Dive in Langkawi

Diving packages in Langkawi

Open Water Course (PADI or SSI)

Learn to dive in the beautiful Pulau Payar next to Langkawi PADI or SSI Open Water Diver Course (English) (with 5 training open-water dives) COURSE MANUAL - PADI Student Kit (MANDATORY) RM 400 / person COURSE MANUAL - SSI Student Kit (OPTIONAL) RM 180 / person COURSE SCHEDULE TRAINING SCHEDULE DURATION DAY 1 ACADEMIC TRAINING5 - 6 Hours DAY 2 CONFINED WATER TRAINING Min. 4 Hours(based on student's…

Fun Dives in Pulau Payar

Discover the amazing island of Pulau Payar from a short trip from Langkawi Itinerary 07:15 – 07:55: Hotel pick-up from scheduled pick-up points. fixed schedule 07:30 – 08:00: Check-in 08:15: Depart for Pulau Payar Marine Park by ferry. 10:15: Marine Park Exploration @ Malaysia’s 1st & Only Reef Platform & beach.• Snorkeling. mask & snorkeling vest are provided• Coral Viewing.• Fish…

3 Days SSI Open Water Certification Course

Learn to dive in just 3 days in the beautiful Pulau Payar, with the commodity of being in Langkawi. All transfers and materials included. Day 10945 - Depart Kuah jetty for Pulau Payar Marine Park on air-conditioned catamaran / ferry.1000 - Tutorial : Module 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.1045 - Marine Park Exploration @ Malaysia’s 1st* Snorkelling / Marine Life Observation / Sun Bathing.1130 - Practical :…

1 day diving at Pulau Payar - 2 Dives

1 DAY EXCURSION LANGKAWI - PULAU PAYARP R O G R A M M EAssemble at hotel lobby for coach transfer to Royal Langkawi Yacht Club0915 hrsArrive into Royal Langkawi Yacht Club for complimentary morning coffee/tea & briefing before boarding vessel0930 hrsDepart Langkawi for Pulau Payar Marine Park1030 hrsArrive into Pulau Payar Marine ParkDay at leisure for own activities - swimming,…

Snorkelling + Diving for non certified divers

If you haven't dived before, or you don't have a certification it is not a problem. You can do a DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) with us in Pulau Payar, and finish the day with a great snorkel experience. 0705 – 0750 Hotel pick-up from scheduled pick-up points. 0730 – 0800 Check-in at Pier 0815 Depart for Pulau Payar Marine Park by ferry.1015 Marine Park Exploration @ Malaysia’s 1st & Only Reef…

Diving in Langkawi

Although there are several dive operators on Langkawi most of the diving is done further south at Pulau Payar. There are four islands in this marine park some 30 kilometers south of Langkawi. It boasts the largest number of coral species in the country and the most vividly coloured soft corals. Visibility isnt as good on average as other areas in Malaysia but this is made up for by the abundance of marine life. There is a large pontoon and underwater observation chamber here where vessels laden with day trippers from Langkawi moor up.

The Pulau Payar Marine Park is situated in the northern part of the Straits of Melaka, 19 nautical miles south of Langkawi and encompasses the islands of Pulau Payar, Pulau Lembu, Pulau Segantang and Pulau Kaca which are surrounded by coral reefs. The marine park teems with a fascinating diversity of marine life and vegetation.

Many endangered species of fishes and marine organisms live within the sanctuary. Measuring 2km long and 1/4 km wide, Pulau Payar is the most popular of the islands as its sheltered waters are ideal are for snorkeling, diving and swimming. Among the enchanting dive spots is the "Coral Garden", an area covered with bright, multi-hued soft corals.

Pulau Payar islands

There are travel agents who will take you to the islands either from Langkawi or from Penang, and it will take between 1 hour to 1,5 hours. But is a good idea to double check the state of the coral reef beforehand. Most dive sites are closed in 2010 due to coral bleaching, and lack of fauna. So is not a good idea to visit Langkawi just for diving. We recommend other sites in Malaysia such as Perhentian Islands, Tioman, or of course, Sabah.

Pro Dive Langkawi

Travel to Langkawi

Sun, sand and sea on the beach

Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is an archipelago of 99 islands (an extra 5 temporary islands are revealed at low tide) in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border.

By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of some 64,792, the only other inhabited island being nearby Pulau Tuba. Langkawi is also an administrative district with the town of Kuah as the capital and largest town. Langkawi is a duty-free island.

There is not really a good offer of dive centers in Langkawi, since the diving is not actually in the island, but in Pulau Payar, at the south of the island, or north of Penang.

Anyways, you can find your way to dive really easy: almost every travel agency will arrange for you a day tour to the island, either for 2 fun dives, or 1 discover scuba diving. The price will go around 300 Malaysian Ringgit, including the boat to Pulau Payar, lunch and equipment rental. The offer for courses is not really good, and is always better to go either to Thailand, or to the west coast of Malaysia.

 

Quick Info:

Accommodation : Bungalow
Depths: 5 to 50 meters
Visibility: 5 to 30 meters
Average cost of a dive : $24
Dive Sites : 10+
Dive Operators : 0
Getting there : Boat from mainland 2 hours.
Off Season : Nov / Feb

  • beautiful corals

    beautiful corals
  • Pulau Payar

    Pulau Payar
  • treasures of langkawi

    treasures of langkawi
  • Pro Dive Langkawi

    Pro Dive Langkawi
  • Platfrom Reef

    Platfrom Reef
  • Our boat

    Our boat
  • treasures of langkawi

    treasures of langkawi
  • divesite map

    divesite map
  • Langkawi

    Langkawi
  • the dive kiosk

    the dive kiosk