Sabah is blessed with rich cultures and beautiful environment! Underwater world in Sabah is one of the best in the world and some of it is yet to discover. Sipadan was listed as one of the world's best dive site. Jacques Cousteau , Ocean's Ambassador also commented 'I have seen other places like Sipadan, 45 years ago, but now no more. Now we have found again an untouched piece of art ... a jewel'.
Actually, for those who cannot make it to Sipadan, just 15 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu City by speed boat, you can explore 10 out of 100 pages of Semporna Underwater World. There are few beautiful dive sites in Tungku Abdul Rahman Park such as North Sulug, Manukan Reef, The Rock Reef , Mamutik Shore etc..
In fact a diver may find rare or endangered sea creatures such as green and hawksbill turtles, napolean wrasse, giant clams, as well as countless species of sharks and schools of thousands of barracuda and jacks. Sabah is not only know for its reef's larger inhabitants but also as a 'Muck diving' paradise with such rarities as the mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish mandarin fish, harlequin ghost pipefish plus manu types of weird and wonderful frogfish and nudibranchs. (http://www.sabahtourism.com)
These underwater delights are not restricted to the certified diver; snorkelers and hopeful divers may enroll in one of the many PADI affiliated dive courses run at any of Sabah's dive resorts. Whatever your underwater wish, Sabah's seas and coral reefs can easily fulfill and surpass your wildest dream (http://www.sabahtourism.com)
Photo Copyright : Borneo Divers Training Institute (Facebook)
Below are some dive site in Sabah:
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa - Kota Kinabalu (Capital City)
Kapalai Island - Semporna
Kelambu Beach - Kudat
Lankayan Island - Sandakan
Layang-Layang Island - Kota Kinabalu (Capital City)
Libaran Island - Sandakan
Mabul Island - Semporna
Mantanani Island - Kota Belud
Marine Park - Labuan F.T
Mataking Island - Semporna
Pom Pom Island - Semporna
Pulau Tiga "Survivor Island" - Kuala Penyu
Sipadan Island - Semporna
Tun Sakaran Marine Park - Semporna
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - Kota Kinabalu (Capital City)
Turtle Island Park - Sandakan
Usukan Cove - Kota Belud
There are few dive operators in Kota Kinabalu but i would like to recommend Borneo Divers.
Borneo Divers, founded in 1984, was the first full service professional dive operation in Borneo. Our company headquarters are located in the modern city of Kota Kinabalu, and our outstanding dive destinations include the world famous Sipadan and Mabul on the East coast of Sabah and our training centre on Mamutik, less than 10 minute boat ride from the city of Kota Kinabalu where regular courses are conducted at all levels from PADI Open Water Diver to PADI Instructor level Courses. Borneo Divers have also been the official logistics facilitator for the PADI Course Director Training Course for the past 15 years. With years of experience and a leadership role in professionalism, Borneo Divers is still the first choice of discriminating dive travelers who want the best that Sabah has to offer. (Borneo Divers)
For any inquiries, please contact Borneo Divers at :
And Sea Sports (Sabah) SDN. BHD (124642-M)
9th Floor, Menara Jubili, 53 Jalan Gaya,
88000 Kota Kinabalu
Tel: +6 088 – 222226 (5 lines), 221340
Fax: +6 088 221550
Locked Bag 194, 88999 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
General Information: Information@Borneodivers.info
Do you need Travel Consultant during your stay in Sabah Borneo? Are you planning to come to Sabah soon? Where to go? Where To Stay? Where to eat? Please contact me through my email at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime (Term and Condition to Apply)
We welcome you as a friend! Come to Sabah. It is your Home Holiday!
Name: Fidelis Francis
Occupation: Freelance Travel Consultant