Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kapas Island Adventure Diving and Snorkeling Most Popular Malysia

In Pulau Kapas Or Kapas Island, there is an unconformity which is structural planar surface separating younger rock sequence of Kapas Conglomerate above, from older Permo-Carboniferous rock sequence below, Unconformity is an important geological feature because it can explain the geological history of these sequences. The Kapas island Unconformity is very interesting and easy to visit. This feature not only should be preserve but could tell the people about the geological history of the Kapas Island.

The activities that you can do on this island are swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, fishing, kayaking. Motorised activities such as bannana boats are not allowed here. As you dive or snorkel, you will be able to see colourfulfishes, corals, turtles and other marine creatures within the vicinity of the island. The Duyong was once spotted on thisisland as well. Divers, take note that there is a World War II shipwreck north of Gemia island where you can go for your diving activity.

July and August and the local holidays are the best times to go. An island famous for its clear waters, sandy white beaches and swaying palms, it is relatively isolated. Home to an infinite variety of hard and soft corals, the waters around the island abound with sea-shells, fish and turtles.  The Kpas island's laid back atmosphere is ideal for relaxation but the more adventurous will find it is also a haven for swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, boating and fishing.  Kapas Island has somehow become the refuge of those who refuse or could not join the Perhentian' crowd. The Kapas island is favorite with the local people in the very high season and the public holidays.

Kapas Island or Pulau Kapas is an island 6 kilometers off the coast of Terengganu, Malaysia. Pulau Kapas means Cotton Island and is located about 5 nautical miles or 6km off the shore of Marang, Terengganu. This island is a place where many locals and backpackers go due to its fast accessibility from the jetty. You will be able to reach the island in 10 minutes time by speed boat from Marang Jetty. Marang is located 18km south of Kuala Terengganu, the capital of Terengganu state.

Pulau Kapas (Kapas Island) and its neighbouring island, Pulau Gemia, are two popular World War II shipwreck located five nautical miles offshore. The outer reefs on her seaward side has good dive sites as well. Its shallow water makes it an ideal training ground for divers. Thai fishing boats caught on illegal entry in Terengganu waters are also sunk here as artificial reefs. It has good marine life and coral despite being located so close to the mainland. Fish that populate the area include snappers, rabbitfish, jacks, silver barracudas, triggerfish, clownfish and parrotfish. You may also spot sea turtles, squid, cuttlefish and rays. The reefs here are home to featherstars, hydroids, black coral, anemones, sea fans and sponges as well as manta shrimp, nudibranchs and the occasional Spanish dancer. During the months of April to August, green and hawksbill turtles come onshore to lay eggs. Pulau Kapas has also become a popular place for squid fishing especially
in the month of June.



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