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Malaysia :: Perhentian Islands

The two paradise islands of Perhentian Besar (big) and Perhentian Kecil (small) lie around 21 kilometers off the coast of Kuala Besut on the eastern coast of the Malay Peninsular. They used to be a stop off point for traders and merchants plying the waterways, hence the name "one stop island". The islands now form part of the Terengganu Marine Park and are home to many species of reef fish, coral and other marine creatures. There are several dive sites around the two islands all quickly and easily accessible by local dive boat.

With thanks to Gan from Bubbles Dive Resort who supplied some of the maps for Perhentian dive sites in this section.


Perhentians at a glance

Accommodation : Bungalow

Highlights : Idyllic paradise surroundings, crystal clear waters.

Average cost of a dive : $20

Dive Sites : 10+

Dive Operators : 2+

Getting there : Boat from mainland 1 hour

Off Season : Nov / Feb


The map below is interactive so click on the dive site to get more details.

perhentian islands dive sites


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