7 Snorkeling Spots to explore in Malaysia
One of 17 megadiverse countries, home to large numbers of endemic species.
Kapas Island is located nearby the city of Kuala Terengganu in the eastern part of the peninsula. Kapas Island is only 2 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide. It is a tiny island that travelers mainly visit for relaxation, sunbathing, diving and especially snorkeling as the corals around Kapas are very nice.
Lang Tengah Island is located between the two very popular tropical islands Perhentian and Redang northeast of the Peninsular Malaysia. Compared to Perhentian and Redang it is a small island, people mainly visit the island to dive and snorkel.
Redang Island is situated off the coast of Terengganu and it has been a popular destination for as long as one remembers when it comes to diving, snorkeling and enjoying the sandy beaches and clear waters. Redang Island, or Pulau Redang, is part of the protected marine areas, also known as Terengganu Marine Park, which is meant to conserve the ecosystem and biodiversity of flora and fauna of the island.
Formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop. Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 400 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. Sipadan Island was at the top of Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine Gold List for 'The Top Dive Destination in the World.