Malaysia has many fascinating snorkeling and dive locations, especially in Sabah. The beautiful islands off the east coast and west coast of Sabah with their white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and lush tropical jungle foliage are popular for an affordable getaway. The dive season here extends during the dry season from April to October when visibility is at its best.
The best dive sites in Sabah Borneo can be found in the south eastern region of Sabah where diving is conducted year-round. Off the coast of Sabah lie the neighbouring islands of Layang Layang Island, Lankayan Island, Mabul Island, Kapalai Island, Pom Pom Island, Mataking Island and Sipadan, the crown jewel of Malaysian diving. Any of these islands host world class diving however Sipadan is well and truly one of the most spectacular dive sites anywhere in the world. While accommodation no longer exists on Sipadan, guests can stay at the nearby islands of Kapalai and Mabul.