Off the coast of Kuching lie three islands namely Satang Besar, Satang Kecil and Sempadi. The water that flows out from the mangrove through rivers on land provide rich nutrient micro marine life living around the fringing reefs and boulders of the islands making a superb place to go diving.
Hard and soft corals, gorgonian fans, and an abundance of marine life including jacks, butterflyfish, parrotfish, blue-ringed angelfish, groupers, batfish, and snapper all live here. In addition, there is a turtle nesting area on Satang Besar and Pulau Talang.
Today, history lies at the bottom of South China Sea just off the coast of Kuching. Scuba divers frequent this area as there are several major sunken ships from the Japanese occupation during WWII, including Katori Maru, Hiyoshi Maru, Sagiri and China Wreck.
The weather in Kuching is warm and humid all year with a tropical rainforest climate. The diving season in Kuching is between April-October with water temperatures ranging from 28-31°C (82-88°F) meaning a 3 mm wetsuit be suffice for most divers.
Kuching is served by one airport, Kuching International Airport (KCH). A flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching takes around 2 hrs. The centre of Kuching is pretty compact and it's easy to get around on foot. Scooters, bicycles and buses are available if you’re going to Semingohh or Bako National Park.