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Vertical shrimpfish, Mabul dive site - Courtesy of Rik Vercoe

Snowflake moray eel, Mabul dive site - Courtesy of Rik Vercoe

Scuba Diving at Mabul Island, Borneo

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Dive Site: Mandarin

Location: Mabul Island

Description: Reef / drift

Depth: 9 metres (30 feet)

Visibility: 20 metres (65 feet)

Rating: ***

Mandarin, located in the shallow waters in from of the main jetty on Mabul, is near the dive sites Paradise 1 and Paradise 2. We did this dive as a dusk dive and experience the transition between night and day which occurs on the reef. A shallow sloping reef descends to a seabed at around 10 metres. We found ourselves the victims of another titan triggerfish attack. The current was running from north to south so we effortlessly drifted along, coming across a snowflake moray eel and a large group of shrimpfish hanging vertically in the water.

Rik Vercoe, BSAC Advanced Instructor

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