Curious Creature: Stoneface-killah, meet the stonefish.

Curious Creature: Stoneface-killah, meet the stonefish.

Motionless and well camouflaged to it’s surroundings, do not be fooled by its passiveness as the Stonefish is known to be one of the most venomous fishes in the sea!   But it’s not the bite that you have to watch out for, it’s their spines. The 13 needle-like dorsal fin spines on their backs […]

Can a whale shark swallow you up?

Can a whale shark swallow you up?

On our recent dive to Sipadan, we were lucky to have spotted a few Whale Sharks lingering around the waters. Watching it’s gaping mouth head our direction, it suddenly occurred to us “ Can a whale shark swallow us up?”. But before we let panic break out, the answer is no.   Massive creatures that […]

Curious Creature: JellyFish.

Curious Creature: JellyFish.

Indeed a floating blob of jelly but in reality, nothing close to a fish, the jellyfish still confounds us with what it actually is. What are they? Prehistoric creatures that even date back to the days before dinosaurs, Jellyfish are actually plankton. Yes you heard that right, plankton. Plankton is defined as a diverse group […]

Hawksbill and Green Turtle, what’s the difference?

Hawksbill and Green Turtle, what’s the difference?

Know your sea turtle with this guide, so the next time you surface from a dive, you can exclaim with confidence exactly what type of turtle caught your eye!   The two sea turtles which inhabit the waters off Semporna are the Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtle. They both come from the family Cheloniidae and […]

Trash to Treasure, ocean pollution to everyday items.

Trash to Treasure, ocean pollution to everyday items.

The ocean is filled with trash. All sort of rubbish that once served a purpose, but the most apparent of the pile, is plastic. There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. And of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter […]

New year, new year! Be a better buddy this year.

New year, new year! Be a better buddy this year.

There is just something in the air on the days after the big bang of the new years. We are overflowed by a sense of positivity and endless possibilities.   And this where the mantra of “New year, New you” comes in. A better vision of you. Well let’s take this advice into the waters […]

Go with the flow, and drift along. Drift diving 101

Go with the flow, and drift along. Drift diving 101

“Surrender to the elements and just go with the flow” is something easier said than done. For those who have never drift dive before, it can be quite unnerving having no absolute control while being in a foreign environment. But don’t give into that fear because you’ll be missing out on one of the best […]

Bumping head with the bumphead parrot fish of Sipadan

Bumping head with the bumphead parrot fish of Sipadan

These buck tooth beauties swim the shallow shores of Sipadan and are constantly on every divers Must See list. Growing up to more than 1 meter long and weighing well over 40kg for adults, the Bumphead Parrotfish is the largest species of parrotfish. Corallivores, they live on a diet of algae, live coral and sponges. […]

Muck-nificent diving in Mabul!

Muck-nificent diving in Mabul!

Overshadowed by Sipadans’ allure for the big stuff, Mabul is a macro divers dream! Home to an array of curious critters, the marine biodiversity in Mabul is spectacular. Surrounding the island, there are plenty of dive sites offering scattered reefs, wall dives, wrecks, slopes and artificial reefs. Underwater photographers will have a field day exploring […]