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Diving in Brunei

The sheltered waters of Brunei Bay, and the coastal reefs of Brunei, have numerous readily accessible dive sites. From Brunei's  international airport to the dive site can be less than ninety minutes.

The warm, calm tropical seas are an attractive venue for beginners learning to dive, and for experienced divers extending their skills. 

Brunei Bay is especially famous for its four wreck dives.

Apart from the intrigue of exploring these vessels, the wrecks support a substantial marine eco-system. A dive on these sites is always an opportunity to see a diverse variety of marine life.


The wrecks are all 12 to 33 metres deep; ideal for a range of diving experience. They were extensively explored, recorded and historically researched by a Brunei architect and avid diver.

PADI training and operating standards permit new divers with their Open Water certificate to explore the top areas of the wrecks, while those with an Advanced Open Water certificate can reach to the sea floor, at about 33 metres.


The Brunei Bay wrecks
are regarded as the most interesting and accessible wreck dives in the region. Their close proximity to city accommodation and air links, and convenient boat access, makes taking in a few dives quick and convenient when visiting Brunei. Weekend excursions from other regional centres are also very feasible.


Brunei's coastal reefs are amongst the best preserved in the region. Some are classified as fish nurseries and protected habitats. They are a safe haven for marine life and at relatively shallow depths, ideal for recreational divers.

 

 

Numerous reefs along Brunei's coast have been declared off limits for commercial fishing. Some areas have been protected by placement of old rig structures around them; designed to protect the reefs from commercial fishing nets.

The water temperature is around 25 to 28 degrees Celsius, all year round. Most diving is done in the morning, when sea conditions are at their calmest.


The best period for diving in Brunei is from March to November, in the dry season. The lighter south-west monsoon means calmer seas. 

The dry season also means less run off from coastal streams. Therefore visibility is best at that time of the year; commonly between 20 to 30 metres. However, European divers normally find our wet season visibility is far better that they experience at home.

 


Our dive operations are conducted by qualified PADI dive staff. 

Combine training and wreck dives in Brunei Bay, with visits to other specialist dive sites on Borneo, such as nearby Miri and Pulau Tiga. Or the remote islands of Mabul and Sipidan. 

Or enjoy diving in Brunei in combination with other Brunei attractions, such as  Ulu Temburong National Park.

 

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Bluewater wreck Cement wreck
Australian wreck American wreck
 

 

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