Diving

Fact Sheet about diving on the east coast of Malaysia (FAQ)

he most important facts like dive conditions and climate, a list of dive operators (for places where there are more than 10 dive centers I have listed dive centers not anymore), dive safety (addresses of the hyperbaric chambers), and how to get to the Perhentians, Lang Tengah, Redang island and Bidong on one page and ready to print.

Look at my website about dive sites on the east coast of Malaysia
Click here to look at underwater photos taken on the east coast of Malaysia

How to get to east Malaysia

Maps of Malaysia: Google maps


Malaysia (mainland and Borneo)

   

How to get to the Perhentians: To get there fly to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and then on to Kota Bharu, then bus / taxi to Kuala Besut, take ferry to Perhentian Islands

How to get to Redang: Fly to Kuala Terrenganu, take taxi to Merang, take ferry to Redang.

How to get to Lang Tengah: The dive operators will arrange transport from Merang

Perhentian islands

Dive operators in the Perhentians, Lang Tengah, Redang and Bidong

Sorry - but there are so many that I have decided not to list them anymore, it has become too much hassle to update all the information


General information about Malaysia

Weather averages in Kota Baharu

weather now (Kuala Terrenganu - Kota Baharu)

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Dive safety

Phone DAN (Divers Alert Network) outside Australia +61-8-8212 9242

Dive safety: contact DAN (Divers Alert Network) in Malaysia phone 05-930 4114

For more information about dive safety look at the excellent site of Diving Medicine Online or the dive safety page.

Hyperbaric chambers (or recompression chamber) in mainland Malaysia:

East coast: Kuantan Naval Base. Kuantan Mawilla Sail Diving Team, Tg. Gelang, 25990, Kuantan, Pahang Phone: 09 433 330 or 09-5833600 (I took this information from a webpage written in the Indonesian language)

West coast Malaysia:
Lumut (near Pangkor island): Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine of the Armed Forces Hospital Lumut Naval Base
Phone: 05 - 683 7090 ext 4071 Fax : 05 - 683 7169
Ipoh (Perak, West Malaysia) Phone: 605 2426237. Ask for doctor Lee Chin Thang

Singapore: The Singapore Naval Underwater Medicine Centre. Phone +65-6758 1733 (24-hours Emergency Hotline) / +65-6796 4197 (appointments)
Hyperbaric Medical Services, 1 Orchard Boulevard #08-05, Camden Medical, Centre, Singapore 248649, Phone: +65-6732 8552
Hyperbaric Medicine Centre, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Tan Tock Seng, Hospital, Basement 1, Singapore 308433, Phone: +65-6355 9021/2
www.hyperbaric-singapore.com / Medical Director: Dr Wong Ted Min

For more information about hyperbaric chambers look at the dive safety page.


More Information about scuba diving in south-east Asia

Description of dive sites

Asia: Burma / Thailand
Indonesia: Bali (east, north, south) / Nusa Tenggara (Lombok, Komodo, Flores, Alor) / Sulawesi (Bunaken, Manado, Bangka, Tukangbesi islands, Makassar and Selayar, Lembeh strait, Siau and Sangihe islands, Palu, Togian and Banggai islands) / Kalimantan
Malaysia: East coast (Perhentians, Redang) / Overview Borneo / Sabah and Sarawak / Lankayan / Mabul and Sipadan
Philippines: Visayas (Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Siquijor) / Sangat and Palawan (Tubbataha Reef)
Galapagos islands: center Galapagos, north Galapagos, southeast Galapagos, west Galapagos

Fact sheets

Bali - Borneo and Kalimantan - Burma and Thailand - Galapagos - Malaysia(east coast) - Manado, Lembeh and Siau islands - Nusa Tenggara (Lombok, Sumbawa, Komodo, Flores, Alor) - Moluccas (Ambon, Banda, Halmahera) - Palawan (Sangat, Tubbataha) - Sulawesi - Sulawesi central - Visayas (Bohol, Cebu, Negros, Siquijor)

Tauchplätze

Indonesien allgemein - Bali - Bali Nord - Bali Ost - Bali Süd - Bunaken - Bangka - Manado- Lembeh

Informations-Seiten

Bali - Bunaken, Manado, Lembeh, Siau

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