Tiga (Survivor) Island

tiga island map

Where is it: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia

Number of Dive Sites: 13

Type of Diving: Guided – boat, deep

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Main Diving Attraction: Banded sea snakes, sea turtles, lobsters, various nudibanchs, schooling tropical fishes (snappers, barracudas). Although rare, dugongs (manatees) have been spotted around the island.

Average Water Temperature: 28°C (82.4°F) to 30°C (86.0°F)

Seasonality: All year round (ideal months to go between April and June)

Typical Visibility: 10m (32ft) to 20m (65ft)

General Current Conditions: Low to Mild

Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes

Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Volcanic mud spa, snorkelling, sea kayak, island trekking, beach volleyball

Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: None

Availability of Medical Facility: None

Availability of Other Facilities: None

Nearest Jetty (from Kota Kinabalu): Jesselton Point Jetty

* Approximately 1.5hrs boat ride to Tiga Island

Nearest Airport: Kota Kinabalu International Airport (IATA: BKI)

Estimated Travel Time to Jetty:

From Kota Kinabalu Airport (by car): 15mins (average taxi fare ~RM20 one way)

Alternative Jetty: Kuala Penyu Jetty (Located behind the Customs Office. Refer to link here)

* Approximately 25mins boat ride to Tiga Island

Nearest Airport: Kota Kinabalu International Airport (IATA: BKI)

Estimated Travel Time to Jetty:

From Kota Kinabalu (by car): 1.5hrs (private land transfers can be arranged at an average RM100 per person)

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

Borneo Dream Travel & Tours

Where is it: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Type: Dive Centre

Affiliations / Distinction: PADI 5 Star Dive Resort Centre

Languages Spoken: English, Malay, Mandarin and Cantonese

Note: Long distance trips run from April-October, subject to minimum 4 divers per trip and depending on weather/sea conditions.

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