You already know we have some of the most amazing beaches in the world. We’re also surrounded by some of the lushest rainforests, with no shortage of luxury resorts that allow us to appreciate the surrounding natural landscape. It’s probably no surprise that there are also many amazing diving spots in Malaysia.

The diving spots in Malaysia are so excellent that we’ve been named one of the top five scuba diving destinations in the world. Now, you have no excuse but to get your diving certificates done right in your home country. The best part is that there are near and far diving destinations in Malaysia. Want one that’s just a few hours’ drive away? Pick any within the Peninsula Malaysia. Want somewhere a little further? Sabah is your best bet.

Before you make your way to these diving spots, ensure that you have a diving license first. If you have not gotten one yet, you need to get a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) certification at an accredited school before you begin diving. It’s important so that you understand the basic safety rules of diving. It may look like a carefree sport, but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed once you are underwater.

Once you’ve gotten your accreditation, it’s time to check out these diving spots in Malaysia.