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Langkawi ~ Diving at Pulau Payar


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Pulau Payar (Payar Island) boasts of a spectacularly beautiful dive site at its rocky southwestern end called "Coral Garden"; where rocky slopes are nearly fully covered with brightly soft coral, and dark green tree like dandroid and multitudes of sea fans and cone shells thrive in its deeper waters.



The Pulau Payar Marine Park is the first marine park to be established off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It includes the islands of Pulau Payar, Pulau Lembu, Pulau Segantang and Pulau Kaca which are surrounded by coral reefs.
 
None of the island is inhabited, except by on-duty officers of the Fisheries Department, who enforce the law. Fishing, either for hobby or commercial, is strictly prohibited around the islands


Water temperature: 26C (79F) to 29C (84F)
Suit: 3mm or 5mm shortie
Visibility:5 to 15 metres (15 - 45 feet)


Other popular dive sites are the flat terrain to the east of the island, and the area to its west around Pulau Segantang that offers steep diving condition. The latter also provides an added incentive: you can literally have various sea creatures as company as you swim and explore. The park offers a variety of diving conditions, from flat terrain to more challenging steep slopes.



Don't be surprised by the sheer number and variety of sea squirts, sea slugs, hermit crabs, feather starfish, sea anemone, lion fish, barracudas, rainbow runners, rock fish and ghost fish out to befriend the curious and admiring diver.

Type of Diving
Coral gardens in flat terrain to the east of the islands and sloping walls to the west around Pulau Segantang

Marine Life
Black-tip reef sharks, groupers, barracuda, parrotfish, pufferfish, angelfish, bannerfish

When to Go
Pulau Langkawi is a year round destination, but the rainy season from June to September can cause rougher seas and lower visibility, July and August are the worst months for rainfall. The best time would be from the month of February until November.

Dive Trips
Here we offer dive trips for Pulau Payar diving which includes 2 boat dives. Daily Dive trips can be arranged for exploring the different dive sites. For those without a dive certificate but wanting to experience diving, there is also an introduction to diving, where experienced dive-master will guide you through this overwhelming experience at Payar.

 

 


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