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.
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.
Best Time to Dive
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.
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FACTS ABOUT TENGGOL
- Two-way land transfer between Singapore and Kuala Dungun Jetty
- Two-way sea transfer between Kuala Dungun and Tenggol Coral Beach Resort
- 2N(4D3N) full board accommodation at Tenggol Coral Beach Resort (All meals served are Halal and in buffet style)
– Lunch and dinner on arrival day
– Breakfast, lunch, dinner on diving days
– Breakfast on departure day
- Up to 7 guided boat dives (4D3N)
- Weights & tanks
- Dive Travel Insurance
- Dive Equipment Rental (For leisure divers)
- Lazy customs fee RM5
- Gratuities for resort crew
Valid passport and Visa (if applicable)
Cash in Singapore or local currency (Malaysian Ringgit; RM)
Travel Insurance (recommended)
Able to snorkel/swim in the sea
Minimum of Open Water Diver Certification or equivalent (for leisure diver)
Currency accepted: Malaysian Ringgit (RM)
Credit cards accepted: Visa and Mastercard
Electricity Supply: 220-240V 50Hz, 3 pin round plug
Time difference: No difference in time
Immigration: Countries (popup) which require a visa for entry
Marine Park fee: 5RM