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TOP 5 DIVE SPOTS IN MALAYSIA

SIPADAN ISLAND
12
33%
AUR ISLAND
0
No votes
PERHENTIAN ISLAND
6
17%
REDANG ISLAND
0
No votes
TIOMAN ISLAND
1
3%
TENGGOL ISLAND
0
No votes
PAYAR ISLAND
0
No votes
JARAK ISLAND
0
No votes
PERAK ISLAND a.k.a TUKUN PERAK
0
No votes
LANG TENGAH ISLAND
0
No votes
LAYANG-LAYANG ISLAND
4
11%
TARP
0
No votes
KAPAS ISLAND
1
3%
MABUL AND KAPALAI ISLAND
9
25%
POM POM ISLAND
2
6%
SONGSONG ISLAND
0
No votes
SEMBILAN ISLAND
0
No votes
LABUAN ISLAND
1
3%
BIDONG ISLAND
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 36

TOP DIVE SPOTS IN MALAYSIA

Post Number:#1  Postby Narco » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:14 am

Halo divers!

No doubts Malaysia is blessed with beautiful and prestine island and dive spots. Be it those in the Celebes, South China Sea, the mysterious Straits of Malacca and those sided to the Siam Gulf and all. Some might wonder, out of all dive spots in the country, which seems to be the most attractive and have been luring national and international divers to come over and over again.

It might be unfair to say this, but, lets vote and see which is the 'BEST'!
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Post Number:#2  Postby run » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:33 am

aiya...unfair. We have the peninsular area and Sabah sarawak.
Sabah sarawak waters are different than peninsular waters.
landscape also different.

Clean crystal waters with viz 20m ->sipadan dan the area of sabah
unlimited brand of beautiful nudis -> tenggol
beach bikinis and human nudis -> perhentian,
diver and snorkeler sharing dive spot ->redang island
cheap weekend escape -> tioman
technical dive or 5m less viz with occasional good viz->jarak, sembilan, payar
diving with singaporeans -> aur/dayang

please dont hate me with my rating and ranting :D
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Post Number:#3  Postby mamakpenang » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:49 am

haha...run, nice one
they forgot to include
1. song song island (sooner or later it will have a place for wreck dive)
2. penang island.... B-)
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Post Number:#4  Postby Narco » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:26 am

Run, unfair it is. Lets take it as a general poll.

Mamakpenang, added Songsong. But have to say no to Pulau Pinang (for now at least).. haha
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Re: TOP DIVE SPOTS IN MALAYSIA

Post Number:#5  Postby run » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:08 pm

Ya lar pulau pinang is not a dive hotspot. It's for people who wants to commit free diving with death certificate.
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Post Number:#6  Postby Narco » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:28 pm

Run, no yet for now. But with massive numbers of wreck around especially from WWII and much earlier than that, it can be one of the most challenging dive spot in the region if not in the world. Already there were talk on German sub, French ship, Japanese WWII wreck and stuff. Whow knows, Penang can be heaven for the techies.
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Post Number:#7  Postby Narco » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:18 pm

6 voters so far. Come on people, keep the votes coming!
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Re: TOP DIVE SPOTS IN MALAYSIA

Post Number:#8  Postby Chip » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:01 pm

run wrote:aiya...unfair. We have the peninsular area and Sabah sarawak.
Sabah sarawak waters are different than peninsular waters.
landscape also different.

Clean crystal waters with viz 20m ->sipadan dan the area of sabah
unlimited brand of beautiful nudis -> tenggol
beach bikinis and human nudis -> perhentian,
diver and snorkeler sharing dive spot ->redang island
cheap weekend escape -> tioman
technical dive or 5m less viz with occasional good viz->jarak, sembilan, payar
diving with singaporeans -> aur/dayang

please dont hate me with my rating and ranting :D


hahaha... so true, you hit the JACKPOT Run...  :D
i vote for Mabul... even though you might end up having s**t on top of your head while surfacing.... hehehe...  :D :D :D lots of Nudis, Stingray, Cuttlefish, Frogfish, Turtles, Crabs, Clear VC and sexy Japanese Diver... kekeke  :P
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Post Number:#9  Postby zaff1984 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:23 pm

ok voted for mabul, because of good visibility, many big fishes, got bajau laut & cheaper dive/accommodation.
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Post Number:#10  Postby Narco » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:31 pm

