Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Possibly the easiest and most accessible diving around. Stay in the heart of KK and take short boat rides out to explore the diversity of life of this marine park. An excellent place to learn to dive, brush up on skills or explore the reefs.

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Just a short 15 minute boat ride from the town centre the Park consists of several islands, each with their own unique character and all with interesting dive sites and white sandy beaches.

Located only 20 minutes by boat from Sabahs capital, Kota Kinabalu. Named after Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, covering an area of 50km2, this marine park consists of the islands of Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik and Sulug, all characterised by shallow and crystal clear waters, beautiful coral gardens and white sandy beaches.

Gazetted as a national park in 1974, the five islands of TARP have long been a haven of peace and tranquility.

The park is very popular for a wide range of activities sun bathing, BBQ, diving, fishing, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing and parasailing – ensuring there is something for everyone to do.

While shallow waters make it an ideal location for novice divers, experienced divers and even underwater photographers are often thrilled with the diverse marine creatures found within its reefs.

Facilities on the islands include restaurants, picnic tables, showers and toilets.

Note: Don't miss the diving at Sipadan and Mabul (Tawau airport). Please contact us for more information on how to get there.