Cook Island is a small rocky island surrounded by a marine park of Fingal Head, near the NSW and Queensland border. It is a popular site for scuba diving and snorkeling as there are usually a few turtles about.
Camp Cove is a small protected bay near Sydney's South Head, north of Bondi and east of Double Bay. It's a great spot for a night dive, calm water with an easy sandy entry and exit. Last Saturday Rich and I geared up in the right side carpark and hit the water just after dark.
After 5 nights in Kota Kinabalu, we boarded an Air Asia flight to Penang. The trip took around 2 hours, plus another thirty minutes in a taxi looking for our hotel in Georgetown. We stayed at The Chambers Hotel, which was the old Chambers of Commerce building converted into boutique accommodation. This is a theme in Georgetown, where many of the …
A popular day trip from Kota Kinabalu is the Proboscis Monkey and Firefly tour, which we knew nothing about before coming to KK. After seeing a few brochures and posters around we did some research before booking through our resort.
After watching an amazing tropical sunset from our hotel on Sutera Harbour, we asked the concierge to call us a taxi. Unlike Singapore where we had spent the day before, Kota Kinabalu had no metered taxis and all trips were by pre-arranged price.
After arriving in Kota Kinabalu late on Sunday, we checked into our hotel, The Pacific Sutera which is on the beach at the south end of town, near the airport. The next day I got up early and made my way to Scuba Junkie for a day of diving in the Tunku Rahman Marine Park.
I have wanted to check out the region around Kota Kinabalu for a while, so when an oppurtunity came up over Easter break I booked a trip to Malaysia with a stopover in Singapore.
Diving the HMAS Canberra was a highlight, and recommended as a must do dive when visiting Melbourne. I did this dive with Dive Victoria, and was very impressed with the professional way they ran their operation. The wreck lies in 30 metres of water and can be penetrated by divers with the right experience and qualifications.