Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.
Tulamben is located at the northern area of Bali Ialand, away from the much popular Kuta Beach. Flying in to Bali, you will travel by land for another two hours before reaching your destination. Tulamben is known for its amazing wreck diving. The Liberty Wreck would be a breath taking dive spot to visit during early morning or even in the night. Here you will find fishes like Moray Eels, Barracuda, Lion Fishes, Puffer Fish and many more. But what you really come here to see are the Bump Head Parrot Fish. This enormous fish travel around the ocean daily, before return back to rest in its home in Liberty Wreck. But Bump Head Parrot Fish isn’t the only thing you will see here. You will see electric clam, spanish dancer, nudi branch and so much more.
Malapascua is well known to be one of only a few location where you can swim and see Thresher Shark. Diver travel all the way to this dive spot just to see these beautiful sharks. Thresher shark are a unique shark that can grow up to 6 metres in length, with half of it’s length consisting of its long scythe-like tail. Thresher shark not only use this long tail fins to move quickly, but they also use them to stun their prey and devour them. Thresher shark can be spotted all day at Monad Shoal/ Shark Point and Shark Wall. Even Giant Manta are a common sight here. Beside Manta and Thresher shark, you will see all kind of fishes here too, from Bat Fish to Lion Fish to Devil Ray and much more. Please be aware that you will need to be experience advance diver to dive here.
Sipadan Island, Malaysia
Sipadan Island is highly popular among divers and remain to be one of the best dive spots in the world. The Abundance of Marine life in Sipadan Island is astounding, and would make this one of the must see dive spot in Malaysia. What make this location special is its large mushroom shape coral reef, that extends 2000 metre all the way down into the depth of the ocean. This wall, house varieties of fishes, turtle, sharks and so much more. You will be awe as you swim with thousand of Barracudas and table size turtles. Getting to Sipadan is also easy, as you can fly directly to Tawau from KLIA, Malaysia or even Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Be prepare as you should be at least an advance diver to truly enjoy this dive spot.
Pulau Weh, Sumatra, Indonesia
After the devastating Asian Tsunami that swept through Bandar Aceh in December 2004, Pulau Weh was left untouched and remain one of the best dive spots in Sumatra. With over 20 different dive spot around Pulau Weh and its surrounding Island, Pulau Weh offer much beauty for divers. Here, in dive spot like Batee Tokong, Batee Meuduro, Pantee Aneuk Seuke and so forth is teaming with marine life. You will see abundance of octopus, lionfish, grey reef sharks and countless macro for those photographing marine junkie. If wreck diving is your thing, then visit Sophi Rickmers Wreck which lay 55 metres deep in the Pria Laot Bay. Getting to Pulau Weh is easy, as a flight to Bandar Aceh, will take you close to the Island.
Tenggol Island, Malaysia
Tenggol Island is an Island located just 45 minutes from the coastal Jetty of Dungun, Pahang. Getting to the Jetty is easy, as you can drive toward the jetty from Kuala Lumpur in just under 3 hours. The Island of Tenggol is secluded, empty and better still quiet. This un-touched Island provide the best spot to dive in Peninsular Malaysia, as you will find all kind of marine life here. The water is clear and is great for muck diving or macro. You will find lionfish, clown fish, Turtles, Nudi and so much more here. If you are lucky, there has been numerous sighting of Whale Shark here, although we won’t recommend coming here just for the Whale Shark.