3 Reasons Why Perhentian is Still Every Divers' Dream

Dive Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Islands, one of the most well-known outlying islands off the State of Terengganu. The bestowed name could not be apter, “the resting island”, she indeed offers one of the best experiences a holiday-maker can possibly expect; her status as the top choice for snorkelers and divers have been unwavering over so many years.

1. Picture Perfect Landscape
The two islands of Perhentian Islands - Kecil and Besar, though differing in the types of crowd it attracts, shares one thing in common: turquoise waters and sandy white beaches. Kecil is the smaller island while Besar is the larger one. The former houses Long Beach and Coral Bay, where most of the partying and nightlife occurs, so one would expect a more backpacker-ish vibe on the smaller island. Coral Bay, on the other hand, draws more vacationers, families, couples on honeymoon. No matter which side of the islands you are at, the island is ready to deliver that picture perfect portrait of a holiday.

There are some resorts that cater to those who like the fine things in life - Bubu Villa, Alunan Resort are some of them; extremely private and spacious. Mid-range options include those like Turtle Bay, Tuna Bay, Arwana Perhentian Resort. And of course, there are tons of backpacker options available as well.

Dive Perhentian Islands
Dve Perhentian Islands

2. A Variety of Dive Sites
Dive sites in Perhentian varies from beginner level to advanced level so whether you are a novice diver or a more experienced diver, she has it all. Water visibility might not be the best, certain dive sites have much lower visibility as compared to the rest.

One of the must-dive site is Tokong Laut. This site packs a punch with soft and hard corals, pinnacles, boulders, and pelagics such as Tunas, Barracudas, schools of Fusiliers and Snappers. Nurse Sharks, Bamboo Sharks and Whale Sharks can be sighted here occasionally. Yes, Whale Sharks! Especially from March - August. Shark Point is another must-visit if pelagics is your kinda thing; this is where Blacktip Reef Sharks can be seen as well!

Dive Perhentian Islands
Dive Perhentian Islands

3. Quality Restaurants and Bars
Not sure if this is a big draw for most divers, but it certainly is for me. As idyllic as island life could get, food and drinks are such a big part of dive holidays. Most resorts have in-house restaurants that serve up pretty decent Halal food. Long Beach is your haven if you are looking for a place to chillout after the dives. Bubu Villa serves international and fusion food that will not blast a hole out of your pocket. If dining at local joints is your thing, prices could go as low as RM6 per dish.

Food at Perhentian Islands
Food at Perhentian Islands
Food at Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Islands, the island of rest. God bless.

Dive Perhentian Islands

Top 5 Features on a Liveaboard That All Divers Wish For

Mega Explorer Construction

Liveaboard is one of the best way to dive, in our opinion and one of the best dive holiday a diver could ask for. From coffee shop talks to shipping of the idea, we are finally ready to unveil one of the latest projects that have been brewing for a good 3 years in the making. She sports several firsts in Southeast Asia’s class of LOB vessels that deserves a listing of its own:

Built for comfort, speed, power, endurance
Mega Explorer was built with hitting all these needs in mind; safety, environment, comfort, efficiency, endurance, and seakeeping properties (less rocking means less vibration, noise, and splashing) in mind. Modeling test prior to the vessel construction has validated that the hull design will result in very good sea keeping qualities, especially during harsh weather conditions.

A relatively low resistance level allowing for consistent progress under power when meeting head seas, and excellent pitch-roll and sway with seas from the sides. Drawing on decades of knowledge and experience in seafaring and engineering, the radical hull and superstructure design is poised to change the perception of what diving a live-on-board vessel should feel like.

All-weather Dive Deck
Onboard Mega Explorer, we have designed a dedicated dive platform located astern featuring an all-weather, ventilated enclosure; is a one-stop platform for kitting up and gearing down before and after dives. Gear up and down in comfort, shielded from all weather elements, still leaving ample space to move around even!

Hyperbaric Chamber
Long trips out at sea mean we lose access to medical facilities if we really need them in times of emergency. Mega Explorer comes equipped with an onboard hyperbaric/recompression chamber with built-in breathing systems (BIBS) and accompanying first aid room for emergency treatment of decompression sickness. Whether you’re an instructor, divemaster, a recreational diver, a technical diver or doing a technical diving course, you can dive with a peace of mind knowing that you’ll be covered in times of need. Better yet, get covered with a Dive and Travel Insurance.

