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Pulau Payar Marine Park

Address: Jetty Point Complex, Langkawi, Malaysia
Phone Number: 04-9667318
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Pulau Payar Marine Park Snorkeling Tour from...
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Ranked #19 of 38 Attractions in Langkawi
Type: Parks, Reefs, Water sports, Outdoors
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

We arrived early and had picked a good spot. The water is crystal clear and you can even see the fishes.. the fishes were swimming right up to the beach... spotted a lot of black-tip reef baby shark just by the beach and a lot more under the bridge... will definitely come back.. fantastic place for those who enjoy snorkeling...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Teaming with unsupervised tourists throwing food to sharks as others ares swimming in water. Accident waiting to happen.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

If you are on the island and can accept long transfer times and non individual treatment it is worth to have a look. They make sure you are always back in time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The area given to tourist from the operator is rather crowded and the seabed is stirred up by the people. Fishes are few and the sharks not very visible. Private charter to some other hidden beaches might be better. That said, the area is good for families with young children.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

My family and I, visited Pulau Payar Marine Park on a one-day trip from Kuah, Langkawi in November 2014. To start with the good things about the day trip: the water and marine life when snorkeling was great. Plenty of colorful fish and baby sharks swimming in the shallow waters just at the beach - amazing! Secondly, the price of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

East Marine were good - picked me up from my hotel in Penang and dropped me back there, provided good food and equipment. Visibility wasn't great, but there was plenty to see. Nice professional bunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The boat ride to Pulau Payar takes about 1 hour. But that's how far we have to travel to reach a site that is suitable for snorkelling. Was genuinely surprised by the blue waters. There are schools of fishes and adorable baby sharks swimming close to the small stretch of beach. BUT, they are only there because there are people... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Langkawi is known for its beautiful beaches and nice hotel. But not so many snorkeling or diving place. This is one of the place you can actually dive with clear blue sea. Maybe people gone to Thailand to dive cos the beaches are far more nicer. Nevertheless, the place is so-so and you can always snorkel or dive here. The... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited Pulau Payar today, water is beautiful like pictures but there is a dissappointing amount of rubbish in water and no staff cleaning this. I think this place has potential add some maintenance, friendly and experienced staff, music/restaurant to create a better atmosphere and I would rate higher. Basic Marine Park for beginner snorkellers, you may be disappointed if you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Went on a day trip for scuba diving. I was happy with everything and was lucky with the weather. It's a shame that there is so much rubbish in the water and the beach, really spoils the beauty of the place and, most importantly, we are leaving a nasty print. Being a reserve, I would have expected more. Also, no... More

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