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SCUBA JUNKIE

BORNEO

semi-overcast 30 °C

Hey!
After we got our PADI's on Phi Phi, we decided to head over to Mabul, one of the islands off the coast of Borneo (beside Sipidan). Sadly though, we didn't get to go to Sipidan because of their impossible permits. But, we did dive 56 times (all together), did a night dive, all in 5 days around beautiful Mabul, Kapalai, and Siamel. We saw tons. Huge groupers, ribbon eels, HUGE giant morays (hehe huge giant...), beautiful nudis, gorgeous butterfly fish, lobsters, cuttle fish, pigmy cuttle fish (soooo cutee!!!), huge schools of trevally and barracuda, one GIANT barracuda, frogfish, crocodile fish, lion fish... I could go on... For those of you who are wondering what night diving was like, it was a lot like diving during the day, except there were a few subtle differences like, it was dark. Also, we didn't see as many fish. What we did see that you can't see during the day, though, was the "creepy crawlies of the sea", aka plankton. Also, a parrot fish sleeping in it's spit bubble that it makes so that other fish can't smell it than eat it in it's sleep. So that was cool. But anyways, that was probably the most awesome time we have all year!!! We were really sad to leave our scuper new friends.
Another thing we did, was one day, me and Mom went to the little village school, to teach english. It was really interesting, and I made some awesome new friends. It was one guy, with no teacher training, with a class of 80 students, all different ages, in one normal sized class room. It was crazy!! So no more complaining about school kids... We taught them The Wheels On The Bus, Simon Says, and pretty unsuccessfully how to brush their teeth. But they were such fun and enthusiastic kids... really cool. Mom is going to organize a bit of a fund raiser type thingy to raise money to hire Ali (the teacher right now) a helper. Only 100 some dollars a month! So if you want to help, talk to Mom when we get back :). But anyways, great great great awesome awesome.
HOPE SOME OF YOU GUYS GET YOUR PADI'S SO YOU CAN COME BACK WITH ME ONE DAY SOOOOON!!

This is the cat named Squeezel (I must say, that is the awesomest name I have ever heard), who had to have a cone on his head for some reason I don't remember...
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The kids from the school
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Not a bad place to stop for lunch and have hermit crab races...

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Gettin all geared up...

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The big soccer game that probably everybody at the island went to...

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Nice.
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Thanks for reading! xomeg

Posted by megan prawdzik 01:17 Archived in Malaysia Tagged borneo

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