Wrecks, coral gardens and walls make Malaysia a dream dive destination.
From schooling hammerhead sharks, huge schools of barracudas and playful turtles to the bizarre frogfish or ghost pipefish, Malaysia always has something to fascinate divers. Almost all the islands in Malaysia cater to divers of all levels of experience — be it easy shore diving or advanced wreck diving and technical diving. You can fin along gentle sloping reefs, descend on fantastic wall dives, get a thrill from fast-moving drift dives or explore some history on one of the island nations many wrecks. Malaysia's spectacular tropical reefs boast encounters with unique macro animals and large pelagics, making it an all-around top pick for divers.
Liveaboard diving is the best way to explore these prolific waters. Liveaboard dive boats are perfect for exploring the macro life at Malaysia’s premier dive destinations, including Sipadan, Mabul and Layang Layang.
When to Go
Year-round, but the rainy season that runs from June to September can cause rougher seas and lower visibility.
Water temperatures average between 80-82°F and visibility runs from 30 to 130 feet.