Perhentian Island

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Where is it: Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast

Number of Dive Sites: 30

Type of Diving: Guided – shore, boat, wreck, night, drift diving

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Main Diving Attraction: Pinnacle coral formations, tropical fishes (barracudas, sweetlips, parrotfish, pufferfish, boxfish), moray eels, black tip sharks, turtles, and wreck diving.

Average Water Temperature: 27°C (80.6°F) to 32°C (89.6°F)

Seasonality: March to October (Peak July to August)

Typical Visibility: 10m (32ft) to 25m (82ft)

General Current Conditions: Low to mild

Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes

Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling, Beach Hopping, Sea Kayak, Jungle Trekking

Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: None

Availability of Medical Facility: Island clinic located at Perhentian Kecil’s main village

Availability of Other Facilities: Island police station located at Perhentian Kecil’s main village

Nearest Jetty: Kuala Besut Jetty

Address: 22300, Terengganu, Malaysia

* Approximately 30min boat ride to Perhentian Island

Nearest Airport: Kota Bharu Airport (IATA: KBR)

Estimated Travel Time to Jetty:

From Kuala Lumpur (by car): 6hrs

From Kota Bharu Airport (by car): 1hr 30mins (average taxi fare ~RM80 one way)

Quiver Dive Team Perhentian (Coral Bay)

Type: Dive Centre

Affiliations: PADI

Distinction: PADI 5 Star Career and Instructor Development Centre

Languages Spoken: English, Malay, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Italian and German

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