Dive in Borneo

    Until recently this ship thought to have been sunk by the Royal Australian Air force, has now been identified as the Dutch vessel SS De Klerk. Scuttled by the Dutch in 1942 but salvaged by the Japanese and renamed Imabari Maru, she hit a mine and sunk 23km southwest of Labuan in 1944. She now lies…

    Mabini Padre (Blue Water… Labuan, Malaysia

    This wreck lies northeast of Kuraman Island and is 34 km from Labuan. It gets its name from the clear 'blue' waters it lies lies in and of all the wrecks in the area this one has the best visibility. The Mabini Padre is a large Philippines fishing trawler, which caught fire and sank in 1981.The…
    Ornate ghost pipefish

    Kapalai House Reef Pulau Kapalai, Malaysia

    A remote island no less than a 5 minute boat ride from the diving paradise that is mabul lies an adventurous and diverse marine habitat that will leave your craving for new and exciting sea creatures more than satisfied. Suitable for divers of all levels, Kapalai house reef consists of a sloping…
    Mandarin Fish in Mabul Reef

    Mabul House Reef Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    House reef in Mabul is outstanding, either you are in the Sipadan Water Village, in the homestay or in the old oil rig. Usually these places offer free diving here with their packages and is crazy not to use it.You can find lots of lion fishes, crocodile fishes, stone fish, small barracudas, potato…
    Pygmy Seahorse

    Seaventure Dive Platform (Oil… Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Descend down the leg of the Oil Rig onto the sand and explore amongst the rubble and coral for the coolest critters on the planet such as nudibranchs, ribbon eels, frogfish, the amazing pygmy seasorse, shrimps, crabs, crocodilefish, stonefish, scorpionfish and many more macro critter you only…

    Barracuda Point Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    This dive site has a great barracuda shoal (between 500 and 1000). You may have dream about pictures of fish shoals taken from above... here it is a geat place to live this!"From Big Drop (800 m depth) we took boat to Barracuda Point, where jack and barracuda schools were waiting for us. The current…
    Lion Fish

    Clement Reef Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

    Nice table corals, staghorn corals, brain corals and sponges can be founds. A lot of seaslugs and lionfish.

    Mid Reef Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

    Mid Reef is situated east of Pulau Manukan and is a submerged reef covered with hard coral, sponges and anemones. Click herefor a photo of a Marble mouth Frogfish (Lophiocharon lithinostomus) found there.

    North Sulug Reef Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

    Great corals, Jack and barracuda shoals. Corals are very nice, ideal for macro. The island is gorgeous.

    South Edgell Patch Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

    Mantas if you are lucky! We were not :(

    USS Salute (American Wreck) Labuan, Malaysia

    This World War II US Navy minesweeper lies around 24 kilometers south of Labuan in roughly 30 meters of water. The USS Salute was built in Seattle, in 1943. It was first put into service in Hawaii in 1944 escorting convoys between Pearl Harbor and several ports in the Far East. Later it was involved…
    The Tung Huang is a freighter that sank while transporting cement to Brunei for the Sultan's new palace on 25 September 1980. It hit the Samarang Bank and sank as it tried to reach Labuan for repairs. The wreck now lies east of Kuraman Island and just 21 km from Labuan. The vessel, 92m long, 15m…

    Crack Reef Layang Layang, Malaysia

    Crack reef and Navigator line are two dive sites very close from each other. So you can dive both on the same dive. Sealife is also great on this side of the island: Hammerhead sharks, Black Coral, Lionfishes++, and a coral garden between 15m and 8m for the deco!

    D Wall Layang Layang, Malaysia

    A great wall that only breaks at 40m before running up to 2000m ! Very nice corals, sponges and gorgonians. Sharks, Rays, Eels, Mantas, and deeper down some hammerhead sharks.

    Dogtooth Lair Layang Layang, Malaysia

    Very similar to 'the point' nearby. Large tuna shoals, sharks.

    Gorgonian forest Layang Layang, Malaysia

    A wall from 15m to 40m with gorgonians, jacks, and various sharks including hammerhead sharks...

    Runnaway Layang Layang, Malaysia

    Very nice dive, the viz was 50m+. Sharks was abundant: whitetip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks and grey reef sharks. Nice dive.

