Scuba Diving in Asmarqa Point, Pulau Tiga, Sabah Malaysia

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Pulau Tiga is located at 48 km/30 mi in the south of Kota Kinabalu and became well known due to the "Survivor" series, hosting the setting of "Survivor Borneo", the first American season of the show. Scuba diving in Pulau Tiga is open to all levels of divers and is a prime location for macro lovers and underwater photography. The spot is believed to have been formed by the eruption of several mud volcanoes and is at 100 m/328 ft above sea level.

Asmarqa Point is one of the dozen scuba diving sites Pulau Tiga has to offer. The island is within a protected marine park, hence most of the spots are in excellent if not perfect condition. Asmarqa is a boat entry spot which accommodates all levels of divers and is of standard quality. The diving depths here range between 15 m/49.2 ft to 23.5 m/77.1 ft while visibility is within 5-10 m/16.4-32.8 ft long.

Divers who love marine biology and photography should check Asmarqa in their to do list. The best diving season is between April to August although diving is possible from February to May. Alternatively, you can also enjoy a mud bath at the Pulau Tiga Park which is famous for the mud volcanoes which still emit gaseous and periodical eruptions. The mud is believed to have both medicinal and therapeutic values.