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Pulau Payar Marine Park

Jetty Point Complex, Langkawi, Malaysia
04-9667318
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Ranked #19 of 44 attractions in Langkawi
Type: Reefs, Parks, Water sports
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you are a first time snorkeler or have kids who snorkel than this was a great day out. However if you have snorkeled some beautiful pristine sites before than don't bother. The variety of fish was poor, the coral is dead and the amount of rubbish in the water was disgusting. We went as we had young kids and... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We joined East Marine and not go to Platform and the provider is professional. It is very good to have such snorkeling experience in the beach instead of Platform. It is an amazing experience with swimming around the fish, little sharks. The water is very clear and all the things are fantastic. But there is an improvement that no fresh... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

it is worth a visit to this park where u can scuba dive with life jackets on n be one among the wonderful friendly baby sharks n colourful tropical fishes my advise pack ur snack or suffer hunger the food they serve EW....

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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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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