Scuba Diving in Usukan Bay, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia

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Dive Type :
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.

Usukan Bay offers a quality wreck diving experience. The bay comprises of 3 World War II Japanese wrecks which were all sunk on the same day in October 14th, 1944. These wrecks brought about 3 awesome wreck dive spots namely the “Usukan Wreck”, “The Rice-Bowl Wreck” and the “Upside-down Wreck”. Diving at these sites make a memorable experience and accommodates the advanced open water and technical diver with minimum qualifications and all dives are no-decompression.

All these wreck dives are located at 26-40 m/85-131 ft in depth below the sea level and have small to medium currents. This constitutes one more reason why experienced divers can attempt scuba diving here. The wrecks are characterized by both stunning hard and soft corals with abundant marine life. The minimum pax is 4 per dive and divers are advised to use Nitrox for underwater time extension.