Destination Fact File
A truly amazing destination from a above and underwater perspective.
Diving in Malaysiais world class. Malaysia boasts some of the world’s best diving and it is fast becoming one of the leading dive destinations with one of the richest marine environments in the Indo-Pacific area. The incredible biodiversity of marine life coupled with beautiful islands, white sandy beaches and clear warm waters makes Diving in Malaysia a must for those seeking that special diving destination.
There are many diverse dive sites such as sloping reefs, coral blocks, wall dives, deep dives, drift dives and wreck dives. A dip below the glassy surface guarantees you an astounding experience, with a concentration of vibrant and exotic marine life rarely rivalled anywhere else in the world; magnificent coral reefs fringe the shoreline in a seemingly unending line.
From schooling Hammerhead Sharks, to huge schools of Barracudas and various species of Turtles, to the bizarre Frogfish and Ghost Pipefish, there is always something fascinating awaiting you when diving in Malaysia.
Malaysia Fact File
Malaysia is located in the tropics just north of the equator. It is divided into 2 parts; the Peninsula, situated between Thailand and Singapore and East Malaysia located on the Island of Borneo
, the third largest island in the world, bordering Brunei and Indonesia. The climate is hot and humid, averaging a temperature of 30°C (86°F). The Malaysian coastline is dotted with beautiful beaches and lined with warm blue seas and inland grows some of the world's oldest rainforest.
As one of the most diverse countries in South East Asia, not only does Malaysia offer world class diving but it also home to the world’s oldest rainforest, Taman Negara; meaning “National Park” in Malay. The mainland Peninsula seems to attract the most visitors. The Cameron Highlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist attraction. Originally founded by the British; there is a tea plantation, rolling hills, vegetable farms and is the highest point in Malaysia accessible by car. Penang is a must for food lovers; it is known as the food capital of Malaysia and has some of the world’s best street food. The food reflects the culture; based on a vibrant and interesting fusion of Chinese, Indian and Malay. The people of Malaysia are incredibly humble, friendly and welcoming. The city of Kota Bharu and its surrounds is possibly the most fascinating part of the Peninsula, but the least visited, with a remote beauty and rich culture. Kuala Lumpur, the Capital of Malaysia, is very cosmopolitan with many shopping malls, bars, clubs and restaurants on offer.
Mount Kinabalu lies on the Island of Borneo
, East Malaysia and is the highest mountain in South East Asia. For those who are animal lovers, orang-utan sanctuaries are plentiful in East Malaysia; apart from Sumatra, Borneo
is the only place where these loveable creatures can be found in the world.