Terengganu Diving

The charm and the attraction of the Terengganu region is that there are multiple islands scattered along the coast which are all idyllic paradise islands which are the ideal holiday destinations to relax on while exploring the waters teeming with marine life. 


Diving in Terengganu

Terengganu is a state located on the east coast of Malaysia and off the coast of this state there are numerous islands which provide some of the best diving in Malaysia. What makes these islands such popular diving destinations is firstly due to the tropical paradise elements; they have white sandy beaches which meet the turquoise, crystal clear, warm waters which have a high abundance of different marine species which inhabit the flourishing reefs and rock formations. What makes this an even more idyllic diving destination are the weather conditions.

Malaysia has two distinct seasons, the rainy season and the dry season, but the rainy season is only 3 months long, which means 9 months of ideal diving conditions. The water temperatures here are only 27 degrees Celsius at its coldest, so still very pleasant temperatures. The type of diving here is incredibly varied meaning something for everyone. There are a collection of wrecks, there are unique rock formations, there are flourishing reefs, and there are an abundance of marine species to admire on every dive. 

Best places to dive

Redang is an archipelago of nine islands and are among the most popular diving in this part of the world. It is a marine park so the area is protected which is what keeps it in such pristine condition. One of the main aspects which attract divers to this area is the fact that it is easy and relaxed diving, meaning divers of all levels can really enjoy what the waters here have to offer. 

Pulau Gemia has two main highlights, here lies a World War II wreck and is a stunning wreck as she lies upright, has her anti-aircraft gun as a spectacle and is now overgrown with colourful Soft Corals and Anemones, which is a beautiful contrast with the large metal structure as a background. This area is also frequented by Whale Sharks. 

Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil are the two islands which together make up the Perhentian Islands and are the gems of the South China Sea. Divers here can explore three shipwrecks, boulder formations and swim-throughs, and many reef critters and schools of fish which fill these pristine waters. 

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