Under the sea
The few dives we had with Marisa for our advanced open water were a bit boring as we had to complete a lot of skills, showing our buoyancy control, took some photos using an underwater camera, used our high level knowledge of fish and coral in the fish identification module and the most interesting and fun was a drift dive. When I say boring, we still saw turtles galore, amazing bright coral and millions of tiny fish. It is one of the best areas in the world for micro diving, so we got up close and personal on the coral.
The real gem and something that will stay with us both forever is the dive to Sipadan. The first dive was pretty unsuccessful, we went out into the blue in the hope of seeing something big, but it is a big sea out there, and apart from a lone ray we didn't see much else. We made our way back to the reef edge and the deep sharp, jagged reef edges were feeding grounds for turtles, reef sharks, trigger fish, parrot fish and all sorts of other tiny feeders. It was amazing.
The next dive was the greatest dive of our lives. Barracuda point. Schools of barracuda circling above us, sharks galore, giant bumphead parrot fish pooing to their hearts content, and everyones favourites turtles. I really didn't know where to look it was like an amazing aquarium with giant shoals and schools of fascinating fish everywhere. It was out of this world. We still couldn't believe our luck that the guys chose not to come here. We met some lovely people on the dive with us, and it was definitely one of the best experiences of the whole trip. I don't know how another dive wil ever top it!