Mabul has long been known as a haven for diving with critters from mantis shrimps to ribbon eels, from frogfish to flambuoyant cuttlefish but recently something rather larger graced the waters around the island…..a whale shark!
On 15th August a specimen of the biggest fish in the ocean appeared at Lobster Wall much to the amazement of many divers who were busy poking their heads around in holes and peering into crinoids when the mighty beast entered the picture.
Given the richness of the waters in the area of Mabul and nearby Sipadan (an oceanic island) it is perhaps not too surprising that a whale shark might pay a visit. However in an area known for just about everything other than whale sharks this is quite rare.
Will the Sipadan/Mabul area never cease to amaze us??
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