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Malaysia | an introduction to scuba diving

Scuba diving around Malaysian Borneo is incredible with huge pelagic species and amazing critters.
Malaysia | scuba diving regions


Diving under the jetty
at Kapalai

Diving in Malay waters has two distinct regions. Mainland – or Peninsula Malaysia – which nestles between the South China Sea and the Straights of Malacca and Borneo’s two states, over 500 km away, which are surrounded by the South China, Sulu and Celebes Seas.

The marine environment around Borneo is incredibly diverse so no matter where you go, there will be plenty to discover. Across on the Malaysian mainland, the offshore islands have some promising diving too. It's subject to seasonal weather patterns but if you are there at the right time, it's an area well worth exploring.

Malaysia | scuba diving reports, reviews and videos

Complete reports are in Diving Southeast Asia, buy the print edition here.

The digital edition is on iTunes.

Map of Malaysian scuba diving regions

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