Drinking and diving, why it is a big no no.

Drinking and diving, why it is a big no no.

By the beach with a cold brew, doesn’t that sound good! But we can’t have it all, and combining diving with drinking is never a good idea. There are many reasons why we shouldn’t, but most importantly it’s because it puts the diver and others in danger. Alcohol disrupts our better judgement and slows down […]

CURIOUS CREATURES: Crickey, it’s a crocodilefish!

CURIOUS CREATURES: Crickey, it’s a crocodilefish!

Going in the books as another one of those fishes named after other animals, the crocodilefish is a fascinating one that may even steal the spotlight from real crocodiles. The crocodilefish may look somewhat familiar as they closely resemble their close cousins the scorpionfish and stonefish, which are all champions of camouflage with their mosaic […]

Semporna Regatta Lepa

Semporna Regatta Lepa

Colours flock the waters of Semporna as single mask boats come sailing down the semporna straits to pay homage to the rich history and culture the of Bajau Laut ( sea gypsies ) community of Semporna.   An annual event since 1994, the Regatta Lepa calls upon a parade of Lepa boats, traditional music, dance […]

Find your fin, a quick guide to buying your first pair.

Find your fin, a quick guide to buying your first pair.

The discomfort, cramps and blisters from rental fins will slowly drive you towards buying your own pair of fins in due time. And when that time comes, we hope the pointers below will be helpful! Having your own gear gives you comfort and fit that you can always rely on, not to mention making you […]

Searchin’ for urchins, a sign of a healthy reef.

Searchin’ for urchins, a sign of a healthy reef.

Seen as a delicacy, a nuisance and a clear sign to keep your feet off the reef, Sea Urchins are also regarded as a sign indicating a healthy reef. So don’t go cursing at em’ just yet. These spiny creatures are vital in keeping a balanced and healthy coral reef by keeping the algae on […]

Sea-burbia: The White Tip Reef Shark of Sipadan.

Sea-burbia: The White Tip Reef Shark of Sipadan.

Resting like logs on the seafloor, today we introduce to you the white tip reef sharks of Sipadan! One of five types of reef sharks (Blacktip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Silvertip Reef Shark) , the Whitetip Reef Shark is a common sight on reef around the indo-pacific and […]

Narcosis, a circus of a crisis.

Narcosis, a circus of a crisis.

Rumour has it that if you are a good drinker, it’s unlikely that you’ll get narced. Sadly for me and definitely a blow to my ego, my first experience with narcosis hit me on my very first deep dive while doing my Advanced Open Water certification. Preparing for my first deep dive at 30 meters, […]