East Malaysia (Sabah & Sarawak)

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tun sakaran marine park

East Malaysia (Sabah & Sarawak)

Features over 15 dive locations with quite simply some of the best diving in the world such as the legendary Sipadan Island, the muck diving mecca – Mabul Island. It’s also one of the few places in the world where you can spot massive schools of hammerhead sharks at Layang Layang. Love corals? How about seeing the precious black coral at Mantabuan Island? Remember the US hit series survivor? Well, its first season was filmed on Pulau Tiga (a.k.a Survivor Island), famed for its pristine coral reefs and banded sea snakes.

Sabah is also nestled within the area scientists call the Coral Triangle, a triangular area of tropical marine waters recognized as the global centre of marine biodiversity and a global priority for conservation.

East Malaysia dive locations are fantastic for its ease of accessibility with (most) sites being close to the mainland, which offers a host of other land-based activities. When you consider the ease of travel, affordability and variety of activities, your only problem will be how to add extra days to your holiday!

Getting there:

Fly into Sabah via Kota Kinabalu, Labuan, Tawau, Kudat, Sandakan, Lahad Datu

Fly into Sarawak via Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Sibu

 

Climate: Humid, tropical climate with typical temperatures around 29°C (84.2°F) for most of the year.

Time Zone: UTC+08:00

Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)

Calling Code: +60

Electric Volt: 240V, 50Hz

Plug Type: C, G, M

Borneo Dream Travel & Tours

Where is it: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (dive excursions to TARP, Tiga Island, Layang Layang Atoll, Mataking Island, Sipadan Island)

Type: Dive Centre

Affiliations / Distinction: PADI 5 Star Dive Resort Centre

Languages Spoken: English, Malay, Mandarin and Cantonese

Borneo Surfer’s Watersports Centre

Where is it: Tip of Borneo, Kudat, Sabah

Type: Dive Centre

Affiliations / Distinction: PADI

Languages Spoken: English, Malay, and Mandarin

Try Scuba Dive Centre Sdn Bhd

Where is it: Tiga (Survivor) Island, Sabah

Type: Dive Centre

Affiliations / Distinction: SDI (Scuba Diving International)

Languages Spoken: English, and Malay

Seaventures Dive Rig

Where is it: Mabul Island, Sabah (dive excursions to Mabul Island, Sipadan Island, Kapalai Island)

Type: Dive Resort

Affiliations / Distinction: PADI 5 Star IDC, PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, PADI 5 Star Dive Resort

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin and Malay

Borneo Divers Mabul Resort

Where is it: Mabul Island, Sabah (dive excursions to Mabul Island, Sipadan Island, Kapalai Island)

Type: Dive Resort

Affiliations / Distinction: PADI 5 Star Dive Centre

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin and Malay

ND Divers (Semporna)

Where is it: Bum Bum Island (Semporna), Sabah (dive excursions to Mabul Island, Sipadan Island, Kapalai Island, Mantabuan Island, Sibuan Island, Mataking Island)

Type: Dive Centre (Homestay)

Affiliations / Distinction: PADI

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin and Malay

Sea Tango

Where is it: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (dive excursions to TARP, Mantanani Island)

Type: Dive Centre

Affiliations / Distinction: PADI

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin and Malay

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Kalani STONE

Primary Location: Stationed between Kota Kinabalu and Semporna

Affiliations: PADI

Instructor ID: (OWSI)#377685

Languages Spoken: English

Dixon DAVIES

Primary Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Affiliations: NAUI

Instructor ID: (NAUI)#52998

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin and Malay

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gaya island

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

miri wreck diving

Miri

layang layang atoll

Layang Layang Atoll (Swallow Reef)

mantanani dugong

Mantanani Island

banded sea snake

Tiga (Survivor) Island

Lankayan Island

Lankayan Island

kudat banggi sunset

Banggi Island

mabul harlequin shrimp

Mabul Island

sipadan jackfish

Sipadan Island

mantabuan coral

Mantabuan Island

mataking post

Mataking Island

kapalai chalets

Kapalai Island

sibuan island

Sibuan Island