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Whark Shark Sighting in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Whale Shark in TARP

Whale Shark in TARP

Whark Shark Sighting in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park by Borneo Dream

January – March marks the Whale Shark season around the coastline of Sabah. Whilst not many Whale Sharks come close to the coastline near Kota Kinabalu during March during one of our scuba diving trips to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in March we were lucky enough to dive with one.

Our PADI Instructor, Gene, and his diving customers from Gaya Island Resort were enjoying a 3 dive trip to TARP, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. During the safety stop on their afternoon dive a 6 – 7m Whale Shark came slowly by them. In Gene’s words “It was slowly swimming by and came really close and stopped to look at us. It was at least as big as Borneo Dream Betty!”. How I wish I went diving that day ;).

Borneo Dream runs daily scuba diving trips to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park from our three dive centres with collection from Sutera Harbour Marina, Gaya Island Resort and Jesselton Point Jetty. If you’d like to join us for some dives to see what amazing tropical marine life we can find then just contact the Borneo Dream Team.

Whale Shark Spotted in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park!!

Whale Shark near Borneo Dream 3

Whale Shark near Borneo Dream 3

Whale Shark Spotted in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

The Whale Shark season has started in the waters around Sabah, Borneo. Typically, between January – March each year Whale Sharks can be spotted migrating along the east and west coast of Borneo. We do not often get many sightings in the waters close to Kota Kinabalu but in the past two days the Borneo Dream Team have sighted a Whale Shark both days!

Yesterday Dan, one of our PADI Instructors, came back from a Borneo Dream scuba diving trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP) near KK, Kota Kinabalu. He was on cloud nine as during a surface interval he had the opportunity to swim with a juvenile Whale Shark (~3 – 4m).

Whale Shark in TARP

Whale Shark in TARP

We had customers on Borneo Dream 3 completing a PADI Open Water Diver Course and a PADI Open Water Referral Course who were pretty impressed to have a Whale Shark within their first day of scuba diving :)

This morning our customers on our two boats came across a larger ~6m Whale Shark peacefully feeding near our first dive site for the day near an island in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Again, it was a first ever Whale Shark encounter for most customers on our boat. It was a very pleasant surprise for our scuba diving trip in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park near Kota Kinabalu, KK, Sabah, Borneo.

If you fancy coming scuba diving during your holiday in Kota Kinabalu Sabah then just contact the Borneo Dream Team. Borneo Dream – setting the standard in scuba diving experiences in KK, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia.