I’ve never seen such crystalline seas as those in Malaysia. The turquoise water is overwhelmingly clear and deliciously warm, a delightful combination for divers.
This, alongside white sandy beaches and fabulous reefs, coral and range of aquatic life, makes scuba diving in Malaysia very popular with both amateur and experienced scuba aficionados.
Malaysia spans the South China Sea. Part of it sits between Thailand and Indonesia and another forms part of the island of Borneo, meaning as a whole, Malaysia offers great diversity across its geography, people, language and culture, as well as some superb diving destinations.
I was fortunate enough to learn to dive in Malaysia, during my time on the Perhentian Islands, over 12 years ago. I am sad to say I’ve not yet had the opportunity to go back, but if I was to return, or should I say, when I return, I’d use the following list as a starting point for the top dive sites in Malaysia.
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