Spacious
Space is a scarcity. When there is sufficient space for everything and everyone, it is definitely a luxury. There are large salons on the main and upper decks that provide various enclaves for dining, socializing and entertainment, while the flight deck and sun deck provide additional spaces for outdoor leisure. With 11 Double Cabins, 10 Twin Cabins and 1 Suite Stateroom (all cabins come with en-suite bathroom), Mega Explorer offers spacious accommodations and creature comforts that will suit every individual’s needs.

Jacuzzi
Get ready to be pampered even further with Jacuzzi tubs onboard. Surface intervals are an integral part of the liveaboard experience. Eat. Sleep. Dive. Repeat. That’s life on a liveaboard. Now, add Jacuzzi to that experience and adventure of a lifetime. The perfect cherry on the topping.

At 115 feet length overall and over 400 gross ton, Mega Explorer is truly in a class of her own. Drawing on decades of knowledge and experience in seafaring and engineering, the hull and superstructure design is poised to change the perception of what a diving live-onboard vessel should feel like.


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3 Things You Did Not Know About Diving in Labuan

Vernon Bank Labuan

Labuan is a trade-free zone and tax-free haven and an International Offshore Financial Centre (IOFC).

It means DUTY-FREE spending spree for tourists! Labuan has great beaches such as Pulau Rusukan Besar, Pulau Papan for more water activities like snorkeling and other water sports. Land activities such as trekking are also possible with many natural attractions in Labuan. Ramsey Point can give you that adrenaline rush that you cannot get from scuba diving with a Flying Fox experience!

Check out quaint hipster cafes such as Mortar Cafe, where they serve up an array of fusion dishes of local delicacies with western touches. You’re in a coastal city, don’t miss the chance to have good and cheap seafood; check out the newly opened restaurant in town -  Mr Crab Seafood and Steamboat Restaurant! Remember to try these recommendations: Wet Butter Salted Egg Crab, Kam Heong Mantis Prawn, Tiga Rasa Sauce Fried Garoupa and Pumpkin Crab Soup!

Mortar Cafe Labuan
Mortar Cafe Labuan
Labuan Malaysia Mr Crab Seafood
Labuan Malaysia Mr Crab Seafood

Vernon Bank ,“The Next Layang Layang”

"The group did six dives in the two days and only managed to cover a small portion of the Vernon Bank site.

In such a big reef area, as expected, the group saw pelagic marine fishes including a huge Manta Ray on the surface and then one underwater.

“Probably because they have never seen divers before, hence they were shy and swam away quickly. I had no chance to snap a picture of them,” said Lee.

“As Vernon Bank is structured like an atoll, I believe this will be a cleaning station for Manta Rays and turtles.

“We also observed fast swimming Tuna and other pelagic fishes. I m sure sharks too can be seen there particularly at the deeper ends up to 70m.

“I also believe there are reef walls and with the up currents bringing nutrients to shallow water, larger pelagic fish like sharks, hammerhead sharks and manta rays will be there too,” Lee added.

In the smaller critter world, Nudi Branch, porcelain crabs, whip Coral Goby, Stone fish and Scorpion fishes could be seen along with lot of sea fans and pygmy seahorse. (An excerpt of the interview with Borneo Post by Clement Lee) 

The Vernon Bank is hailed as the new “Layang Layang”. This huge area of reef is literally untouched. Last year, a team from Coco Dive checked the site out with Malaysia’s Diving Ambassador, Clement Lee, and pelagics such as Manta Rays have been sighted at the surface of the water. Due to the time and schedule constraint, the group only managed to do 6 dives but much have been sighted, including elusive critters such as the Bubble Goby, Stone Fish, Pygmy Seahorse etc.

Vernon Bank Labuan
Vernon Bank Labuan

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World War II Wrecks!

Labuan is MAJOR for wreck-enthusiasts. There are four wrecks: Blue Water Wreck, Cement Wreck, Australian Wreck and the American Wreck, the latter two are WWII wrecks.

