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
I’m off to the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia tomorrow to do another dive report for Asian Diver magazine. The Perhentians have become an increasingly popular backpacker destination over the last couple of years, despite having a fairly primitive infrastructure. My friends Jez and Andrea have worked there for the last four years and I’ve heard many good things about the diving around the islands – Jez has taken some pretty spectacular photos around the Perhentians which give some ideas about what I’ll get to see if I’m lucky. I even met someone who claimed they saw a mola-mola while diving here – here’s hoping. Full report when I get back.
Here’s the WikiTravel entry on the Perhentians for more background info.