Perhentian Islands! Diving heaven


Beach and palm trees everywhere, with shiny happy people are having a blast in the sun, and at night the smell of Island fresh fish cooking on the large outdoor barbecues, under the stars.
Malaysia is running a campaign to get people to come and they should as the place is absolutely what the doctor ordered if you look real hard you can find a TV but the order of the day is books and naps.

Scuba diving is big here with Quiver Dive Team one of the busier shops offering “DSD- discover scuba dives”; try dives and intro dives, to people that have never dived before. Quite a few that starts with the “DSD” continuing on and becoming PADI Open water divers. The Perhentian islands are ideal for scuba diving courses with small waves and lots of dive sites within view of the beach. Doing a PADI Advanced Open Water is a good deal as well as they have a couple of wrecks near by that are a lot of fun, like the Sugar wreck which has many different types of schools of fish, from small barracuda rainbow runners and damsels. Anemone fish which is the family that Nemo comes from having allot of the damsel family tree on display here. There are also great barracuda that can get to be up to 2 meters long. A few hardy few don’t stop at the “AOW” but keep going until they become dive-masters.

The living in the Perhentian islands is free and easy, with lots of cheap beach bungalows and cheap hotels available. If you are looking for an exclusive beach resort in Malaysia this would be an excellent place to start.

About the Author:
Fred Tittle has lived and worked in holiday vacation resorts his entire life, from Lake Geneva’s Playboy Club, as a rock jock for KSPN FM in Aspen Colorado, he became a PADI Pro Scuba Diver in Hawaii, diving on Maui, Kauai, Kona on the big island, and Waikiki on Oahu. He now owns EcoSea Dive in Sihanoukville Cambodia where he teaches SSI and PADI scuba diving courses and runs liveaboards in the gulf of Thailand and Asia adventure tours,

Fred’s new project where he reviews cheap hotels , budget guesthouses, discount accommodations and cheap international flights, but is really an excuse to go scuba diving on vacation more, Fred is in Beijing China with Xiamen China the next stop.