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Excellent choice, the Perhentian, for a "rebate palms" smoothly. Shallow dive, usually without much current. And lots of cute little bugs to flash.
Some underwater photos
Nothing new for me, who am a bit of a "spoiled child" question diving ... But these peaceful underwater strolls allowed me to redo my hand a little on the camera, while waiting for Sipadan.
A sea serpent on the boat!
Two "funny" incidents came to spice up our yesterday's outings. On the program are two superb wrecks, Fish Heaven, known as "secret", and Sugar Wreck, better known.
When we arrived at the first site, a "knitted-striped" snake came up from the depths, while Anke, the center's manager Watercolors went to the water to hang our end to the buoy, immersed.
Not intimidated at all, the beast approached the boat, waving on the surface, to better us zurter. Then all of a sudden, the snake snuck into the engine, for a small inspection. He stayed there for a moment, coming out his little head now and again.
We all rushed to the back of the boat, excited, fearing a bit even when he emboldened himself and decided to get on board. But no, he ended up going back to the water. And we did the same.
Police Control at Fish Heaven
I did not know this wreck, nicknamed Fish Heaven. A simple barge returned, but it is spectacular. Literally covered with fish, in so dense banks, that it takes a moment, before distinguishing what is underneath.
Then we thought we were going directly to the second site ... It was without counting on the zealous cops of the sea, who appeared in their big black canoe, marked POLIS, screaming siren, beckoning us to stop.
I'm sorry I could not take pictures up close, but the guys were not too engaging and beckoned me to tidy up my camera (while they did not feel deprived, on their side, of strafe our boat and girls in jerseys, from all angles).
There were ten of them, all dressed in black, including their lifejackets, which made them look like Robocop. Papers please ...
Only here, our boat, he did not have his papers (boat almost, paperwork in progress). As a result, we had to return to the dive center under escort, get off the boat and re-board in two smaller motorboats. This small round-trip forced us to eat a good part of the afternoon ...
Mike, the Malaysian responsible for Watercolors with Anke came to parley, in his beautiful orange regulation lifejacket, and he even pulled himself without a fine, on the grounds that he and the chief of the police had the same initials ... Sic!
The bottom line is that we were able to dive on Sugar Wreck anyway.
Visi was rotten, alas, when we went down. But Sugar Wreck, whatever the conditions, remains a dive full of atmosphere.
Atmosphere a little fanomatic, in mashed peas where arise strange shadows ...
Despite the "snow" that sprinkles the photos, I managed to shoot some critters. Starfish, flying scorpion fish.
At the end of the dive, when we are at the landing, in the blue, the batfish flutter around our small group, for a final salute.