Blessed with some of richest and cleanest waters in the world, Borneo’s seas boast a wealth of fantastic life, centred along the coasts of Sabah. The state’s best diving resorts are often small, family owned enterprises with local expertise of where to find the brightest and most colourful reefs, largest shoals of fish, and the most impressive sightings of whale and shark.
The most memorable diving is to be found around the palm fringed islands off Sabah, where hundreds of species of tropical fish swim through the rich coral reefs and mangrove forests hugging the coastline. Here you can relax in tranquil waters and enjoy swimming amongst the inquisitive turtle and unconcerned tropical fish.
Whether you choose to dive deep in the waters surrounding Sipadan Island, swim through the corals of Layang Layang, or snorkel to gaze at the seahorses and octopi of Mabul, these atolls are fringed with rich and biodiverse wildlife. Many of the species are endemic; you won’t find them anywhere else in the world.