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DIVING IN MALAYSIA
Being one of the habitats with the most diverse marine life in the world has made the name ‘Sipadan’ almost synonymous with diving itself in Malaysia, especially in the Borneo states. Located off the east coast of Sabah, the island’s ecosystem houses thousands of species of fish, hundreds of species of corals, and a great many other animals like Bumphead parrotfish, barracuda, reef sharks, as well as green and hawksbill turtles. No diver would discuss diving holidays in Malaysia without mentioning Sipadan Island.
Diving in Mabul Island
World-class diving location 1 hour by speedboat from Semporna. This island is a diver's illage as it has many accommodation option to choose from. Ideal for all divers and a great location for photographers to capture scenic island images. Spot an astonishing array of small animals. Mabul has the biggest artificial fish sanctuary in Asia and is close to Sipadan Island.
Diving in Tenggol Island
The relatively lesser known Tenggol Island off the peninsular east coast offers magnificent dive sites with splendid diving conditions and abundant marine life. One notable feature here is that unlike many other dive sites, there are demanding areas recommended only to experienced divers due to harsher currents around the island. Like Redang Island, it cannot be visited between October and March due to the monsoon season.
Diving in Redang Island
The island off the coast of Terengganu is a well-known tourist attraction, turtle conservation site, and diving holiday destination in Malaysia. Warm, crystal clear waters, cooling breeze, and abundant marine life diversity give the island a perfect diving condition, and widely recommended place for beginning divers to start. The island, however, like other east coast islands of peninsular Malaysia, is susceptible to the monsoon season between October and March and cannot be visited.
Diving in Tioman Island
Tioman Island is a densely forested, sparsely populated, and has its marine area declared as marine parks and marine reserves alongside other surrounding islands. Being a host during WWII being the Japanese and British had the waters littered with war remains. As a result, the island not only houses great diversity of marine life and beautiful corals, it is also one of the few places in Malaysia where wreck diving is available.