Regular visitors to the rig will often look into the distance and see communities of people who live on the sandbanks around the rig. Commonly known as ‘sea gypsies’, or ‘Bajau Laut’, these communities are found living in stilt huts and boats, known as ‘lepa lepa’, right across the Celebes Sea (and within Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Myanmar – although many are deemed to be stateless). Around the are there are estimated to be approximately 3000 Bajau Laut, and [...]
I have always loved the ocean and the marine life in it. Back then, I’d always pick a tropical island as my holiday destination so that I could go and snorkel to see turtles and cool fishes! However, it took me a few years before I eventually did my first ever dive.
We had a great start to the year with conducting plenty of PADI Open Water Courses and other skill enhancing courses. Hopefully our newly certified divers will not only discover a new passion for the underwater but at the same time develop a love for ocean conservation too.
At Seaventures we’re really lucky to dive at two of the best dive locations in the world – Sipadan, of course, but also, Mabul. Mabul has long been regarded as a mecca for macro diving and our dive team simply love showing our guests where to find and photograph some of the most interesting macro life in the world. In the last few weeks alone, we’ve seen Ghost Pipefish, Candy Crabs, Bobtail Squids, Flamboyant and Pygmy Cuttlefish, Pygmy Seahorses, [...]