Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 2 at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (13 May 2010) - Second dive

The second dive of the day was at Ribbon Reef. Maximum depth of the dive site was 18 meters. The visibility (5 meters) was a little better than the first dive site.

The most exciting moment had to be the sighting of a green turtle! The animal has a shell length of about 3 feet. And it wasn't "diver-shy" at all. We closed in on it and watched it feed for a while.



I found quite a lot of Christmas tree worms on the corals too. But taking photos of them was a bit tricky. They just flickered out of sight at the slightest (hints of) moments.


Denis Wilson said...

Hi Chai
Lovely to see your new post.
The Turtle is nice.
The photos of the Christmas Tree Worms are spectacular.

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

Thanks Denis.

Nice to see my own new posts too...haha...after what looks like ages of zero blog activity. It sure took me a lot of effort to battle the inertia.


JK said...

Indeed, it's hard to lift off again after being grounded for months! Seems like I'm having the same problem too.

Back to the post! Glad to see you enjoyed your first encounter with the turtle!

A peculiar thing I found with green turtles is that they seemed to enjoy hanging out on hard table coral 'balconies' at the edge of drop-offs. Pretty spectacular and intriguing!

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

Hi JK,

It sure is my first encounter with a turtle in Malaysia.

But my first ever encounter with a turtle was when I went snorkeling in Coral Bay, Western Australia: