Travels in Malaysia and Indonesia

Matt Welsh

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Pulau Sipadan

One day at Sipadan I rented a Sea & Sea MX-10 underwater camera and shot a roll of film for each of my 4 dives that day.

Green turtles and hawksbill turtles are very common at Sipadan -- every dive brings numerous close encounters with these beautiful creatures. At one point Amy was swimming along beside a turtle and had to suddenly swerve out of the way as another turtle made was set on a collision course for her! During our first dives we were so excited to see turtles close up, but after a few days they are so commonplace that they barely get a mention in the logbook.

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