I was on a diving trip with POK FC to Sipadan from 23-27 July 2008. It was the best holiday I ever had. The underwater scene was simply unbelievable. Words just cant describe the beauty of the these little treasures, espescially Sipadan. The title of 'One of the best dive sites in the world' speaks for itself. Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia. It rises 2000 feets above the ocean floor. With the 2000 ft drop off plus sometime strong currents, Sipadan is more suitable for experience divers, but I was lucky to have Izura as my buddy. She was calm and very alert, like a pro. We had 1 dive at Kapalai, 4 dives at Sipadan and 4 dives at Mabul. Our dive master for the dives was Miding. He must be one of the coolest guys I met. He was fun but in the same time he makes us feel we are in good hands.
The accommodation at Billabong, Mabul was basic but I liked it. I got the chance to meet some other divers from Denmark, France, Slovakia and senior group of Italians. I also had a pet, a cat I named Melissa. She likes to sleep with me so I had to be very carefull not to crush her.
Our dive party consist of :
Senior Team (licenced divers)
Da'a as the organiser
Fariza (my ex buddy when I did certification in Miri)
Izura of UEM (my buddy)
Junior Team (Open Water Students)
Wafi, Zaitun, Nabil and Fadzli from UEM
We had great fun through out the trip and will surely miss each other company. I do.
More pictures here and here.