Diving In Malaysia
Malaysia is split into 14 states all with coastline with 2 states in Borneo (where Pulau Sipadan is) located in South East Asia bordering Thailand on the north and with Singapore on the south, Sumatra (Indonesia) on the west and Philippines on the north-east. Brunei is located in between Sabah and Sarawak in Borneo.
The average temperature is around 28C(82F). Getting around Malaysia is easy with buses, cars or flights. Road are properly tarred except for certain streches with pot-holes or speed bumps. Daily flights to major towns are available daily with frequency depending on the route and season. During festive season, try to arrange all booking early to avoid disappointment.
Malaysia has only 2 season which is the wet a.k.a the Monsoon and the Dry months.
West Peninsular Malaysia
- dry months are from November to March
- wet months are from April to October due to the southwest monsoon
East Peninsular Malaysia
- dry months are from April to October
- wet months are from November to March due to the northeast monsoon.
Sabah Eastern Coast (including Pulau Sipadan)
- can be dived whole year round.
- heavier rains can be felt only during typhoons around the region but diving condition is still acceptable.
Sabah Western Coast (Labuan)
- dry months are from January to May
- wet months are from June to December
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My Next Dive
Below are my upcoming, gone or cancelled dive trips throughout the year. I've have not been doing much dive lately but might be doing one later in the year at Dayang. If any freelance instructor or DM are organizing dive trip do drop me note and I will post it up here. Please include costing, e-mail, phone number and itinenary.
- February 10 - 11, 2001 Pulau Sembilan
- March 3 - 4, 2001 Pulau Sembilan
- March 17, 2001 One Phantom Bank, Port Kelang.
- March 24 - 26, 2001 Pulau Tioman.
- April 28 - May 1 Pulau Perhentian (cancelled as I was in Korea)
- June 7 - 9 Pulau Dayang, Johor (Record Breaking Dive organized by Planet Scuba, Kuala Lumpur).
- July 20 & 21, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (Mamutik, Sulug and Manukan), Sabah
- August 29 - September 3 Koh Samui, Thailand.
- November 10 - 11 Pulau Sembilan
- December 11 - 21 Sipadan and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. (cancelled due to current uncertainty)
- December 16 - Jan 6, 2002 Koh Chang (Vertical Wreck), Hua Hin, Krabi, Phi Phi and Phuket, Thailand
- February 14 - 17, 2002 Trang, Thailand (Hin Daeng and Hin Muang)
- May 4 - 5, 2002 Pulau Kapas, Terengganu
- August 16-18, 2002 Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu
- September 13-15, 2002 Pulau Bidong, Terenganu
- March 12-14, 2004 Seven Skies, Anambas
For more information on my dive trip mail me, or click here for dive packages
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Some photo of my previous diving trips.
- October 26 - 29, 2000 Pulau Dayang. click here for photos. Stayed at Dayang Island Resort, Tee (Buddy)
- December 23, 2000 - January 3, 2001 Phuket, Thailand. click here for photos. Stayed at Bhan Khun Thai, Kata Beach.
- March 24 - 26, 2001 Tioman, Malaysia. click here for photos. A Scuba Rats dive trip
- June 7 - 9 Dayang Island Resort, Pulau Aur, Malaysia. click here for photos. Record Breaking Dive organized by Planet Scuba Bangsar
- September 26-29, 2003 Redang, Malaysia. click here for photos. Malaysian Reef Conservation. Photos courtesy of Mona, Vivian and Selina.
Dive shops are normally located in major such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh, Langkawi and Kota Kinabalu
Universal Fitness & Leisure (UFL) Sdn. Bhd.
No.2, Jalan Tembaga SD5/2
52200 Kuala Lumpur
From August 8th till 10th, 2003
Brands on sales are
Sherwood - Regulator, BCD and Gauges
Cressi Sub - Regulators, Mask, Snorkers, Dive Bags, BCD and Fins
Suunto - Diving Gauge and Dive Com
Pelican - Torchlights & Cases.
My Dive Logs
New Turtle Cove Pulau Kapas Terengganu
click here for more information on New Turtle Cove. Its open for booking now.
Do drop a note if you are have any outrageous experience or planning any dive trip.
Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre(QSNCC), Bangkok, THAILAND