Brunei is sandwiched between the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, on the western coast of Borneo. It is a small country with a very interesting history, run by the Sultan of Brunei as a Muslim country. The country is completely dry: you will not find any pubs or alcoholic beverages here.
Diving is a mixed bag in Brunei, with two oceanic islands just off the coast with fringing coral reefs, and the Labuan World War II wrecks not far away. The best time to visit is in the dry season between March and October.
Accommodation in Brunei
- Type: Hotel
- Suitable For Non Divers: Yes
- Swimming Pool: Yes
- Air-Conditioning: Yes
- Hot Water: Yes
- On-Site Dive Shop: No
- Resort Highlight: Fantastic Spa, Fitness Centre & Swimming Pool
- Diving Highlight: –
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Dive Operators in Brunei
- Entry Requirements
- Time Zone
- Water Temperature
- Departure Tax
Australian passport holders require 6 months validity beyond the intended stay. A visa is issued on arrival with $20 BND payment made in local currency only. For more information and for holders of other passports, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for the latest travel advice.
The Brunei Dollar (BND) is the unit of currency. One Australian dollar buys approximately 1.2 BND.
Brunei Malay is the national language, and Chinese and English are also widely spoken.
230V and uses the British plug type.
GMT+8 (2 hours behind Sydney).
Light casual clothing is recommended, and modest clothing is required in public places. Women should not wear sleeveless tops or skirts above the knee.
Brunei has a humid, tropical climate with a temperature of around 28°C for most of the year.
$12 BND payable on departure.
Tipping is not widely practiced in Brunei but is always appreciated. Many eateries add a 10% service charge.
A note regarding alcohol: While sale of alcohol is banned in Brunei, visitors may bring in two bottles of wine or 12 cans of beer. It is not recommended to drink these publicly.