Brunei Bay's Scuba Diving

Brunei Bay is located on the northwestern coast of Borneo Island between Brunei and Malaysia. It is situated to the east Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, and is bordered by mangroves, rainforests and mountains on three sides. It is washed by the South China Sea in the west. Coastal coral reefs are well preserved here. Along with several shipwrecks, they have become home for numerous underwater creatures, which are not scared of humans. Their diversity is astonishing. Large animals include dolphins, barracudas, and even whale sharks. Warm waters without strong currents are perfect for beginners.

Getting There

To get to Brunei Bay, you should fly to Bandar Seri Begavan — the capital and the only city with the airport in Brunei. There you can rent a car or take a bus.


Brunei Bay has a wet equatorial climate. The rainiest period is from November to February. The air temperature varies between +26 and +30 °C during the year. Brunei is exposed to monsoons coming from the South China Sea. Sometimes there are earthquakes. The best time to dive here is from March to October.

Dive Spots near Brunei Bay

A famous dive site is the American Wreck, which lies 32 m deep since World War II. A lot of fish live here.
The Pelong Rocks is a massive reef surrounding the island. Water depths are from 1 to 18 metres, which is ideal for beginning divers.