Malaysia

A clown fish in an anemone
A clown fish in an anemone

There was so many critters and creatures at every turn

An octopus peeking out of his hiding spot
An octopus peeking out of his hiding spot
Up close to a sea turtle
Up close to a sea turtle
A pegasus fish blending in
A pegasus fish blending in
Scuba Diving off Mabul Island in Malaysia
An eel
Lobster
Lobster
Blue-spotted stingray
Blue-spotted stingray
Parrot fish
Parrot fish
Lion fish
Lion fish
Moray Eel
Moray Eel
Green Moray Eel
Green Moray Eel

Scuba Diving off Mabul Island in Malaysia Scuba Diving off Mabul Island in Malaysia Scuba Diving off Mabul Island in Malaysia

The nudibranchs (colorful sea slugs) were out as well

Nudibranch off Mataking in Malaysia Nudibranch Nudibranch Scuba Diving off Mataking in Malaysia Nudibranch Nudibranch Nudibranchs Nudibranch

It was a beautiful day diving – my favorite one of the whole trip in terms of comfort and animals. Many times for a 3 tank dive, you are stuck on a cramped boat in your wetsuit in between dives. For this day, it was nice to come back to the Scuba Junkie Resort on Mabul to relax and eat before and after each dive.

Mabul Island, Malaysia

After two full days of diving (6 tanks), we decided to stay in Semporna our last full day in Malaysia. I read my book, played on the internet and backed up my photos. While Semporna is not very pretty, the local food stalls and restaurants have some amazing food.

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