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Quiver Dive Centre in Perak is a part of the team that has three centres all around Malaysia, including Perhentian Island and Tenggol Island. The Quiver Dive Team was established sometimes during 2005 or so, and this branch in Lumut, Perak was set up in 2010. The Lumut branch offers daily diving trips to Sembilan Island and Jara Island. The Dive Centre is not only for the experienced divers, it is also opened for everyone, including those who had never dive. Apart from that, the place also gives professional courses and diving adventures. The Quiver Dive Centre is located in the town of Lumut, some ninety kilometres away from Ipoh, Perak.
Driving from the capital city of Perak, Ipoh will take almost two hours, depending on the current traffic. From Kuala Lumpur, the trip to the Quiver Dive Centre will take three hours of driving via the North-South Highway.
From Terminal Bersepadu Selatan in Kuala Lumpur, there are coaches that go to Lumut Bus Terminal with the ticket price starting at RM 27 one-way. The bus terminal in Lumut is just fifteen minutes away from the Quiver Dive Centre.
There is a small international airport in Ipoh, Perak. It caters to only three airlines, with only one domestic destination, Johor Bahru, while the other two are international flights coming in from Singapore. Take a taxi from the airport or book a rental car to drive more than eighty kilometres to reach the Quiver Dive Centre in Lumut.
Pangkor Island is one of the most beautiful islands in the Peninsular of Malaysia. The name was originally Thai, Pang Ko, which means directly translated to Beautiful Island. The island is definitely a great relaxation spot, away from the hustle and bustle of city life and it still maintains its rural lifestyle which definitely a lot more kickback. The island offers crystal clear waters, warm white sandy beaches with jungles to explore. The waters of Pangkor Island are also perfect for snorkelling, breath-taking views during scuba-diving, and also the island provides a perfect condition to wind-surfing. Pangkor Island is accessible via a ferry ride from either the Lumut Jetty or Marina Island Jetty. The ferry ride will take forty-five minutes despite its location is rather close to both jetties. The ticket is RM 5 for a one-way ferry ride from both jetties.
The fort was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1670 at Teluk Gedung of the Pangkor Island. It is one of the important relics in the island and this shows the glorious history of Pangkor being colonized by the Dutch. The fort was used by the Dutch as a protection for the colonial masters against pirates and also locals that were unhappy with their presence on the island. The Dutch also kept their tin ores, mined in Perak, in the fort. In the 1970s, the Museum Department of Malaysia had reconstructed the then-ruined fort. In 1997, the Perak government had further developed the surrounding place and upgraded the place as one of the tourist destinations. There is only one original Dutch building still standing after all these years. There is no admission fee being imposed to any of the visitors of the fort.
Located on a man-made island, this resort is a great place to stay during a vacation in Lumut. It is only 300 meters away from the Quiver Dive Centre. The resort offers five types of rooms, starting at RM 240 up until RM 750 per night, depending on the type of room. All of its rooms come with a free breakfast service and also Wi-Fi connection.