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#1 Dan swain

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

Hi im in KL Malaysia for 10 days on the 26th of this month just wondered if anyone knew any dive locations and dive centers.

Many thanks Dan,

#2 iDreamOfBubbles

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

How far are you willing to go, and what's your budget?

If you're to travel a little bit longer, than Sipadan!!!!
Some of the best diving in Asia, and only two flights, a car ride, and a short car ride away! You may not have any lucky getting a permit, or even finding a place to stay on Mabul at such a short notice, but I believe it's the off season, so you never know.

If Sip doesn't doesn't work out, then maybe hop on a flight to Phuket, Thailand, and do some day-trips, or see if you could catch a last-minute liveaboard to the Similans.

Best of luck

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

Redang island is supposed to be fairly good. It's an overnight trip on a bus/ferry.

If you get time/visa, sipadan is amazing. and well worth the trek.

#4 Dan swain

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

Hi thanks for your responses

I fancy sipadan but only going to be doing 3 days diving in Malaysia so im guna save sipadan for when i have more time. Im traveling to thailand after Malaysia so just want some were near by to blow the cobwebs off =]

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

Perhentian and Aur isn't bad either. Avoid Tioman.

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#6 gumbyDives

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

I spent a few days on Tioman in Aug 2011. The diving wasn't memorable for me, but it was a fine place to get wet. Nothing I saw would lead me to avoid Tioman, but I wouldn't build a dive vacation around it either... I dove with one of the foreign-run shops at the edge of town. Tiger Reef (?) had good rock formations and nice topside scenery with snorkling. That and a small sunk fishing boat are about all I do remember.

I recall there are frequent flights from KL directly to Tioman. We drove from Melaka (south of KL) to the port town and took a ferry over. That journey took ~6 hours. We were happy with the Berjaya resort, but there's plenty of backpacker through boutique hotel options - if you can find them online. We did Berjaya primarily because it was hard to get information about the lodging options ahead of time. We showed up a day early and stayed at a backpacker joint on the north end of the island for a night before walking south to Berjaya.

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