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Just utterance of the word “Rhinopias” can set a diver’s heart aflutter. Where can you find these wacky looking creatures, and what makes them so special?
Its Latin name, Pegasidae, is derived from a combination of Pegasus and Medusa, but in reality, the humble seamoth is far less intimidating.
With great visibility, warm water and calm conditions, legendary Sipadan and nearby Mabul offer some of the world’s best dive sites.