Scuba Diving with Borneo Dream in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in Kota Kinabalu
I joined a Borneo Dream scuba diving trip earlier this week to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The sea was very calm (almost as flat as a pancake), the sky was blue and we had some very pleasant visibility (around 10m – 15m). A perfect day for some chilled out scuba diving!
We went on three lovely dives at different coral reefs in TARP Marine Park and during the dives we came across a few large Cuttle Fish. Cuttle Fish only tend to live about one to two years so they were probably mature adults.
We approached the Cuttle Fish slowly and just watched them for a few minutes. One of them showed an amazing display of changing colour. Cuttlefish are referred to as the “chameleons of the sea” because of their ability to rapidly change their skin color. They can change color and pattern (including of light polarisation and even texture) to communicate to other cuttlefish, to camouflage themselves, and in display to warn off potential predators. As we were not Cuttle Fish we took it as a sign to move on, so we carried on slowly with the rest of our chilled out dive.
Borneo Dream runs daily trips to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. If you’d like to come and see a Cuttle Fish, or other amazing tropical marine life, during your holiday in Sabah then just contact the Borneo Dream Team. They’ll help you choose your dream scuba diving experience in KK, Sabah.