Tenggol Island is part of the fabulous Terengganu Marine Park and is reached in approximately 45 minutes by speedboat. The island is famous for its tropical jungle, sandy white beaches and most of all, the untouched coral gardens and rare species of marine life which makes it one of the best places for diving in Malaysia. There are over 20 dive spots which offer unforgettable under water experiences for beginners and exciting adventures for experienced divers. Brand new diving equipment may be rented from the Water Sports Centre and our experienced dive Instructor can even certify you for your PADI Open Water Diver licence as part of your holiday.
If you would like to get the PADI licence, the book can be sent to you directly so you are able to study the dive theory at home rather than while on holiday.
Pulau Tenggol is a small island in the South China Sea off the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. The island forms part of the Terengganu Marine Park and is still a well-kept secret amongst the diving community. This means the reef is in almost perfect condition and, for people in the know, it is considered the best diving in Peninsular Malaysia. Pulau Tenggol and its surrounding dive sites offer unforgettable under water experiences for the beginner and exciting adventures for experienced divers
Tropical latitudes give the clear waters around Pulau Tenggol an extraordinarily rich seabed and possibly the greatest marine biodiversity in the world. With over 20 different dive sites, and a myriad of hard and soft coral, diving excursions at Tanjong Jara Resort provide a varied changing seascape. Dense colonies of brain coral cover the ocean floor merging with a variety of sponge and leather coral forming colourful coral carpets. Lobed pore coral blossom into impressive mushroom-like structures spanning 3 metres wide and 3 metres deep. Gorgonian gardens of different varieties fan out across the seabed and submerged balconies of staghorn create intricate and fragile labyrinths
More than 20 different dive sites present you with colourful marine life including soft and leather corals, and a variety of hard corals. The underwater world is home to an incredible collection of nudibranchs, sea turtles, the giant double-headed parrotfish, yellowtail fusiliers, trevallies and napoleon fish, to name a few. Sightings of eagle rays, black-tipped reef sharks and large barracudas are common. There are also sightings of large pelagics, whale sharks and manta rays generally at the beginning and end of our diving season (March, April, September and October) which is the best time to dive at Tenggol Island.
The formations underwater are very impressive with giant rocks and boulders, sometimes creating exciting swim-throughs and channels. Strong currents let the divers fly over the reef, accompanied by curious batfish and often meeting enormous schools of hunting trevallies.
With so many different dive sites around we can almost guarantee that the group you are diving with is the only group you will see on your dive that makes the diving here very personal and special
Our brand-new twin outboard engine speedboat covers the distance of about 20 nautical miles to the island in a spectacular 45-minute ride.