Dive in Perhentian Islands

Diving packages in Perhentian Islands

Let's have fun with 10 FUN DIVES

10 Dives Package (5days 4nights) Famous dive site :Temple Of The SeaSugar WreckTerembu Tiga / T3Shark PointPolice WreckElephant HeadD'LagoonTanjung Basi DeepLight HouseSail Rock Let's explore underwater world with us! Including : *Accommodation (Brand new hostel with aircond, Monkey Bedz) *Boat transfer for 2 ways & marine park conservation fee *Free equipment gear rental *Free WI-FI *Special…

Let's have fun with 5 FUN DIVES

5 Dives Package (3days 2nights) Famous dive site :Temple Of The SeaSugar WreckTerembu Tiga / T3Shark PointPolice WreckElephant HeadD'LagoonTanjung Basi DeepLight HouseSail Rock Let's explore underwater world with us! Including : *Accommodation (Brand new hostel with aircond, Monkey Bedz) *Boat transfer for 2 ways & marine park conservation fee *Free equipment gear rental *Free WI-FI *Special…

Advanced Open Water Course

Advanced Open Water Courses (3days 2nights)Deep dive (18-30 metres)Underwater navigation dive3 more Adventure Dive of your choice (from the selection of Adventure Dives offered by Monkey Dives Perhentian) Including : *Accommodation (Brand new hostel with aircond, Monkey Bedz) *Boat transfer for 2 ways & marine park conservation fee *Free equipment gear rental *Free WI-FI *Special discount at…

5 Fun Dives

The 5 dives - D'Lagoon - Tokong Laut - Shark Point - Police Wreck - Romantic Beach If you would like to visit Sugar Wreck or Terumbu Tiga (T3), please add RM20 for each destination.

Advanced Open Water Diver

What can I expect?To achieve the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver rating, you need to do 5 Adventure Dives, out of which 2 (Underwater Navigation & Deep Adventure) are compulsory. You may choose the other 3 adventure dives based on your interest. The most common choices are: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Digital Underwater Photography, Fish Identification, Wreck Diving, Enriched Air Nitrox and…

Diving in Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Island is located in the South China Sea at the northern east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Since the island is under the protection of the Marine Park of Malaysia, it is well-preserved and unspoiled by human's development except for the building of the hotel resorts and the tourist attractions.

The Perhentians offer some of the best diving on the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia, with over 20 dive sites which cater to all dive levels. From island fringing reefs, pinnacles, submerged reefs, majestic coral gardens, manmade artificial reefs to amazing shipwrecks. Perhentian Island is a paradise for diving enthusiasts due to its great variety of marine life and fascinating underwater wonders, where most of these attractions can be found very close to the shoreline.

The underwater world in Perhentian is a world of magical colors. Each dive site is home to a vast array of marine life with different species of turtles, sharks, stingrays, moray eels, schools of pelagic like trevallys, barracudas, schools of snappers and bumphead parrotfish, lionfish, scorpionfish and even whalesharks once in a while can be seen.

If you love muck diving and looking for new creatures, there are a few places where you can find exciting macro life like seahorses, sea urchin crabs and shrimps, different types of nudibranchs, pipefish and maybe even a blue-ringed octopus.

So Perhentian has a bit of everything for everyone - you just have to find it.

Popular dive sites include The Pinnacle Tokong Laut  (aka Temple of the Sea), a pinnacle jutting out from the sea bed,which received this name for the amount of fish and sea life that gathers there. Best time to dive it is early in the morning (the earlier the better it is!). And the Sugarship Wreck, an easily accessible 3500-ton and 80m long sugar hauler, which sunk on its way to Singapore. Don't miss the eerie Terumbu Tiga, a place with big boulder formations, beautiful corals, and fun swimthroughs!

The conditions for diving in Perhentian Island are relaxed and suitable for all levels. Amazingly it is also inexpensive. For divers who are looking for excitement, in some few areas the land descends to 30m deep (Secret Reef), but most dive sites are in an 18-23m depth. The pristine underworld landscaping and diverse marine life are unique to Perhentian. With an average water temperature of 29 C the waters around Perhentian Islands are perfect for recreational activities like scuba diving and snorkelling. The best time to dive is from March to October, however the visibility is very hard to predict as dive conditions may vary on a daily basis. The island remains clused during the monsoon months (November till February).

