Banggi Island

Dive Map Banggi Island Kudat Sabah
Banggi Island Kudat Sabah
Description :
Located at the North of Sabah, Banggi Island is the largest island in Sabah, famed for its large concentration of corals teeming with a diversity of marine life. The island along with its neighbouring islands is known as the Tun Mustafa Park – Malaysia’s largest marine park, about 900,000 hectares – a protected area that forms the southern half of the Balabic Straits which separates Borneo and the Philippines.
Where is it :
Kudat, Sabah
Number of dive sites :
Over 9 sites (diving in Banggi Island is relatively new, therefore the undiscovered potential for more dive sites is there!)
Type of Diving :
Guided – boat, deep, drift, wreck
Skill Level :
Intermediate 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 25m (82ft)
General Current Conditions :
Moderate to strong
Family / Non-Diver Friendly :
Availability of Other Leisure Activities :
Snorkelling, jungle trekking, wildlife and bird watching, island hopping, deep sea fishing
Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau :
Availability of Medical Facility :
Island clinic at the main village (Karakit)

Because of its massive area, new dives sites are often being discovered. The best way is to head on there, and allow to dive crew to surprise you. From gorgeous coral landscapes to shipwrecks, satisfying the macro and pelagic lovers. However, do note that because of its proximity to the Balabic Straits, an area where the South China Sea and Sulu Sea meet, currents can be challenging, but at the same time makes for a thrilling drift dive. So make sure you are certified, trained and experienced accordingly before making your way there.

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 from Kudat Airport :
15 mins (by car)
Estimated Travel Time from Kota Kinabalu :
3 hours (by car)

Price reference based on 4D3N packages

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    KUDAT Banggi Island


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