Kapas Island

kapas island map

Where is it: Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast

Number of Dive Sites: 11

Type of Diving: Guided – shore, boat, wreck, deep diving

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Main Diving Attraction: Japanese WWII ship wreck, lying at a depth of ~25m (82ft).

Average Water Temperature: 27°C (80.6°F) to 31°C (87.8°F)

Seasonality: March to October (ideal months to visit between July to August)

Typical Visibility: 10m (32ft) to 20m (65ft)

General Current Conditions: Low to mild

Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes

Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling, fishing, squid catching, jungle treckking

Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: None

Availability of Medical Facility: None

Availability of Other Facilities: None

Nearest Jetty: Jetty Pulau Kapas/Gemia (a.k.a. Marang Jetty)

Address: Arked Jeti Pelancongan, 201600, Marang, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

* Approximately 25mins speedboat ride to Kapas Island

Nearest Airport: Sultan Mahmud (Kuala Terengganu) Airport (IATA: TGG)

Estimated Travel Time to Jetty:

From Kuala Lumpur (by car): 5 hrs

From Kuala Lumpur (by bus): 6hrs (average bus fare: ~RM45 one way) to Kuala Terengganu bus terminal. Thereafter a 30min car / bus ride to the jetty.

From Kuala Terengganu Airport (by car): 45mins (average taxi fare ~RM30 one way)

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