The Blue Water Wreck was a Philippines trawler that sank in 1981. Visibility at Blue Water Wreck is the best, hence the name. The wreck is 80 meters long with the shallowest depth at 24 meters. The Cement Wreck is 92 meters long and sits at 30m in the water. The wreck is full of soft corals and marine life such as groupers and batfish.

The American Wreck is a US Navy minesweeper which was built in 1943. The wreck lies about 24 km off the coast of Labuan, sits at 33 metres with the shallowest part at 18 metres. This wreck requires divers with more experience to explore.

The Cement Wreck is possibly the most impressive wreck you’d have seen. It is 105m long, with masts at 8m and the roof of the wheelhouse at 14m and the main deck at 19m. This wreck is the most “instagrammable” out of all the wrecks, with the best fish population out of all the wrecks. Huge schools of barracuda surrounds the wreck and the coral growth has created a haven for animals such as groupers and turtles. This wreck is great for beginner divers to explore with great visibility and offering photographers with great wide angle shots.

The Australian Wreck has an extremely interesting history. She was serving the Dutch East India Company in Indonesia until WWII, when the Japanese forces took over. Setting sail from Singapore, she was bound for Manila, with 308 workers, 26 comfort women and 5 Japanese soldiers. The wreck now lies about 1.5 km away from the American Wreck, at about 33m of water. Another resident of this wreck is the frogfish!

Labuan Diving Cement Wreck
Labuan Diving Cement Wreck
Labuan Diving Cement Wreck

How to get there?

If you’re interested to check out this island for yourself, AirAsia flies 7x weekly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Labuan.

Top 3 Dive Destinations to Explore this Year

Top 3 Dive Destinations to Explore this Year

2018 is a year of exploration! Why not sign up for an adventure? Dive right into these underwater nirvana, and be the first one to discover the wonders of their unexplored nooks and caverns.


Tioman Island

Ringed with aesthetical beaches and splayed with unsullied tropical rainforests, Tioman is the perfect island for a soulful retreat. But what really gives this island its charisma is its glorious underwater landscapes and biodiversity. Tioman is abundant with coral reef species, sea sponges and sea fans. It is also a home and hatching grounds to sea turtles.

Top 3 Dive Destinations to Explore this Year


Southern Riau

With its uncrowded and almost isolated nooks, Southern Riau is an epitome of serenity. But apart from this utterly valuable characteristic—especially for people who wants to get away from the hustles of the city—the real beauty of Southern Riau lies deep down its waters. Dive into its blue paradise and witness multihued coral reefs swarmed with different species of fish, nudibranchs, and occasional turtles.

Top 3 Dive Destinations to Explore this Year


Anambas

Anambas is a dive destination you wouldn’t want to miss. It is the home to the coral-studded Igara Wreck — an almost 45-year-old steamship that is now a playground to different species of fish. Anambas also boasts a splendid coast, clear blue waters and green forests.

Top 3 Dive Destinations to Explore this Year


Maldives of Malaysia: Here’s Why Divers Can’t Get Enough of Her

Maldives of Malaysia: Here’s Why Divers Can’t Get Enough of Her

To its unspoiled golden sand, crystal blue waters and 100 species of reef and fish, Lang Tengah will definitely steal your heart! Here are some of the cool things you need to know why divers can’t get enough of her:


1. Relaxation

Calm yourself and reduce the levels of pain, anxiety, stress or anger by throwing away your sight into the abyss of the alluring beaches in Lang Tengah. Blinking for a second won’t do if in front of you is a stunning canvas of paradise. Its pristine golden sands, turquoise of blue waters and exotic amiable view will totally lost yourself from deep thinking. Be that “Eagle” resting on the middle of the Island. After spreading and widely flapping your feathers from all the challenges you encountered, you will probably get tired and that’s okay because Lang Tengah will give you a fresh vitality.

Maldives of Malaysia: Here’s Why Divers Can’t Get Enough of Her


2. Jungle Trekking

This leisure activity will reveal the adventurous side of you. If you want to get closer to nature, the Summer Bay Resort provides a pre-dawn 90-minute guided jungle trek by its resort staffs. It is easy to spot a wondrous scenery here: the waves crashing the rocky cliffs, and the virgin green forest are just few of these. Dare to be fearless and discover a new set of recreational activities.

