7 Scuba Dive Spots in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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7 Scuba Dive Spots to explore in Malaysia

One of 17 megadiverse countries, home to large numbers of endemic species.

Gaya IslandGaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia

Gaya is the largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and is covered with dense tropical forest. Several ridges rise more than 600 feet (180 m), peaking at 1,000 feet (300 m), along the backbone of Gaya Island.

Lankayan IslandLankayan Island, Malaysia

A small tropical coral resort island popular for its aquatic life. Green and hawksbill sea turtles make this island a key nesting spot in the Sulu Sea.

Mabul IslandMabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia

Mabul is a small island off the south-eastern coast of Sabah in Malaysia. Mabul is arguably one of the richest single destinations for exotic small marine life anywhere in the world.

Mantanani IslandsMantanani Islands, Malaysia

A group of three small islands popular for recreational diving. There are three dive wrecks dating from the Second World War is present in the area here.

Manukan IslandManukan Island, Malaysia

Out of the five islands making up Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Manukan Island is the most popular island and features the most developed tourist facilities. It is covered in dense vegetation and has hiking trails.

Sipadan IslandSipadan Island, Malaysia

Formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 400 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. Sipadan Island was at the top of Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine Gold List for 'The Top Dive Destination in the World.

Tun Sakaran Marine ParkSemporna, Sabah, Malaysia

An archipelago with a unique blend of nature and marine biodiversity. Home to the nomadic Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsies) people, who live in stilt houses and houseboats in and around the marine park.