Diving Sites In Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia | If you want to know about the best dive sites in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, for your dive trip during your vacation here, you can read it in this page.

We’ve constructed the details about dive sites in Kota Kinabalu from the experienced of our dive team who have been diving there for many years since 2012. Most of our dive team members are local boys and they know the area very well.

Diving sites in Kota Kinabalu are located within the area of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, the official name for Kota Kinabalu marine park. This marine park consists of 5 main islands. They are Gaya island, Sapi island, Manukan island, Sulug island and finally Mamutik island.



Dive Sites At Gaya Island Kota Kinabalu

Gaya island is is the biggest island in Kota Kinabalu marine park and houses. It is also the closest island to Kota Kinabalu city center also the only island with the biggest population compared to other islands. There are 5 dive sites around Gaya Island, they are:

  • Police Reef (5 to 30 meters)
  • Agill’s Reef (12 to 24 meters)
  • Base Camp (3 to 12 meters)
  • Bulijong Reef (10 – 25 meters)
  • Eel Garden (5 meters to 18 meters)

Dive Sites Near Sapi Island

Sapi island is the nearest island to Gaya island which houses the Coral Flyer Zipline (longest zipline in Malaysia). This island is the most visited island among all 5 islands within Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Sapi island popular as basic training ground for new scuba divers and new PADI Open Water Diver Course students in Kota Kinabalu. There are 5 dive sites around Sapi Island, they are…

  • Clement Reef.
  • Coral Garden.
  • Sapi House Reef.
  • Ron Reef.

Dive Sites Near Manukan Island

Manukan island is the second biggest island and the most developed island in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP) and second popular tourist attraction after Sapi island. You can see clubhouse, chalets and restaurants in here. There are also modern solar power system to supply electricity to island’s facility. There are 2 popular dive sites around Manukan Island, they are..

  • West Ridge (7 – 23 meters).
  • Mid Reef (5 – 22 meters).



Dive Sites Near Mamutik Island

Mamutik island is the third biggest island in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP).  There are 2 popular dive sites around Mamutik Island, they are…

  • Mamutik reef (average depth: 7 meter)
  • Pyramid reef. (depth: 6-17 meter)



Dive Sites Near Sulug Island

There are 2 popular dive sites around Sulug Island, they are…

  • Sulman Reef (8-26 meters)
  • Drop Off (5-30 meters)

Diving Sites Outside Kota Kinabalu Marine Park

Edgell Patches

  • Depth: 12-30 meters.
  • This dive site is for experienced and deep sea scuba divers.
  • There are actually 2 dive sites next to each other. The Big Edgell and Small Edgell Patches. Eagle rays can be seen occasionally here, and so are black tip sharks.

Leopard Reef

  • Depth: 14-30 meters.
  • The reefs were less explored.
  • You can find big turtles and sharks around here.

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