With scuba diving sites like Sipadan, Mabul, Langkayan and Layang Layang Sabah (north Borneo) is one of the worlds top diving destinations. Sarawak, has a few known dive sites, but does not possess the kind of clear waters, coral reefs, atolls or wrecks that can be found in Sabah.
In Sabah there is something for every diver. Beginnerscan choose between a full variety of PADI and SSI courses. For Techies, a variety of deep and unexplored wrecks exist on the west coast, and mixed gases and rebreathers are available. For more information on Sabah's lesser known dive sites visit our blog at Undiscovered Underwater Sabah.
To find out more about some of Sabah's most famous scuba diving areas please see below.
The Famous Dive Locations in Sabah & Sarawak
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Planning Your Dive Holiday
Things you need to consider when planning your dive holiday:
- Weather - The east coast and west coast of Sabah are affected by 2 distinct monsoons, namely the NorthEast Monsoon (Nov - March) and the SouthWest Monsoon (May to September). There are also 2 inter-monsoon periods from April to May and September to October.
- Time of Year - Availability of dive slots especially for the Sipadan area differ throughout the year. Be sure to plan in advance to avaoid dissapointment.
- Duration of Holiday - Taking into consideration your arrival and departure day will determine the feasibility of diving in certain areas such as around the Sipadan area and Lankayan. An ideal dive holiday should be a minimum of 4 days.
- Budget - While we generally offer the higher-end dive resorts, do let us know if you are working within a budget as we can then plan, based on your requirements.