*After Sipadan, this is the next best place to dive according to all the dive guides I’ve spoken to.
*Before any diving activity can commence, a list of names of divers and their credentials are passed on to the marine’s for documentation purpose.
A Flamboyant Cuttlefish!
It was just so adorable and small… and pretty cute to play with and I could have spend all my time messing with it. A cuttlefish would normally mimic its surroundings to blend in and avoid being detected by predators. But this little guy, he doesn’t give a shit!
‘I’ve got pretty colours and I’m gonna show off. Got it, flaunt it!’
I can imagine it saying that… Its completely different from its cousin as these little guys can only walk! They can’t swim! Man, they are cute! Rather chubby, oval, flashy-flashy-walking things underwater. Reminds me of a chubby little toddler!
* Yes only I would think of that and I love Flamboyant Cuttlefish. They are most definitely my favourite underwater critter!
Si Amil – If you haven’t dived here, you must!
You’ll be able to see various Trunkfish, Eagle & Bat Rays, Long Jawed Mackeral, Eels, Orangutan Crab, Leafy Scorpion fish and Frogfishes to name a few. Not to forget Flamboyant Cuttlefish if you’re lucky and Pygmy Seahorse if you’ve got magnifying glasses on your mask.
Treasure Chest is a sandy bottom muck dive site where Hairy Frogfish are known to camouflage.
*All surface intervals are taken on Si Amil Island.
Khai, thanks for climbing up the coconut tree and getting us fresh coconuts! And Dave, it was epic watching you trying to pry them open!
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