Malaysia: Peninsula and Borneo - July 2006
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I offered myself a very nice dive expedition to Redang, about an hour and a half by boat from Perhentian. There, the visibility is exceptional and the three dives that we chained in real decors of postcards are a treat.
Here, there are reefs worthy of Nemo, with spectacular schools of fish and an amazing variety of corals.
Many turtles crossed our path and even some white tip sharks, which I unfortunately did not manage to photograph, only to film... Too fast for the slow digital autofocus of my small compact!
The sharks are lively and fine, slender, they glide in the water with suppleness, and watching them evolve around the reef is a really striking spectacle. They have a crazy look, compared to the other fish, we can see that they are really cut for hunting.
The day is fun on the boat. Between two dives, we are let loose on small beaches with the taste of paradise.
Bright white sand, translucent blue water. At 30 or 31 degrees, please... We all take pictures.
I had already made friends with Liesbeth, a young Belgian girl, who has been in Asia for 8 months... She has just passed the Open Water, the equivalent of our French Level 1 for diving. She liked it so much that she wants to pass the next level, the Advanced Open Water, in the same time.
She is of the expedition in Redang. On the beach, we take the pose together.
On the boat, which we share with another diving club, I met a Frenchman living in PhuketHe came to dive in Malaysia with a friend from Paris on vacation, of Vietnamese origin. Until their departure, two days later, we will regularly have dinner and lunch together, exchanging our respective impressions on Thailand and Malaysia.
We are all delighted with this excursion. Upon arrival at Perhentian KecilThe sun was shining all day long, but then the rain came down. We all crammed into the tiny protected area at the back. The rain is heavy, but fortunately short-lived.
In the evening, exhausted by these three successive dives, I sleep like a baby... To go back to diving at the jump of the bed! No, frankly, I looked a bit blasé in the previous message, but it's really not necessary !!! Life under the Malaysian coconut trees is really sweet.