Competition for divers is fierce and consequently diving is quite cheap, averaging out to RM70-90 per dive depending on how many dives you do and whether you bring your own gear. All dive shops also arrange introductory dives (no training required) and PADI training.

 

 

Travel to Perhentian Islands

 

Located at the north-eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 21 km off shores the remote town of Kuala Besut, there are two lovely unspoiled island lie amidst exquisitely clear waters: Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian) and Perhentian Besar (Big Perhentian) comprise the Perhentian Island, aptly named after henti (stop) as fishermen from mainland Kelantan and Terengganu have, for centuries, stopped over at the island for a rest or to shelter during a major storm. A rocky virgin jungle provides hours of adventures for trekkers who may chance upon flying fox, long-tailed macaques and monitor lizards, while the underneath marine life shows off a splendid garden of coral.


Perhentian Island is located in the South China Sea at the northern east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Since the island is under the protection of the Marine Park of Malaysia, it is well-preserved and unspoiled by human's development except for the building of the hotel resorts and the tourist attractions. The island is accessible by speed boat within 30 minutes from the small fishing port of Kuala Besut at the mainland of Terengganu.
Perhentian Island is famous for its beautiful white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and peaceful natural surroundings. It is a fine destination for scuba-diving, snorkeling, marine lives and corals exploring, fishing, sailing and jungle trekking. Perhentian is made up by two main islands and twenty other smaller islands. The main islands are the Perhentian Besar Island and the Perhentian Kecil Island which are visited by thousands of domestic and international tourists every year. It's an ideal location for getaway and for honeymoon couples.

Perhentian Island is a paradise for diving enthusiasts due to its great variety of marine life and fascinating underwater wonders. The underwater world in Perhentian is a world of magical colors. Divers can enjoy diverse attractions like coral reefs, moray eels, stingrays, sea shells, hawksbill turtles, fusilier fish, butterfly fish and surgeonfish. Most of these attractions are very close to the shoreline.

The condition for diving in Perhentian Island is relaxing and is suitable for all levels. Amazingly it is also inexpensive. For divers who are looking for excitement, in some areas the water descends to 30m deep. The pristine underworld landscaping and diverse marine life are unique to Perhentian.

 

Quick Info:

Accommodation : Bungalow
Highlights : Idyllic paradise surroundings, crystal clear waters.
Average cost of a dive : $20
Dive Sites : 10+
Dive Operators : 2+
Getting there : Boat from mainland 1 hour
Off Season : Nov / Feb

 

  • Bamboo Shark at Temple

    Bamboo Shark at Temple
  • Watercolors front

    Watercolors front
  • seahorse

    seahorse
  • Clownfishes are everywhere around Perhentian Islands

    Clownfishes are everywhere around Perhentian Islands
  • Getting kitted up

    Getting kitted up
  • Turtle bay shop

    Turtle bay shop
  • Flora Bay Logo

    Flora Bay Logo
  • The beautiful Angelfish

    The beautiful Angelfish
  • The Resort

    The Resort
  • The bumpheads use to hang around Tanjung Basi

    The bumpheads use to hang around Tanjung Basi
  • Alu Alu logo

    Alu Alu logo
  • Sugar ship is full of porcupine

    Sugar ship is full of porcupine
  • Turtle hanging out in D'Lagoon

    Turtle hanging out in D'Lagoon
  • 23517

    23517
  • Universal Divers

    Universal Divers
  • perhentian islands beach

    perhentian islands beach
  • The Sugar ship wreck in a picture at PIR

    The Sugar ship wreck in a picture at PIR
  • Anti Gravity Divers Perhentian

    Anti Gravity Divers Perhentian
  • Red pencil sea urchin ( echinometra mathaei )

    Red pencil sea urchin ( echinometra mathaei )