Miri is known for its lush-green rainforests, natural caves and exotic flora and fauna, but its underwater realm is an untouched wonder of its own. Located in the maritime boundary between Bintulu town and Miri city, Miri-Sibuti is the largest offshore national park created in Sarawak.
These absolutely pristine patch reefs are a breeding ground for 800 species of hard and soft corals. It is also home to a colourful variety of fish: trigger fish, parrot fish, clown fish, fusiliers, angelfish, butterfly fish, sea perch, lizardfish, batfish, barracudas, wrasses, groupers, stingrays, and sharks.
In this vast expanse, almost 40 dive sites have been identified, which also include coral encrusted oil rigs and WWII wrecks. The nearest dive site is a mere 10 minutes ride by boat from the marina bay jetty. Depths range from 7-30 meters, with average visibility of between 10-30 meters. There is virtually no current for most dives and water temperatures average around 30° Celsius. The best time to go diving in Miri is from late March through November each year.