A dive trip I will have to pass as November is one busy month. The trip planned on November end will cost RM2500 for 6days 5nights. So ,where is Mataking? An island in the Celebes Sea.
The Sea is in the form of a huge basin, and plunges as deep as 6,200 m.The Celebes Sea is a piece of an ancient ocean basin that formed 42 million years ago in a setting far from any land mass. The border between the Celebes and the Sulu Sea is at the Sibutu-Basilan Ridge. The Celebes Sea has somewhat attained an international notoriety for its pirates who prey not only on small time fishermen but also giant container ships. Nowadays, these pirates have high-tech weapons and equipments and ride on high-speed motorboats.
A Malaysian island known for its beautiful landscape and its underwater richness. Mataking is located on the east coast of Sabah not far from the more renowned island of Sipadan and Mabul. It is one of the latest additions on the diving map of Sabah and is fast becoming a divers haven due to its largely unexplored diving sites. Located to the north of Mabul Island, Mataking is about 3 times the size of Sipadan and is only a 40 minutes boat ride away from the town of Semporna on mainland Sabah.
Just take a look at this breathtaking aerial view.
Oh how I miss this!! Always wanted to go here!Too expensive - probably need to go private practice to maintain my hobby! He!He!