Snorkeling is something everybody, young and old, can do and enjoy. As a family activity its outstanding! All you need are fins and a mask allowing even the beginner a glimpse at the amazing undersea world.
It's possible to snorkel around some of Langkawi beaches, but the best reefs are found around the offshore islands. Charter a boat or join a trip to find the best spots. Snorkelling guides will give you basic instruction on how to use the equipment, and take you through another world...
Anyone can enjoy snorkelling with a minimum of equipment and preparation. Both Langkawi itself and many of the islands within range of Langkawi have lots of shallow coral that makes for excellent snorkelling. Many of the exotic marine creatures that inhabit the coral reef are accessible to skin-divers, and the shallow, sunlit waters show colours off to their best effect.
Unique for it's unbelievable marine life (even near to the beach), fantastic white beaches and unspoiled nature, Pulau Payar is THE place to be for a very enjoyable and relaxing day.
Snorkeling, sunbathing, playing in the sand and of course SHARK feeding will make your day.
Be sure to wear a T-shirt and lots of sunblock -- it's easy to become totally fascinated by this submarine world and forget about the tropical sun overhead.