This is the third and final episode set in staggering Tun Sakaran Marine Park. Liz echoes Jacques Cousteau’s words at the end of the video, “…we stayed for seven days but it could have been seven months…”.
There is more variety and quantity around the edge of the small island of Sipadan than anywhere else. Our Australian friend, Graeme, even reckons it beats all the diving he did in Australia. We couldn’t get enough of the sleeping turtles (we even saw them making love), sharks, rivers of jacks, barracuda and the huge variety of coral reef fish.
The island was ‘discovered’ by Jacques Cousteau in 1988 on his way back from the Great Barrier Reef, when SY Calypso turned a quick two day stop into a six week dive fest. Since then Sipadan has become a Mecca for the world’s dive community.
Even the reefs within the park were mesmerising, with plenty of new coral growth and an abundance of sea life. In fifteen years of sailing we have never seen so many turtles in one place.
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Liz and Jamie xx
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