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Platform or Beach Snorkelling for first time snorkellers?

Kuwait
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Platform or Beach Snorkelling for first time snorkellers?

I am travelling with my parents who are in their 60s and 50s.

What we would love is to cover this on one day:

SHALLOW WATER SNORKELLING

FEEDING SHARKS AND FISHES

PARASAILING FOR ME

and if so, are there any other places than Palau Palar to do it? Which one should we do considering my aged parents and a more relaxed experience? Is shallow water worth the experience?

Which company is best for the tours? I'm liking Naam.

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1. Re: Platform or Beach Snorkelling for first time snorkellers?

Hi

Langkawi Coral and East Marine Divers also do the trip to Pulau Payar and there is no where to do it from any of the beaches on the island.

Parasailing can be done on the beach at Pantai Cenang,

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Kuwait
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2. Re: Platform or Beach Snorkelling for first time snorkellers?

Would you recommend this for 60 and 50 year olds who don't really do water activities and one doesn't swim?

I've seen that this is a kid friendly activity so surely it might not require a lot of swimming practice?

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3. Re: Platform or Beach Snorkelling for first time snorkellers?

No, I wouldn't. To do any reasonably decent snorkelling at Pulau Payer you need to be in water out of your depth, so If you can't swim it's a complete waste of money.

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4. Re: Platform or Beach Snorkelling for first time snorkellers?

Can a person still do the shark and fish feeding bit? Or is there no separate package for that?

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5. Re: Platform or Beach Snorkelling for first time snorkellers?

Pulau Payar is a protected marine park so people should not be feeding fish there anyway so there is no separate package to do this.

You can still go on the tour and do not have to go in the water but it would be pointless and expensive to do this,

Kuwait
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6. Re: Platform or Beach Snorkelling for first time snorkellers?

Oh.. I am so confused. All around I saw people talking about feeding break to baby sharks and fishes.

Thank you for straight from the source guidance!

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7. Re: Platform or Beach Snorkelling for first time snorkellers?

And feeding wild animals no matter if it is fish, monkey or eagle aint good for them!!!

Eva

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