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Would love to get some tips about diving /vacationing in Malaysia around easter time. Diving should of course be great (I hope), however no need for luxury accomodation. One consideration: we'll be travelling with a 6 month old baby, so no jungle treks to get there!

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A Sipadan-Kapalai-Mabul combo should be great for an all-round experience.

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i concur.

 

I was just at Sipadan Water Village.

there was a couple there with a newborn.

they alternated diving.

the staff was very accomodating.

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April is prime time for Layang Layang, but not quite the best journey with an infant. April is also prime for eastern peninsular Malaysian islands like the Perinthians, altho this is hearsay from a expat diver living in Singapore with whom I correpond with.

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Mabul Resort(SMART), great accomodation, the staff love kids and are very kid friendly. Of course, not forgetting great diving at Sipadan and Mabul and nearby Kapalai too. Travel is by flight into Kota Kinabalu then Tawau or directly to Tawau and land transfer to Semporna and after that, speedboat transfer to Mabul island.

 

Layang Layang would very much be hit and miss as the main attraction there is the schooling hammerheads. I've met guys at Mabul who were at Layang2 for a week and didn't see any!

 

As for East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, I don't think Perhentian would be very suitable for infants/young children. If you do want to head to the East Coast, my suggestion would be Tioman, at best. Plenty of proper resorts/hotels instead of the 'diver' version of resort. You can fly direct too, from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.

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Thank you all for the input!!

If you have more, keep it coming

 

:-)

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Although diving in Tioman is better now than it was in the past few years, I think Redang still has an edge. It is higher North, near Perhentian. The latter offers mostly basic accomodation, while Redang has some nice resorts (the Berjaya, in particular), and you can fly there from KL as well.

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