PULAU REDANG ARCHIPELAGO
Malaysia is renowned for its
natural beauty but it is the coral reefs located primarily
around these off -shore islands that will lure you to one of the
best diving destinations in the world, the Redang archipelago.
Suitable substrates, clear water with temperatures ranging from
27 ° to 31.5 ° C as well as salinity in range of 31 to 34 ppt
are conducive to coral reef development and healthy growth of
marine life. These conditions are just as suitable for you to
explore the underwater realm of the following islands in comfort
Visibility generally depends on sea conditions but is excellent
from the months of April till October. All dive spots are
located within a 30 minute speedboat ride from the resort.
A. PULAU REDANG
Dive Site # 1. Tanjung Lang
Located on the northern tip of Pulau Redang, this spot offers a
variety of corals such as hydrozoans, siphonophorans and
anthozoans which include sea fans and sea whips as well as
crustaceans and fish of different colours for all to feast their
eyes upon. With a maximum depth of 60 feet, it is accessible to
any certified diver.
Dive Site # 2. Tanjung Tok Kong
Situated a short distance away, this dive location offers an
amazing array of marine flora and fauna till a depth of 80 feet.
Sea turtles are an almost site of green and hawksbill turtles.
Sights include feather stars; tube worms, nudibranchs and
schools of tuna forming a magnificent screen right before you.
Dive Site # 3. Tanjung Gua Kawah
At a maximum depth of 70 feet, this dive spot is a must for
those who are willing to brave the currents and waves. Rest
assured that your efforts will be rewarded handsomely in the
from of the marvelous underwater realm before you.
Dive Site # 4. Pasir Panjang
Just a stone's throw away from the resort, one is able to see
fascinating species of corals and sea life living in harmony.
With a maximum depth of just 40 feet, this spot could very well
be your first taste of Redang. Not to be missed is the sight of
the resident grouper recently christened KAREN.
Dive Site # 5. Batu Mak Chantek
Situated near Pasir Panjang, this spot which reaches down to 60
feet, is bountiful with colourful reef fishes and invertebrates
including echinoderms, moluscs are well as feather stars and
hydrozoans. Night diving here features the nocturnal world at
B. PULAU PAKU BESAR
Dive Site # 6. Offering spectacular
sights till a depth of 50 feet, this area is rather popular with
local and foreign diving enthusiasts alike. This is no surprise
as it is teeming with a diversity of marine organisms like
Tubinaria, Tubastrea, mushroom and brain corals, staghorn coral
plus giant clams, shrimps and crabs.
C. PULAU PAKU KECIL
Dive Site # 7. This island, an extension of
Tanjung Tengah in Pulau Redang, is commonly included in any
diver's itinerary as it offers a mix of soft corals,
invertebrates and fish until a depth of 60 feet. Sights include
staghorn coral, tube worms and moluscs.
D. PULAU LING
Dive Site # 8. The Northern Side.
This relatively shallow dive spot where maximum depth is at 60
feet is teeming with Acropora sp. coral, also known as staghorn
coral, providing a nutriently rich home for an array of marine
organism including anemones and small wrasses, bottlebrush
worms, plychaetes, crustaceans and moluscs.
Dive Side # 9. Batu Chipor
Standing independently like a minute island off the coast of
Pulau Ling, this rock is constantly washed over by he waves.
Rich with sea fans and soft corals as well as unique shaped fish
which include pufferfish reaching all the way down to 80 feet,
it is a must for all to see.
E. PULAU PINANG
Dive Site # 10. Submerged Wreck
Located 40 feet below surface, this wreck is carpeted with
corals and sponges. Reef fish including groupers and snappers as
well as a variety of moluscs including cowries, helmet shells
and spider shells plus an array of hermit crabs live in the
deeper areas of the ship.
Dive Site # 11. Terumbu Kili
Another popular location for divers where inhabitants include
soldier fish, black tip sharks and the majestic lion ish.
Maximum depth is at 70 feet. Do look out for the magnificent
array of hard and soft coral, sea fans, and feather stars.
F. PULAU LIMA
In a class of its own, this island is renowned for its beauty,
this making it a diver's paradise.
Dive Site # 12. Terumbu Putih
Offering a maximum depth of 120 feet, only those willing to
accept the dare rewarded with unbelievable pristine beauty of
the sea whips, barrel sponges and reef inhabitants which
included soldier fish, cardinal fish, sea-squirts, bryozoans and
squid living here.
Dive Site # 13. Black Coral Garden
Venture to the depth between 90 to 110 feet and an underwater
Garden of Eden filled with Antipathes sp. corals or more
commonly referred to as black corals, will unfold before your
very eyes. Also interesting are the sights along the way, which
include sea fans, sea fans, sea whips, harp corals and a
kaleidoscope of fish.
Dive Site # 14. "Mysterious Submerged Chamber"
A newly discovered dive spot with spectacular sights and sounds
providing a serene surrounding to soothe all ills. Unbelievable?
Come and experience it for yourselves. Be seen until a depth of
Dive Site # 15. The Southeastern Side
Pocked surface underwater housing minutes and colourful reef
fish including pipefish and wrasses and bottom feeders such as
schools of fusiliers and crustaceans can be seen until a depth
of 70 feet.
Dive Site # 16. The Northeastern Side
Another area common among divers with the sea floor located 100
feet below the surface. Colours and shapes in the from of
corals, sponges, sea-squirts, feather stars and fish will put a
smile on any diver's face.
G. PULAU KERENGGA KECIL
Dive Site # 17. Feast your eyes on the
Mini Mount at depth of 60 feet off the waters of this island
featuring a unique blend of sponges, shrimps, moluscs,
echinoderms and soft corals.
H. PULAU KERENGGA BESAR
Dive Site # 18. Uneven terrain
offering caves and other crevices make this island popular among
all divers. Maximum depth is at 60 feet. Marine life includes
rainbow-like wrasses, clown fish, coral trout and delight
I. PULAU EKOR TEBU
Dive Site # 19. Divers will enjoy the
sights along the steep walls located on the eastern side of the
island. Corals found here include staghorns, vase corals, dead
mans's finger and daisy corals. Not to be missed are the
reptiles and rays roaming around freely in the sea. Located
almost 100 meters off the coast of this island is a submerged
reef with the maximum depth of 60 feet. It is abundant with fish
of various size, shape and colour. An irresistible dive site!
Sites Of Lang Tengah Island:
1. Goby Garden
2. Blue Coral
3. Batu Banyak Keras
4. Batu June
5. Terumbu Kuning
6. Karang Bahar
7. Tanjung Telunjuk
8. Batu Kuching
9. Batu Kapal
10. Terumbu Putih
11. Batu Bulan
12. Batu Broler
13. Tanjung Nibong
14. Karang Nibong
15. Karang Nibong Laut