Diving in Redang

Diving in Redang can witness the beauty of different schools of Jacks, Black Tip Sharks, Humphead Parrotfish, Fusiliers, Trevallies, and Cuttlefish. Rare sightings of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks can be seen if you are lucky enough.

Marine Life Highlights in Redang

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Stonefish
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Green Moray Eel
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Rabbitfish

Dive Sites In Redang

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Tanjung Tokong

Situated close to Turtle Bay at Chagar Hutang, Tanjung Tokong is one of the most popular and most welcome dive site in Redang Island. It has a very steep slope from surface down to almost 38 meters depth with very pleasant hard and soft corals.

Depending on the tidal, strong currents often occurs just outside the cape of Tanjung Tokong.it offers a diversity of fishes that divers surely gasp because of the beauty of marine creatures.

Offering a great opportunity to witness green and Hawksbill Turtles, the island also boasts other reef life. Big eyes Jacks, Snappers, Napoleon Wrasse, Fusiliers, Nudibranchs, Flatworms, and Queen Fish can be seen around here. Occasional Sharks can also be spotted in the waters. Boulders covered with colorful hard and soft corals as well as sea fans can be enjoyed by the tourists.

Access: Boat Entry
Average Depth: –
Maximum Depth: 38m
Average Visibility: 10m – 35m

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Tanjung Gua Kawah

Strong swimmers and professional divers are perfect for this diving site, Tanjung Gua Kawah, since the water current in this area is strong. It is possible for divers to see pelagics and fish life in caves and overhangs along with mediocre corals in the site.

Northeastern tip of Redang lies the Tanjung Gua Kawah. At the edge of the island, dive gradually as the slope will lead you to the two pinnacle at the 30 meter depth. The big boulders have a minimal of hard and soft corals.

Sea animals seen in the past are Nudibranchs, Jack Fish, Napoleon Wrasse, and Black Tip Shark. It has an average depth of 20 meters and a good water visibility of 10 to 30 meters.

Access: Boat Entry
Average Depth: –
Maximum Depth: 20m
Average Visibility: 10m – 30m

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Batu Chipor

Northern part of Pulau Ling, Batu Chipor is marked by a buoy about 20 meters away from a small rocky outcrop exposed during high tides. It has an average depth of 15 meters and good visibility of 10 meters to 30 meters.

Since it has a fairly shallow dive, the sea can be choppy with currents and more suitable for experienced divers. Covered in Sea Fans, Gorgonians, Whips, and Sponges, as well as the rocky wall that is covered with soft Tree Corals, and Leather Corals. Sandy bottom is mainly covered with hard Staghorn, Lettuce and Boulder Corals.

All tropical marine lives can also be seen here even if there are less fishes in the northern part of the island.

Access: Boat Entry
Average Depth: 15m
Maximum Depth: 20m
Average Visibility: 10m – 30m

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Terumbu Kili

Terumbu Kili has an average depth of 25 meters and a good visibility of 10 to 30 meters. Situated at the southern part of Pulau Pinang, this is considered as one of the top dive sites. This rocky outcrop appears above water and slopes down to a sandy bottom at about 20 meters in depth.

Watch out as this site has strong currents in the channel separating the outcrop from Pulau Pinang and it is best for experienced divers.

Hawksbill Turtles can be witness in the area. Dive further and Black Tip Sharks, Barracudas, Jacks, Snappers, Fusiliers, Jellyfish, and schools of Yellowtail will welcome you underwater. While on the slope front, coral garden of Leather Corals, Soft Corals, Whips, and Fans occupies the ledges.

Access: Boat Entry
Average Depth: 20m
Maximum Depth: 25m
Average Visibility: 10m – 30m

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Pulau Ekur Tebu

This diving site proudly offers you an exquisite array of hard corals, all shoving for optimum light capturing position on the reef. Blue corals, soft leather corals as well as some large clams can be spotted in the Pulau Ekur Tebu.

With its good visibility of 10 meters to 30 meters and an average depth of 24 meters, Pulau Ekur Tebu can be found at the northeast tip of the island. It is composed mainly of huge boulders dropping down to 24 meters with a cave at the bottom.

