Diving Trips

At Kuching Scuba Centre, we offer diving excursions to various scenic and interesting spots on regular basis

  • Local dives
  • Wreck dives
  • Lake dives
  • KSC Ocean Project
Some of our regular diving spots includes the Satang Islands, Katori Maru, IJN Sagiri, and Hiyoshi Maru ship wrecks.

Satang Islands

Satang Islands are located just outside the coastal area of Santubong, and comprises four islands (i.e. Satang Besar, Satang Kecil, Pulau Talang-Talang Besar, and Pulau Talang-Talang Kecil). Most diving activities are done around Satang Besar where coral reef fringes two third of the island’s edge and submerged boulders lay on the other. A variety of corals and marine life can be found on the reef around the island. Blue Ringed Anglefish, Grouper, Snapper, Mangrove Jack, Copper Banded Butterflyfish, Parrotfish and Pufferfish are commonly-sighted here.

Another point of interest for Satang Besar is the turtle hatchery managed by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation on the beaches of Satang Besar. From April to September, sea turtles will come up to shore at night between the months of April to September every year to nest, laying average of 100 eggs each time.

Dive details:

Average depth: 10m

Visibility: 5-10m (depending on the weather)

Diver level: Open Water Diver

Ship Wreck: Katori Maru

Katori Maru started out its life in 1913 as a passenger / cargo vessel, built by Mitsubishi Dockyard & Engineering Works in Nagasaki. The vessel was commission to carry Japanese troops stationed around the ASEAN region in WWII. It weighs in at 9849 tonnes, with dimensions of 149.4 x 18.6 x 11.0 meters, and reached speeds of approximately 14.5 knots per hours. Katori Maru was operating in the territorial waters of Kuching, Sarawak when it was torpedoed by the Dutch submarine K-XIV on 23 December 1941.

Dive details:

Average depth: 21m

Diver level: Advance Open Water Diver

Ship Wreck: IJN Sagiri

IJN Sagiri was a Japanese Fubuki-class destroyer launched on 23 December 1929 tasked to man the territorial waters of Kuching, Sarawak during the World War II era. The destroyer measured 118.41M in length, with a beam of 10.4M and reached speeds of approximately 38 knots per hours. The destroyer was torpedoed by the Dutch submarine K-XVI on Christmas Eve of 1941 and has since become a must-see spot for divers visiting Kuching waters.

Dive details:

Average depth: 30m

Diver level: Advance Open Water Diver

Ship Wreck: Hiyoshi Maru

Hiyoshi Maru was a cargo vessel built by Dutch shipbuilder De Maas in Slikkerveer, the Netherlands and was purchased by the Empire of Japan in 1929. The vessel acted as a supply ship for the Japanese Imperial Army during the World War II era, operating in the territorial waters of Kuching, Sarawak. It weighs in at 536 tonnes, with dimensions of 111.2 x 16.5 meters, and reached speeds of approximately 8 knots per hours. Ironically, the vessel was torpedoed by the Dutch submarine K-XIV on 23 December 1941.

Dive details:

Average depth: 22m

Diver level: Advance Open Water Diver

Batang Ai National Park

Batang Ai National Park is located in the Sri Aman Division of Sarawak, in eastern Malaysia on the island of Borneo. It is located in Lubok Antu, some 250 kilometers east of Kuching. It houses the Batang Ai Dam, a concrete-face rock-fill dam built in the 1980s in Sarawak, Malaysia. The power station comprises four 25 MW turbines, totaling the installed capacity to 100 MW.

The project caused the displacement of approximately 3,000 people from 26 longhouses. These people have since been accommodated in the Batang Ai Resettlement Scheme. The remnants of the old village remains under water and the hunt for any structure or old remains of the flooded kampungs is now a main attraction for this diving site.

Diving Condition:

The lake has thermocline condition for scuba divers (i.e. warm and cold water layers).  The warmer layer from the surface to 10m below is murky with visibility no more than 1m and water temperature at around 28C°.   The second layer starts below 10m, with temperature at around 26°C and visibility improves to around 4m-5m pending on light condition.

Dive details:

Average depth: N/A

Visibility: 4m-5m

Diver Level: Open Water Diver

Ship Wreck: Hiyoshi Maru

Hiyoshi Maru was a cargo vessel built by Dutch shipbuilder De Maas in Slikkerveer, the Netherlands and was purchased by the Empire of Japan in 1929. The vessel acted as a supply ship for the Japanese Imperial Army during the World War II era, operating in the territorial waters of Kuching, Sarawak. It weighs in at 536 tonnes, with dimensions of 111.2 x 16.5 meters, and reached speeds of approximately 8 knots per hours. Ironically, the vessel was torpedoed by the Dutch submarine K-XIV on 23 December 1941.

Dive details:

Average depth: 22m

Diver level: Advance Open Water Diver