Maldives of Malaysia: Here’s Why Divers Can’t Get Enough of Her


3. Blue Sand Hunting and Stargazing

It seems that Lang Tengah not only captured the heart of divers and explorers but also the attention of bioluminescent planktons. This organisms can be seen scattered in the beach sand which create a glow in the dark landscape. They often appears in a warm coastal water which is so phenomenal. If you are lucky enough you will be able to witness a spot of lustrous superb blue sands. But don’t worry if you are not destined to see this magical event, don’t spend the night searching for glowing things down there. There is alternative for that, just look up and you will be able to see also the dazzling blinking stars. Enjoy the moment with your love ones while gazing up in the sky in the middle of the night.

Maldives of Malaysia: Here’s Why Divers Can’t Get Enough of Her


4. Diving and Snorkelling  

Of course the best activity throughout the day is of course is diving! The dive sites in Lang Tengah are abundant in marine life. There are a lot of bamboo sharks sleeping under the rocks, turtles and shovel nosed rays can also be spotted on occasion around the island. During night diving you will be able to observe crustaceans and nocturnal reef critters around the areas. A great amount of barrel sponges and hard corals form the seascape. If you go snorkeling check out the resident black tip reef sharks at the southern end of the beach.

Maldives of Malaysia: Here’s Why Divers Can’t Get Enough of Her


5. Sunset Watching

Sunset symbolizes the end of long hard working days, while it serves as a wake-up call for our nocturnal friends out there. After a long day of diving, feel the tranquil atmosphere while the last warm embrace of the sun touches your skin to say its warmest goodbye. As the sun goes down, have a nostalgic moment with a little bit of company while remembering how aesthetic it is down the water. There’s no other combination of sightseeing other than an ocean and a beach right in front of you.Feel and cherish every moment of the sunset before you lose a sight of it because just before you will be able to blink your eyes and from the time you took your first dip into crystal clear water of Lang Tengah by then you will probably know how the place touched your heart and you will definitely can’t resist to go back.

Maldives of Malaysia: Here’s Why Divers Can’t Get Enough of Her


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4 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Tenggol’s Underwater Christmas Trees

It’s always a season for giving, no wonder Tenggol gives you the most wonderful gifts you’ll ever experience. Christmas trees are considered as the tree of life — just like these fragile living organisms which provides home for at least 25% of all marine species. And since corals reefs are the ocean’s holiday spirit underwater, these are the perfect dive sites where you can find the most colorful corals:

1. Dive into a Coral Garden!

It is not usual when you have the opportunity to see a garden underwater. People will probably think the plants there are drowning, but in Tenggol it’s different. Their definition of garden is the vari-colored corals that will lift your souls up. You’ll be able to see various shapes and colors of Sponges, Brain Corals, Elkhorn Corals, Sea Slugs, and Groupers. Feel the holiday vibe all the way underwater with this bizarre organisms with aesthetic spiral plumes resembling a fir tree called Christmas Tree Worms.

4 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Tenggol’s Underwater Christmas Trees (Coral Reefs!)

2. Feel the cozy atmosphere at Rajawali Reef!

Be rejuvenated and mesmerized with the environment beneath Tenggol’s Rajawali Reef. A great deal of Hard Corals, Soft Corals, Sponges and Anemones absolutely cover a large scope in this area. Who would have thought that Corals can be a living shelter for feeding, sleeping and even as a playground for this radiant colored slithering Nudibranchs. Find this ocean’s bestowed underwater species that you can include to your fascinating reef exploring experience.

4 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Tenggol’s Underwater Christmas Trees (Coral Reefs!)

3. Explore the dark side of Teluk Air Tawar!

There is always a room for adventure, divers! This dive site of Tenggol is more like of a bay and is best explored during the night as the underwater creatures gather and welcomes you with their friendly presence. At the lowest part of the Teluk Air Tawar a great scenery of corals will be seen. It is also made up of sandy seabed and  Acropora with hard and encrusting corals hidden with marine species like batfish and black tip reef shark.

4 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Tenggol’s Underwater Christmas Trees (Coral Reefs!)

4. Deeper the better in Tokong Timur!

The Tokong Timur is exposed with Barrel Sponges, Feather Stars and some Damsel Fish that adds an ornamental feeling beneath the water which will make you feel at ease while diving. By the end of the dive you will be able to see where the impressive amount of rainbow-coloured corals exist, and the thousands of diverse marine life species doing their daily businesses.

