The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) has identified an iconic scuba diving spot known as “Blue Ring Hole” at the Tingkayu Reef, Teluk Darvel, Lahad Datu as the country’s new tourism product.
According to Minister Nancy Shukri, it is believed that there are only 10 such sites in the world, each with a blue hole structure. The Tingkayu Reef is unique because it has two marine sinkholes. It has a depth of about 15 meters or 45 feet.
The Blue Ring Hole in Sabah, more commonly known as Takat Tenggiri among local fishermen, is located approximately 20km from Lahad Datu town. It takes around 30 minutes by speedboat to reach the spot.
Source: Free Malaysia Today