Scuba diving in Perhentian 3 days 2 nights 5 dives including hotel

(432 customer reviews)


Package Highlights

  • Five (5) fun dives at different locations
  • Chance to see turtles, cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopuses, nudibranchs and much more

Use code TRAVL for discount up to RM 300. Valid for 3 more days.

Pick a schedule

First day:
08:00-09:00 - Boat transfer from Kuala Besut jetty to Perhentian island
09:00-09:15 - Arriving in Perhentian, registration, meet your instructor
09:30-12:00 - Hotel check-in and rest
12:30-14:00 - Briefing and first fun dive
15:00-17:00 - Briefing and second fun dive

Second day:
08:30-10:00 - Briefing and third fun dive
12:30-14:00 - Briefing and fourth fun dive

Third day:
08:30-10:00 - Briefing and fifth fun dive
11:00-12:00 - Hotel checkout

Please take note that after your last dive, you must wait 18 hours before taking a flight. Please plan your departure accordingly.

What's included in your package?
  • You will be accompanied by a PADI Instructor
  • All dive equipment
  • 5 dives
  • Hotel/Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Boat transport from Kuala Besut jetty to Perhentian Island and return trip
What's NOT included in your package?
  • Food – breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Underwater photo

Dorm Room at Quiver Dive Resort in Coral Bay

Available amenities: Aircon, Private bathroom, Shower with hot water

Standard Room at Senja Bay Resort

Available amenities: Aircon rooms, Private bathroom, Shower with hot water, Cafe

Deluxe Room at Cocohut Longbeach

Available amenities: Aircon, Private bathroom, Shower with hot water

How To Get There

How To Get There

In order to reach Perhentian, you need to take a ferry/boat from a town called Kuala Besut. You can go there with one of the following options:

By Flight

  • This is, by far, the fastest option. However, if you are also flying back after diving, you must wait at least 18 hours (24 hours recommended) before flying, otherwise you risk getting decompression sickness, also known as “The Bends”.  Plan your flight timings accordingly.
  • You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to either Kota Bharu or Kuala Terengganu. It’s a one hour flight either way.
  • Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Malindo and Firefly all have flights from Kuala Lumpur.
  • After landing, you can take a taxi to the Kuala Besut Jetty. It’s about one hour from Kota Bharu, or one and a half hour from Kuala Terengganu.

By Bus

  • This is a cheaper alternative to flying, but takes significantly more time.
  • It takes about 8 hours to get from Kuala Lumpur too Kuala Besut by bus.
  • If you reach Kuala Besut after 4pm, you will most likely have to spend the night there and take a boat to Perhentian in the morning.
  • You can book bus tickets online using websites such as CatchThatBus and EasyBook.

By Car

  • You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to to Kuala Besut Jetty (approx.7 hours drive) by following these directions:
  • Follow Highway MRR2 to Gombak Toll on Karak Highway
  • Continue with East Coast Expressway to Kuala Terengganu (Gemuruh) exit
  • Take the left exit to Sungai Tong, Hulu Caluk
  • Drive straight to AH18 to Kg Bukit Balai Jerteh
  • Turn right to T153 Kampung Kuala Besut , Kuala Besut Jetty

After reaching Kuala Besut Jetty, you need to take the boat to Perhentian Island

  • A two-way boat ticket will cost you about RM70. Drop us a message at if you would like us to book this for you.
  • You can also hire a private boat, but keep in mind that this will be significantly more expensive. It will cost RM400 or more.
  • Before getting on the boat, you will need to pay an environmental fee. The fee is RM5 for Malaysians and RM30 for foreigners.
  • Boats leave from Kuala Besut to Perhentian once an hour from 8am to 5pm.
  • To get back to Kuala Besut, you can take the boat from Perhentian at 8am, 12pm or 4pm.
  • The boat ride will take about 45 minutes.

Payment & Cancellation

Payment & Cancellation


  • Upon booking, full price will be collected.
  • You will receive a confirmation email in 24 hours or less.
  • If your dates are not available, we will suggest alternative dates.


