Underwater creatures around Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu

It’s just not right.

I don’t think I do justice to the wonderful underwater creatures when I do not share them with you. My last few post about my Open Water course was only about me. No photos of them.

So now I would love to share the things I saw underwater, so that you will know how beautiful life is down there. Oh, have I mentioned that it’s just 20 minutes away from where I live?

Kudos to Roslan, the aspiring underwater photographer who took all the shots. I saw all the creatures in this page.

You may have seen them unedited in my Facebook photo album, but these 15 photos were edited & cropped professionally with GIMP. All photos were taken with Canon Powershot A95 with underwater casing. I auto-leveled all the photos to eliminate the blue-green component of the photo, so that it will shown with it’s original colours.

I learned a lot every time I went down there. And I think you should too. Enjoy!

I must admit that those photos are only less than 5% of what I saw underwater…

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3 thoughts on “Underwater creatures around Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu

  1. Yeaah…..such a wonderful scenery…..very fantastic creatures, awesome, superb, unbelievable, what’s more can i say to express my feeling….Itulah KEBESARANNYA!

  2. So glad you’re getting into diving in TARP.
    The fishes you saw were: 1) Barracuda photo not good enough to be certain, 7) Pempheris vanicolensis (Vanikoro Sweeper shoal), 9) Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides (Many-spotted Sweetlips Transitional Juvenile-Adult), 11) Premnas biaculeatus (Spinecheek Anemonefish), 13) Cyclichthys orbicularis (Orbicular Burrfish) – disappointed to see it swollen which indicates extreme stress from being held, 14) Scorpaenopsis (uncertain species: Scorpionfish), 15) Ophichthus melanochir (Black-finned Snake eel). Via my website (http://sites.google.com/site/tarpwatch/Home) you can attempt your own identifications in future (420 colour morphs of 385 species in TARP).
    Good luck!
    Ditch

  3. @ Ditch Townsend:

    Thanks for the information and heads up. Yeah, I know we are not supposed to touch anything while diving, but then again, it’s the reality. So far, I never touch anything while having fun in TARP…
    And thank you for the link to your website. A very nice website indeed. I learned a lot about the fishes around here!
    p/s: Hope to see whale sharks around…

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