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Diving in Miri

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When to go to Miri

Miri has a tropical rainforest climate. The best time to dive in Miri is during the dry season which usually is from March to September. During this time divers can expect the water visibility of up to 30m/98ft. During the wet season, usually from October to March, the monsoon can decrease visibility to 10m/32ft or less. The air temperature stays between 22C/74F and 32C/90F throughout the whole year. 

 

What to see

Dive sites are breeding grounds for 600 out of 800 species of corals in the world. Hard and soft corals densely cover the reefs, with abundant growth of gorgonian seafans, sea-whips, featherstars, anemones, sponges and other species. This area is home to over 3,000 species of fish, including angel fish, butterfly fish, fusiliers, groupers, trigger fish, stingrays, parrot fish, wrasses as well as over 40 species of nudibranchs that can be sighted on a regular basis. 

Scuba diving in Miri

Miri is a city in northern Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. Miri Airport is located here. Miri is known for its magnificent marine life and its corals are considered to be among the healthiest and most beautiful in the world. Twenty eight reefs form the Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park, Sarawak's first marine national park. Most sites are lying at a depth of 7 to 30m/22-98ft making them accessible to divers of all levels.

 

Most popular dive sites

The nearest sites to the Miri coast include Eve’s Garden, Sea Fan Garden, Azam’s Reef, Sunday Reef, Anemone Garden, Tukau Drop-Off, Siwa Reefs and some others. Anemone Garden is a very interesting reef with a depth range of 10-16m/32-52ft featuring a variety of corals including hard and soft, bubble, anchor corals and anemones. Sunken vessels such as Atago Maru Wreck and Sri Gadong are great sites to visit as well. Atago Maru Wreck is a 100m long Japanese WWII wreck sitting upright with the top deck just 9m/29ft below the surface. Most of its hull is covered with cave corals. Large moray eels, jacks and barracudas can frequently be seen here.