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“Reef is slowly eaten away by the sea urchins”

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

It would be great if the marine park caretakers would eliminate the sea urchins, & export it to China, it would be a win win situation - extra income for the park & the reefs would be saved too! When we were kayaking around he park, we did our part in picking up floating empty bottles thrown into the sea by the surrounding village. The garbage dumping into the sea has to be in control else there won't be any kind of nature tourism especially when on one hand they are trying to conserve the turtles and Orangutans but on the other they are dumping rubbish into the sea and clearing Forrest for Palm oil plantation. Sabah is portraying contradicting messages here. In Sandakan, the jetty was just full of rubbish floating at the jetty and we just got back from the Selingan Turtle Island where the turtles die due to the rubbish thrown in the sea.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Sapi island is beautiful, but the coral is damaged and not much fish to see (this is my opinion as a diver, I read before I went some opinions that snorkeling was good, but is wasn't!).
Sapi has a white beach, which is pretty, but you have to share it with hundreds of Asian people (Sapi is not big!). When the sun is shining it is hot! Shade is scarce!

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

The Marine Park realy does its job! The corals are in most places still of an incredible health and also the biodiversity regarding corals, invertebrates and fish life is amazing, even that the fish abundance and size could be better.
But still an overall lovely place to be and to discover

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Couldn't believe the corals are still very healthy for diving although the marine park is only 15mins away from KK City. Recommended for easy diving such as going for Open Water course or Advanced Open Water. Less current and clear visibility.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We visited Pulau Sapi and Mamutik. Tourists arrive by the boatload and I'm not sure what has been done to better protect marine life and the islands.

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