Quick Facts

Malaysia is blessed with many wonderful diving locations, and offers world class diving at places like Pulau Sipadan. Many dive sites are ideal for the new divers with easy diving and healthy reefs off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Scuba diving in Malaysia is suitable for all levels of divers as the water are generally calm, and reefs are protected. For scuba training courses, we recommend that the training can be conducted in Pulau Tioman due to ease of travel and relatively easy diving for beginners. Other suitable training locations for beginner includes Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Redang. For the experienced divers, try visiting Pulau Tenggol or Pulau Sipadan, suitable for those who want to explore environments such as drift dives or deep dives.

Diving Season

In Peninsular Malaysia, diving season starts from Mar – October every year, although in November diving is sometimes still possible. During monsoon season in Peninsular Malaysia from November – February, we recommend our divers to complete their training at Phuket, Thailand or East Malaysia, Sabah. In East Malaysia, diving is possible whole year around.

Recommended Training

Take the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty to help you hover effortlessly over the coral reef, or consider taking PADI Deep Diver Specialty to explore the depths safely while managing proper techniques.

You may want to consider signing up for Enriched Air Nitrox to extend your dive time, or perhaps, taking the Digital Underwater Photography to capture the beauty of underwater scenery.

Find out more how you can expand your skills and experiences by taking PADI Specialty.

Dive Schedule

Our instructors are familiar diving around South East Asia region, and can assist you to plan your perfect dive trip with your friends and families. We will generally recommend suitable dive sites which are acceptable for your level of diving and experience. In addition, we cater dive trips by arranging travel logistics, resorts rooms, diving and special requirements based on case to case basis. You can also join in our in-house dive trips which are arranged within South East Asia. These trips are operated on a monthly basis and coordinated by our dive staff. You can see our annual dive trips for 2019 here or email us at divetravel@scuba-dobedo.com