The beaches of Malaysia are just perfect ... (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)
The beaches of Malaysia are just perfect ... (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)

Redang, a little taste of paradise

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  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.

Beautiful dives

Here, there are reefs worthy of Nemo, with spectacular schools of fish and an amazing variety of corals.

Quite a few turtles cross our path and even a few white tip sharks, which I unfortunately didn't manage to photograph, only to film... Too fast for the slow digital autofocus of my little compact!

Sharks are sharp and thin, tapered, they glide in the water flexibly, and watch them evolve around the reef is a spectacle so striking. They have a crazy pace, compared to other fish, we see that they are really cut for hunting.

An angel fish. (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)
An angel fish. (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)
Hello, turtle! (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)
Hello, turtle! (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)
A moray eel with a sinister look. (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)
A moray eel with a sinister look. (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)

Dream beaches

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 even 31 degrees, please ... We all take pictures.

Surface interval on one of the islets near Redang. (Malaysia, July 2006)
Surface interval on one of the islets near Redang. (Malaysia, July 2006)
A little taste of paradise ... (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)
A little taste of paradise ... (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)
The beaches of Malaysia are just perfect ... (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)
The beaches of Malaysia are just perfect ... (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)

I already had a lot of sympathy over the previous days with Liesbeth, a young Belgian, who has been in Asia for 8 months ... She just passed the Open Water, the equivalent of our French Level 1 for diving. She has so much taste that she wants to pass the next level, the Advanced Open Water, in stride.

She is on the expedition to Redang. On the beach, we take the pose together.

Liesbeth and me. Bikini pose after swimming. (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)
Liesbeth and me. Bikini pose after swimming. (Redang, Malaysia, July 2006)

On the boat, which we share with another diving club, I meet a Frenchman Phuket, in Thailand, came to dive in Malaysia with a Parisian friend on vacation, of Vietnamese origin. Until their departure, two days later, we will have lunch and lunch regularly together, exchanging our respective impressions of Thailand and Malaysia.

We are all delighted with this excursion. Upon arrival at Perhentian Kecilwhile it's been sunny all day long, the rain is falling on us. We all pile up in the tiny protected area at the back. The shower is heavy, but fortunately short-lived.

In the evening, exhausted by these three successive dives, I sleep like a baby... To go back to jumping out of bed! No, frankly, I looked a bit jaded in the previous message, but it's really not a problem !!! Life under the Malaysian coconut trees is actually quite sweet.

  Malaysia: Peninsula and Borneo - July 2006

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