Labuan Marine Park


Labuan Marine Park is located in the Federal Territory of Labuan, an International Offshore Financial Centre and duty free port. Labuan island is located 115 km away from the Kota Kinabalu and is accessible by air or ferries. The marine park is located just 8 km off the coast of Sabah at the mouth of Brunei Bay.

This park consists of Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Rusukan Besar and Pulau Rusukan Kecil. The white sandy beaches on these islands make them a favourite place for day-trip picnic and a time of relaxation. These islands are uninhabited and permission is required to camp here. If you are not into diving, snorkelling and swimming are other activities you can do here. Jungle trekking at the bigger island of Pulau Kuraman is also possible. Fishing is allowed further away from the marine park.


The Four Wrecks of Labuan

The Blue Water Wreck is for experienced divers only. It is called MV MABINI PADRE with dimension of 80m(L) X 12m(B) X 6m(DR). This Stem Trawler sank in the year 1981 and is located at the northwest of Kuraman Island.

The Cement Wreck is the easiest to dive with a dimension of 92m(L) X 15m(B) X 7m(DR). It is called MV Tung Hwang and was carrying cement when it sunk in the year 1980.

  • The American Wreck is for experienced divers only and is called USS SALUTE. The US Navy Minesweeper has a dimension of 184ft(L) X 33ft(B) X 9ft(DR) and was built in the year 1943. It sunk in 1945 and is located southwest of Rusukan Kecil Island.
  • The Australian Wreck is called SS De KLERK and is a Cargo/Passenger Steamer with a dimension of 85m(L) X 12m(B) X 6m(DR). It was built in the year 1900 and sunk by the Royal Australian Air Force in 1945 after it was captured by the Japanese in 1942. The wreck is located southwest of Rusukan Besar Island.


Scuba Diving At The Wrecks



Accommodation

Visitors usually go for day-trip to this marine park as accommodation is limited. Camping can be done here with permission.

Contact Labuan Tourism Action Council for more details.


Tel: +6 087 422 622


There are many hotels that you can stay on the island of Labuan. Check and compare the prices here.


Video

See the video of the park.



Getting To Labuan Marine Park

Take a flight to Labuan from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu or Miri. Another option is to take the air-conditioned ferry all the way from Kota Kinabalu. Journey by ferry will take 2.5 hours. Ferries are also available from Limbang, Lawas and Bandar Seri Begawan. Take a 30 minutes boat ride from Labuan International Sea Sports Complex to the marine park.









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