Home Is Where The House-Reef Is

Home Is Where The House-Reef Is

It’s a new year and with it, we want to take a look at somewhere closer to home.

Not to toot our own horns, but Scuba Tiger is strategically located close to most islands throughout the Semporna Archipelago. You can hop on a boat and travel no further than 45 minutes to dock the shores of Mataking, Mabul, Kapalai, Timba Timba, Bohey Dulang and the creme de la creme of it all, Sipadan.

Head in any direction, and it’ll take you to paradise.

But before you fill the boat with gasoline and jet off to the islands, our house reef has specials offers of its own you shouldn’t miss out on. But what about the islands you may ask? Well for once in your life, you can have it all.

Do the islands, see the sights and tick them off the #bucketlist. Then top off a day of island fun dives with a night dive at our house reef. We gear up a little after sunset and make our way to the deck at dusk. Just steps away from your chalet.

Descending to 10 meters, there is a slight wall where if you watch carefully, under the spotlight of your torch, nocturnal creatures offer you a look into life at the reef at night.

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Reef crabs scutter about in search for dinner, where nudibranchs romance in the dark and nearby, a long nose pipefish pokes it head out of an old tire.

Sometimes, there’s a drift and it carries you further down the reef. You give into it, because who doesn’t like a drift dive right? Well the spanish dancer agrees, dancing to the rythm of the ride. But there’s someone down there that would rather not go with the flow.

Fighting against the current, you can a spot thorny seahorse anchored down by coiling its tail around some seagrass and coral. It looks tiny, fragile and scared. And understandably why. Sea horses can easily die of exhaustion when caught in storm-roiled seas, so we sympathise with the little creature.
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Going further down to 12 meters, you’ll encounter a bus. Yes a bus. A sunken bus is our odd wreckage of choice here. Stick around for a bit, and those in hiding will soon start to reveal themselves. A puffer in the back seat, an octopus on the wheel and flounder creeping along the carpet.

What a wild ride!