The Best Scuba Diving Along the West Coast of Sabah, Borneo

At the point when Divers visit Kota Kinabalu the plunging trip that all Dive Operators will elevate to you is going making a plunge the nearby Marine Park – Tunku Abdul Rahman (TARP). The Marine Park is found 15 – 30 minutes by boat move from Kota Kinabalu and incorporates five islands – Pulau Sapi, Gaya, Sulug, Mamutik and Manukan. There are around 20 diverse plunge locales in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in addition to a couple of more jump destinations at close by Edgell Patches (which is home to more profound, more beneficial coral reefs). Scuba jumping around TARP is ideal for jumpers searching for relaxed plunging along pretty coral reefs. It is additionally appropriate for rebreather preparing through to experienced relaxation jumpers. The plunges range in profundities from 5m to 35m and will in general have next to zero current and great perceivability. During your jumps you will discover great quality coral inclusion and a shockingly wide assortment of marine life – a genuine jumpers find considering you are just 15 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Further south of Kota Kinabalu, around 30 nautical miles South West, is Pulau Tiga. Pulau Tiga is situated in a Marine Park meaning the reefs are ensured for preservation purposes by Sabah Parks. At Pulau Tiga there are around 8 jump locales (chiefly South and West of the Island). Here you can appreciate scuba plunging some unexplored, immaculate coral reefs and by and large be the main jumpers in the water. The jump profundities range between 6m – 20m, the perceivability is commonly 5m – 20m with infrequent solid flows on certain plunge destinations. This makes plunge outings to Pulau Tiga reasonable for experienced recreation jumpers, some float plunging and loads of submerged photography! During a scuba jumping outing to Pulau Tiga you will plunge by huge coral covered apexes, coral bombies and caught up with cleaning stations. The hard and delicate corals are amazing, including huge beautiful barrel wipes decorated with Feather Stars, Whip Coral, Table Coral, Gorgonian fans and the sky is the limit from there. Post for an astonishing assortment of marine life including huge beds of Anemones and Clown fish, enormous reefs of Damsel Fish and Antheas, dashing Fusliers, Nudibranches, tutoring Barracuda, Blue Spotted Rays, Cuttle Fish, Lobsters and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

In the event that you extravagant jumping some place one of a kind along the west shore of Sabah, at that point look no farther than a scuba plunging excursion to the ‘white rocks’ situated close to Mayne Rock. The interesting submerged scene makes an uncommon scuba plunging experience. At the point when you go scuba jumping at Mayne Rock you will discover two arrangement of enormous white stones (approxmately 100m separated), raising from the ocean bed from 7m – 25m, encompassed by huge sandbars of fish and decorated in hard and delicate corals. Close by this you’ll get the opportunity to plunge along a somewhat shallower, perfect undulating coral reef. Jumpers who have bneen plunging the coral reefs at Mayne Rock are frequently intrigued by the perceivability and the soundness of the reefs. When plunging at Mayne Rock you will get infrequent solid flows – this makes it a jump trip reasonable for experienced recreation jumpers. During a jump excursion to Mayne Rock you can hope to detect a wide assortment of marine life including sandbars of Fusiliers, Barracuda, Yellow Snappers, Bat Fish, Juvenile Nurse Sharks, Lion Fish, Trumpet Fish, Nudibranches, huge Puffer fish, Lobsters, Anemone Fish and significantly more. Hope to discover marine fortunes everywhere as you investigate the enormous rocks and their cleft.

Extravagant a scuba plunging experience? At that point go wreck plunging at least one of the three, enormous Usukan Bay World War II Japanese wrecks. Wreck plunging on the ‘Usukan Wreck’, ‘Topsy turvy Wreck’ and the ‘Rice Bowl Wreck’ is a great scuba jumping experience. The entirety of the disaster areas lay in 26m – 45m of water and can have little to medium solid flows present, making them a disaster area scuba plunging experience for experienced recreation jumpers (least PADI Advanced Open Water Diver) and specialized jumpers. You can locate a short depiction of each disaster area plunge beneath.

The Rice Bowl Wreck

Purported in light of the fact that a reserve of rice bowls was found in the bow when it was first plunged, this is a moderately long vessel lying a North Easterly way in 40m at its most profound and 26m at its shallowest. The superstructure is penetrated in numerous spots, making investigation conceivable and fascinating, and the metalwork is hearty. The delicate coral nursery is vital.

The Upside-Down Wreck

The name parts with the direction of this boat, which lies a Borneo Dream way and at comparative profundity to the Rice Bowl wreck. This one has great swim-throughs, however a light is fundamental and is useful for investigating just as a preparation ground for Wreck Diver forte.

The Usukan Wreck

This is the most profound of the three at 35m – 45m and subsequently simply accessible to specialized jumpers. We use rebreathers, yet in addition uphold twin-tanks/Trimix and decompression jumping whenever required. The disaster area is intriguing and has a fabulous whip coral inclusion that can give it an iced appearance in a specific light.

The entirety of the disaster areas are shrouded in dazzling delicate coral nurseries and hard corals, overflowing with fish life and home to a stunning scope of marine life. Discover tutoring Barracuda, Nurse Sharks, enormous Groupers and huge sandbars of Yellow Snappers and Fusiliers. The assortment of marine life makes scuba jumping the disaster areas an awesome plunge for the accomplished Scuba Diver.

At long last, Pulau (Mantanani Island), found approx. 40nm North West of Kota KInabalu, is the most northern plunge objective along the west shoreline of Sabah. Home to palm lined sea shores, clear tropical waters and shallow coral reefs it is a roadtrip to heaven for jumpers and non jumpers. Mantanani Island is a gathering of three disconnected islands North West of Kota Belud, Sabah, Borneo. Up to this point, the islands were simply known to a couple of local people. The shallow coral reefs encompassing the islands have bounty to bring to the table, for both amateur and experienced scuba jumpers. The perceivability can be as high as 30m – astounding! Adolescent Turtles are much of the time spotted around Pulau Mantanani. Numerous types of beams have been seen in the waters around Mantanani Island, Sabah, Borneo – Marbled Stingray, Blue Spotted Ray and huge schools of Eagle Rays. For large scale picture takers the “refuse plunging” is acceptable as well – on the off chance that you are fortunate you can discover Seahorses, Imperial Shrimps, Pink-Eye Gobies, Jaw fish, Blue-Ringed Octopus, Ribbon Eels and numerous kinds of nudibranches.

The best an ideal opportunity to go plunging the jump locales along the west shoreline of Sabah is from April to September (with April – June offering commonly the best plunging conditions). Kindly note that you may require adaptability on the date you go scuba plunging at Pulau Mantanani as the ocean state can, by exemption during this period, be too harsh to even consider crossing to the Islands.

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