Sipadan is a must see if you are diving in Asia. It is an anomaly – being an oceanic island, rising 600m from the deep seabed, yet less than an hour from the mainland.
The Maldives is a group of more than 1000 coral islands spanning across the equator in the Indian Ocean. Its 26 atolls are divided into 20 administrative regions.
Sitting right in Sulawesi, the centre of the Coral triangle area, the marine life in Manado is so diverse that you can see over 70% of all the fish species that exist in the Indo-Western Pacific.
Pulau Aur (Aur Island) is situated almost directly east of the port town of Mersing, about 65 km into the South China Sea. It is surrounded by three islets Dayang, Lang and Pinang.
Redang is renowned for its natural beauty but it is the coral reefs around the offshore islands that lure thousands of divers every year.
Known as the Pearl of the Andaman, Phuket, roughly the same size as Singapore Island, is the major tourist attraction of Thailand for divers and non-divers alike.
About 50 kilometers off the west coast of Phang-Nga in the Andaman Sea lie the Similan islands, a group of 9 small islands that offer Thailand’s finest diving.(Similan means 9 in Malay)
Bintan is the largest island in the Riau province of Indonesia located just south of Singapore. Bintan is lined with a coast of 105 km, and is popular with visitors for its beach resort and recreational activities like snorkeling, jet-skiing, wind surfing, canoeing, sailing and diving too.
Diving in Donsol is all about the Whale Shark, or Butanding as it is known locally. The plankton and krill rich currents waters are not the clearest, but they attract the the mammoth fish to the area, thus giving the area the name of “Whale Shark Capital” of the world.
Malapascua is a beautiful little island just off the northern most point of Cebu Island in the Philippines. Divers come here for the opportunity to watch the deep water Thresher Sharks at the cleaning station, Monad Shoal.