“Join Tenggol Coral Beach Resort and let us show you the vast range of dive sites around Tenggol Island in style! They range from shallow calm protected reef dives to strong drift or deep reefs, we even have wreck diving. There is always dive suitable and available for everyone here.”
About Tenggol Diving
Tenggol Dive Sites Key Features
Tenggol is a Nudibranch heaven with an incredible variety and number available to see, Tanjung Api is also known as Nudi-house because of a wall home to so many Nudi’s at certain times of year you cant count them all during a dive.. The island is also on the Whale shark migration path which means from August through October we see Whale shark on a regular basis and no just in passing. Tokong Timur has seen divers play with Whale sharks throughout the whole day sometimes for the full 45mins dive as they swim over the divers letting the bubbles flow around their giant bodies! The Edge and Rajawali Reef are becoming very popular also for regular sighting of Large Hump head parrot fish. a lot of which are fully grown to around 170cm. Tenggol’s Marine park protection sees to a large a healthy fish stock allowing these monsters to grow to their full glorious size!
Tenggol Dive Sites Explained
Lets take a look at diving in Teggol from the beginning! The five closest dive sites to where Tenggol Coral Beach Resort is located are a large house reef and two shipwreck dives and the western tip of the island which are less than 5mins boat ride away. The house reef is known as Teluk Air Tawar but better referred to as, Turtle point.
Turtle Point House Reef
Experience Level : Easy
Depth: 5m to 19m
Avg Visibility : 10-15m
We usually dive turtle house reef as our welcome to Tenggol dive and also for our night dives. The conditions here within the bay are usually always clam and clear and the dive is nice and relaxing. It is also perfect for the in experienced or to use for training dives. Turtle point has a good range of sea life from small nuidbranch and shrimp to Morays, Sting Ray, Angle fish, Cornet fish and some turtles.
Experience Level : Easy – Intermediate
Depth: 14m to 20m
Avg Visibility : 10-15m
We refer to the Fisherman wreck site as our house wreck dive site, as it lays just 3mins from the front of Tenggol Coral Beach Resort. The wreck is a fishing boat that sank in an upright position and is approx 20m long. This is a perfect wreck dive for those divers who have never being diving on a wreck before. It is possible that an Open water diver can dive this wreck and stay within the 18m max depth although the best way for them to dive it would be as an advanced diver or by taking the PADI Deep adventure dive so you can reach the maximum depth safely. You may also use this wreck to learn about wreck diving techniques in the PADI advanced open water course or wreck diver adventure dive.
Upon occasion, we sometimes begin our night dives with a swim around the fisherman wreck which by night it busy with life such as long arm boxer shrimp and puffer fish. A baby leopard shark if often seen near here during night dives also.