Kapas Island is only a few kilometres of the coast of Merang, in the state of Terengganu. It’s the perfect Island getaway if you are looking to get away from the crowds. The big attraction of this Island is the peacefulness, unspoiled beaches and the underwater world. You don’t have to be a scuba diver to enjoy the marine life. In fact, most days, snorkeling is better than going deeper with scuba gear.
With calm warm water, it’s very easy to stay in the water for hours and swim around the reefs with abundant marine life. And you will not have to search long to find Nemo. On the north beach, you’ll find him and his extended family. There are also many of my favourite underwater creatures: Christmas Tree worms.
I was even lucky enough to encounter a Black tip Reef Shark on one of my snorkel outings. The reefs where you’ll find most of the colourful marine life, is shallow enough to get away with good underwater photos with any half decent underwater camera. After a days snorkelling and scuba diving, your perfect day can be ended with sitting on the beach, watching the stars and the thunder storms rolling over the main land of Malaysia.
Jan Venter was born and raised in South Africa and educated in Architectural Technology. He lived in London for the better part of ten years and early 2012 he decided to give up the security of full time employment as a professional photographer, in exchange for freelance photography and travel. Late 2012 he was introduced to scuba diving, fell in love with it and quickly advanced to became a Divemaster. Now Jan is starting to take his love for photography, underwater and is also starting to experiment with videography. Check him out at his website, at his YouTube Channel as well as on his Facebook page.