Dive Semporna Map Scubahive Borneo Malaysia

Dive Semporna Borneo Malaysia Scubahive

Description :
Semporna may be a sleepy coastal fishing village, but if you are willing to cross the threshold Narnia-style, it is the gateway to arguably one of the best diving experiences in the world.

Travel through the island clusters and you will have the opportunity to dive iconic locations such as the legendary Sipadan Island, home to the largest barrier reef in South East Asia with amazing marine biodiversity and an awe-inspiring coral wall dropping down more than 2000m (6561 ft).

Love muck diving? Dive the muck diving mecca that is Mabul Island, explore the macro paradise of Kapalai Island, where you can encounter amazing sea-life and little critters such as frogfishes, harlequin ghost pipefish, dwarf stonefish, a host of nudibranchs, and more!

What’s more, you can see the turtles of Timba Timba Island and Pom Pom Island. See the rare and precious black corals at the volcanically formed Mantabuan Island (which is also home to manta rays). Have your romantic getaway in the beautiful Mataking Island as proclaimed by most as the Maldives of Malaysia. Or even dive and stay in Seaventures – a converted oil rig and probably the most unique dive resort in the world.

Accommodation here caters to every budget ranging from hostels to homestays, all the way to luxurious resorts. With our ScubaHive Price Guarantee, you are certain to get the best deals! 🙂

There’s always something for every traveler and at every diving level, so take a chance to wake up in this sleepy town. Feel free to contact us for more details or check out the islands of Semporna below to get inspired.

Where is it :
Sabah’s East Coast
Type of Diving :
Guided – shore, boat, deep, drift, night, wreck diving
Skill Level :
Beginner to advanced
Average Water Temperature :
27°C (80.6°F) to 30°C (86.0°F)
Seasonality :
All year round (peak season typically runs from March to August)
Family / Non-Diver Friendly :
Availability of Other Leisure Activities :
Snorkelling, beach volleyball, island safaris, bars, spa (selected resorts), visiting sea gypsy (Bajau Laut) village, Bohey Dulang
Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau :
Yes, in Semporna Town
Availability of Medical Facility :
Nearest Jetty :
Semporna Jetty
Address :
Taman Bandar Semporna, 91308, Semporna, Sabah
Nearest Airport :
Tawau Airport (IATA: TWU)
Estimated Travel Time to Jetty from Tawau Airport :
1.5hrs (by car), with average one way taxi fares of ~RM100
Estimated Travel Time to Jetty from Kota Kinabalu :
8hrs (by car), or 10hrs (by bus) with average one way bus fare of ~RM80

Price reference based on 4D3N diving packages

  • Mabul Island, Semporna, Sabah

    Borneo Divers Mabul Resort

    Packages from RM2,940

    Founded in 1984, Borneo Divers is the pioneer of Sipadan and the first PADI 5 Star Resort in Mabul Island. Your best choice for dive travelers who seeks the best Sabah has to offer.

  • Kapalai Island, Semporna, Sabah

    Sipadan Kapalai Dive Resort

    Packages from RM4,181

    Exquisite water chalets on stilts above the shallow sandbanks of Ligitan Reef that spans almost a mile long stretching into the horizon offering the purest image of natural serenity.

  • Mataking Island, Semporna, Sabah

    Mataking (The Reef) Dive Resort

    Packages from RM3,465

    An exclusive romantic destination right in the heart of what most calls it the “Maldives” of Malaysia. Luxury, tranquility, and sheer beauty await you at Mataking (The Reef) Dive Resort.

  • Bum Bum Island, Semporna, Sabah

    ND Divers

    Packages from RM1,450

    Dive with the locals, that is their motto. A simple homestay styled dive center with its private house reef offering the best local experience around Semporna.

  • Mabul Island, Semporna, Sabah

    Seaventures Dive Rig

    Packages from RM3,600

    Looking for something unique? Seaventures is the world’s first oil rig module converted into a dive resort with a PADI 5 Star accreditation to its name with outstanding service and dive quality. Sipadan permits can be guaranteed with minimum stays of 3 nights.

  • If you are looking to travel to Semporna, you are inevitably looking for a weather forecast. So here’s a forecast for the next 7 days. Although weather forecasts are not always accurate with ever-changing weather patterns, it does provide a good guess on what’s to come. Every little bit helps! 😀



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