Tenggol Island or Pulau Tenggol is an isolated and serene island along the east coast of Malaysia. Known for its various diving possibilities, it has over 20 diving spots which made it as the best diving site in Peninsular Malaysia. It takes about an hour and a half drive from Terengganu Malaysia to the mainland of Kuala Dungun and from there, a one hour ferry ride from Dungun Jetty to get to the island of Tenggol. The island is occupied by lush forests with rocky terrain that stretches up to 50 hectares. Pulau Tenggol is located in the southern part of the Terengganu Marine Park along with the group of islands which include Tokong Laut, Tokong Timur, Tokong Burung, Tokong Talang and Pulau Nyireh.
Tropical climate is dominant in Tenggol Island making it just the right temperature for rich eco diversity in plant and animal species. During the day, the average temperature is at 32 degrees Celsius to a cold 25 degree Celsius in the evenings. Diving in Tenggol is more suitable during the annual dry season which is from the month of March to October as harsh weather conditions can be experienced between the months of October to February. It is during the dry season that visibility is at its finest up to 20 metres. Since there is a colourful plethora of dive spots in the island, there is always one that fits every diver, from beginners to advanced and professional divers.
There are dive sites in Tenggol that offer enchanting wrecks and marvelous underwater formations. Wreck diving is available for advanced divers as well as deep diving and drift diving. Macro-life can also be explored and sightings of various hard and soft corals are common to these dive spots. The rock formations and elaborate coral reef of Tenggol houses some of the world’s most diverse species of plant and animal.
Home to different kinds of creatures, Tenggol diving sites shelters Nudibranchs, Sea Turtles, Giant Double-headed Parrotfish, Yellow Fusiliers, and Trevallies. Each dive site is endowed with coral gardens and vibrant marine life. Encounters with large pelagics, Whale Sharks and Manta Rays can be experienced at certain times but common are the Eagle Rays, Black-tipped Reef Sharks and Large Barracudas.
season is between March to October. But diving is possible all year round.
Coral Garden, Rajawali Reef, Tanjung Pasir, Teluk Air Tawar, Five Sisters, Turtle Point, Tokong Timur
Featured Marine Life
Nudibranchs, Sea Turtles, Giant Double-headed Parrotfish, Yellow Fusiliers, and Trevallies