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Diving in Malaysia

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Asia

Diving in Malaysia

32

Regions

393

Dive Spots

4.3K

Dive logs

Introducing Malaysia

Small-yet-vibrant Malaysia comes in toward the top of the list because of a similar level of biodiversity to its neighbors. From whale sharks to great whites, huge whales to small nudibranchs, the nation split between a peninsula and the island of Borneo has much to offer for the adventurer.

What to Expect When Diving in Malaysia

Coral Reef
Wreck
Wall
Muck
Artificial Reef
Cenote & Blue hole
Aquarium
Cave
Ruins
Channel
Altitude
Kelp

Travel Tips

When to dive

April through December

Climate

Equatorial

Language

Malay, Chinese, Tamil, English

Health and Safety

It’s recommended to carry cash and only use credit cards in major businesses, as the plastic system is new and easily exploited. Most water in Malaysia is drinkable. In case of emergency, Malaysia has a comparatively good healthcare system for the region.

Be Aware

Public restrooms cost money in most places. This isn’t a scam, it’s merely the norm. Even dive sites in the middle of nowhere might require small change for restrooms.

Costs

A bit more than Indonesia, but certainly not nearly as expensive as Singapore. Malaysia has something for every diver’s budget.

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