Travel Blogs from Mataking, Malaysia

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Diving the Deep, Mataking, Malaysia travel blog

Diving the Deep

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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When the torrential rains starter the evening before, we were a little bit concerned.  But weather moved pretty fast here.  In the morning our boat ride was more than interesting.  Forty five minuted by speed boat crashing over waves and ...

Diving, Pulau Mataking, Malaysia travel blog

Diving

A travel blog entry by helenpretious

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... of the island and is a perfect placeto watch the sunset. The island is mostly couples, divers and more couples. A spit of sand seperates Mataking from another island, that can be reached at low tide. The water is shallow and so warm, like a bath! We are ...

Mataking island, Mataking Island, Malaysia travel blog

Mataking island

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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... seen tropical fish. Amazing as this was there isn't the time or space in this blog - how complacent am I getting!!!! Mataking like other places we have dived has suffered from both dynamite and psionide fishing from the locals. It's pretty ...

Day 16 in Borneo - Welcome to Mataking Island, Mataking Island, Malaysia travel blog

Day 16 in Borneo - Welcome to Mataking Island

A travel blog entry by slicence

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... picked up from Tawau at 7:30am and driven to Semporna (slightly to the east along the coast) for a 9:30am boat time to Mataking island.  The boat trip took about 45 minutes but all the traveling was worth it - the island is a beautiful picturesque ...

Mataking Island, Mataking Island, Malaysia travel blog

Mataking Island

A travel blog entry by roamingmonk

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... the coast. In another sign our luck was changing, Sticky Rice Travel had contacted us to say there was space at the super luxurious Mataking Island Resort Karen had persuaded me was e best place to spend our last few days - and let's face it, the ...

Day 18 in Borneo - A trip to Sipadan, Mataking Island, Malaysia travel blog

Day 18 in Borneo - A trip to Sipadan

A travel blog entry by slicence

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Divers Paradise - enhanced!   Woke up early ready for an hour and half boat trip to Sipadan.  We were accompanied by two armed guards - rifles at the ready. There have been some border disputes but for the last 8 or 9 years and at least four ...

Day 17 in Borneo - First full day on Mataking, Mataking Island, Malaysia travel blog

Day 17 in Borneo - First full day on Mataking

A travel blog entry by slicence

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Another day in paradise. Look up Mataking Island on google - it make it easier to understand the blog below.    Breakfast as normal, rice, noodles and toast. Sammy had a three dive day and set off fairly early. One was called shipwreck point, ...

Day 19 in Borneo, Mataking Island, Malaysia travel blog

Day 19 in Borneo

A travel blog entry by slicence

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Our first day of non stop rain..................... but it didn't stop us diving and snorkeling. Wet is wet rain or sea. Three dives for Sammy and one longish snorkel for me. Water was slightly cloudy but still visibility to 10 - 15 meters. High light ...

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