Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, Sabah’s Underwater Treasure

Sipadan-Mabul-Kapalai, Sabah’s Underwater Treasure is Scubazoo’s first coffee table book and as such, will always be a special book for us at Scubazoo.

smk-buy-nowOn 05/05/05 SMK, as it’s affectionately known here, was launched at Le Meridien, Kota Kinabalu. In attendance were Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat, Deputy Chief Minister of Sabah and Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Environment, Sabah, as well as publisher Datuk CL Chan.

This incredible book reveals the rich marine environments of Sabah’s east coast and the threats they now face.

Read some reviews below:

NHP Borneo:

It is the product of five passionate divers who have spent the past seven years living and diving on and around these islands. With its exceptional images and detailed text, this book provides a fascinating insight into the day-to-day existence and activities of the flora and fauna that make these islands their home.

Dive Magazine:

The display images that make up the ‘gallery’ pages of the book are some of the best I have ever seen – I defy anyone to look and them and not want to go diving immediately. There is Jason Isley’s incredible photograph of 24 giant bumphead parrotfish sweeping across the reef, Matthew Oldfield’s compelling shot of a jawfish in full display and Roger Munns’ intimate portrait of a thorny seahorse.

E-Nekton Online

Illustrated with magnificent images that more than match those memories, ‘Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai – Sabah’s Underwater Treasure’, is comprehensive in its scope. With vivid descriptions of each of the islands and detailed accounts of the marine life, the authors’ also describe those issues that – if left unchecked – threaten the existence of these diving gems, including fish bombing, cyanide fishing, shark finning, pollution and, until recently, the over-exploitation of Sipadan.


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