Yes, Sharks, a Whale, Giant Sting Rays, Turtles, Mandarin Fish, Cuttlefish, Ribbon Eel, Octopus, Fascinating Jellyfish and schools of Snappers and Fusiliers are just some of the marine life that we have seen in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu THIS WEEK !!
This is not to mention the Bornean Short Python, Pied Hornbills, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Long Tail Macaques and Green Crested Lizards that we saw during our surface interval !!!
Almost everyday we return buzzing from the marine and wildlife experience that us and our guests have experienced.
To elaborate on the whale sighting, which is not a normal occurrence -“Whilst scuba diving one of our favorite dive sites just 5 minutes from our dive centre Downbelows boatman was drawn towards some enormous splashing”.
Our divers were infact underwater at the time but Osmera (boatman) was a little perturbed, when realized he was watching a whale longer than our boat (37ft) surface and dive 5 times!
Coincidentally it was almost two years ago that we found a 21 meter Brydes Whales beached but alive on the reef at Gaya Island, perhaps we could be experiencing a migration – yet a new project for us to investigate!
Fortunately Richard has been taking his camera to the island this week so managed to catch some of the marine & wildlife on camera
Should you be interested to learn more about some of the Marine & Wildlife to be found in Sabah please peruse our Photography Section.