Kota Kinabalu Sabah's Scuba Diving

Kota Kinabalu is the biggest city in Malaysia. It is located in the northwest of Borneo in the South China Sea. It is the capital of Sabah State. There are 6 islands near the coast, Gaya is the largest. They form Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, which is a great place for snorkelers. The city has 2 ports: Kota Kinabalu and Sapangar Bay Container Port (SBCP). There are a lot of white beaches in the area, the most famous of them is Tanjung Aru, situated along the west coast. A great diversity of coral and fish is found in coastal waters, including sharks, rays and sea snakes. Besides this, you can see shipwrecks.


Kota Kinabalu has a tropical monsoon climate. Monsoons come from November to March and from May to September, bringing heavy rains. The average air temperature during the year is between +26 and +28 °С. April and May are the hottest months, February and March are the driest. The rainiest period is between the monsoons (in October).

Dive Spots near Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Mayne Rock is a great place for diving. Here, you will find big white rocks rising 7-15 meters above the sea bottom and surrounded by a coral reef.
Palau Tiga is yet another interesting dive site. Here you will find coral reefs, various fish (such as moray eels), and other sea dwellers.

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