4 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Tenggol’s Underwater Christmas Trees (Coral Reefs!)

 

 


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My Friends Thought I went to Maldives: Lang Tengah Island

NEW DESTINATION LAUNCH: LANG ISLAND
SUMMER BAY RESORT

Lang Tengah

When translated from Bahasa Malaysia, Pulau Lang Tengah means an "Eagle resting on the middle island". Pulau Lang Tengah is between Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Redang.

Rated as one of the most romantic getaways in Asia by Asian Divers, this island took our breath away.

Lang tengah diving

Summer Bay Resort is a brand new resort on the island with 89 spacious rooms ranging from 30 square meter to 50 square meter, ideal for private family gatherings or large conferences. Modern technology and amenities (Yes, there is WiFi!) are offered at the resort to meet the needs of today's leisure travelers.

In contrast from the usual laidback style of beach resorts, Summer Bay Resort is equipped with a 24-Hour front desk, swimming pool, meeting/banquet facilities and a restaurant with a comprehensive menu.

This tropical island is truly a gem of Terengganu State.

Accessible via Merang Jetty, the resort sits on a white sandy beach with tall coconut trees overlooking dazzling crystal clear water with well-preserved marine life awaiting divers. The ferry transfer takes around 30 minutes from Merang Jetty; the island is isolated from the hustle and bustle of city life whilst offering vacationers the usual convenience and comforts of urban living; the resort is suitable for single travelers, a romantic getaway with your partner, quality time with a friend or your family members.

Drinking and dancing!

What is a good holiday without some partying? Let the oldies bring you back in time if you are in a nostalgic mood. If you need to release those extra adrenaline from the excitement during the day, some classic rock numbers will definitely do the trick for you. For some of those young souls who finds the night too young, let’s hold a beach party under the night sky with the stars and moon amongst our dance company!

Lang tengah
Lang Tengah

Increase your social media following!

The amazing natural landscape makes the best background ever. Landscape shots are nothing short of amazing; the changing hues of the horizon in tandem as the sun rises and sets throughout the day, the rocky outcrops where they meet the small waves occasionally hitting the beach, the starlit skies in the night. Every angle, every spot around the resort, makes for an Instagrammable moment to capture and share. Let the social media influencer wannabe in you be free!

Lang Tengah
Lang Tengah
Lang Tengah

Fill your stomachs!  

Long buffet tables laden with Asian fusion dishes delicacies line the restaurant. Everything you can think of, and things you have never dreamed of, lie in wait. Huge platters of poultry mixed with savory sauces and vegetables. Ocean creatures drizzled in sauces or begging to be dipped in spiced concoctions. If all that is not enough, the restaurant’s a-la-carte menu would definitely leave you contented.

Lang Tengah

Underwater exploration!

There are about 12 dive sites around Pulau Lang Tengah and together with nearby Pulau Redang, Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Bidong, there are more than 30 dive sites for divers: at shallow to medium depths, always enjoyable, never risky or fatiguing. Encounters with Turtles, resident schools of Jacks and Barracudas and Leopard Sharks are almost assured around the tiny coral island. The waters around the island averages at around 20 meters of visibility. It is recommended that you explore The Ghost Wreck not only during the day but also in the night, where different creatures make their appearance.

NOTE: The Ghost Wreck is a MUST VISIT! Legend (& videos) has it that there are 20 Bamboo Sharks residing there! Dawn/Night dives are wonderful experiences at this wreck.

 

Lang Tengah
Lang Tengah
Lang tengah diving
Lang Tengah
Lang tengah

*SAMPLE ITINERARY

4D3N
Day 1

1830 Gather at meeting place (Dive Centre)
1900 Depart for Merang Jetty (about 9 hours coach ride)

Day 2
0930/1030 (Boat will be on standby at 0930) Boat transfer to Summer Bay Beach Resort (about 45 minutes boat ride)
- Check-in (early check-in subject to room availability)
- Up to 2 guided boat dives
- Lunch and dinner at resort

Day 3
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at resort
- Up to 4 guided boat dives

Day 4
0800 Check out
0900 Boat transfer to Merang Jetty
- Depart for Singapore via VIP coach