  • If you cancel 7 days or more before your booked date, you will receive a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel 6 days or less before your booked date, no refund will be issued.

Other Information

  • An Open Water Diver license is required for this package.
  • Minimum age is 10 years old.
  • Dive season is from Mid March till End October.
  • It is advisable to bring enough cash for the entire duration of your stay because there is no ATM on the island.
  • A medical questionnaire must be completed before starting any course. A single “yes” answer will require you to be examined by a doctor to ensure that you are medically fit to dive. It is advisable to review this form before arriving on Perhentian as there is no doctor on the island.
  • Registered name of the traveller must be corresponding with photograph documentation (e.g. ID or passport). Dive operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveller fails to provide photographed documentation of their own.

432 reviews for Scuba diving in Perhentian 3 days 2 nights 5 dives including hotel

  1. Minsih

    Brigitte and her team were super accommodating and they have plenty of boats, instructors and dive masters so they are very flexible to meet your needs, wish we could have dived with them more. They are on perhentian besar ( at Mamas resort) and kecil ( long beach)

  2. Fabian g

    I did my open water course here and it was really good. The staff is so kind and helpful and my instructur (Harun) was the best. If you go to perhentian to dive, I would highly recommend turtle bay divers.

  3. stzx89

    I was really upset with Mel as my booking was messed up. I initially booked for 8 persons but subsequently added on more divers. I did change my hotel booking through Mel as well. I messaged her 3 times and called to confirm that she got my email and changes, to which she replied OK. Travelling with 14 divers, I had a gut feeling something was not right before the trip, so I emailed her again (I felt like a pest – seriously) to ask for a FORMAL email confirmation. She did, with the correct details. I was so relieved! But but but ….. they messed it up. I dont know if its d’rock garden or Mel’s fault, cause she never picked up my call. But just beware. Onto the diving.. My friends and I liked diving with our dive instructor – Hanness and Flo, super awesome people! But thought the execution of the dives could be better – swimming too fast, couldn’t take our time to take pics etc. Could be rated higher if the last dive was better – the visibility was so bad (5m or less). While I understand these things are luck-based, I dont blame the school for the bad visibility but I strongly felt the dive master should have aborted the dive – the vis was so bad and one of our divers and the second DM lost the group and surfaced (that was the extent of how bad the vis was) Strongly recommended if you’re taking courses though or if you’re a new diver. They ensure you 1:4 divers which is VERY GOOD. They also took the time to ensure you log your dives down after EVERY dive and to go through the marine life you saw during the dives. Very very professional, I must say.

  4. Samira M

    Me and my Boyfriend did our Open Water Dive Course at Quiver Dive Center. Although there where some cheaper places on the island, Quiver seemed the most professional one and so we decided to go for them. We did not regret that decision in one Moment – the school has everything we could ask for. Well maintained equipment, Good Classrooms, Friendly staff.It was only us two who where teached by Alex, an experienced, friendly, funny and helpful person who enjoys talking a lot 😉 We never had the feeling he would rush us too much, yet he was pretty demanding when it comes to doing the homework or doing an exercise right – even if that means you will have to do it 5 times to get it right. In the end that’s what it takes to make one a good, secure diver who knows what he/she does under water!! He was very patient and explained every question we had. Also, he knows a lot about aquatic life and always points out the interesting stuff under water.The only thing Quiver Dive should really work on where the toilets – some of the worst I have seen in Malaysia. Apart from that, the experience was very good and I’d recommend everyone to dive with Quiver Dive.

