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A Diver’s Guide to Sipadan Island (and a good excuse to post more great pictures).

Last week I posted a geological history of, and introduction to diving at, Sipadan Island, one of Jacques Cousteau’s favorite dive spots. Today I’d like to offer some advice to intrepid divers considering a journey to Sipadan. In 2005 Sipadan … Continue reading

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Titan Triggerfish Will Seriously Mess You Up

The PADI textbook may be rife with information about avoiding the bends, nitrogen narcosis, and rip tides; but it’s relatively silent on dangerous sea creatures.  It offers some perfunctory advice, most of which boils down to “no touching,” yet never … Continue reading

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Deep Blue Something: An Introduction to Diving at Sipadan Island

Sipadan Island juts from the floor of the Celebes Sea like a sudden pulse of activity on a seismograph.  An hour by boat from the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia, Sipadan is an innocuous island – lots of sand, lots … Continue reading

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