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Pulau Payar Marine Park

Jetty Point Complex, Langkawi, Malaysia
04-9667318
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Ranked #20 of 44 attractions in Langkawi
Type: Reefs, Parks, Water sports
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

it was a very beautiful beach with very clear water to see all the fishes swimming upon arriving at the jetty. Unfortunately the beach was not clean enough as there were still a lot of rubbish although there are some staff trying to clean up. Hope that all the beach goer do their part too by not littering. The kids... More

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Mornington, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is the best place we could find from Penang to do some snorkelling. Our tour was through East Marine Dive which provided our transfers to the Park. We got to the park early which was a bonus because the crowds arrive late morning which almost out number the fish. So being early we had the place to ourselves from... More

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Sarawak
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I bought the Pulau Payar snorkelling package from AB Motel for RM120, lunch and snorkelling gear provided. This tour takes a whole day (8am - 6pm). Most of the time is spent on transferring. We arrived around 11am and left around 2pm. Pros: 1) Beautiful view. 2) Crystal clear water (if you don't take into account the rubbish). 3) Lots... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was my first visit to any snorkeling destination and I must say that I was utterly impressed. The water was clean enough to see the huge number of fishes and also baby sharks. Also the colorful coral, in the deeper sea, was beautiful. However, there was some downsides like, garbage in the water, defective snorkeling device, very bad lunch... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Quite well organised for a tourist operation. Very sad to see the coral is dead and the amount of rubbish floating in the ocean around the island is a shock and disgrace on all of us. The fish were amazing. Found this trip frustrating as there were a lot of ppl in a small area and didn't feel much freedom.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Making a reservation is a challenge. Emailed any of the tour operators but no response. Calling them is like begging for information and mostly rude. After reaching the overcrowded Langkawi Coral's platform, only to be greeted by rude staff, telling us "We don't care, you can do whatever you wan!" Shocking experience, hearing this from a service industry. Snorkelling is... More

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is one of the highlights of my trip to Langkawi (just last weekend). Of course, normally, we don't like to see a shark in the sea, it means danger. But since these are baby sharks, I got excited. Weird thing is that the tours will tell you that the activity is hand-feeding of sharks but once there, "There is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The sea was rough for the 1 hour ferry ride there, the return trip was much better. Lots of fishes at the jetty as they were being fed there. Coral were dead, a disappointment indeed. But we saw a few young sharks swimming around, seem harmless. Only sea water for washing so do remember to bring your own water.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent place to go snorkelling! Staff is exceptional. You can book a day for 250RM with lunch. It's safe, beautiful area and corals.. Go to the platform (you will go to the beach swimming with sharks too), don't only book for the Pulau Payar beach or you will miss the most awesome.

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Shanghai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The beach was small and crowded. We arrived around 11 am and left at 3 pm. We had seen clearer water and better beach on an small island near Pucket, but the small sharks there at Pulau Payar were really cool. They are harmless as long as you keep your distance and keep away any food. Groups of colorful coral... More

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