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Diving Malaysia Jan/Feb

  • BlueMarley

    Joined Travelfish
    7th May, 2011
    Posts: 10

    I need some help here. I'm hoping to travel in Malaysia from end of Jan to early Feb and I'm not sure where to go. It seems the weather can be quite different depending on what coast or Borneo you are on. The east coast sounds fantastic but I guess it's in the rainy season? I'd like some good beaches and diving, also like trekking, culture. Any suggestions and help figuring out the weather would be much appreciated. Thank you.

    #1 Posted: 15/8/2011 - 09:31

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  • joneseyo

    Joined Travelfish
    11th December, 2011
    Posts: 3

    I'm meeting Bluemarley there in Jan, so would also be very interested in any suggestions! Also should we be pre-booking somewhere to stay at this time of year in Malaysia?

    #2 Posted: 11/12/2011 - 01:15

  • inspiredbyk-
    rissi

    Joined Travelfish
    9th December, 2011
    Posts: 68

    If you wanted to skip Borneo then you can always give the Perhentians ago on the Peninsular. They are where i got qualified and I have heard form people ever since its probably the best valued site for diving in SEA. I would highly recommened Turtle Bay Divers on Perhentian Kecil.

    #3 Posted: 18/12/2011 - 07:54

  • joneseyo

    Joined Travelfish
    11th December, 2011
    Posts: 3

    Glad you liked it there! It looks great, but every company I've contacted says they don't start diving there until at least Feb, usually March. So we are looking for somewhere on the west side of peninsular if there is anywhere? Thanks!

    #4 Posted: 18/12/2011 - 13:54

  • inspiredbyk-
    rissi

    Joined Travelfish
    9th December, 2011
    Posts: 68

    Ahh yes you are right. The east coast is not in season untill at the very least February. Sorry dude i forgot. With regards to the West coast.i have no idea. Try and contact the schools on the East and ask them if they know of anywhere.

    Good luck and happy diving :)

    #5 Posted: 21/12/2011 - 00:11

  • psyclist

    Joined Travelfish
    2nd January, 2012
    Posts: 2

    Your only choice in Jan/Febr is Langkawi in West Malaysia. Otherwise it will be Borneo

    #6 Posted: 2/1/2012 - 21:08

  • jonseyo

    Joined Travelfish
    23rd May, 2011
    Posts: 3

    Thanks! We've actually decided to go to East Malaysia. We're trying to book Sipadan, but we've left it pretty late. If you hear of any openings Jan 25-30th let me know! Some of the other diving around there looks pretty spectacular too!

    #7 Posted: 2/1/2012 - 21:17

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