Situated on the south side of Pulau Payar Island, Grouper farm is a lovely drift and reef dive just next to the coral gardens. Covered in beautiful flora and fauna, the hard coral sloping reef here goes down to depths of about 15m, and the surrounding currents are quite mild, which makes it ideal for beginners as well as seasoned divers and for snorkelers as well.
Viz here is not as good as other Malaysian dive sites, usually averaging 10m at best, however, the rich array of marine life makes up for that. As the name implies, huge schools of groupers swim in synchronised formations, as well as hundreds of snappers, spotted barracudas, moray eels and titan triggerfish.
Pulau Payar Marine Park is known for the largest number of corals, so you’ll see at least 50 types of soft and hard coral varieties on the sandy bottom here, like stony corals, tree branch corals and spongey corals, all displaying vivid colours.
Along with a host of macro creatures such as molluscs, crustaceans like crabs and lobsters, as well as invertebrates and nudibranchs amongst the corals, you can see hundreds of colourful reef fish like pufferfish, angelfish, lionfish and clownfish patrolling the reef.