Scuba Diving in Usukan Wreck, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia

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Dive Type :
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 Usukan Wreck is the deepest with diving depths between 35-45 m/114-147 ft. Lying tipped over on the port side, the wreck is an interesting one, covered with a belt of stunning coral and can appear frosted in a particular light. Expected marine life here includes shoals of barracuda, trevally and numerous basslets.