Scuba Diving with Turtles off Borneo
The island of Sipadan rises in a tower from the deep sea off the eastern coast of Borneo, just clearing the surface. It is a few hundred yards long, almost completely covered with palms and it has truly spectacular marine life. Among the animals you can see there are turtles, who come here to lay their eggs, dragging their hefty bodies onto the beach before digging a pit with their rear fins and laying a hundred or more eggs at a time. Occasionally they come here to die, as can be seen from the skeletons left in a cave in the island's vertical wall. James Henderson of A Life of Adventure travelled to the island in order to write about diving and turtles for the Financial Times' magazine How to Spend it. Read his article Turtle Recall below.