    Sharks cave Layang Layang, Malaysia

    The cave entrance is 25 m deep. Here you must find a lot of different sharks: Leopard sharks, Whitetip sharks, Nurse sharks, Grey reef sharks and Hammerhead sharks.

    Snapper Ledge Layang Layang, Malaysia

    Take care of the current. It may be strong here!This spot viz was outstandig: More than 50m...

    The Point Layang Layang, Malaysia

    Probably the best dive of Layang-Layang. The visibility is outstanding... Don't miss it!

    The Tunnel Layang Layang, Malaysia

    There are several cracks, one of the is named the tunnel. The best is just around 15m deep. It's not worth to dive deeper here. Very nice corals (including numberous lettuce corals) and sponges.

    The Valley Layang Layang, Malaysia

    Like most of Layang-Layang dive, The Valley is an oustanding dive site. A must for underwater photographers: from macro to large pelagic such as mantas, hammerhead sharks, turtles etc.

    Wrasse Strip Layang Layang, Malaysia

    Another very nice dive: Mantas, Whitetip Sharks, Turtles, beautifull sponges and gorgonians...

    Wreck Point Layang Layang, Malaysia

    The wreck is no longer a 'wreck'. Just few scatterled iron stuffs on the sea floor. But no matters, the sealife is here incredible!Whitetip Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, but also Black Corals, Barracudas...

    Asmarqa Point Pulau Tiga, Malaysia

    Coleman Shoal Pulau Tiga, Malaysia

    Dunlop Corner Pulau Tiga, Malaysia

    House Reef Pulau Tiga, Malaysia

    Black Corals, Mantabuan Island Semporna, Malaysia

    Black Corals' landscape consists of layers of corals. Marine life include hawksbill turtles, groupers, snappers, trumpet fish, nudi branches, cuttlefish and eels to name a few.

    Mandarin Valley Pulau Kapalai, Malaysia

    A dreaming site for underwater macro photographers!

    Stingray City Pulau Kapalai, Malaysia

    Langkayan Wreck Pulau Lankayan, Malaysia

    Mosquito Wreck Pulau Lankayan, Malaysia

    This wreck was part of the Japanese Mosquito Fleet from WWII. It lays on her side, full of jacks. I've seen my first whale shark here !!! Unforgetable.

    Crocodile Avenue Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Nice muck dive. Crocodilefish, Seahorses, Snake eel, Ghost fish... A very nice dive for macro.

    Eel Garden Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Blue ribbon eels, mantis shrimps, batfish...

    House Reef Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Muck dive, looking for camouflaged creatures: Seahorses, Ghost pipefish, leaf fish etc.
    Nudy in the wall

    Lobster Wall Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Nice wall with a cave full of lobsters. Same inhabitants than the other dive sites.

    Ray Point Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Viz around 5m. Bigger fish than on the northern side. Some gorgonians, groupers, lionfish and of course Bluespotted ribbontail rays :)

    Coral gardens Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    Great living corals and marine life.

    Hanging Gardens Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    cracks, black coral, barrel sponges and some tiny sea slugs.

    Lobster lairs Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    Nice dive with lots of cracks with lobsters. Sharks and mantas are living inhabitants of this part of the reef.

    North Point Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    South Point Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    You can see the same barracuda shoal than in Barracuda point. Take care of the current.

    Staghorn Crest Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    Great coral garden in the shallows and a plateau near 15 meters deep.

    The Jetty Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    One of the best beach dive of the world!

    Turtle Cavern Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    The entrance of the cavern is on a sandy floor at 18m deep. When you go inside, the cave go down to 21m and then become smaller. There is a marlin skeleton inside (put there by a resort diver!)If you follow the left hand side of the cavern you will end up in front of a tunnel. The tunnel connects…

    Turtle Patch Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    Turtles :) But also White Tip Sharks, parrotfish shoals and nice table corals.

    Turtle Tomb Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    Turtle Tomb is a small cave system behind turtle cavern.If you follow the left hand wall of the cavern to the end and swim arount the big rock in your way you will end up in front of a small tunnel big enough for one diver to swim through. Behind that tunnel a cave opens with several side tunnels.…

    West Ridge Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    Black corals, turtles, groupers etc.

