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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
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Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
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SCUBA DIVING

PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

Pulau Pangkor Island - Perak

 
 

PULAU PANGKOR

&

PULAU SEMBILAN

SCUBA DIVING : KEDAH

 

Lumut, the kick off point to Pulau Pangkor and Pulau Sembilan, is only about 2? hours drive from Kuala Lumpur.  Boats from Lumut will take about an hour to ferry you to the islands.

Scuba Diving In The West Coast Of Peninsular Malaysia - Pulau Pangkor, Perak

 

 

Perak was once a wealthy tin- mining centre and home to the country?s longest-surviving sultanate. Perak means ?silver? in Malay, the colour of the tin revolution that lined the state?s coffers makes the state one of the wealthiest in Malaysia. Perak?s capital is based in Ipoh (its wealthiest settlement) with the Kinta Valley as its most important district. The most fascinating attractions in Ipoh (apart from its food) are its rock- embedded cave temples.  The state is also famed for its talcum powder-fine sand beaches. Pulau Pangkor is a romantic island beach retreat that attracts couples the world over. The island promises a quiet getaway with its lovely, laidback atmosphere.

 

Most diving around Pulau Pangkor is done around the Pulau Sembilan group of islands located 27km south.  The nine islands are uninhabited and any trip has to be arrange with local dive operators.  Usually when the diving season in East Coast islands wind down from November to March, local divers will head for Pulau Sembilan. Hard corals dominate the seascape with several large boulders carpeted with sponges.  Fusiliers, jacks, parrotfish, hump head wrasses, barracudas, nudibranchs and sometimes the odd seahorse, can be seen.

 
 
Teluk Nipah
 

One of Pulau Pangkor?s rich and enigmatic sea parks, it is packed full of spectacular marine life and vast coral reefs. For great snorkeling opportunities in the shallow waters of extensive coral reefs, head straight for Pantai Pasir Bogak. This crescent- shaped beach is the most popular on Pangkor and easily accessible, with regular half-hour ferry services from Lumut.

Scuba Diving In The West Coast Of Peninsular Malaysia - Pulau Pangkor, Perak

 
 
 
Pulau Sembilan
 

This is a cluster of nine small isles, consisting of Pulau Agas, Pulau Payong, Pulau Nipis, Pulau Rumbia, Pulau Lalang, Pulau Saga, Pulau Buluh, Black Rock and White Rock. The channel between Pulau Rumbia and Pulau Lalang is one of the most popular spots in the vicinity, around 15m in depth and possessing a rich, sandy bottom scattered with coral heads. This hard coral growth supports numerous species of fish, including snappers, groupers and barracudas.

 
 
 
White Rock
 

The most popular site is White Rock.  It is a steep solitary rock visible above water with a lighthouse built on it.  Right out in the open sea, it is a popular hangout for jacks and barracudas. The crevices of its corals and rocks are a favourites with large groupers and snappers.  Visibility is usually better when dived with slight currents.  Currents sweeping the site can sometime get a little too strong for divers and caution must be practiced.  Groupers, stingrays and other reef fish can be observe hiding in between the many crevices of the boulders.

 
 
 
Getting There
 

BY AIR

Malaysia Airlines (MAS), Air Asia and Silk Air, operate relatively cheap flights to Ipoh?s Sultan Azlan Shah Airport.

 

BY BUS

You can get bus services to the Medan Kidd terminal in Ipoh from Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth. Several bus companies operate services from the north and south of the country to Ipoh. Some offer nonstop services, while others transit at various points.

 
 
 
Dive Trivia
 

BEST DIVING

March to September

 

VISIBILITY

5m to 30m

 

TEMPERATURE

25 to 30 oC

 

CURRENTS

Between 1 to 3 knots.

 
 
 
 

Pulau Pangkor Island - Perak

PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

SCUBA DIVING