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#155
Where good So. Pacific diving?
divelizard - 6/24/2018 7:55 PM
Category: Travel
Replies: 1

Just got back from Mabul/Sipadan - the first day (3 dives) at Sipadan were fantastic! Downhill from there: poor vis, no current, eventually boring. The sites on the other 2 islands were interesting at first: rocks with corals, frequent turtles, scientifically built artificial structures.
Can’t dive all the sites due to strong military presence.
Some bleaching. I read that No. Sulawesi (Bunaken) now has bleaching! And Australian divers report
"totally destroyed" reefs there.
Per a local (Malaysian) travel agent, all Indonesian and Malaysian dive resorts are converting to honeymoon/vaca resorts due to strong Chinese demand - they mostly like to snorkel.