Exploring the oceanic floor of Malaysia through snorkeling
Malaysia is one of the best diving and snorkeling spots in Southeast Asia that provides sparkling blue waters, safe beaches and good facilities for enjoying various water-based activities. After monsoon, the beaches of Malaysia transforms into an exotic getaway destination for snorkelers who are amazed to see the rainbow-colored coral.
Snorkelers can swim along the coral reefs where you will come across exotic underwater species like colorful starfish, whale sharks and rare green sea turtles. As Malaysia is famous for its sandy beaches and water related activities, there are numerous places to try snorkeling in the country.
Snorkeling destinations in Malaysia: -
The blue water of Malaysia filled with color-filled coral and fish gives the best snorkeling experience. If you want to enjoy the experience, head towards Terengganu’s coastline or Tioman Island. You can also try this activity in the shallow water of Langkawi’s Pulau Payar Marine Park, where you will come across several bright colored tiny fishes, friendly sharks and many more.
Trying snorkeling off the beach: -
You don’t always have to rent a boat to go deep into the sea to enjoy the underwater species. You can opt for beach snorkeling, where even if you stand in the ankle length water, you can spot coral and tiny fishes. Walk along the jetty at the Marine Park and jump into the water to take a glimpse of hard corals which is situated just 9 to 18 feet deep.
Take some tips before trying snorkeling: -
Ask the trainers to book a boat for you to reach the place. Also, bargain for the price of a boat ride. Never touch a coral, no matter how beautiful or inviting it looks. Since, your touch can damage the corals. Here are a few things you must know to make snorkeling experience a fun:
- Make sure the mask and fins are properly fitting
- Always keep your mask clean with mild soap and also clean the glass. Ensure to make it dry after the wash
- Always, take expert advice before going into the water and take necessary precautions.
- If you are experiencing snorkeling for the first time, it is recommended to take prior training.