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A return to the sea. 2013

Diving in South sulug reef, East sulug reef and Mid reef edge within Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. It feels great to return to the sea after staying dry for almost three months. Despite being close to the city, these sites still have plenty of undestroyed coral reef. Take a look 🙂

What I love about diving is that I get to play the focus game. Once I am in, it means 90 or 80 per cent of the whole dive/s is  about me and my surrounding. The other 10 or 20 per cent involves me trying hard to stick to the buddy system rules which I have to admit, I suck at it because most of the time I will be in my own world, doing my own stuff and get separated from the group.

Anyways, I had three great leisure dives with Borneo Divers on 27 August. During the dives, I encountered new nudibranch species and discovered a turtle carcass.

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Chromodoris fidelis. It is very tiny and that is my index finger.

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Loch ness monster. Hypselodoris bullockii

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A lone nemo and its anemone sanctuary

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Another colour variation of Hypselodoris bullockii

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Striped catfish

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The clownfish a.k.a nemo

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Thysanozoon sp, a flatworm often mistaken for nudibranch/sea slug.

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Turtle carcass in East Sulug reef. Before the dive, our guide said “hopefully we can see turtle” and saw we did.

It is sad to see this turtle got stuck in a fishing net. I don’t want to make an assumption but there are only two theories how it ended in the net:

1. The turtle swam into the net and got tangled up and died slowly.

2. The turtle died somewhere else and was swept by current and got stuck in the net.

I wish to think the latter [edit] and I hoped it died of natural causes and not killed by fish bombing or abuse or boats [/edit]

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