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By Sayde Miura
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Coral shrimp   Nikon D800e in Sea Sea housing  Nikkor VR105
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Quenn angelfish.
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By Claudia Weber-Gebert
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Turtle in Komodo style
By Iyad Suleyman
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Snorkeling on Sunset Reef on the East Side of Grand Cayman while ice and snow covered the ground back home in Atlanta  Georgia.
By Mark Hackett
posted 13:09 CST Today (4 hours ago)

Underwater Photo Location: Kapalai - Mabul

Underwater Photo Location: Kapalai - Mabul

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Another Excellent Dive Site from Sipadan Area. Lots of Macro Life here. Generally Dive Site is Flat20M and Full of MArine Life. Bad for Photographer as u keep taking Shots & behold u r diving in Decom....
Facts about Kapalai - Mabul
  • It is in Malaysia
  • Kapalai - Mabul is in the South China Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-20 Metres 0-60 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
Dive types
dayboat

Marine Life
smallturtles



by Adrian Schokman
I'm On Top of The World.... Hiking Nudi from Kapalai Mabul. Olympus E-330 + 50mm Macro

by Miguel Cortés
Clown fish. Mabul Island.

by Michelle Choong_khoo
5 divers trying to take a shot of 1 tiny pygmy seahorse!!!!

by Mohan Thanabalan
Happy Couple! Chromodoris Willani. Pic taken at Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia.

by Michelle Choong_khoo
Cuttlefish, cornered but poised ( I rather liked the dramatic highlight on cuttlefish's eye& head due to the shadows effect... camera's flash diffuser plate dropped off!!!)@ Kappalai

by Derrick Lim
Kapalai water resort, nice place for divers n anyone want to runaway from city =)

by Kay Burn Lim
Long Nose Hawkfish at Kapalai House Reef, Borneo, Malaysia D300, 105mmVR, Inon 165 Wet diopter MDX-D300, 2x YS-110 strobes

by Kay Burn Lim
Peacock Mantis Shrimp at Kapalai House Reef, Malaysia. Did you know that the Mantis shrimp has the fastest kick of ANY creature on earth? Equivalent to that of a .22 caliber bullet. D300, Nikkor 60mm AF-S Micro, MDX-D300, 2x YS-110 strobes

by Kay Burn Lim
Bubble anemone shrimp D300, 60mm AF-S Micro

by Kay Burn Lim
Jawfish, Kapalai, Borneo, Malaysia, D300, 105VR Macro

by Kay Burn Lim
Mantis Shrimp, D300, 105VR, Inon 165 diopter

by Kay Burn Lim
Anemone Shrimp, D300, 60mm AF-S Micro,

by Tunc Yavuzdogan
Sleepy ? Hungry ?

by Andre Yanco
I have met this beauty on a sunset dive off the jetty of the dive resort in Kapalai. Ideally, I was looking for a pair of them, but he was hard to resist . I was very happy with the result :)

by Andre Yanco
Sometimes you meet the most unusual subject in a place you expect the least. This subject was right under the jetty in Kapalai behind steps and most incredibly, spotted at the end of a very long night dive ! Very rewarding ! :)

by Andre Yanco
This blue ribbon eel was sticking out of hole which made it impossible to completely isolate the surroundings with the correct settings on the camera, so I have blacked out surrounding reef with photoshop to create this dramatic effect :)

by Andre Yanco
I captured this shot with my Nikon D70s in a Sea&Sea Housing modified for use with SB800 in TTL mode. Flash housing was Fantasea. SB800 in Fantasea housing in TTL mode frequently gives too much light, but still was OK producing a very natural look.

by Andre Yanco
Kapalai and mabul offers some of the best possibilities for macro photography subjects. It is just a matter of grabbing your 60mm lens and a pair of good flashes, then you are in business :)

by Andre Yanco
A little bit of playful creation. Mantis shrimp captured in Kapalai just off the jetty of the dive resort. The whole background reef removed by photoshop.

by Andre Yanco
Kapalai always offers a large variety of critters for the macro enthusiast. During any regular dive to the 10+ diving sites around the area, it is guaranteed that you will have a lot of opportunities to get that one shot you want :)

by Tunc Yavuzdogan
Laying Eggs..

