For me Brunei is never as in list for the diving spot to explore. but not long ago, invited by friends to explore Brunei underwater. So just bump into their trip to see what Brunei water may offer. One of the dive sites visited is Dolphin 88 Wreck. This some fact and photos on Dolphine 88 Wreck
Dolphin 88 Wreck
Depth : 14-16m
Visibility : normally bad (we got clear visibility during the trip) only after 12m the water become very murky
What to expect : Fish is everywhere. If you enjoy school of fish everywhere. Some macro critters like nudibranch, shrimp etc.
Diving season : Feb – Oct ( I think so, please apologize if im wrong) best time apr-june.
A COMMERCIAL vessel registered in Kuching, Malaysia, which was travelling through Brunei Darussalam’s waters towards Lawas sank off Pelong Rocks, 3.5 nautical miles off Meragang Beach, yesterday.
It was believed that the vessel, Dolphin 88 sank due to bad weather conditions, stated a press release from the Ministry of Communications. All 11 crew onboard were reported safe after being rescued by MV Jaya Amethyst, a commercial vessel close to the area. Upon landing, all crews were attended immediately by a medical team from the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital.
According to the Meteorological Department, weather conditions during the incident was reported as “heavy intensity thundershowers” which occurred mostly over Brunei Bay.
The Brunei Times was made to understand that the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCOP) was not activated because no oil spill has been detected following the incident, which is currently being investigated by the Marine Department. – Harny Abu Khair
Source : Brunei Times