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 ...
... no words to describe it. It definitely deserves to be rated the worlds number one dive site.
We went back to the island for a break and all of us were just raving about the dive and couldn't stop talking about it. Lydia and Ben were deciding where to go for the next dives but nothing could possibly top that so we were just happy with anywhere. Drop off was our next dive and we went down the reef wall to about 22m where there is a famous cave system that runs ...
... turtle had been tagged at Selingan a few years earlier and the rangers were thrilled at the return visit. The turtles seem to enter a trance-like state while laying eggs and don't appear to be disturbed by people, although the rangers ensure that no lights, flashlights etc are used at the site, and they keep the number of people at sites to around about 12 people. They rotate people at the front, so everyone gets sufficient time to see ...
... so. The morning was clear so we donned our Headlights and we joined the line of people making our way up the mtn. It was quite steep all the way with some sections requiring hauling up by rope! It was tough going with lots of stops to recover form the effort at altitude but after nearly 4 hrs Karen and i reached the summit with Janet only turning back a short way from the top as she was nauseous from the altitude. We joined the queue for a photo on ...
... out more colourful sleeping birds balancing as little balls of fluff on swamp branches. Every trek was hard work, with some people having to turn back from the steep ascents, and quite a few people mistakenly interpreted the swamps for the path.
We were disappointed when it rained one morning, bringing the mozzies out in their masses to feast on my back as I lay in a hammock, but it seemed to bring the jungle to life, allowing us to catch sight of ...