South Edgell Patch

Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sabah

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Dive South Edgell Patch

Big Fishes Reef

Diving in South Edgell Patch is Typically, visibility is Good ( 10 - 30 m)
The average depth is 20 m / 65.6 ft
To reach South Edgell Patch you have to do it By boat
This dive site is best suited for CMAS * / OW divers.

Mantas if you are lucky! We were not :(

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May 11th, 2012 - 13:40:
My favorite dive site just outside of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. There are actually 2 dive sites next to each other.. the Big Edgell and Small Edgell Patches. Small Edgell patch starts at about 17 meters of depth, therefore divers don't really come here as it gives them less dive time here as the reef slopes down to about 26-30 meters. The more popular one is the Big Edgell Patch which starts at 12 meter and has an abudance of marine life. Nice healthy corals with little trace of destruction compared to all other dive sites in the Park where they are suppose to be protected. The dive site can get to about 16 meter on the southern bit, and to about 30 meter on the northern end. Octopus are quite common here, so as small species of frog fishes. Lionfish and puffers are everywhere. There is usually a huge school of yellow lined snappers and small barracudas on this site. Sightings of manta rays were quite common in the 80's and early 90's... unfortunately nobody has seen any around this area for more than 15 years. Eagle rays can be seen occasionally here, and so are black tip sharks.

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