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Diving in Malaysia > Borneo

Borneo, or East Malaysia as it is sometimes called, provides a wonderful mix of unspoiled rainforest, volcanic mountains, and some truly spectacular dive sites. Most outstanding dive destinations around Borneo are Sangalaki Island, Sipadan & Kakaban.

Areas to dive in Borneo


The nearby island of Sipadan offers some of the world's best scuba diving opportunities with large pelagics including sharks, rays and sea turtles. Many visitors to Semporna join a scuba diving trip to Sipadan. The boat ride from Semporna to Sipadan takes about an hour.

Kota Kinabalu

The capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu is the starting point for dive trips to the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.Coral beds and marine flora is abundant here and various dive spots can be found along all the designated dive sites in the Park.


Sarawak is the largest and, certainly in terms of visitors per square kilometer, least touristed state of Malaysia.


Sandakan was the former capital of British North Borneo until 1946. The town prospered in the early days due to its port with visiting traders from about the world, and , is today a major commercial centre,but remains a small Chinese-dominated town.


Tawau is a bustling town, facing the Celebes Sea to the east and the interior mountain ranges to the west.

Dive Operators in Borneo

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Borneo Dream Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd. Subscribe to RSS feed

Provider of the widest diving trip and dive courses along the West Coast of Sabah. From PADI Bubblemaker for the kids to Divemaster Internship for those looking for a carrier as a PADI Dive Professional. We are a PADI, SDI and BSAC affiliated dive center. We are also the only Rebreather training dive center in the whole of Borneo.

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