Diving and snorkeling in Kota Kinabalu primarily take place at the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, an exciting marine park that is clearly Kota Kinabalu’s main tropical paradise. The park has five islands (Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Sulug, Pulau Manukan and Pulau Mamutik) that are known to have blinding white-sand beaches, shallow waters, and lively coral gardens, which are ingredients to the best snorkeling and diving experience ever.
Snorkelers and first-time divers will have a grand time gliding along the park’s clear shallow waters. In fact, non-snorkelers and non-divers are also in for a treat because the waters are so clear the fish are visible from above. The park’s resident fish are blue-spotted rays, mantis shrimps, scorpion fish, and cuttlefish, as well as green turtles and hawksbill turtles. There are also rare sightings of the elusive mandarin fish and harlequin ghost pipefish. To have a glimpse [Read more…]