Dive Site: Seaventures House Reef, Mabul, Sabah

Semicircular Angelfish close up diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Variety from Muck to large reef fish
Depth: Bottom: 15M
Location: Directly below the Seaventures Dive Rig

Description

The Seaventures House Reef dive site is immediately below the Seaventures Dive Rig, and is largely along the periphery, working in a rectangle around the outside, but not far outside, the massive steel columns that hold up the Rig. The seven ‘leg’s are conveniently numbered and combined with the other landmarks, the dive is easy to navigate.

There is a variety of fish on the rig legs themselves.

A variety of fish on the rig leg diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit

It is not just small stuff down there; there are plenty of large reef fish including surgeons, trumpetfish, Banners and Angelfish.

Semicircular Angelfish close up diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit

There are a couple of wrecks of boats, swirling around which you might see a school of Bigeye snapper

Bigeye Snapper diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit

Much of the iron-work is covered in Tunicates – complex creatures with nervous, digestive, reproductive, and circulatory systems.

Tunicates-complex creatures diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit

On the rubble floor at various points you can count a handful of Chromodoris, such as the Anna’s…

Annas Chromodoris diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit

And Diana’s Chromodoris

Dianas Chromodoris diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit

There are sponges too – creatures (yes creatures) considered pretty simple compared to those Tunicates!

A vase sponge diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit

And the even more complex Feather duster worms. Imagine you could do that with your head!

Feather duster worms diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit

Inside the hull of one of the boat wrecks there are a number of fish of many types. Here an Epaulette and a Double-tooth soldierfish appear to be consoling a black-tipped grouper

Epaulette and Double tooth soldierfish console a black tipped grouper diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit

On a second dive to the same spot, I find a Speckle-fin Grouper with same soldiersfish. Something very fishy about that!

Speckle-fin Grouper diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit

Out on the surrounding rubble you’ll find Crocodile flatfish.

Crocodile flatfish diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit

And a Tasselled Scorpionfish if you keep your eyes peeled.

Tasselled Scorpionfish diving Seaventures House Reef at Mabul Sabah Malaysia by Diveplanit