Just off the coast of north western penisular Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands have been a popular backpacker haunt for year, thanks to pretty beaches and some great diving at cheap prices
If you are travelling in Malaysia, I definitely recommend you visit the Perhentian Islands for some great dives and a very affordable version of Paradise.
Lankayan is one of Borneo’s best dive destinations thanks to its conservation area status. But the island paradise is fighting a continual war with poachers who could destroy the fragile balance of Lankayan’s reefs. Chris Mitchell reports.
Michael at SeaUndersea.com has written up a useful overview of his three days of diving at Tioman island just off peninsular Malaysia. Short version – he loved it!
Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands are an accessible and affordable dive destination, combining a tropical paradise above water with a string of surprises underwater
Worawan Simaroj writes a fascinating piece on exploring Borneo’s Layang Layang islands and going to explore remote reefs beyond Layang Layang that have remained virtually untouched
The Sipadan reef destruction fiasco rumbles on, with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi publicly attacking his Minister Of Tourism for letting the building works go ahead against his express wishes
As well as being a hotspot for seeing schools of hammerhead sharks along with whale sharks and manta rays, Borneo’s Layang Layang island now also has its own ongoing blog to vicariously keep up with the action
The Perhentian Islands in Malaysia, near the Thai-Malay border, are Malaysia’s answer to Koh Tao – paradise beaches with superb diving that are fairly remote and still an upcoming travel destination
Swim with sharks in Kuala Lumpur’s Aquaria and come face to face with the most fearsome marine predators
Singapore is a city state perched at the end of penisular Malaysia. Scuba diving is increasingly popular amongst Singaporeans, and looking where the locals go to dive can let you discover some real underwater gems
Despite all the self-inflicted misery going on at Sipadan, there is hope elsewhere in Malaysia for the country’s coral reefs. Courier company DHL have been sponsoring the creation of a reef on the popular island of Palau Tioman
The Sipadan controversy continues to rage with the contractor responsible for causing huge damage to the reef getting off with an apology and the Malaysian Deputy Chief Minister accusing the foreign press of exaggerating the damage.
Hoping to entice more scuba divers to visit the amazing sights of Malaysian Borneo, budget air carrier AirAsia are offering discount fares for divers