The Best Scuba Diving Along the West Coast of Sabah, Borneo
At the point when Jumpers visit Kota Kinabalu the plunging trip that all Plunge Administrators will elevate to you is going making a plunge the neighborhood Marine Park – Tunku Abdul Rahman (Canvas). The Marine Park is found 15 – 30 minutes by boat move from Kota Kinabalu and incorporates five islands – Pulau Sapi, Gaya, Sulug, Mamutik and Manukan. There are around 20 different jump destinations in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in addition to a couple of more plunge locales at neighboring Edgell Patches (which is home to more profound, better coral reefs). Scuba plunging around Covering is great for jumpers searching for relaxed jumping along lovely coral reefs. It is additionally appropriate for rebreather preparing through to experienced relaxation jumpers. The plunges range in profundities from 5m to 35m and will more often than not have practically no current and great perceivability. During your plunges you will track down komodo national park quality coral inclusion and a shockingly wide assortment of marine life – a genuine jumpers find considering you are just 15 minutes by boat from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Further south of Kota Kinabalu, roughly 30 nautical miles South West, is Pulau Tiga. Pulau Tiga is situated in a Marine Park meaning the reefs are safeguarded for protection purposes by Sabah Parks. At Pulau Tiga there are around 8 jump locales (primarily South and West of the Island). Here you can appreciate scuba jumping a few neglected, flawless coral reefs and for the most part be the main jumpers in the water. The plunge profundities range between 6m – 20m, the perceivability is for the most part 5m – 20m with infrequent solid flows on specific jump locales. This makes plunge outings to Pulau Tiga reasonable for experienced recreation jumpers, some float jumping and heaps of submerged photography! During a scuba plunging outing to Pulau Tiga you will jump by huge coral covered zeniths, coral bombies and caught up with cleaning stations. The hard and delicate corals are stunning, including enormous bright barrel wipes decorated with Plume Stars, Whip Coral, Table Coral, Gorgonian fans and that’s just the beginning. Pay special attention to an astonishing assortment of marine life including enormous beds of Anemones and Comedian fish, huge reefs of Lady Fish and Antheas, shooting Fusliers, Nudibranches, tutoring Barracuda, Blue Spotted Beams, Cuttle Fish, Lobsters and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
In the event that you extravagant plunging some place extraordinary along the west shoreline of Sabah, look no farther than a scuba jumping outing to the ‘white rocks’ situated close to Mayne Rock. The extraordinary submerged scene makes a unique scuba jumping experience. At the point when you go scuba jumping at Mayne Rock you will track down two series of huge white stones (approxmately 100m separated), raising from the ocean bed from 7m – 25m, encompassed by enormous reefs of fish and enhanced in hard and delicate corals. Close by this you’ll get the opportunity to jump along a somewhat shallower, flawless undulating coral reef. Jumpers who have bneen plunging the coral reefs at Mayne Rock are many times intrigued by the perceivability and the soundness of the reefs. While jumping at Mayne Rock you will get areas of strength for infrequent – this makes it a plunge trip reasonable for experienced recreation jumpers. During a plunge outing to Mayne Rock you can hope to detect a wide assortment of marine life including reefs of Fusiliers, Barracuda, Yellow Snappers, Bat Fish, Adolescent Medical caretaker Sharks, Lion Fish, Trumpet Fish, Nudibranches, enormous Puffer fish, Lobsters, Anemone Fish and significantly more. Hope to find marine fortunes everywhere as you investigate the enormous rocks and their fissure.
Extravagant a scuba jumping experience? Then, at that point, go wreck plunging at least one of the three, huge Usukan Narrows The Second Great War Japanese wrecks. Wreck jumping on the ‘Usukan Wreck’, ‘Topsy turvy Wreck’ and the ‘Rice Bowl Wreck’ is a magnificent scuba plunging experience. Each of the disaster areas lay in 26m – 45m of water and can have little to medium solid flows present, making them a disaster area scuba jumping experience for experienced recreation jumpers (least PADI Progressed Untamed Water Jumper) and specialized jumpers. You can find a concise depiction of each disaster area plunge beneath.
The Rice Bowl Wreck
Purported in light of the fact that a store of rice bowls was found in the bow when it was first jumped, this is a generally lengthy vessel lying in a North Easterly heading in 40m at its most profound and 26m at its shallowest. The superstructure is penetrated in many spots, making investigation conceivable and fascinating, and the metalwork is strong. The delicate coral nursery is vital.
The Topsy turvy Wreck
The name offers the direction of this boat, which lies in a similar course and at comparable profundity to the Rice Bowl wreck. This one has great swim-throughs, however a light is fundamental and is great for investigating as well as a preparation ground for Wreck Jumper claim to fame.
The Usukan Wreck
This is the most profound of the three at 35m – 45m and subsequently simply accessible to specialized jumpers. We use rebreathers, yet in addition support twin-tanks/Trimix and decompression plunging whenever required. The disaster area is fascinating and has a fabulous whip coral inclusion that can give it an iced appearance in a specific light.
The disaster areas are all canvassed in dazzling delicate coral nurseries and hard corals, abounding with fish life and home to an astounding scope of marine life. Find tutoring Barracuda, Medical caretaker Sharks, huge Groupers and enormous reefs of Yellow Snappers and Fusiliers. The assortment of marine life makes scuba plunging the disaster areas a fabulous jump for the accomplished Scuba Jumper.
At long last, Pulau Mantanani (Mantanani Island), found approx. 40nm North West of Kota KInabalu, is the most northern jump objective along the west shoreline of Sabah. Home to palm lined sea shores, clear tropical waters and shallow coral reefs it is a roadtrip to heaven for jumpers and non jumpers. Mantanani Island is a gathering of three secluded islands North West of Kota Belud, Sabah, Borneo. As of not long ago, the islands were simply known to a couple of local people. The shallow coral reefs encompassing the islands bring a lot to the table, for both fledgling and experienced scuba jumpers. The perceivability can be all around as high as 30m – astonishing! Adolescent Turtles are regularly spotted around Pulau Mantanani. Numerous types of beams have been seen in the waters around Mantanani Island, Sabah, Borneo – Marbled Stingray, Blue Spotted Beam and enormous schools of Falcon Beams. For full scale photographic artists the “waste jumping” is great as well – on the off chance that you are fortunate you can find Seahorses, Magnificent Shrimps, Pink-Eye Gobies, Jaw fish, Blue-Ringed Octopus, Strip Eels and many kinds of nudibranches.
The best opportunity to go jumping the plunge destinations along the west bank of Sabah is from April to September (with April – June offering normally the best plunging conditions). Kindly note that you could require adaptability on the date you go scuba plunging at Pulau Mantanani as the ocean state can, by special case during this period, be too harsh to even consider crossing to the Islands.