Sibu Island

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Where is it: Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast

Number of Dive Sites: 27

Type of Diving: Guided – shore, wreck, night, deep diving

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Main Diving Attraction: Coral formations (mixture of hard and soft corals and sea fans) along with a host of tropical fishes such as baraccudas, jenkin whip rays, turtles, angel fish, sweetlips, moray eels

Average Water Temperature: 28°C (82.4°F) to 31°C (87.8°F)

Seasonality: March to October (suggested period to go is between March to July due to ideal sea conditions)

Typical Visibility: 5m (16ft) to 30m (98ft)

General Current Conditions: Low to mild

Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes

Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling, night fishing, sail boating, sea kayak, island hopping, jungle trecking

Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: None

Availability of Medical Facility: None

Availability of Other Facilities: None

Nearest Jetty: Tanjung Leman Jetty

Address: Felda Tenggaroh 3, 85200, Johor

* Note that there are no ferry services to Sibu Island. Boat transportation is generally organised by the resort or dive centres and is approximately 30mins boat ride to Sibu Island. Also there is no public transportationin Tanjung Leman. Fret not! Suggested travel route are as follows:

Nearest Airport: Senai (Johor) Airport (IATA: JHB)

Estimated Travel Time to Jetty:

From Kuala Lumpur (by car): 4hr 50mins

From Kuala Lumpur to Kota Tinggi, Johor (by bus): 5hrs (average bus fare ~RM40 one way)

From Kuala Lumpur to Larkin Terminal, Johor (by bus): 4hrs 20mins (average fare ~RM35 one way)

From Johor (Kota Tinggi) to Tanjung Leman Jetty (by car): 1 hr (average taxi fare ~RM80 one way)

From Johor (Larkin Terminal) to Tanjung Leman Jetty (by car): 2hrs 

From Senai Airport (by car): 2hrs (private vehicle hire (7 pax capacity) may cost ~RM450 one way) 

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