Miri identified as among world’s most beautiful diving spots

Discover the wonders of underwater when diving at Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Feb 1: Do you know that Miri is among the most beautiful places in the world to dive, according to the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)?

Miri, the second largest city in Sarawak and located along the coastline of the South China Sea, is a popular dive destination due to its diverse marine life and thriving coral reefs.

As well as the pristine path reefs, two wrecks around Miri are perfect for underwater adventures.

One of the two wrecks, according to PADI, is the Atago Maru Wreck—a 100 metre-long Japanese World War II ship where large moray eels, jacks, and barracudas are frequently seen around.

With so much to offer, Miri attracts divers from all around the world every year to enjoy the immersive and awe-inspiring experience with the local diving community, the Miri Divers.

Based on the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) website, Miri has over ten diving sites off its coast, including Eve’s Garden, Anemone Garden, Belais Reef, Sri Gadong Wreck, and Santak Point.

Inexperienced divers can also train with coaches from the local diving company before getting their diving certificates. — DayakDaily