Diving in Malaysia

Malaysia is a country located in southeast Asia. This paradise is made up of 2 main parts; Peninsula Malaysia and West Malaysia. Known for its mixed cultural influences from Malay, Indian, Chinese and European, you can expect a full acceptance in cultural differences. You can expect many different dive sites to choose from. Malaysia takes pride in the biodiversity of life in the country both at land and sea.

One of the most exotic and favorite diving destinations is Malaysia. During your dive in the beautiful islands around Malaysia, you will find a good balance of macro life and pelagics, as well as a wide array of species. You will find a vast range of types of diving, from resorts to liveaboards, allowing you to explore many wrecks and coral reefs. Suitable conditions for scuba diving can be found all year-round, with warm water between 27 to 30 ºC (81 to 86 ºF) and high visibility. You can choose some of the most remote pristine islands for diving, to the most touristic spots with exciting nightlife.

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Featured places to go in Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia

The peninsular Malaysia, also known as West Malaysia, makes up 40% of the total area of the country and lies on the Strait of Malacca and the South China Sea.

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East Malaysia

You will have an unforgettable underwater experience in East Malaysia, one of the most important and beautiful scuba diving destinations in the world.

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Tioman Island

Tioman Island is the preferred destination for many snorkelers and divers offering various different dive sites to explore.

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Tenggol Island

Tenggol Island, located off the coast of Terengganu is one of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia and offers wide range of dive spots.

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Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands are a popular destination for families, snorkelers and divers and home to the green and hawksbill sea turtle.

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Redang Island

Redang is part of a marine sanctuary park and a perfect place for all levels of divers.

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Langkawi is an archipelago made of 99 islands in West Malaysia and provides habitat for a vast range of tropical life.

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Miri is located on the Northwest coast of Borneo and filled with WWII wrecks and artificial reefs.

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Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is trendy among snorkelers and divers, with one of the most popular choices being Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

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Mabul & Sipadan Island

Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, formed by living corals growing on an extinct volcanic cone.

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Layang-Layang Island

Layang Layang, also known as “The Jewel of the Borneo Banks,“ is located Northwest of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and mostly for advanced divers.

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Dive Sites in Malaysia

Travel Information for Malaysia

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