Banggi Island

Banggi Island Map

Where is it: Kudat, Sabah

Number of Dive Sites: 9 (diving in Banggi is relatively new, therefore the undiscovered potential for more dive sites is there!)

Type of Diving: Guided – boat, deep, drift

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Main Diving Attraction: Pelagics and macro life (nudibranchs, stonefish, lionfish) with a variety of hard and soft corals

* Fun Fact : Banggi Island lies within the Balabic Straights, which is a passageway for whalesharks, dolphins and other pelagic marine life. 

Average Water Temperature: 29°C (84.2°F) to 31°C (87.8°F)

Seasonality: All year round (ideal times to go between March and April which is typically the driest months. Wettest months tend to be November through February)

Typical Visibility: 5m (16ft) to 15m (49ft)

General Current Conditions: Mild to moderate

Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes

Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling, jungle trekking, wildlife and bird watching, island hopping, deep sea fishing

Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: None

Availability of Medical Facility: Island clinic at the main village (Karakit)

Availability of Other Facilities: Island police station at the main village (Karakit)

Google Maps is unable to locate Banggi/Kudat Ferry Terminal. The terminal is located at the end of Jalan Wan Siak (nearby Petron petrol/gas station).


Nearest Jetty: Banggi/Kudat Ferry Terminal

Address: Jalan Wan Siak, 89050, Kudat, Sabah

* Approximately 1hr 15mins boat ride to Banggi Island

Nearest Airport: Kudat Airport (IATA: KUD)

Estimated Travel Time to Jetty:

From Kudat Airport (by car): 15mins 

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