Tq Chip and Zaff! Tight close between Sipadan and Mabul!
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Re: TOP DIVE SPOTS IN MALAYSIA

Post Number:#11  Postby mamakpenang » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:58 am

my vote for mabul & kapalai island - free
sipadan island - not free hehe.... B-)
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Post Number:#12  Postby jade » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:57 pm

can i also suggest tukun perak and pulau sembilan to be in the list?
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Post Number:#13  Postby Narco » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:00 am

Thanks Jade. I'm adding Pulau Sembilan. Tukun Perak is actually there under Perak Island.. happy voting!!
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Re: TOP DIVE SPOTS IN MALAYSIA

Post Number:#14  Postby Malxn » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:57 am

Sipadan is the best!!!!!
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Post Number:#15  Postby run » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:02 am

:icon_thumright: way to go sipadan voters! including me  :laughing11:
love the big stuff there. go nuts about it
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Post Number:#16  Postby Narco » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:44 pm

Hehe.. 15 voters.. Keep em coming.
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Post Number:#17  Postby Narco » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:32 pm

Mabul and kapalai outnumbered Sipadan.. hmm..
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Re: TOP DIVE SPOTS IN MALAYSIA

Post Number:#18  Postby tunaturner » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:19 pm

Not eligible to vote, but this list is surely helpful. Thanks!  ;)
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Post Number:#19  Postby Narco » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:46 am

Everybody is qualified although we have not been to all the listed places. Cast your vote! hehe
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Post Number:#20  Postby tunaturner » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:56 pm

But I've only been to 2 of those listed. :P


Anyways, wondering what's the best dive site in semenanjung as those on the celebes sea sure win hands down, right?
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Post Number:#21  Postby Narco » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:19 pm

hehe.. as for me, nearly as the same. Perhentian is quite good. The east coast of the penisular is probably the best in comparison to the one in the straits of malacca.
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Post Number:#22  Postby rushd4n » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:32 pm

i vote for perhentian. because as per now, i only dive at perhentian island.. heheh :hello:
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Post Number:#23  Postby mamakpenang » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:41 pm

rushd4n,
no doubt perhentian island is a nice place to dive compare to redang island
i missed perhentian island..... B-)
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Post Number:#24  Postby Narco » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:14 pm

mamakpenang wrote:rushd4n,
no doubt perhentian island is a nice place to dive compare to redang island
i missed perhentian island..... B-)


Way to go rushd4n! I've missed perhentian for more than a year.

Mamakpenang, lets do perhentian.
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Post Number:#25  Postby run » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:44 pm

oh come on?? havent u guys been to tenggol?? perhentian way too many people. It is almost like a
foreign island. Main language other than terengganu's dialect is english. :D
listening to chinese converse in terengganu malay's dialect always amazes me
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Post Number:#26  Postby tunaturner » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:15 pm

Nak ikut pegi pehentian!!  :P


@run, I would love to do tenggol heard so much about it! But i reckon I should wait till I get my aow.
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Post Number:#27  Postby Narco » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:04 pm

run wrote:oh come on?? havent u guys been to tenggol?? perhentian way too many people. It is almost like a
foreign island. Main language other than terengganu's dialect is english. :D
listening to chinese converse in terengganu malay's dialect always amazes me


Aisey Run, Perhentian not so bad what.. I've never been to tenggol before. Alrite, Tenggol is written next on dive list destination 2012.
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Post Number:#28  Postby run » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:12 pm

tunaturner dun worry. What ever you heard about tenggol is over-exaggerated. OW is welcomed in and out tenggol.

Narco u should go. Lots of big stuff there and many type of nudis. tenggol is nudis heaven. Just snorkel a few feet from the shores u will get nudis easily.
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Re: TOP DIVE SPOTS IN MALAYSIA

Post Number:#29  Postby mamakpenang » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:55 am

run,
tenggol is nude's heaven??
no wonder divers keep coming back to tenggol,
narco,
change plan, lets go to tenggol..... B-)
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Post Number:#30  Postby joe » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:57 am

when is the tenggol or perhentian trip? is it true tioman is cheaper?
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