|Divers checking out a wreck around Kuching|
• Coral reefs - 5 to 15m
|Kuching Dive Sites Map|
|A file photo of the Dutch Submarine HNLMS K XVI which sank|
• On 24 December 1941, A Dutch Submarine, K XVI torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Sagiri; the first Allied submarine to sink a Japanese warship. A day later, the Dutch submarine was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-66 off Sarawak, Borneo, with all aboard killed. The wreck of K XVI was rediscovered in October 2011 by a group of recreational divers.
• Depth - Unknown
• Diver Rating - Advanced Open Water
• Interest - Historical and Unique
|Divers checking out one of the wrecks in Kuching|
|Marine life seen while diving in Kuching|
The trips are also weather pending therefore you should double check with the dive operator on the best time to dive in Kuching.
Coco Dive is located in Miri city on the main Jalan Miri-Pujut near the Dynasty Hotel and comes as a full package with rooms, a restaurant and convenient shop all in one.
Tel: +60 85-417 053
Hoopa Dive is located at the Food Court along Jalan Tanjung Lobang or Taman Selera Tanjung Lobang where the KFC and Pizza Hut is located. Another landmark is just near the Marriott Miri Hotel and Resort.
Tel: +60 13-573 8880
Wreck Diving in Miri
|A Nudibranch seen at one of the dive sites in Kuching|
As I dive quit a bit, my next objective is to dive around Kuching and also to explore Patricia Reef which is south of Miri nearer to Bintulu and of course, to dive at Luconia Shoals our of Miri. I have heard so much about these places and it would be really nice to experience it first hand, and when I do, you are assured of some updates.
Currently, both tourism boards, Sarawak Tourism Board and Tourism Malaysia Sarawak are actively promoting diving in Sarawak as statistics show that there are easily over 2 million divers from the Southeast Asia region, not including the greater Asia region. For further enquiries, you can contact either of them for more information about the dive sites in Sarawak.