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Tenggol Island Underwaterworld

Tenggol island has many soft corals, nudibranchs, sea dragons and reef fishes. Do check out my things to do tips and travelogues for more underwater photographs.

At Pulau Tenggol, divers and snorkellers alike can find pristine coral formations and a number of submerged rocks with excellent coral growths. Tenggol and its surrounding islands offer good visibility with teeming of marine life, including sharks, rays, nudibranch and a wide variety of hard and soft corals. Divers will discover that Tenggol offers great diving experiences, ranging from deep diving, drift diving and wreck dive for the advanced divers or experienced divers. The fantastic shallow dives are great for the least experienced divers or just for the experienced to off gas.

Pulau Tenggol or Tenggol Island

Tenggol island is one of the islands in the east coast of Malaysia, known for its pristine water warmed by the South China Sea. The island is accessible by boats from Kuala Dungun, Terengganu.

Kuala Dungun is about 70 km south of Kuala Terengganu. It is a sleepy town and gateway to Pulau Tenggol (17 km or 1 hour away by speedboat).

The Tenggol group of islands is the southernmost part of Terengganu's Marine Parks. It consists of Pulau Tenggol (Tenggol Island), Pulau Nyireh, Tokong Timur, Tokong Burung and Tokong Talang/Tokong Kemudi, Tokong Laut.

There are currently 3 resort operators at Pulau Tenggol, Tenggol Island resort, Tenggol Island Beach Resort and Tenggol Resort.

More about Tenggol Island

Pulau Tenggol is also known for its white sandy beach and clear blue water.

It lies 14 nautical miles off the coast of quiet fishing town of Kuala Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia. This rocky island is about 50 hectares in size, spans less than 3 kilometres in length and 2 kilometres at its widest point, is one of the most beautiful and serene islands off Peninsular Malaysia's east coast, with spectacular rocky cliffs that offer many excellent dive sites. One of the island’s attractions is that it is close to its original state. A virgin island with its white sandy beaches backed by steeply forested cliffs is a pleasant retreat away from the city. Activities range from snorkelling, scuba diving, jungle trekking or just basking under the sun on the white sandy beach.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Full of beautiful soft corals underwater
  • Cons:Only three island resorts and not up to standard yet
  • In a nutshell:Visit only if you are a scuba diver or if not a day trip will do...
  • Last visit to Kuala Dungun: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Jul 6, 2007
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