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Scuba Diving Tenggol Island, Malaysia

Water temperature:

27 - 28°C (80 - 82°F) on average, up to 31°C (89°F) in summer months


Skin to 3mm shortie


10 - 20 metres (30 - 65 feet)

Type of diving:

Reefs and drift diving

Marine life:

Eagle rays, jacks, trevallies, fusiliers, barracudas, tuna, humphead wrasse, Christmas tree worms, sponges, sea anemones

When to go:

It is possible to visit Malaysia at any time of year, but the rainy season that runs from June to September can cause rougher seas and lower visibility. The months of July and August suffer from the heaviest rainfall. Avoid east coast destinations between November and January

How to get there:

Malaysian Airline System and Air Asia offer regular flights from Kuala Lumpur to Terengganu arrviving at Sultan Mahmud Airport. Taxis are readily available at the airports for city transfers. It's about one and half hour drive to Dungun. Alternatively you can catch the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan and from Kuantan, it is an hour and forty minutes drive by taxi or car. Kuala Terengganu is the main hub for express bus and coach travel in and out of the state. Long distance taxis are also readily available and all these coaches and taxis will pass throught the main road to Kuala Terengganu via Dungun.

Dugun Terengganu Beach at Tenggol Island Malaysia - courtesy of Tenggoldives dive centre

In general, dives around Tenggol Island are current drift dives. Visibility during good weather is between 15-20 meters but detroriates rapidly with bad weather. Depth of water for all the dive sites are generally 25-30 metres. Set in the tropical, Malaysian island paradise of Pulau Tenggol is a beautiful island only 40 minutes from the coastal quiet fishing town of Kuala Dungun. The island has a serene atmosphere, flanking the famous east coast of Malaysia, known for its pristine water warmed by the South China Sea.

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