Monkey Dives Perhentian
Monkey Dives Perhentian
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Your #1 Trusted Dive School. Located in the middle of Long Beach. You will feel at home :) Be prepared to extend your stay.
Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia
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Fatin Ismail
Subang Jaya, Malaysia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Let’s start with the dive centre, I brought my own equipment and they were very careful and had a separate area to store all the customers equipment. All of which was locked up at the end of the day. Every single staff member (Bart, Didi and Mat) there was friendly and very knowledgeable. I only planned to do 6 fun dives. However, I ended up adding 3 more fun dives and extending for a couple more nights because I honestly had so much fun!

The dorm rooms are right above the dive centre. A total of 20 beds. If you’re staying there and it’s fully booked, be prepared to bring an extension because the sockets are limited. Bear in mind, the bathrooms are downstairs, by the dive centre. The dorms were clean and comfortable. Electricity on from 7pm to 7am. However, there is solar power during the day for you to charge your phones. No hairdryers allowed. They have a huge sign saying that they’re prohibited. Air conditioning very cold at night. Blankets and towels are available with a deposit.

Let’s move on to dive sites. Overall AMAZING! So beautiful. Such a wide variety of fish and coral. If you are there, make sure to not miss SanChoy wreck! I loved it so much. The instructors Didi, Tony and Nur were very knowledgeable and patient.

The dive centre is located in the middle of Long Beach, a few mins walk from the party but far enough that it’s not noisy at night.

Overall, highly recommended for fun dives and stay.
Written 1 September 2022
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Zifah
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Amazing experience at Monkey Dives as they treat us profesionally for all the times.
All the stuffs were very helpful & managed to guide us during fun dives. I recommend this dive center to all who are looking for best dive center in Perhentian Island. FUN FUN FUN
Written 2 August 2022
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Suus
Amsterdam, The Netherlands28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
There are many diving schools on this island, I randomly picked Monkey Dives and I absolutely enjoyed my stay and even extended twice. The people are really nice and professional divers.

The dorm is quite basic, don't expect much from it but I did have a good night sleep. There is an AC in the room, which is great. Unfortunately no lockers or private electricity plugs at every bed. But hey, you're on a tropical island for diving, you don't need all that luxury, right?!

So Monkey Dives is a recommendation if your looking for a nice and cheap(!) stay at Perhentian Island!
Written 25 September 2019
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Shawn Lim
Singapore8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Would recommend confirming and arranging your van transfers to and from Besut jetty in advance as they need at least a 20 min heads up to arrange your ride from their office near the jetty.

Stayed 4 nights with 4 friends for a dive trip. Really friendly and relaxed environment among the instructors and dive masters who were also hospitable hosts at the dorm which is onsite.

Accommodation was reasonably clean and comfortable but expect to definitely have some sand in the dorm as well as the beds, not recommended for picky travellers. Air conditioning in the bunk bed dorms was reliable but it tends to get warm in the earlier part of the evening before getting really cold late into the night.

3 shared bathrooms are located on the ground level. Generally clean with good water pressure but no hot water, the community there makes an effort to maintain good housekeeping. Gets busy during the morning before dives and evenings before and after dinner.

It was unfortunate during our stay that the wifi was out, but you can find reliable wifi 24/7 near the nearby restaurants and cafe.

Dive equipment were in good condition, clean serviceable although some of my friends experienced some leaky pressure gauges on the regulators. Fun dives are conducted in a very relaxed and casual manner. Still professional but not on schedule and often briefs are conducted just before you hit the water. Not for uptight or very serious divers.

Overall a very pleasant experience with warm, friendly and hospitable crew. Great variety of dining options on the beach.
Written 14 August 2019
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Sally B
Brussels, Belgium717 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Came here with friends/kids for 4 dives over 2 days. The Dive Masters were super nice and did their best to help set up dive equipment, spot marine life, etc. The dives were definitely mixed. Our first day, we went to 2 spots where there was broken and dying coral, not much marine life and a TON of other dive boats. The second day was much better, when we dove at Temple and T3. My only complaint was that we came on a holiday long weekend and they jammed so many divers into each dive - at one point we had a boat of 25 divers with 3 dive masters. Too many! I definitely would not come back again over a holiday weekend but rather would wait until a less crowded time.
Written 23 May 2019
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Maryam
Penang Island, Malaysia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I took an open water course with my bf and we couldn't be any happier with our stay there. The environment they have provided is very chill and cosy for everyone and it brought out the best in both of us. People were lovely there with amazing stories to tell. The staff and the instructors were all professionals but very sweet and playful. They all worked together as a family and created such a friendly and fun experience for all the divers and people staying. I can't wait to go back there and do more! If you are around this is a trip that you definitely want to experience with the monkey divers.

To get there we took a boat from Kuala Besut Jetty it was a 30 minute journey, you'd prefer to take the first boat at 7 am so you can enjoy the rest of your day on the beach. For the way back you can get the boat either 8 am 12 or 4 pm.
Written 13 April 2019
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Asyraf
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
If you wanna know how does it feels when strangers can be a family, here is the place. Cant wait to get back there and meet all those people^^
Written 26 January 2019
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amire_sapien
Johor Bahru, Malaysia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Been here during my solo trip on May 2018 for fun dives. I ticked one of my bucket list which is dive with a whale shark!! Shoutout to Didi for being an awesome DM. Not to forget thank you DM Amir for being patient during my first dive trying out my new mask. I had and incredible experience with them.

Affordable + wonderful people + well equipped + more hammocks to chill and nap.

I recommend Monkey Dives to my friends and they booked for fun dives this year!! See you soon Bee & the team!
Written 20 January 2019
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fikri f
Skudai, Malaysia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
Price is really good!

The Dorm.
The dorm is clean and comfy. Just that electricity and wifi available from 7pm - 8am. Other than that i have a good stay there. They have good amount of plug to charge your device, recommended bring your own extension.

The dive
Dive site is really good. And the DM is knowledgeable about the area. Tokong Laut is good dive site. Equipments are up to par.

Will be back for more dive.
Written 9 July 2018
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bellybearybell
Ipoh161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
People there are friendly, cats are friendly too! I'm having fun dives with them hence staying in the dorm for the past few days and I don't have anything to complain about. Good instructors & guides, clean place, happening beach with good food selection located beside Monkey Dives. Will definitely visit again!
Written 19 June 2018
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