Malaysia scuba diving - pulau perhentian island dive sites of Malaysia.
The Perhentian islands, comprises of Pulau Perhentian
Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil lies 20km from the coast
of Kuala Besut.
On the edge of the Pulau Redang's Marine Park, Perhentian's coral
fringed waters provide excellent underwater scenery. For divers, the
group of small rocky islets to the northwest of Pulau Perhentian
Kecil is a location not to be missed. Common to the area are harp
and black corals, while large hard corals are also present. The
waters at Perhentian are crystal clear and within the turquoise
waters of the islands dwell an amazing variety of marine life. Don't
be surprise if you see dolphins and pilot whales in July and August,
which is during the peak of the dry season. There are abundant of
corals in Perhentian, especially the colorful soft corals and
gorgonian sea fans.
A rocky outcrop islet situated on the northwest of Pulau Perhentian
Kecil and is accessible by a 30 minute speedboat ride. The
boulder-like terrain gradually sloped down to about 30 metres. Soft
corals in all colors and sizes carpet the seascape offering refuge
for numerous small reef fish and mollusks. Jacks, barracudas,
kingfish, black tip sharks and nurse sharks are usually sighted.
North of Pulau Susu.
Diving is interesting with good water clarity and abundant reef
fish. Expect to see damselfishes, wrasses, triggerfishes and a moray
eel peeping out of its lair.
Rated to be one of the top dive sites around Perhentian together
with Tokong Laut. Slopes down to about 20 meters at the sandy bottom
and visibility fluctuate between 5 to 15 meters. The granite
boulders support various corals, sea fans and coral whips. Schools
of fusiliers, rainbow runners, jacks and batfishes swim about
searching for a feed. Black tip sharks can occasionally be observed
at the outer reaches of the reefs.
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