Borneo has long been known for the superlative beauty of its scuba diving. Home to thousands of different aquatic species, Malaysian Borneo’s islands boast a staggering range of biodiversity. Coupled with postcard-perfect tropical islands set amongst shimmering azure seas under the vast canopy of the Indo-Pacific sky, Borneo is quite simply one of the best […]
Sabah’s most magical dive destination, Sipadan is the ultimate underwater dream for many divers
Sipadan Water Village is a spacious resort built on stilts over the island of Mabul and only a few minutes boat ride from Sipadan
Feel like you’re on the edge of the world with this charismatic stilt-built reef resort out in the open sea and close by to Sipadan
Set amongst a Marine Conservation Area, the tiny island of Lankayan boasts some of Borneo’s best diving and seasonal visits from whale sharks
Lankayan is one of Borneo’s best dive destinations thanks to its conservation area status. But the island paradise is fighting a continual war with poachers who could destroy the fragile balance of Lankayan’s reefs. Chris Mitchell reports.
Sabah’s capital city offers bustling city life, amazing island cruises only minutes from the mainland and easy scuba diving straight off the plane.
Come face to face with the orang’utans in this unique conservation area dedicated to preserving an entire habitat and the fantastic creatures within it
A secluded island resort that’s still near the mainland, Mantanani lets you enjoy great dives without feeling cut off from the rest of Borneo’s unique attractions
An island resort focused on complete relaxation and with shallow reefs ideal for learning to dive
Worawan Simaroj writes a fascinating piece on exploring Borneo’s Layang Layang islands and going to explore remote reefs beyond Layang Layang that have remained virtually untouched
Youtube is becoming a gold mine for finding quick video clips of amazing underwater creatures. This footage of the flamboyant cuttlefish at Kapalai shot at night is quite spectacular
The Sipadan reef destruction fiasco rumbles on, with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi publicly attacking his Minister Of Tourism for letting the building works go ahead against his express wishes
As well as being a hotspot for seeing schools of hammerhead sharks along with whale sharks and manta rays, Borneo’s Layang Layang island now also has its own ongoing blog to vicariously keep up with the action
The Sipadan controversy continues to rage with the contractor responsible for causing huge damage to the reef getting off with an apology and the Malaysian Deputy Chief Minister accusing the foreign press of exaggerating the damage.