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Though my time was limited in Pulau Perhentian, I certainly enjoyed the trip... (We charted a boat for the full day from Pulau Redang to do some diving at the sites around the island).

All three dives were quite interesting: Temple of the Sea (and underwater sea mound), Vietnamese Wreck (Old US Landing Craft) , and Terumbu Tiga (Jumble of underwater boulders and swim throughs).

Even the ride over from Redang was quite entertaining. There are quite a number of flying fish in the area, and they would launch one after the other out of the boat's wake as we cruised by. (Quite amazing....)

As far as the islands themselves are concerned, the only place that I saw on dry land was Long Beach, which I'm told is the center of activity for the islands. Mostly just a strip of huts that serve as guest houses, dive shops, and restaurants for the back packers who came out here.

It did feel kind of funny making a beach landing here. Jump off the boat, and come wading up through the waves and walk right into a beach side shack for lunch. (Just like Magellan used to do , maybe...)

Anyway, if you are looking for a relaxed beach location with great diving, which hasn't been exploited by the developers yet, this is the place for you...

  • Last visit to Pulau Perhentian Kecil: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Feb 5, 2004
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2005 at 4:43 AM

    So you spent one of your birthdays underwater here! It looks like an interesting dive spot, Ken. I hope you are having another great birthday experience again today!!

  • mizzzthanggg's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2005 at 2:40 AM

    awh.. i'm touched u sent me a postcard from this page... thanks! perhentian has definitely some of the best divesites for me ever! definitely bad luck and maybe season wrt yr bad viz during yr stay... come back!!

  • sweetie_inc's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2005 at 10:19 PM

    great pic of the murray eel.. beautiful pictures u have there... I'm sure gonna visit this place this year.....

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2005 at 3:07 PM

    EEWWW, what an intro pic! Great shot! Really enjoyed this page.

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2005 at 5:58 PM

    Hi Ken, might pop over here soon. Looks like a great place to dive, how's the viz and depth? in the meantime, I'll have to figure out a less troublesome way to get here from S'pore.

  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2004 at 5:39 AM

    There are Lion fishes there? I will be there in 2 weeks' time. Yeah! Am just gonna do 2 dives. Thanks for sharing!

  • dragontml's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2004 at 9:42 PM

    wow, Ken. some really beautiful pictures of the underwater world ! ;-) thanks for sharing.

  • Dec 7, 2003 at 6:42 AM

    Great page, amazing pictures...I'm definitely going to try to visit!

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2003 at 11:40 AM

    Would love to visit this destination!

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2003 at 6:59 PM

    Anther Cool place we would not get to see but through you! Great under water shots!

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