Panorama Diver
Panorama Diver
4.5
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Perhentian Island has more than 20 dive spots that are suitable for all levels of experience. New divers can have a nice relaxing reef dive while be amazed by the brilliantly colored tropical fish and coral. Experienced divers can enjoy the freedom of spectacular reef diving, adventurous wreck diving and deep dives in an extremely idyllic and laid back setting. We teamed up with our neighbors Panorama Chalet to offer value for money Dive + Room packages which can be found on our website. Please note the accommodation provided is of basic beach-hut style. All standard rooms which are used for Dive + Room Packages are simple, but clean wooden bungalows for two people with fan, mosquito net and a bathroom with cold water showers. Rooms are set on a shady hill with lots of native trees just seconds walk to the beautiful beach. As Pulau Perhentian has no mains power, generators are used to supply power to the chalets which normally runs from 7pm-8am and 12noon-3pm. Panorama has a village feel with the chalets, great restaurant selling local and western meals from 8am-10pm daily, a small shop selling fruits, cold drinks and snacks and of course Panorama Diver. Everything you need is right here!
Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia
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k.janeee
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Took my PADI open water course here and guided by our professional instructor - Jinn! He is such a great, friendly and informative instructor who has the highest safety concern for the students. Would totally recommend Panorama Diver Perhentian to anyone if you plan to get certified.

Overall I would rate it 10/10!!!
Written 24 August 2020
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Thank you.
Written 2 September 2020
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Melanie Lim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My friends and I had the privilege of doing our Open Water Dive Course with Panorama Divers! The owner, Maisie was really friendly and made my friends and I feel really welcome. On top of that she would check in on us frequently to make sure that everything was okay with the other instructors and that we were enjoying ourselves! Our dive instructors (Jinn & Addie) were indeed firm and extremely professional; making sure that we did our dives correctly which is so important! The equipment is really well-maintained and our other dive masters (John, Kyle, Kieran, Sara) were so friendly and such fun to be around with! It almost feels like home (haha). Overall, 10/10 would recommend!! Kudos to the Panorama Diver team and thanks for such amazing experience!
Written 21 August 2020
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Awww. Thank you, Melanie
Written 25 August 2020
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Joshin
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We were welcomed warmly by Maisie and the diving family at Panorama, and through our 5 days stay, it was nothing short of fun. Got my Open Water Diver certification under instructor Jinn accompanied by DMT Kyle, who were really patient and encouraging. They were strict but also ensured we enjoyed our dives and had loads of fun in and out of water! Also kudos to Dive Master Kieran for showing us really cool stuff at Tokong Laut site during our fun dive. All in all, it was a really great experience and would totally recommend instructor Jinn if you’re looking to get certified, and if you’re looking to fun dive, this is the place to be! Everyone’s very professional, helpful and friendly! Will definitely be back.
Written 20 August 2020
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Can't wait to have you all back!
Written 25 August 2020
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CY Hee
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Had 4 fun dives with Mat Nik, awesome experience! He is a very good Dive Master! He explained every time into details before each dive to ensure safety procedures will be respected. Saw a lot of marine lifes including turtle!! Came to Pulau Perhentian for the 2nd time, still never disappoint me...

Maisie, the owner is really friendly and awesome as well! Warmth treat from her.
Overall unforgettable experience! Strongly recommend this diver center for diving and taking diving licenses!
Written 22 August 2020
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Hope to see you back to the island again. Third time's a charm.
Written 25 August 2020
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Patricia
Montreal, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
From the first moment, Maisie greeted me with the brightest smile and everyone's positive vibes made me feel really welcome! I signed up for my first 2 fun dives at Panorama after having completed my Open Water course somewhere else. Rachid was very kind and patient, and made sure I felt comfortable before going into the water and during the whole dive. I had an amazing time with Rachid and Tobias so I decided to sign up for a few more dives! I also did a coral propagation workshop with Philippe, which I cannot recommend enough! It's such a nice way to give back to the ocean, and Phil is so passionate about the topic, it's wonderful to see and learn from him!
Overall my experience was wonderful not only because of the diving itself, but because of the special people I met. Thank you Maisie, Rachid, Sophie, Toby, Addie, Phil, Martin, John, Becca and Jinn for an unforgettable time!
Written 23 March 2020
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Thank you for your kind and warm words, Patricia. Stay safe.
Written 25 March 2020
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VivienneLoke
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The dive sessions conducted by Panorama Diver was well planned and organised. Their equipment were all in good condition. I got Instructor Jinn for my course and though he can be very strict at times, he is also very friendly and taught us very well. All the strictness was definitely necessary for our safety. I would highly recommend Jinn as an instructor because of his knowledge, skills and care for the ocean and ocean life.

Towards the end of my trip, I tried the wreck adventure dive and really loved it too - our guide was Instructor Fariz.

GO ahead and experience your own wholesome fun with Panorama Diver!
Written 24 September 2020
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Creedon
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Took my open water diver course here with 5 other friends and the experience was awesome! Super friendly and helpful staff! Very informative dive instructors, shoutout to Addie and Jinn! The E-tutorial and test provided before going to Perhentian really let us take our time to understand and we had more time for pratical diving and safety lessons when we were at Perhentian. The instructors take safety very seriously and we felt super safe under their supervision. Would definitely recommend Panorama Diver Perhentian to others! Peace and have fun!
Written 22 August 2020
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Can't agree more. Its always best to take up the eLearning before coming to the island. Gives you more time to just focus on the dive skills when you get to the island.
Written 25 August 2020
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Hidayah H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Awesome people, great place and I'd definitely come back!

It's a dive centre that also sells food (day and night), and they also have a dorm. Very clean and convenient. So it's a whole package.

I did the Open Water Course with Addie, their Instructor. He was strict with the skills but only because he was concerned for my safety underwater. I struggled on the 1st day and had to call it a day. But everyone at Panorama Diver (Addie, Maisie, Jinn, Matmin) was being very supportive. They shared useful tips and gave words of encouragement. Addie helped me to face my fear until I passed the course and truly enjoyed diving. Thanks to the amazing people at Panorama Diver, I am now a certified Open Water Diver!

Also, their response time (via email and WhatsApp) is very quick. So that's a bonus!
Written 3 September 2020
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Thank you, Hidayah. Hope to dive with you again.
Written 12 September 2020
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Elsa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Long beach has several dive shops. You would be mistaken if you choose to dive with any other than Panorama. It is my second time diving with them and it has always been the best experience. This time, I brought my boyfriend to get his Open Water and he loved it. I took my Rescue Diver and it was a great experience. The classes are fun and interactive and the staff are incredible, like being surrounded by friends. You'll want to come back as soon as you leave.

There are all kind of people coming to the dive shop, especially young backpackers and travelers (18-35-ish)

What I have loved this time around is that they now offer a Coral Restoration/Conservation course. This was the highlight of our trip, by far. Can't wait to come back soon to see how the corals we planted are doing!

A big hug to the whole team.
Written 1 April 2020
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Awww. Thank you for this beautiful review. Can't wait for the corals to thrive!
Written 1 July 2020
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Pioneer09282437515
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Had an amazing time diving with Panorama divers. Followed the PADI open water course, which was an absolute blast during our four day stay. Long (our instructor) was really involved and we definitely recommend asking for him when considering diving with panorama. He was great!
Written 11 August 2022
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