Scuba Diving Vacation at Miri
The reefs at Miri are all patch reefs with
varying depths from 7 to 30 meters with average visibility of 10 to 30
The variety of corals and other marine life on the reefs rivals the best
in the region. Hard and soft corals cover the entire reefs. Gorgonians,
sea-whips, anemones, sponges and crinoids are abundant. Reef fish like
the angel fish, butterfly fish, fusiliers, groupers, stingrays, trigger
fish, parrot fish, wrasses are among the numerous species that can be
seen. 40 species of nudibranchs have already been sighted.
Miri DiveSite Map
Diving and Island Packages:
Scuba diving and/or island packages are usually
conducted by diving companies (or operators) although not as complete in
terms of a full-package tour inclusive of accommodation like in Sabah. These packages can be quite similar but differ in cost based on the
facilities and quality of accommodations provided, as well as how established the operator
is. Non-diver rates will be slightly lower.
Miri Day Dives:
Day recreational dive trips are available daily February
till September and will be subject to sea and weather conditions. Each
outing will include transfers to the jetty, 2 boat dives with lunch, 2
tanks, weights, and weight belt and dive master.
Other dive sites are available on request but the sites here are
generally much better than other sites in terms of visibility and marine
Note: Liability Release (Waiver) Forms are to be signed prior to every
SRI GADONG WRECK (1 HOUR 15 MINUTES)
A small 30-meter cargo ship carrying sawn timber is sitting on 18 meter
sand bottom. The whole wreck is teaming with fish life. Jacks, yellow
grunts, batfish and barracudas are circling around the wreck while the
giant groupers swim in and out of the cargo holds.
GROUPER PATCH (1 HOUR)
Giant groupers inhabit this reef of 15 – 18 meters. Spiny lobsters are
also another inhabitant together with yellow tails and other schooling
TUKAU DROP-OFF (50 MINUTES)
An exciting reef that drops from 20 – 40 meters. At the vertical wall
schooling jacks, barracudas, Napoleon Wrasses, yellow tails fusiliers,
and large groupers are always around to greet you. Occasionally sharks
and trumpet fish can be seen.
SANTAK POINT (45 MINUTES)
The average visibility here is 30 meters or more. Large gorgonian fans
of 2 meters in size are all over the top of the reef at 21 meters. The
reef extends drops to 35 meters.
SUNDAY REEF (35 MINUTES)
Large varieties of hard corals make up this 11 – 16 meters reef.
Photographers never run out of subjects on this richly inhabited reef
with anemones, clown fishes and Nudibranchs
BATU BELAIS REEF (30 MINUTES)
A picturesque reef with gorgonian trees and sea fans. Batfishes are
common among the long swaying sea whips. This is a photographer’s
SEAFAN GARDEN (30 MINUTES )
A unique reef of 16 meters in depth that provides an excellent
environment for an amazing variety of gorgonian sea fans and sea whips.
The Schooling batfish always curiously watch over the divers.
ANEMONE GARDEN (30 MINUTES)
One of the most interesting reefs with a depth range of 10 - 16 meters.
Both hard and soft corals thrive here. You wouldn’t miss the anemones
and their symbiotic clown fishes. You will also find bubble corals,
anchor corals and the colourful dendronepthya soft corals. Others like
feather stars, giant clams, Nudibranchs and schooling yellow tails are
EVE’S GARDEN ( 20 MINUTES )
This shallow reef of just 7 to 12 meters is carpeted with soft corals
such as leather corals, elephant’s ear and dead man’s fingers. Giant
anemones and clown fishes are all over the reef. This reef is also
characterized by the schooling yellow tail fusiliers and angelfishes.
ATAGO MARU WRECK ( 20 MINUTES )
A Second World War Japanese wreck just off Lutong. The 100 meters ship
is sitting upright with the top deck just 30ft from the surface. Most of
the hull is covered with cave corals. A 60 kg giant grouper has made its
home here. Large trevally and barracudas are frequently seen.