Scuba Diving in Usukan Bay Upside-down Wreck, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia

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Wreck Dive
Famous for its proximity with the 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”. The Upside-down Wreck lies very close to the Rice Bowl wreck and is the largest of the three. It is believed to be close to 250 m/820 ft long and the size of it will astonish you.

The name says it all, lying on an upside-down position, it is covered with a belt of coral, daisy coral,and an variety of sponges as well as colorful soft coral. At is its shallowest, it stands at 25 m/82 ft while its deepest is at 42 m/137.8 ft and is home to stunning marine life. Marine life expected here include the lion-fish, rainbow runners, glass-fish and banded coral shrimps just to mention a few.