7 Snorkeling Spots in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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7 Snorkeling Spots to explore in Malaysia

One of 17 megadiverse countries, home to large numbers of endemic species.

Kapas IslandKapas Island, Pulau Kapas, Terengganu, Malaysia

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 IslandLang Tengah Island, Pulau Lang Tengah, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

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.

Lankayan IslandLankayan Island, Malaysia

A small tropical coral resort island popular for its aquatic life. Green and hawksbill sea turtles make this island a key nesting spot in the Sulu Sea.

Manukan IslandManukan Island, Malaysia

Out of the five islands making up Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Manukan Island is the most popular island and features the most developed tourist facilities. It is covered in dense vegetation and has hiking trails.

Redang IslandRedang Island, Pulau Redang, 21090 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

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.

Sipadan IslandSipadan Island, Malaysia

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.

Tun Sakaran Marine ParkSemporna, Sabah, Malaysia

An archipelago with a unique blend of nature and marine biodiversity. Home to the nomadic Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsies) people, who live in stilt houses and houseboats in and around the marine park.