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LOCATION:
A short distance away from the Langkawi Coral Pontoon, on a different beach. You can either walk from Damai Beach or some boat operators will bring you directly there.

The beach houses the Marine Park HQ, small huts for picnic, washrooms, exhibition area and an excellent beach.

DESCRIPTION:

The water is slightly murky due to its shallow depth which means that the sands can get stirred up easily. There are no corals close to shore - one has to swim a bit further to see some boulder corals and brain corals.

The main attraction here is definitely the SHARKS! You can spot at least five juvenile black-tip reef sharks (Carcharinus melanopterus) swimming around you in one count. Don't worry, they will almost never attack humans.

Other than that, rare Java rabbitfish (Siganus javus), eight-banded butterflyfish (Chaetodon octofasciatus), clown anemonefish (Amphiprion percula), pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion, easily distinguished by the lack of white bars on its pinkish orange body), Moorish idols and damselfish can be seen here.

Around noon, the Marine Park personnel will demonstrate a shark feeding routine. This is when you can see sharks really close to the shore. Also further under the boat jetty, one can find huge black barracudas and giant groupers in deeper water.

MY RATING:

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