Malaysia

Mainland Malaysia is located between Thailand and Singapore, with Malaysian Borneo and Indonesia each having land and sharing a border on the large island of Borneo. The Equator runs directly though these areas, so the country is covered in lush tropical rainforests and has dramatic landscapes of mountains with backdrops of sea. Along with the crystal clear waters around the islands themselves, Malaysia is an amazing destination for just relaxing on the beach, travelling to remote caves and mountains in the jungle, or scuba diving the rich waters of the country.

The monsoon season for Borneo is from November to February, and the dry season is considered to be from May through to October. However, Layang-Laynag is only open to divers from March to August. Diving is possible year round at Sipadan. Beside one liveaboard which is allowed to take divers to Sipadan, all other diving is from land based resorts.


Liveaboard Diving Regions :

Sipadan
Sipadan is the No.1 dive destination in Malaysia, it well known for it's huge numbers of sea turtles which use the island as a nesting site: along with the famous tornado of barracuda and big-eyed jacks which hand on-top of the reef and can be seen year round. Divers also can see many reef sharks like greys and whitetips, but also in the earlier months of the year hammerheads have been spotted. Sipadan liveaboard trips depart from Semporna, Guests have to fly to Tawau airport and will be transfer to Semporna port.

Tioman Island
It's the most popular spot from divers from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, or for those whose time restrictions prevent travel to anywhere more remote. Tioman liveaboard trip often depart from ferry terminals in Singapore. You will be expected to make your own way to and from the departure point.

Layang Layang
Layang-Layang is a hot-spot for hammerhead shark action, especially from late March to early May, huge schools can be seen in the shallower parts of the reefs, above 30 meters. Because the island is essentially a military base, some years there will be a few liveaboards get the permit and operate in the region, other years there will be none.

Featured boats

Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard that is allowed to conduct dive trips to Sipadan Island and on a week-long trip it offers 6 days of diving on the island. Choice of 3 and 4 day trips also available.

Panunee is an experienced dive yacht running by a friendly & professional team, it offers dive liveaboard trips in Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea and Cenderawasih area, it can max. host 20 guests per trip.

Raja Manta (formerly White Manta) is a professional dive vessel running by professional dive team - Manta Fleet, it offer dive liveaboard trips in the Raja Ampat, Lembeh, Banda Sea, Sangalaki, Kakaban, Maratua area. It can accommodate maximum 20 - 22 guests.

Ambai is a professional dive yacht launched in May 2012 offering diving liveaboard trips in Indonesia, specifically Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea and Triton Bay areas, for individual divers or groups of up to 16 guests.

Coming trips

08/10/2017 to 15/10/2017

Malaysia

Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard that is allowed to conduct dive trips to Sipadan Island and on a week-long trip it offers 6 days of diving on the island. Choice of 3 and 4 day trips also available.

15/10/2017 to 22/10/2017

Malaysia

Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard that is allowed to conduct dive trips to Sipadan Island and on a week-long trip it offers 6 days of diving on the island. Choice of 3 and 4 day trips also available.

22/10/2017 to 29/10/2017

Malaysia

Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard that is allowed to conduct dive trips to Sipadan Island and on a week-long trip it offers 6 days of diving on the island. Choice of 3 and 4 day trips also available.

29/10/2017 to 05/11/2017

Malaysia

Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard that is allowed to conduct dive trips to Sipadan Island and on a week-long trip it offers 6 days of diving on the island. Choice of 3 and 4 day trips also available.

05/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

Malaysia

Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard that is allowed to conduct dive trips to Sipadan Island and on a week-long trip it offers 6 days of diving on the island. Choice of 3 and 4 day trips also available.

12/11/2017 to 19/11/2017

Malaysia

Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard that is allowed to conduct dive trips to Sipadan Island and on a week-long trip it offers 6 days of diving on the island. Choice of 3 and 4 day trips also available.

19/11/2017 to 26/11/2017

Malaysia

Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard that is allowed to conduct dive trips to Sipadan Island and on a week-long trip it offers 6 days of diving on the island. Choice of 3 and 4 day trips also available.

26/11/2017 to 03/12/2017

Malaysia

Celebes Explorer is the only liveaboard that is allowed to conduct dive trips to Sipadan Island and on a week-long trip it offers 6 days of diving on the island. Choice of 3 and 4 day trips also available.

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