*Subject to changes in weather conditions and traffic conditions

5D4N
Day 1

1830 Gather at meeting place (Dive Centre)
1900 Depart for Merang Jetty (about 9 hours coach ride)

Day 2
0930/1030 (Boat will be on standby at 0930)
Boat transfer to Summer Bay Beach Resort (about 45 minutes boat ride)
- Check-in (early check-in subject to room availability)
- Up to 2 guided boat dives
- Lunch and dinner at resort

Day 3
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at resort
- Up to 4 guided boat dives

Day 4
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at resort
- Up to 3 guided boat dives

Day 5
0800 Check out
0900 Boat transfer to Merang Jetty
- Depart for Singapore via VIP coach

*Subject to changes in weather conditions and traffic conditions

After I Lost my Ability to Walk, I Learned How to Fly (underwater)


After I Lost my Ability to Walk, I Learned How to Fly

I can still remember the planetary toys I had when I was around 6 years old. It was not just a “want” to explore the galaxies but a definite need. I grew up fantasizing the world without gravity.

I remember waking up one morning with the sharp tingling sensation coming from my legs down to my toes. I didn’t know what to do so I started screaming. The next thing I know is that doctors were running x-rays, CT scans and MRI on me. After all the tests they made, all I heard was that I have a tumor in my spinal cord. I underwent several therapies and diagnosis.  Time went by and more than I didn’t want to believe the doctors, my limbs cannot back me up – I cannot feel them. I have complete paraplegia. I cannot walk or even stand on my own. I am imprisoned in my wheelchair for eternity.

After I Lost my Ability to Walk, I Learned How to Fly

I may have lost control over my legs but never would I allow damaged nerve cells to have control over my whole life. I researched the things that I could do and kept my hopes in line then I discovered my refuge – diving.

Yes, it possible. I made it happen. It all started when I participated an annual event by an organization who takes differently abled to go diving. They took us in Malaysia, we started off with an orientation together with the volunteers and instructors.

What may seem a regular activity for able-bodied people was rather an extraordinary experience for me. The moment volunteers lifted me up my wheelchair was the moment I knew my life would change. Despite being nervous in taking my first dip, I exhaled my anxiety and inhaled courage. I had difficulties at the initial stages but with the help of the competent instructor, I got the hang of it.

After I Lost my Ability to Walk, I Learned How to Fly

I loved the idea of breaking a tradition such as breathing through my mouth instead of my nose and getting away from my wheelchair. I can’t even express in words how enlightening that very moment was. I experienced an incredible philosophical shift, it was out of this world.

After a while, I learned how to get neutral – neutrally buoyant where I was weightless, just hanging at whatever depth I was, floating along neither sinking nor rising.  In the depths of the ocean, I reached the most alien world filled with the strangest creatures I dreamed of as a child. This right here is where my childhood longing lies. This is where my body is connected.

After I Lost my Ability to Walk, I Learned How to Fly

 

I literally felt like flying in space just without the expensive rocket but only my diving gear. I may not have reached the universe just yet but I can proudly say that I flew over the bottom of the Earth and I guess that’s sort of the same thing. It came to me that diving brings the most unutterable sense of freedom.

After my very first dive, even my damaged nerve cells wanted more of it so I started studying the art of diving and exploring every possible ocean that I can dive in. I confused being a diver into wanting to be an astronaut as a child. But now that I have come to my senses, I know that this is it, this is my destiny, I was born to be a diver. I still firmly believe that the possibilities in this world, just like the universe are infinite.

 


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Tenggol: The Diver's Haven of Malaysia

Just along the east coast of Malaysia, a magnificently serene island is unearthed. It is called as the Tenggol Island or Pulau Tenggol, known for being an isolated paradise warmed by the South China Sea for every kind of divers around the world.


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1.Coral Garden

Imagine exploring a garden covered with vivid coral canvass. Isn’t it wonderful? You’ll be swimming in the ocean floor surrounded by breathtaking soft and leather corals.

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2.Rajawali Reef

This site is recommended for advanced divers for it can be as deep as 32metres. If you are brave enough to dive in a strong current with a visibility of 10 to 20 meters then this reef is crafted for you.

