Tip of Borneo

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Where is it: Kudat, Sabah

Number of Dive Sites: Over 10 sites (diving in the Tip of Borneo is relatively new, therefore the undiscovered potential for more dive sites is there!)

Type of Diving: Guided – boat, deep, drift, night

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Main Diving Attraction: Rich schooling tropical fishes and macro life (nudibranchs, stonefish, lionfish, flower-crabs, mantis shrimps) with a variety of stunning hard and soft corals marinescapes (including the rare black corals!)

* Insider-info: Some local divers have marked several notes cleaning stations where manta rays have been spotted. Whale sharks are also known to pass by however the precise season is still unknown. 

Average Water Temperature: 29°C (84.2°F) to 31°C (87.8°F) **Note that water temperatures could go as low as 25°C (77°F) during earlier parts of March

Seasonality: March till October (ideal times to go between April to July which is typically the driest months).

Typical Visibility: 5m (16ft) to 25m (82ft)

General Current Conditions: Mild to moderate

Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes

Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling, jungle trekking, fishing, stand up paddleboarding, surfing (during November to February)

Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: Yes, located in Kudat town (~40 mins drive)

Availability of Medical Facility: Yes, located in Kudat town (~40 mins drive)

Availability of Other Facilities: Yes, located in Kudat town (~40 mins drive)

Nearest Jetty: N/A

Address: Jalan Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, 89050, Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia

* Dive centres are located on/within walking distance from the beach

Nearest Airport: Kudat Airport (IATA: KUD)

Estimated Travel Time to Tip of Borneo:

From Kudat Airport (by car): 35mins

From Kota Kinabalu (by car): 3 hours

Borneo Surfer’s Watersports Center

Where is it: Tip of Borneo, Kudat, Sabah

Type: Dive Centre

Affiliations / Distinction: PADI

Languages Spoken: English, Malay, and Mandarin

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