Snorkeling in Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Islands are well known for its crystal clear waters and magnificent underwater world. For snorkelers, your experience on the island shall be nothing short of awesome due to the abundance of marine life in shallow coastline that runs along many places around the island.


Many resorts on the island are facing towards the house of reef. Therefore, you have the freedom to snorkel right in front of your resort. You will be surprised by what you can find in the waters even only knees deep.

You can easily rent the snorkel gear from the resort (about RM15.00 per day) and start snorkeling. There are many operators and resorts that offer snorkeling trips around the two islands. There are a few packages varying from one and a half hours to a full day.

The trip cost varies from RM 35 – RM 60 per person, depending on the duration and stops. Some packages include the rental equipment. For those with less swimming experience, worry not because lifejackets are readily available for rent.

There are numerous popular snorkeling spots around Perhentian Island such as Shark Point, Teluk Pauh and Tanjung Basi. Each spot has its own identity. Your snorkeling experience might differ from one spot to the other. For example, you might encounter turtles in one spot and sharks in another.

For a closer action with the fishes, you can bring along a loaf of bread and let the fishes eat it out of your hands. The diversity and beauty of the marine life is truly beyond our imaginations.