Witness the underwater beauty of Staghorns, Table and Lettuce Corals as well as sightings of Trevallies, Black Tip Sharks, Pompano, Barracudas, Batfish, Eagle Rays and Bowmouth Shovelnose Guitar Sharks. You can also encounter gigantic clams and other shells. Resting in the sandy bottom lies the Titan Triggers.

Access: Boat Entry
Average Depth: 24m
Maximum Depth: –
Average Visibility: 10m – 30m

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Mak Cantik

Mak Cantik which means ‘beautiful mother’ in Malay is an underwater seamount in waters that have a depth of 12 to 18 meters. Said to be a home to large coral garden comprising with lots of hard and soft corals. It also has a good visibility of 10 meters to 30 meters.

Prettier coral gardens and lovely anemone gardens can be seen in this site. Mak Cantik has a good abundance of marine lives including Yellowtail Barracudas, Raysm Puffers, Damsels, Wrasses, Parrotfish, Angels, Butterfly Fish, and Snappers. At the fringe of the reefs, beware as you may see Nurse Sharks, White Tip Sharks and large Rays.

Strong currents that are good for large fishes such as Barracudas, Jacks, and Trevallies are common in this site together with variety of species of fish that sweeps around coral formations.

Access: Boat Entry
Average Depth: 12m
Maximum Depth: 18m
Average Visibility: 10m – 30m

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Check Isa

The shallow coral reef Check Isa is one of the diving sites in Redang in which it is submerged reef that starts 8 meters down to 20 meters in depth. Divers will enjoy the amazing marine life as they go down below. It is located around Pasir Panjing with a visibility of 10 to 30 meters and an average depth of 20 meters.

Cowries, Spider Shells, and Christmas Tree Worms are encountered along with Angel Fish, Parrotfish, Pufferfish, Porcupine Fish, Wrasses, Groupers, and other reef dwellers can be seen underwater. Cracks conceal tiny Critters, Sponges, Worms, Squirts, and Stinging Hydroids. Camouflaged Devil Scorpion Fish can also be witness buried in the sandy bottom.

Night diving in the island is also perfect as nocturnal creatures greet you such as Crabs, Eels, Urchins, Squids, and Spiny Lobsters.

Access: Boat Entry
Average Depth: 8m
Maximum Depth: 20m
Average Visibility: 10m – 30m

Diving in Redang

Famous for its clear waters and sandy beaches, Redang Island is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is located 45 kilometers off the coast of Kuala Terengganu. The island is within an hour’s boat ride from the other famous vacation islands of Perhentian and Lang Tengah. Forming a marine sanctuary park offering snorkeling and diving opportunities, biggest island Redang measures about 7 kilometers and 6 kilometers wide.

The tropical climate of Redang Island has a temperature around 30°C and frequent but brief thunderstorms. Since it is near the equator, hot and humid days at Redang has a relative humidity between 80 – 87%. Redang is also affected by the northeast monsoon which brings torrential rains and rough seas just like the rest of Malaysia’s East Coast. The most ideal period to visit the island is from March to October which has a dry season and when seas are generally calm with little rain.

Known as a paradise island, Redang proudly presents you an enchanted beauty of island which tourists can really enjoy. It is one of the best islands in Malaysia because of its clear blue waters which are ideal for diving, and snorkeling activities. Watch as the sunset and sunrise in the island can sooth your soul because of the clear weather and sunny aura. Night life in the island can also be a memorable experience for tourists. Explore also the island by trekking and discover numerous animals and rare plants located on the island.

Dive deeper as this island is perfect area to enjoy scuba diving. It is known for its amazing visibility and pristine coral reefs. Divers can witness the beauty of different schools of Jacks, Black Tip Sharks, Humphead Parrotfish, Fusiliers, Trevallies, and Cuttlefish. Rare sightings of Manta Rays and Whale Sharks can be seen if you are lucky enough. It is also said to be a home for green Turtles and research says that they come from Indonesia and Philippines to lay eggs.

Best Diving Season:  March to October
Weather:  Monsoon season is between November and early March
Water Temperature: 27-32°C
Marine Animal Highlights: eel, black whale shark, sea fans, sea stars, stonefish, rabbitfish and pipefish
Recommended Thermal Protection:
Water Visibility: 5 – 30m
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Transportation: -From Main Jetty, 40min by speedboats or ferry ride

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