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SCUBA Diving Sites To Remember


The SCUBA Dives in Malaysia


In order to dive with a maximum satisfaction in tropical waters in Malaysia, divers must have a certain sense of maturity, which is only accomplished through experience and sound rationality.

Here, the dive master/instructor show the divers the way, as if acting like a leader and only interferes in times of urgent situations. Like always, divers must be accompanied by a buddy and must adhere to all the instructions received prior to each dive, in order that they don’t endanger themselves.

As most dive sites are relatively distant from one another, and while there is usually a large number of dives conducted coupled with the dive times incorporated, using a wrist computer is largely advisable.

The best dive sites in Malaysia would be that of Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai, and Layang-Layang islands. These islands are located off the shores of Sabah, which is in East Malaysia on the island of Borneo.


Sabah sits at the tip of Borneo, the world’s third largest island. Its coastline of 1,440 km (900 miles), washed by the South China Sea on the West and the Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea on the East, encloses an inland area of 74,500 sq km.


Lying just north of the equator, Sabah enjoys a sunny tropical climate where it’s summer all year round. Daily temperatures range from 23 to 33 degrees Centigrade. Sabah is also known by the famed romantic name of “The Land Below The Wind”. Kota Kinabalu, the state capital, is the modern gateway to the rest of Sabah.

Direct flights between Kota Kinabalu (KK) and the regional capitals of Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, Brunei, Manila and Cebu, make Sabah easily accessible to travellers everywhere.

Climate: Equatorial/Tropical
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (RM) Travellers checks and foreign currencies can be changed for Malaysian Ringgit at banks and hotels. Most charge a nominal fee for currency conversion.
Major Credit and Charge Cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club.
Language: Bahasa Malaysia is the national language. English is widely spoken.
Electricity: 240 volts AC/50-Cycle System
Local Time: Standard Malaysian Time is 8 hours ahead of GMT.
Entry Requirements: A valid passport (and visa wherever applicable is required.


1. Sipadan Island

2. Mabul & Kapalai Islands

3. Layang-Layang Island


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