This is an authorized translation in English of a post in French by @marc-allaria: BORNEO - Stop#6 - Plongée à Maratua...!
As my primary language is not English, there are probably some mistakes in my translation.
Remember that the person who speaks here is NOT me, Vincent Celier (@vcelier), but Marc Allaria (@marc-allaria), a French guy.
BORNEO - DIVING IN MARATUA
Bluespotted ribbontail ray
If the pass of the "Big School" is the center of interest of the place, we should not forget the rest of the drop. The coral reef of Maratua is very rich and includes a density of gorgonians and soft corals quite incredible. I do not move much under water, and no long motionless moments around the same subject. Each gorgonian is entitled to its selfie, the soft corals give spectacular colors, and it is not uncommon to receive the visit of a small shark, a humphead wrasse or the school of parrotfish in the area.
No less than a month passed here. Aurora is now part of the walls! The dives at the rhythm of the tides, the pleasant moments spent at the Nabucco hotel, the small jogging on the way to the village, the sedentarisation is not far! And then the season changes, the winds will turn soon and it will be time to go back to sea. The next route followed by Aurora should be that of Sulawesi. Some drop-off points given by Maratua's friends are waiting for me and should give some ink to my future stories. In the meantime, it's time to reinflate the sails ...
01: DISCOVER THE PHILIPPINES: Funny situations ...! at sea..., by @marc-allaria
02: DISCOVER THE PHILIPPINES: The fishing file ...!, by @marc-allaria
03: DISCOVER THE PHILIPPINES: The Cagayan Islands, by @marc-allaria
04: DISCOVER THE PHILIPPINES: Seaweed...!, by @marc-allaria
05: DISCOVER THE PHILIPPINES: The Bacuit Archipelago, by @marc-allaria
06: BORNEO: Kudat and the technical stop, by @marc-allaria
07: BORNEO: Kinabatangan River, by @marc-allaria
08: BORNEO: Maratua, part 1, by @marc-allaria
09: BORNEO: Big Fish School, by @marc-allaria