    Whitetip Avenue Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia

    Below 30m, there are a lot of sharks (whitetip and grey sharks) and some very nice sea fans and black corals.

    Manukan Reef Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

    Nice dive site with barracudas and turtles. Just take care of the boat traffic!

    Ron Reef Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

    Nice reef sealife. Not as many big fishes than in the south dive sites, but very colourful

    Sapi Jetti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

    Good place for both snorkelling and scuba. Marine life is great: it consists of a sandy area where you find a lot of special animals like fingered dragonets, flounders, gobies, cuttlefish and even the occasional sea snake.

    The Rock Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

    Not as nice as the other dive sites in the area. But good enough for a 2nd or 3rd dive of the day. Viz can go down to 4m depending on current. No fish around for days if there was dolphins flyby. Occasional sighting of turtles.

    Police Bay (Bulijong Bay) Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

    This dive site is located in the north of Pulau Gaya. It is a coral garden with staghorn corals and a slope with sandy bottom. Mostly small reef fishes, some stingrays

    Bakkungan Kecil Turtle Islands Park, Malaysia

    Very good corals structures.
    is a shallow reef (6 to 9 m) covered with soft corals and anemones. During August, migrating green turtles can be found here.

    Sea Fan Garden Miri, Malaysia

    lies between 15 and 20m with many gorgonian sea fans and sea whips.

    Grouper Patch Miri, Malaysia

    a rocky outcrop (18 m max. depth) covered with hard and soft corals and - of course - inhabited by several giant groupers.
    is the reef furthest from shore, about 24-28 km (40mins by boat). The reef consist of several longish strips with a wall which drops off from 20 to 45 meter. Its possible to see reef sharks, napoleon wrasses, groupers, schooling mackerels and barracudas and turtles. During certain times of the year…

    Kenyalang/ Tyre Reef Miri, Malaysia

    There is also an artificial reef,built by the Malaysian Fisheries Department. Kenyalang or also known Tyre reef,is a large piece of redundant oil rig teeming with small fish. 13m to 22m max depth. A surprisingly nice dive.

    Atago Maru Wreck Miri, Malaysia

    The Atago Maru Wreck is a second world war Japanese merchant ship and lies just off Lutong (north of Miri). The 105 meter ship is sitting upright with the top deck just 9 meter from the surface. Most of the hull is covered with corals. Visibility is not always good due to silt, but it teems with…

    Sri Gadong Wreck Miri, Malaysia

    is a small 30m cargo ship lying in 20m on a sandy bottom, about 40min boat ride south of Miri. Also there are two barges and the bow of an unknown vessel (believed to be an oil tanker sunk in WW2.

    Eve's Garden Miri, Malaysia

    One of the best shallow reefs as it is large and varies from 6 to18 metres and has many species found upon it. It is covered in healthy corals. There are about 15 other shallow reef formations.

    Batu Suleiman Miri, Malaysia

    30 metres at its shallowest, dropping to 45 metres. The water is normally clear and many fish are found here.

    Santak Miri, Malaysia

    Shaped like a dogs bone and covered in large Gorgonian fans at the west end. 25 – 30 metres deep. Some of these reefs are 800 metres long and 100 + metres wide and would take several dives to explore.

    Pulau Talang Talang Sematan & Kuching, Malaysia

    lying off the mouth of Sematan River is a protected turtle sanctuary for green, hawksbill and olive ridley turtles.

    Katori Maru Sematan & Kuching, Malaysia

    The Katori Maru is a world war II shipwreck located about 50 km from the mainland. It was a Japanese troop carrier which was sunk by British aircraft. The wreck is not covered much and visibility is poor at 5 to 8 meter.

    Sagiri Destroyer Sematan & Kuching, Malaysia

    The ship main feature is still intake. Min. Advance certification with experience required for divers going to this site.

    Hiyoshi/Hie Maru Sematan & Kuching, Malaysia

    The ship is estimated at 130m long and 20m width. The deck is at 14m with maximum depth of 21m which is perfect for multilevel profile. The wreck is home to schools of barracudas, snapper, batfish, grouper and jacks.