21 May 2010
Top 10 Scuba Diving Destinations in Malaysia
The abundance of marine life in the waters of Malaysia has made it one of the prime diving destinations in the world. With the vast exhibition of a wide range of species and an ever-increasing number of phenomenal dive spots and scuba destinations, Malaysia has become a hot spot for divers.
The following are the main dive sites in Malaysia:
o Tioman Island, located in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia has become a very popular dive site because of the existence of the very fascinating and colorful marine creatures. It is open for both expert divers who have travelled to Malaysia to experience the richness of its aquatic population and also for those who wish to learn how to dive. Offering more than twenty dive spots for you to explore, Tioman Island is the destination for water sports enthusiasts.
o Sabah, an island located in the northern part of Borneo has become another popular diving spot. Divers from around the world travel thousands of miles for the opportunity to experience the beauty of this place.
o Palau Lang Tengah, off the coast of Tererngganu, is one of the best kept secrets of Malaysia. It has become another popular diving destination because of the very unusual collection of underwater creatures that can be found there. The crystal clear waters and the lovely underwater display of colorful reefs, whale sharks and manta rays, have made it a very important destination for many divers.
o Palau Tengol, a rocky island off the coast of Terengganu, is one of the most beautiful islands off Peninsular Malaysia. It is home to a very colorful array of underwater creatures and immaculate coral formations. It offers a magnificent diving experience ranging from deep diving, wreck diving and drift diving.
o Palau Perhentian Besar is a vast island located at the north-eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It has become very popular due to the rare collection of marine creatures that can be found underwater.
o Palau Kapas is an island located in the mainland of Marang, it is known for the very crystal clear water and pristine white sand.
o Redang Kalong Resort is a marine park that is consisting of nine different islands located at the north eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. This resort is an ideal location for experienced divers, as well as for those who want to learn, because the resort offers scuba lessons.
o Lankayan Island, harboring a total of forty dive spots, is located in the Sulu Sea, in the northeastern portion of Sabah. It is a tropical paradise untouched by human occupation until recently. A Macroworld paradise of hard and soft corals and colorful species of marine creatures, it has become on of the most important dive spots in Malaysia.
o Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia. It is at the northeastern part of Borneo and is known for the very wide collection of sea turtles.
o Mabul, located at the north of Sipadan, it exhibits a very vast collection of marine life. It has become one of the world's most famous macro diving sites where you can find rare macro-world sea creatures you cannot find anywhere else.