Diving in Malaysia has been largely concentrated in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and the west coast of Sabah, in East Malaysia. With the discovery of Sipadan Island, off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia became an international diving destination with throngs of divers flocking to the island from all over the world. There is something to offer divers of all experience levels.

In the east coast of Malaysia, the islands of Pulau Tioman, Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Redang, are well-known locally and regionally. Pulau Tenggol, Pulau Aur, Pulau Dayang, through the years of development, have become internationally known diving destinations in Malaysia too. The diversity of marine life and its rate of growth are prolific in this area.


Currency Malaysian Ringgit (RM), (MYR)
Language Bahasa Melayu
Capital Kuala Lumpur
Electricity Three-Square UK Plug
Government Federal Government of Malaysia
Timezone UTC +8
Calling Code +60
Network Providers Celcom, Maxis, DiGi, UMobile, TuneTalk
National Airline Malaysia Airlines

Located across the South China Sea is the beautiful, serene island of Tenggol. It is 26 km from the mainland of Kuala Dungun in the Malaysian state of Terengganu. The island is filled with rocky terrain amidst the lush jungle forests and stretches 50 hectares, 2 km at the widest point and 3 km at length.

Tioman Island was once rated as the Top Ten Most Beautiful Islands in the World. It is one of Malaysia's most popular islands, where the white sand beaches overhung by towering palm trees are lapped by clear, calm, and warm water teeming with all sorts of tropical marine life.

Sipadan is a must see if you are diving in Asia. It is an anomaly – being an oceanic island, rising 600m from the deep seabed, yet less than an hour from the mainland. Sipadan is blessed with deep waters and rich currents and it sits in the coral triangle teeming with macro-life.