by Andre Yanco
Who said that porcelain crabs are shy ? I was so surprised that when he rose up and gave me this shot . No wonder that Kapalai is famous for its macro life subjects.

by Andre Yanco
Yet another macro subject from the waters of Mabul. Usually found in small crevices in the shallow reefs. I love these critters :)

by Andre Yanco
Hey you !!! Throw me something to eat ! Graaawllll ! :) Captured in Kapalai on a night dive. Nikon 60mm macro.

by Andre Yanco
Pretty Nudi... Another one of my trials with the SB800 Flash in Fantasea Housing in TTL mode.

by Andre Yanco
Little ray of sunshine... Usually it is not right to shoot a subject from behind, but this little lion fish was so attractive with its fins spread out that I could not miss the chance :) Nikon 60mm SB800 in Fantasea Housing in TTL mode.

by Ken Thongpila
Bubble Coral Shrimp at Kapalai Island, Malaysia

by David Henshaw
Portrait of Clown Frogfish. Taken with D200 and 60mm lens.

by David Henshaw
Profile image of Clown Frogfish. D200 and 105mm lens.

by Andre Yanco
Orangutan Crab... Captured in Kapalai. Nikon D200 60 mm Macro lens in Sea&Sea Housing. Twin YS-110 Strobes with TTl Converter.

by Andre Yanco
Curly and beautiful... Captured in Kapalai. Nikon D200 + 60mm Macro in a Sea&Sea Housing. Twin YS110 Strobes with TTL converter.

by David Henshaw
Mayes (Antennarius maculatus) Clown Frogfish

by Raoul Caprez
Strange atmosphere this day ...

by Marco Bartolomucci
LION IN THE CIRCLE/MABUL-KAPALAI-BORNEO/NIKON D300,NIKKOR 12-24/N.2 IKELITE SB200/HOUSING EASYDIVE LEO II.

by Brian Welman
Long Nose Hawkfish Fuji Velvia Slide; 105mm Macro Lens No cropping

by Brian Welman
"Alien Face"

by Brian Welman
Squat Lobster in Feather Star

by Brian Welman
Jawfish with Eggs

by Adriano Trapani
clown frogfish in Kapalai house reef - BORNEO

by Adriano Trapani
Jaw fish in Borneo have yellow "eyebrows" compared to those in Thailand...

by Tevfik Başlı
in this photo Malaysia(sipadan) my kit sea&sea dx-2g depth=8m iso=64

by Tamer Eren
Mabul

by Tevfik Başlı
Mabul s NEMO

by Tevfik Başlı
in Mabul

by Vince Mitchell
I find tube worms facinating! I took this picture while diving Mabul, Borneo/Malaysia 2008 with a Canon A640, a Canon Housing and an Olympus Strobe.

by Stephanie Ti
This shot was taken in Kapalai (Sabah, Malaysia).

by Stephanie Ti
This shot was taken at Mabul, Malaysia. This little one sure was difficult to find and take. This pygmy was no bigger than 2 rice grains.

by Vince Mitchell
Taken while diving Mabul Borneo. Canon A640, Canon Housing & an olympus slave strobe.

by Zafarol Lokman
Diver at safety stop..

by Afflitti Gianluca
spring cleaning

by Ilhan Celikoglu
Home Sweet Home..!

by Ilhan Celikoglu
BIG EYE..! Sepia officinalis

by Ilhan Celikoglu
Night Touch of a giant Murray

by Nihat Cine
OrangUtan Crab... She were tending to be a model when see my diopter. Then she were looking really comfortable with her blowing hair in fronf of strobe lights...

by Nihat Cine
Ohh my God!!! Who are youuu???

by Nihat Cine
shrimp having massage in "Anemone massage saloon"...

by Nihat Cine
life together 4 parasites...

by Johnny Schepens
flattie getting up .....

by Pietro Cremone
Double goby

by Steven Withofs
These little ones only pose for a split second

by Steven Withofs
Frogfish closeup

by Deniz Muzaffer Gökmen
Whipcoral Goby

by Deniz Muzaffer Gökmen
that's flowers for all womens

by Deniz Muzaffer Gökmen
Transperant , You catch me only my eye
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