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