Dive Sites of Roach Reefs Resort,Tawau, Sabah Malaysia
- Twin Peaks (Kashimura / James
Point) - depth ranges from 15-20m
with sandy slope and coral patches.
Twin Peaks consist of 2 big
rock boulders which is a very
active cleaning station for
marine life. You can see schools
of snappers, groupers and fusiliers.
Besides harlequin ghost pipefish,
frogfish and nudibranch are
a plenty in this famous side
of Roach reefs.
- Mid Coral - depth ranges 15-25m
of coral reef slope. Healthy
soft coral growth with plenty
of colorful reef fishes. Normally
with mild current and a relaxing
drift dive. Nudibranch, harlequin
ghost pipefish, frogfish and
leaf fish are common sightings
at this site.
- Mid Rock - very similar to
Mid Coral but this site consist
more of hard coral as compare
to Mid Coral. Jawfish, nudibranch
of chromodoris sp., gobies and
pipefish are the regulars here.
- Corner - as the name goes
it is at the one corner end
of the reef whereby regular
sightings of whale shark, whale
and dolphin. Mostly in the month
of Apr-May and Nov-Dec! Depth
ranges 15-20m, coral patch and
- Cardinal Patch - as the name
goes, it's the site where cardinals
are the main attraction. 15-20m
depth, coral patch, lot's of
- Garden Eel - sandy slope with
small coral patches all over.
Plenty of garden eel at sandy
bottom as well as a goby and
- Viking - the mention of Viking...
the thought of ship comes into
mind, however this is only the
local fishing boat which is
of 12m in length. Fairly new
wreck but have attracted schools
of snappers, fusiliers as well
as groupers as resident. Rock
cods, barracuda of smaller size
and group are regulars. Sitting
at the bottom of 18m, this fishing
boat also attracts others beauty
of the depth such as the nudibranch,
lionfish and stonefish.
- Barracuda Sanctuary - swirling
school of chevron barracuda
is the highlight of this site.
10-15m diving depth it's provide
huge and healthy table corals,
soft corals as well as another
active cleaning station.
- Bus stop - is a deep dive
site with max depth of 30m.
5 units of 44 seater express
bus are being sunken to create
another wreck site.
- Scow - diving depth is between
18-25m depth of sand bottom.
Schools of snappers and fusiliers
can be seen most the time swimming
in the blue. Crocodile fish,
stonefish and scorpion fish
are also residence.
- Lobster Point - diving depth
between 15-25m this site is
most often with mild current
and makes an ideal place for
drift dive. Coral reef slope
with lot's of colorful coral
- Super market - 12m in max
depth, this is another artificial
reef made of tyre stack up in
slope and is house to the beautiful
mandarin fish! Lionfish, stonefish
and crocodile fish can also
be seen here.
- Long jetty (house reef, self
dive) 6 am - 6pm
Dawn dive can be very exhilarating
as you can almost assure of seeing
the Bumphead parrotfish in huge
numbers, minimum sighting is 30's
(reach to 100's). Swimming blue
spotted stingray, ornate ghost
pipefish, and our frequent visitor
the lone Eagle Ray!
For those diving in Sipadan,
the resort features 6 Sipadan
Island Dive Permits.