Pygmy seahorses, blue ring octopus, need we say more? There is a variety of diving from muck to macro to beautiful walls of coral. There are many more species of coral and fish in this part of the world than in the Caribbean.
Where to Dive in Malaysia
Our favorite is a few small islands off of Borneo called Mabul, Kapalai and Sipadan.
How to Dive Malaysia
Definitely land based, a resort built over the water is ideal (to get ocean breezes and no bugs!)
When to Dive Malaysia
Anytime is a good time to dive Malaysia. If you want to go during peak times you will need to book further in advance and prices will be higher (around Christmas, the month of August, Chinese New Year and end of April/beginning of May.
- What you’ll see – Walls, coral gardens, schools of fish, turtles, sharks, rays, frogfish, pygmy seahorses, blue ring octopus, mandarin fish, clownfish, nudibranches and much much more.
- What you won’t see – You probably won’t see whale sharks or hammerheads but anything is possible!
- Currents – Most of the dives are calm, if there are strong currents the divemasters generally pick an alternate dive site.
- Water Temperatures – Low to Mid 80’s
- Experience level – There is something for every level of experience. New divers will find good conditions and more experienced divers will see critters they may not have seen before.
- Recommended length of stay – A week’s stay at the minimum.