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).
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.