  5. NicoEff

    I had an excellent experience thanks to talented, qualified, and supportive teachers. I went on my very first discover scuba dive with Alex and Rachel. They talked to me extensively about what to expect while diving as well as safety protocols and procedures. I was actually very nervous before talking to them but they never lost patience with my questions and concerns. I went for my dive the next day, and I again was very afraid. They talked me through over coming my fears and gave me the one on one instruction I really needed to dive without taking away from the experience of my more boyfriend (who has been diving many times before) who was also diving. They took their time with me and really ensured that I would be competent with the skills they taught and while Alex coached me, Rachel helped my boyfriend practice skills and explained more technical aspects of diving. When it came time to visit the dive site they were there to guide me every step of the way as well as point out all of the exciting and interesting ocean life. While visiting the reef was fantastic and felt like something out of a nature documentary, I feel happiest that two incredible instructors helped me overcome my fear. I could tell that they were genuinely happy for me too. I cannot recommend Alex and Rachel enough!!!

  6. alices970

    I took my open water certificate with the quiver divers and it was way to rushed and the group were way to big. I finished the certificate in 2 days and we were 5 with one instructor. I didn’t get some basic information that my bf (already a diver for a year) had during his training. It was almost no focus on safety and alot of let’s get it over with this fast.There weere two guys who hardly knew how to swim and a girl thay was a absolutly terrible swimmer. It shouldn’t be allowed to admit none swimmers to a dive class!!! Me and a french guy used 90% of our time in the water waiting for the others that 1: didn’t know the basics of swimming 2: didn’t follow the instructions 3: kept panicking under water 4: and continued to forget or don’t care about basic diving skills such as how to descend, how not to kick the reef, not swim into other people, mind your environment and so on. I don’t blame the participants BUT there should be regulations and the should absolutly have been more than one instructor so everybody can get a good open water training and actually graduate with the required knowledge and skill set. Now none of us did!I’ve now been diving in Indonesia and borneo and can honestly say I regret taking my open water with quiver divers. I did not receive the training that I should have. Use your money at a dive shop that will educate you properly for your own sake!

  7. chybie

    we did about 6 dives with Quiver. One of my friend took OW course. Their price is not the cheapest among all dive centre in pulau perhentian kecil, but what I can see is their facilities are more mature. Spacious gear up place, well maintained equipment.

  8. Wyche

    My husband completed his PADI here and I did a refresher dive followed by a dive at T3. Hakkan was the instructor for my husband and he was great. My husband really enjoyed the course. Everyone who worked here in July was really friendly and very welcoming to social events outside of diving too. There’s no pressure to sign up to things, the equipment is good. They take good care of you. I get sick on boats, but am ok if I can jump into the water as soon as we reach a dive site and they were supportive of this and kept an eye on me to make sure I was safe. The only bad thing is the toilets – they are part of Shari La and could be better!

  9. Àlvar M

    I was very dissapointed when we arrived to Quiver dive centre and they said that they didn’t have an spanish instructor, when they had said that they had one.I had booked with Quiver three weeks in advance for two open water courses in spanish which would be attended by my friends.In short, they just simply ruined our planning…

  10. Jane9394

    I have never in my life thought of taking up diving. But a visit to Quiver Dive Team changed my whole life’s perspective. I met Hakan, a conversation with him ended up with me signing up for a Discovery Scuba Diving. He explained and made me understand the whole process and the exciting things i would see and experience. It cost me RM200 and it was worth every cent.My dive master was Olivier. He was my new best friend. It started with watching a video, then some questionnaire. Then the practical of fixing your equipment. Everything had to follow protocol. Olivier had so much patience with me as everything was new to me. He made sure i was comfortable with my equipment and he taught me the safety features over and over just so that i have more confidence. I manage to complete my DSD. i went underwater for 30 min and saw so many interesting nature.It didnt end there. My DSD was so great and memorable. I did another dive. I had Olivier again with Hakan and a few friends. This time we dive from the boat. Unfortunately i had problem equalising my ear going down. Thank you again to Olivier and Hakan on helping me with that too. This time i manage to be underwater for an hour. Kuddos to me as a newbie to diving.Overall, it was a wonderful experience. And if you are headed to Perhentian. Do visit these 2 amazing guys for an unforgettable dive experience.

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