Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
TripAdvisor Reviews Pulau Mataking Reef Dive Resort Pulau Sipadan
Travel Blogs from Pulau Sipadan
... 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 ...
... centre of the island. We couldn't go in there as we weren't certified cave divers and another local dive company must have seen a big opportunity here as they didn't waste much time getting an advertising board up to take a cave diving course with them!! We went in the cave, only a couple of meters, and looking out into the blue was a pretty cool experience. On the way out of the cave we passed a turtle just chilling on the reef and that was followed by more grey reef ...
... to head off for the beach. Surprisingly, they don't all march instinctively to the sea, and many had to be turned in the right direction before they got it right. It is really special to see 30 plus baby turtles flapping their way to the water.
The little turtles are quite soft, with little leathery flippers that keep flapping away when you pick them up. We discovered about 20 the next morning in the grass near our accommodation, and the guide told ...
... starting at about 3800m. We headed over the side of the rockface climbing down various steps and rungs. I was in the lead and had to feed the safety rope through the ring after changing the carrabeeners over. It was quite fun but after an hour or so it was quite tiring! We crossed a suspension bridge and a 3 wire bridge and finally made it to the rainforest for the 300m walk to he next section - it took ages as by that stage we were quite exhausted ...
... fragmentation. It’s unsurprising that so many species would be forced to live in closer proximity to one another, when their homes are slowly shrinking...
We had an immense time at the camp. If we hadn’t already been used to the basic living and jungle surroundings, it could have been pretty scary stuff at times, but thankfully we were able to enjoy every minute of it. One of the ongoing bets in the camp was ...