Yes.Anyone dived in Langkawi?
Not great diving. Poor vis even in season (November to March); even worse vis out of seaon (March to November). The island sits at the northern end of the Malacca Strait, supposedly the busiest shipping lane in the world, and the silt from that channel is what makes the water cloudy at the dive sites, which are about 30 km south of Langkawi. There are very few dive sites of any interest. At Pulau Payar (where the daytrips typically take you) they feed the fish or there wouldn't be any around. If you will have done any diving in Borneo at all, you will certainly consider diving Langkawi a waste of time and money.If so what was it like?
It's certainly shallow enough. The dives are not particularly challenging. If you can see, you should be okay. Be careful not to lean against boulders as there are a lot of scorpionfish on them, and they blend right in with the silt cover on the rocks.Is it ok for newly qualified OpenWater divers?
Yes.Can you recommend a dive operator?
I personally wouldn't bother to dive at Pulau Payar at that time of year. Unfortunately, the Butang season will have ended by the time you get there.thanks for the info.
i forgot to say that we will be there towards the end of July.
Bearing in mind that this is possibly the worst time to be there (from a diving point of view) is it worth diving?