Scuba diving in Malaysia

Scuba diving in Malaysia is loved by both locals and tourists. Surrounded by water on three sides and claiming the northern part of the island of Borneo, Malaysia is aptly located for excellent diving. Novice and experienced divers will be satisfied with the diverse dive sites, varying water conditions, and abundant tropical marine life. Courses and fun dives are also extremely affordable here, making Malaysia the perfect choice for your next dive adventure. 

Why dive in Malaysia?

Malaysia may be slightly overshadowed by its northern neighbor, Thailand, however it doesn’t take much digging to discover that diving in Malaysia is just as good – if not better. Malaysia’s diversity of dive sites from wrecks, reefs, drifts, walls, muck dives attract everyone from first-time divers, to technical divers, to macro-loving professional photographers. Malaysia offers beginner divers the chance to see some of the country’s best dive sites thanks to the calm waters and shallow dive sites on the country’s east coast. Malaysia is a great place to come with a group of divers of varying levels as there is something suitable for everyone. Advanced divers will appreciate the “easier” dives just as much as they will the deeper, more challenging ones. 
Malaysia’s water temperatures hover between 27 C – 31 C (80 F – 88 F). Diving in thin, 3mm wetsuits or just a rash guard and board shorts is another reason to love diving here. Not to mention, many of the dive sites lie just off the coast of the most gorgeous islands in Malaysia! 

The best operators in: Malaysia

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Scuba diving regions in: Malaysia

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