Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
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... After dinner it was then that we played the waiting game. They do not know when the turtles will come ashore to lay their eggs so when they do get a sighting we had to rush to the beach. We were in group 2 so had to wait a bit longer, meanwhile we sat and chatted to our Canberra friends.
Then we heard the call, "Turtle time"!!! This meant a mother turtle was laying her eggs. We were guided to the beach where we saw a mother turtle buried in ...
... turtles throughout the dive. When we came up to the shallow coral at the end of the dive we were greeted by loads of bump head parrot fish and some napoleon maori wrasse. The current took us back round to the school of jacks and barracuda again so we got a double dose of it and the dive ended with a pretty cool octopus hiding in the coral. After this dive it was back to the island for lunch and then onto the last dive of the day.
Hanging Gardens was the final ...
... they probably came from a 'natural nest' that the rangers had missed. To say they had a long trip ahead of them to get to the water would be an understatement. They were taking the long route and I think it is more likely that the big monitors that live on the island would have enjoyed a tasty breakfast. They are only about 2 inches long and look like the little wind-up toys you see for kids to play in the bathroom.
The laying time is ...
... t had a lot to eat. We had some more via ferrata to link into the end of their shorter route and back to the main trail back down to the huts. We spent over 5hrs on this activity and were really looking forward to lunch that luckily Janet had organised to be put aside as we didn't quite make it in time. I was also quite happy to pay premium for a can of coke! We spent the afternoon recovering before early dinner and bed at 7.30. A big day but quite ...
... incredible scene along the river – a huge orang-utan, family of gibbons and cluster of macaques all within about 50 metres of one another! A sight I never thought it possible to see all at once. It was overwhelming, and we must have been there for a good half hour just watching it all. I suppose it’s a more likely sight nowadays in some parts of Borneo, with the land being so heavily logged (quite a bit of the forest was secondary growth) causing so ...