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Diving Kota Kinabalu

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With thriving reefs and colourful tropical marine life, you won't be disappointed diving in Kota Kinabalu. Home to turtles, black tip reef sharks, octupus and many more you will not be dissapointed.

The Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is a cluster of 5 small Islands located off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The 5 islands consist of Gaya Island, Manukan Island, Mamutik Island, Sapi Island and Sulug Island.

Gazetted as a Marine Park in 1974, it is well known for its diving activities among visitors. Dive sites are usually a 10 to 15 minutes boat ride away from Gayana Marine Resort, Dive Center and are pretty much diveable all year round.


When to dive Kota Kinabalu

Being close to the equator, all seasons are generally good for diving. Between the months of December and March where the cold water currents may bring in some Whale Sharks. Besides having the local resident animals living among the coral reefs.

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Common marine life sightings for Kota Kinabalu

More Information

Kota Kinabalu International Airport is the just a 15 to 20 minute drive away from Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. 

if you are booking flights you may connect via Kuala Lumpur International Airport or Singapore Changi Airport.

Upon Arrival at Kota Kinabalu you could take an Airport Transfer booked through Gayana Marine Resort

Time Zone
240 V
Bar (bar)
C, G, M
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
Domestic airports
Kota Kinabalu Intl. (BKI)
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