Friday, November 10, 2006

9th November 2006

weather: sunny
sea condition: calm vis: 10 - 15 m

Guides: Nina, Bobby, Lee, Ron, Sophia, Jay

The resort now is buzzing with divers again, this time with divers from Japan. Konichiwa!!!

Sipadan has been busy as well with their usual fishes there to welcome us whenever we dive there, barracudas, jacks, white tip sharks, turtle, bumphead parrotfish, snappers, etc. But leopard sharks and rays has not been seen lately. It was about this time last year when we start to see lots of devil rays in Sipadan. Hopefully this year the rays will come back to Sipadan like last year!

Macro has been good for the last few days as well. With flamboyant cuttlefish, ornate ghost pipefish, robust ghost pipefish, baby painted frogfish, giant frogfish, ray shrimp goby, purple fire goby and also not forgetting those crabs and shrimps that can be found easily, you just have to know where to look and keep looking!

On today, there were 3 divers who did their "Memorial Dive" here with Sipadan Water Village. Below are their pictures with the dive center's banner made specially for divers who did their "Memorial Dive" here with us. The three lucky divers are Hayashi Hiroto, Yamanami Kazuko and Inoue Yukiko. Omedeto!! (Congratulations!!)

Hayashi Hiroto with his 50th dive at Sipadan Water Village

Yamanami Kazuko with her 100th dive with us

Inoue Yukiko with her 250th dive with us

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