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The endless stretch of sandy white beaches gently being lapped up by the sea, the untouched underwater realm of colourful marine life, the beautiful virgin tropical rainforests; these are among the sights that you find on the paradise islands of Malaysia.

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Mysterious Moray

Mysterious Moray

Side view of a White-eyed Moray giving a dark smirk. This picture was taken at Pulau Dayang, Malaysia with the Canon S90.
Photocomp February '12 - Open

Banded Shrimp

Banded Shrimp

A Banded Cleaner Shrimp. This image was taken whilst diving Pulau Payar at a site called the Coral Garden out of Langkawi, Malaysia. I was using a Sealife DC1200 camera.
Photocomp November '11 - Novice

Lionfish in tube sponge

Lionfish in tube sponge

A lionfish hanging out near a sponge. Tunku Abdul Raman Marine Park in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia. Sealife DC1200.
Photocomp October '11 - Novice

Squid (Sepiotheutis sp)

Squid (Sepiotheutis sp)

A squid at Mabul, East Malaysia. Nikon D200, Tokina 10-17mm, Aquatica Housing, Ikelite 2x 125.
Photocomp September '11 - Open

Relatives of the Sun

Relatives of the Sun

Batfish (Platax Orbicularis), such photogenic creatures: very inquisitive, seldom shy, love to circle divers. Above the Blue Water Wreck, Brunei Bay, South China Sea. Camera Sony Cybershot TX9.
Photocomp August '11 - Open

Sunset behind Nudibranch

Sunset behind Nudibranch

About to end a shore dive under the Salang Jetty at Tioman Island, West Malaysia when I saw this little guy a mere 3 inches from the bottom. Canon s95 not using flash, no strobes, no photoshop or lightroom used.
Photocomp June '11 - Novice

The Octopus

The Octopus

Octopus on a night dive at Tioman Island, Malaysia. Canon G11 and single YS110a.
Photocomp April '11 - Open

Yellow Sea Hare

Yellow Sea Hare

A sea hare at Dayang Island, Malaysia. Canon G12 and single YS110a.
Photocomp April '11 - Open

Dancing Octopus

Dancing Octopus

A dancing Octopus during a night dive at Tioman Island, Malaysia.
Photocomp April '11 - Open

Bumpers

Bumpers

School of Bumphead Parrotfish. Malaysia. Nauticam Housing, Nikon D200 DSLR/12-24mm lens/2 x Inon Z240 strobes.
Photocomp March '11 - Open

Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns

A Crown of Thorns starfish in Malaysia.
Photocomp March '10 - Open

Goose Barnacles

Goose Barnacles

Goose Barnacles growing on a rope, Malaysia. Canon Ixus.
Photocomp March '10 - Open

Leaffish

Leaffish

A Leaf Scorpionfish at Sipadan-Mabul, Borneo, Malaysia.
Photocomp March '10 - Open

Goby in Sea Feather

Goby in Sea Feather

A small goby has made this feather star its home. Sipadan-Mabul, Borneo, Malaysia.
Photocomp March '10 - Open

Fighting Scorpions

Fighting Scorpions

Two Scorpionfish having a tiff. Sipadan, Mabul, Malaysia.
Photocomp March '10 - Open

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Tioman Mega Dive - too much fun in the sunTioman Mega Dive - too much fun in the sun
I was part of a number of international press who were invited to attend this new anual dive event on Tioman Island - which for those who don't know is located in the South-East of mainland Malaysia. A 4 day festival which promised lots of activities, diving and other fun in the sun.
Having A Jelly Good Time!Having A Jelly Good Time!
Our recent Malaysia itinerary included a 2-day 2-night stunt to Redang Island in the North East of peninsular Malaysia; escaping the Australian cold for a few days and getting some dives in.
Return to Tioman Island - Some Insights into Coral BleachingReturn to Tioman Island - Some Insights into Coral Bleaching
It has been a few years since my last visit to Tioman Island and after listening to many tales of extensive coral bleaching I was curious to see with my own eyes how bad this really was.
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