By Chloe Tiffany Lee
SUIT UP. BUDDIES READY? JUMP!
Who would have thought that one could actually dive and snorkel in the humble Silam Bay?
Sabah is a proud home to some of the best dive sites in the world. There is so much to offer in the way of marine biodiversity.Experiencing a #divecation at Silam Bay, Lahad Datu is truly another wonder of nature in Sabah that is yet to discovered by many. However, having said that, sometimes it is better to be left untouched by over-commercialising the dive site, to protect its nature and marine life. This is much agreeable by Glen Hapirulla, the instructor and owner of Pirate Divers.
Glen and his wife Kristy Chan, are highly passionate in diving industry. They are the only dive operator here at Silam, Lahad Datu. Having over 20 years of experience in the dive industry, Glen returned back to Silam from West Malaysia to introduce professional and responsible diving, which he believes is the key principle behind the dive centre. According to Glen, there are at least 60 dive sites in Silam and many more yet to be discovered.
Witnessing the depths of the ocean is a life changing experience. During our trip, we explored the Japanese Timber Wreck and Savage Soft Coral Garden. While we were still on the boat, the clear view of the Japanese Timber Wreck was impressive! Once you are in the waters, you will find yourself surrounded by healthy corals and wonderful marine life. The visibility is around 25 metres to 30 metres – with no small particles!
Address: Kampung Sri Aman, Jalan Silam, KM22 Lahad Datu
Mr Glen Hapirulla
T: +6014 557 9132
Facebook: Glen Hapirulla