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Kids Snorkeling

Snorkeling is so much fun. Since I can snorkel, this is one of my activities on vacation. If you've never done it, definitely do it! So when I snorkel in the Perhentian Islands.... I see colorful fish everywhere among the coral.
I've been snorkeling for ten years now. When I was four, and had swimming lessons for about three months, I already started snorkeling. So you do not need to have a swimming diploma to snorkel, but you do have to be water-free. Don't be afraid to put your head in the water and don't panic immediately if some water ends up in your mouth.

Malaysia has some of the most pristine and vibrant coral reefs in Southeast Asia. The weather in this country is tropical. It is warm, humid and rainy all year round - with a large amount of rain during the annual monsoon seasons. That is on the east coast of the mainland from October to February. There are also beautiful snorkelling islands here.
During the whole year the average water temperature is 26 to 30 ° C. Visibility in the water is generally clear and can reach as deep as 40 meters on perfect days.


Find the differences

Malaysia is part of the so-called “coral triangle”. This consists of the countries Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. In this triangle you will find the largest variety of marine life in the world. In this triangle you will find a beautiful underwater world. It is estimated to contain 30% of the world's beautiful coral reefs and 35% of the world's tropical reef fish. There are over 350 colorful coral species to be found throughout Malaysia.


Several of the vibrant reefs are close to the water's surface, making them easily accessible to anyone snorkeling. In well protected areas, it is quite easy to see green sea turtles, clownfish (including ocellaris clownfish, best known as "Nemo"), several species of angelfish and even blacktip reef sharks and manta rays.
On the east coast of Malaysia you will find tropical islets surrounded through clear blue water where you can enjoy snorkeling. They offer a wealth of great snorkeling spots. The enchanting Perhentian Islands (Kecil and Besar), where you can easily snorkel with sea turtles and sharks, are certainly the most visited among them. Don't be afraid of sharks, because they are small; large ones do not occur.
Op For example, Pulau Besar you can snorkel from the beach at Teluk Pauh, Teluk Keke and Flora Bay. Many other spots can be reached by boat trips, such as Fish Point, Shark Point or, outside the main islands, Rawa Island.
Together with Pulau Redang (where the beautiful coral reefs are best preserved) and 6 other islands, the Perhentian makes up the Pulau Redang Marine Park, off the coast of the province of Terengganu. The hotels on all the islands all offer trips to the best snorkeling areas. You will then take a small boat out to the crystal clear waters of a nearby coral reef.
Further south is Pulau Tenggol also a good snorkeling spot, as well as Pulau Tioman and the surrounding smaller islands. Unlike the east coast, the west coast of the peninsula is not known for its coral reefs, with the exception of the islands Langkawi and Pulau Payar, where snorkeling is reasonable.


Several of the vibrant reefs are close to the water's surface, making them easily accessible to anyone snorkeling. In well protected areas, it is quite easy to see green sea turtles, clownfish (including ocellaris clownfish, best known as "Nemo"), several species of angelfish and even blacktip reef sharks and manta rays.
On the east coast of Malaysia you will find tropical islets surrounded through clear blue water where you can enjoy snorkeling. They offer a wealth of great snorkeling spots. The enchanting Perhentian Islands (Kecil and Besar), where you can easily snorkel with sea turtles and sharks, are certainly the most visited among them. Don't be afraid of sharks, because they are small; large ones do not occur.
Op For example, Pulau Besar you can snorkel from the beach at Teluk Pauh, Teluk Keke and Flora Bay. Many other spots can be reached by boat trips, such as Fish Point, Shark Point or, outside the main islands, Rawa Island.
Together with Pulau Redang Peninsular Malaysia is undoubtedly a great destination for snorkeling. However, the real "must" for snorkeling is without a doubt Malaysian Borneo, and especially the province of Sabah. The islands off Sabah are known as one of the best diving and snorkeling locations in Asia. The small islands off the coast of Sabah are the perfect travel destination for tourists eager to explore and snorkel in remote places teeming with wildlife. The 5 islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, including Pulau Manukan, Pulau Sapi, and Pulau Gaya, are located on the east side of Sabah, not far from the capital Kota Kinabalu. This is an easily accessible area. Langkayan Island (surrounded by vibrant coral reefs, where you can spot sea turtles, rays and sharks), Selingan Island (also known as 'Turtle Island', famous for its nesting beaches), Mataking Island (with its sparkling white sands and enchanting blue waters) and island Sipadan, described by Jacques Cousteau as a "Untouched Piece of Art", are all great and exclusive places to snorkel.
Also the small islands like Mabul and Kapalai, however are definitely worth a snorkeling trip!

 

 

 

 

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