Scuba Diving in Rice Bowl Wreck, Usukan Bay, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia

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Wreck Dive
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.

When it was first dived, there was a cache of rice bowls in the bow, hence its name is the Rice Bowl Wreck. The wreck settled on the floor in a somewhat upright position is intact for most of the part. Lying in a north-easterly position, it is perforated allowing for excellent manouevering as you explore this amazing structure. The wreck stands at 26 m/85.3 ft at its shallowest and 40 m/131.2 ft at its deepest.

The rice bowls are so damaged and overgrown with corals, mostly hard corals but the soft corals are a marvel to the eye. Expected marine life here include the batfish, shoals of barracuda and scorpion fish hidden in the corals therefore you need to be careful where you put your hands in case you want to get up close and personal. Don’t miss this amazing spot!!!