Famous due to its proximity with tropical islands, lush forests and Mount Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah located in Borneo. It is located on the west coast of Sabah within the West coast Division. Formerly known as Jesselton, it enjoys a tropical rainforest climate and lies by the coast, overlooking the South China Sea and bordered by the Crocker range which is home to Mount Kinabalu.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Scuba Diving in Gili Tepekong – The Canyon, Karangasem, Bali Indonesia
Gili Tepekong is a spot with many different dive types and this is the reason it attracts so many divers. Drift dive, wall, deep, cave, sharks, big fishes or reef, whatever your type is, you will find it in Gili Tepekong. You may also hear the spot mentioned as Kambing.
It is situated east of Badang Bai, in front of the Bugbug point. The canyon is on the southwest side. The spot is accessible only by boat and it is easy to find with a good boating time of about 30 minutes. The quality of the dive site is good with an interesting bio life. If you want to visit this site, keep in mind that you should be experienced, as the level of experience is CMAS **/AOW and above.
Average depth of the site is 15 m/49.2 ft and reaches to a maximum of 25 m/82 ft. Currents are medium of about 1-2 knots/1.85-3.7 kph and the visibility is good at 10 – 30 m/33 – 98.5 ft depth. Bear in mind that currents are dangerous and big depth too, so please be extra cautious.
Other dive site activities are marine biology, orientation and photography. The spot is beautiful and you have many diving options here. You can choose whichever suits you most!