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July 21st 2011
Published: December 25th 2017
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Geo: 4.47134, 118.605<b>Click on pictures to enlarge - will help with "critters". All underwater pictures and the 3 pictures of Sipdan are courtesy of Mathew Lee.</b>Arrived in Kota Kinabalu and after a little difficulty (taxi driver did not know where our hostel was) arrived at Masada Backpackers which is very clean, comfortable, friendly with great breakfasts included (hel... Read Full Entry



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Mathew Lee who took the underwater photosMathew Lee who took the underwater photos
Mathew Lee who took the underwater photos

Mathew, thanks for sharing them with us. In the background you can see the accommodation we were booked to stay in but cancelled
Looking down the wall towards the sea floorLooking down the wall towards the sea floor
Looking down the wall towards the sea floor

Bottom is 600 metres below - this is not the time to wonder when they last serviced the buoyancy control jacket!
Crocodile fish (2)Crocodile fish (2)
Crocodile fish (2)

One at bottom of picture facing right, crocodile shape with fins along side. Second fish behind first and at left of picture. Mouth is clearly visible
Frog (Angler) fishFrog (Angler) fish
Frog (Angler) fish

Yes, superb camouflage but it is a fish and alive. Its face profile is facing left. (We added red ring, hope it helps)
A Delicate Ghost Pipe fishA Delicate Ghost Pipe fish
A Delicate Ghost Pipe fish

A little later I saw 2 together, I think they were mating but who can be sure?
the jetty at Sipdanthe jetty at Sipdan
the jetty at Sipdan

Where they match your details to your permit
A host anenomeA host anenome
A host anenome

Looks like an old rug but lifts up and down depending on who visits



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