Scuba Diving Vacations In Malaysia

Scuba diving Malaysia is an experience that plays upon pure enjoyment. Imagine white sandy beaches that frame incredible turquoise tropical water that is rich in rainbow colored sea life. Malaysia is a gift to scuba divers in the quality of the water as well as the vibrancy of species. To experience it all, rely on our scuba diving vacations Malaysia deals.

For the true dive travel enthusiast, Malaysia’s island of Sipadan, praised by the internationally renowned diver and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau as one of the best diving spots in the world, is the only oceanic island (meaning not connected to the continental shell) in Malaysia rising 2,000 ft (600 m) on a limestone pinnacle. Scuba diving in Sipadan is one of the prime reasons why divers come to Malaysia. Deep-water currents well up against the walls of this oceanic island, bringing in the nutrients which support an incredible ecosystem and where the sheer abundance of sea life is astonishing. Vast numbers of green and hawksbill turtles breed and lay their eggs on surrounding beaches and resident schools of thousands of barracuda and trevally patrol the drop-off area.

Other islands that have equally enchanted the diving fraternity include Mabul Island known as the home to the world’s best “muck dives”, a diving discovery that is gaining in popularity. A close hop, skip and a jump from Sipadan, Mabul Island offers fantastic private beaches and pristine dive sites that leave visitors enchanted. In fact, Mabul Island is considered to be one of the richest areas for seeing exotic small marine life on the planet.

Blessed with some of the richest waters in the world, diving in Borneo Malaysia includes  a variety of dive vacation experiences. Imagine being surrounded by hammerheads at the pristine coral atoll of Layang Layang dive resort, cavorting with turtles and swirling tornadoes of barracudas in Sipadan Island, or discovering the weird and wonderful world of Malaysia’s incredible macro dive sites.

Sabah (Malaysian Borneo) is the basis of Malaysia’s claim as home to world class scuba diving. Malaysia’s best resorts are on the beautiful islands of Sabah which are fringed with white sand beaches and coconut trees – a beautiful setting as a finishing touch to excellent scuba diving in Malaysia.

There are no liveaboards in the Sipadan area. There is a good selection of dive resorts: Sipadan Water Village Resort and Borneo Divers Mabul Dive Resort, to name a few. In these amazing dive resorts you receive the impressive, inviting attention that Malaysia is known for. From incredible spa treatments to gourmet meals, Malaysia offers an incredible experience for those enjoying a scuba dive vacation.

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Visitors to Malaysia must hold a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended visiting period. Most nationalities do not require visas for social or business visits.
Bahasa Melayu is the national and official language, but English is widely spoken. Other languages, such as Chinese (Cantonese and Hokkien), Iban and Tamil, are spoken by minorities.
GMT +8
The local currency is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). The majority of established hotels, shops and restaurants accept major credit cards. However, smaller, family-run places probably will not. We advise guests to exchange money prior to arriving and to have small denominations of Malaysian Ringgit on hand.
Tropical though without extremely high temperatures. Days are very warm and often humid, while nights are fairly cool. The main rainy season in the east runs between November and February, while August is the wettest period on the west coast. Average daytime temperatures in Kuala Lumpur are around 27 °C / 82°F year round.
Health services in Malaysia are by no means up to western standards, although there are hospitals in most major towns, and one in Labuan. We do advise all guests to ensure that vaccinations are up to date. We recommend that travelers follow normal precautions with food in order to prevent stomach upsets, and be sure to drink bottled water only. Please consult your doctor or nearest health authorities for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure.
220-240 volts AC, 50Hz. Square three-pin plugs are generally used.
There is no airport departure tax.

Where Is Malaysia?

Water temperature
26 – 30 °C / 79 – 86 °F

10 – 30 meters / 30 – 100ft

Skin – 3mm – 5mm

Best time to travel
Year round, best April to December

Recommended dive sites
Barracuda Point, South Point, D’Wall,

Above water activities
Mount Kinabalu climb