© iStock/Rat0007 Diving in Peninsular Malaysia Go off the beaten path and explore Peninsular Malaysia, also known as West Malaysia. This region makes up 40% of the total area of the country and lies on the Strait of Malacca and the South China Sea. It covers the West Coast, East Coast, and South and is home to many nature reserves and beaches for tourists. Malaysia’s largest national park is located in this area. Some of its most essential dive sites include Tioman, Redang Island, and Langkawi, among others. Its marine life is diverse and includes species such as whales, sharks, hawksbill sea turtles, and unique native fish such as Mandarin Dragonet, Asian Arowana, Hampala Barb, and Green Tiger Loach, among others. Some WWII wrecks are available for exploration. From the most luxurious private island to the most budget-friendly resort, you will find many different options for your stay. The spectacular coral reefs and the high visibility of the crystalline waters make this a unique and preferred place for snorkeling and scuba diving. If you are looking for exclusivity, you can visit Rawa Island, a private coral island perfect for couples. Make sure you also visit The Perhentian Islands, two family-friendly islands with no museums or monuments, where the two main attractions are hiking and scuba diving. Featured places to go in Peninsular Malaysia © ScubaproTioman IslandTioman Island is the preferred destination for many snorkelers and divers offering various different dive sites to explore.Learn more © ScubaproTenggol IslandTenggol Island, located off the coast of Terengganu is one of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia and offers wide range of dive spots.Learn more © MaresPerhentian IslandsThe Perhentian Islands are a popular destination for families, snorkelers and divers and home to the green and hawksbill sea turtle.Learn more © ScubaproRedang IslandRedang is part of a marine sanctuary park and a perfect place for all levels of divers.Learn more © AqualungLangkawiLangkawi is an archipelago made of 99 islands in West Malaysia and provides habitat for a vast range of tropical life.Learn more Dive Sites in Peninsular Malaysia Discover the wonders of the deep with SSI's blog Join us on an exciting journey of discovery and learn more about exhilarating diving adventures, dedicated conservation initiatives, and innovative educational opportunities that will help you illuminate the extraordinary beauty of the underwater world. Let's explore the underwater world together and delve into the hidden wonders beneath the gentle waves.