Sembilan Island

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Where is it: Peninsular Malaysia’s West Coast

Number of Dive Sites: 10

Type of Diving: Guided – boat, deep, drift diving

Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced

Main Diving Attraction: Seahorses, schooling tropical fishes (barracudas, batfish, trevally), mimic octopus.

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

Seasonality: All year round

* Insider tip: Avoid going during the “Nine Emperor Gods Festival” (9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar) due to ‘customary’ raining weather. 

Typical Visibility: 5m (16ft) to 15m (49ft)

General Current Conditions: Mild to Strong, depending on dive sites

Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes

Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling, Fishing

Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: Yes (located on mainland)

Availability of Medical Facility: Yes (located on mainland)

Availability of Other Facilities: Yes (located on mainland)

Nearest Jetty: Marina Island Jetty Terminal

Address: Marina Island, 32200, Perak, Malaysia

* Approximately 30mins boat ride to Sembilan Island

Nearest Airport: Sultan Azlan Shah Airport / Ipoh Airport (IATA: IPH)

Estimated Travel Time to Jetty:

From Kuala Lumpur (by car): 3hrs

From Kuala Lumpur (by bus): 4hrs (average bus fare ~RM30 one way)

From Ipoh Airport (by car): 1hr 45mins 

Quiver Dive Team Lumut

Type: Dive Centre (with guest house)

Affiliations: PADI

Distinction: PADI 5 Star Career and Instructor Development Centre

Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin

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