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3.Tanjung Pasir

Due to strong currents in this area, a lot of divers are challenged to explore this part of the island to see some pristine coral formations and the overall natural beauty landscape that it offers.

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4.Teluk Air Tawar

Night dive is the best here! Hump head Parrot Fish, giant Stingray, Wrasses, Moray eels, bubble shrimps and schooling Jacks will make your evening in the underwater memorable.

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5.Five Sisters

Ready to inspect wrecks? Not just one but five wrecks joined together! Be sure to bring your underwater camera with you and be advised that strong currents can serve as training ground for deep and drift dives.

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Home to multiple kinds of lives, the island’s diving sites are sanctuaries to the world’s most diverse species of Nudibranchs, Sea Turtles, Giant Double-headed Parrotfish, Yellow Fusiliers, and Trevallies. You can also have close encounters with large pelagic such as Whale Sharks and Manta Rays can be experienced at certain times but most common are the Eagle Rays, Black-tipped Reef Sharks and Large Barracudas scattered in the deep.

As secluded as it can be and given with a limited range of facilities, the ground surface is equally breathtaking as the underwater beauty gifted with white powdery soft sand enveloped by rocks to battle the harsh waves of the South China Sea. Urban lifestyle can be exhausting sometimes and we all deserve to get a vacation once in awhile. With more than 20 dive sites discovered, your adventure will definitely be special and very personal from the heart of Tenggol Islands.


Reaching Paradise

Tourists have tons of options to get around the island, it can be by bus, by air, or by car. You can get to the island by riding a bus from the major cities to Dungun. Flights are also available at hand from Kuala Terengganu to mainland Malaysia daily via Firefly, Air Asia, and Malaysian Airlines. If you have an international license, you can take a 5-6 hour drive to Dungun from Kuala Lumpur. The most convenient way to get around is to schedule and make prior arrangements with your hotel accommodations on the island because they usually come together with the transfer and pickup services from the airports or docks.


 

Dive your choice in Asia with us!

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Dear Ocean, we are here for you. Underwater Cleanup Time!

In complementary of efforts with Tioman Berjaya Resort, we are teaming up with local sponsors to hold the first of its kind event. Tioman Island is a place well-visited by Singapore Divers. Being an island state with limited resources, we have to rely on external resources. Every weekend, Tioman Island sees an influx of leisure divers and student divers from Singapore to her waters.

We have taken away from Mother Nature much more than what we have given back.

And in conjunction with this effort, all participants will have FOC equipment rental, sponsored by Scuba Labs

We will follow the typical itinerary for Tioman.

Check out the event details below:

 1. What would you expect?

Friday (Day 1)

- Meet at designated meeting place (usually evening)

- Depart for Mersing Jetty via coach (3 - 4 hour land transfer)

- Rest stop

- Arrive at Mersing Jetty

Saturday (Day 2)

- Depart for Tioman via ferry (3 - 4 hour sea transfer)

- Arrive at Tioman

- Check-in Tioman Berjaya Resort

- Breakfast & briefing

- Up to 3 guided clean-up dives, lunch onboard

- Up to 1 guided night boat dive

- Themed Buffet Dinner

Sunday (Day 3)

- Breakfast

- Up to 1 Clean Up dive

- Lunch, log dives & debrief

- Check out. Depart for Mersing Jetty

- Depart for Singapore

2. How much is it? 
SGD499/Pax based on Quad Sharing

3. What does it include?

INCLUDES EXCLUDES
2-way land transfer between Singapore and Mersing Jetty Marine Park Fees of RM50 per pax
2-way sea transfer between Mersing Jetty and Tioman Berjaya Resort Tips for the boatmen
2N full board accommodation at Tioman Berjaya Resort

- 2 Buffet Breakfast

- 2 Buffet Lunch & 1 Packed Lunch

- 1 Theme Dinner with Free Flow Beer

Up to 4 Clean Up dives & 1 night dive (Guided)
Dive Equipment Rental
(BCD, Reg, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask)
Welcome Gift Pack from Berjaya Resort
Weights, tanks and cleaning equipment

How does Tioman Berjaya look like? 

Tioman Berjaya Resort
Tioman Berjaya Resort
Tioman Berjaya Resort
The Dining Area
Tioman Berjaya Resort
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