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Perhentian Island Dive Site

1. Teluk Pauh ** **
Expectation - Average depth is 1 m (40 in) and max depth is less than 3 m (10 ft). A gentle slope, ideal for check out dives. A lot of small parrotfish, stingray, varieties of sea cucumber, might also see the occasional small White tip reef shark.

2. Tiga Ruang *** ***
Expectation - Average depth is 8 m (26 ft) and max depth is 12 m (40 ft). Boulders line the site going down to the corals and sand, occasional coral heads also present. Home to schools of yellowtail, small parrotfish, boxfish and puffer fish.

3. Tanjung Besi ***
Expectation - Average depth is 12 m (40 ft) and max depth is 24 m (80 ft). Site offers caves and overhangs amidst a jumble of boulders going down to the sand. As it is open sea to the north, pelagic species are present. Also home to schools of snappers, jacks, fusiliers, giant groupesr, wrasse and sweetlips. Small, soft corals abound i.e. Christmas-tree worm.

4. Laluan Naga **
Expectation - Average depth is 12 m (40 ft) and max depth is 18 m (60 ft). Jumble of big boulders descending to the sand. Some good soft corals, patches of boulder corals and local species of angelfish, butterflyfish, filefish and pufferfish.

5. Terumbu Tiga (Tiger Rock) ****
Expectation - Average depth is 10 m (33 ft) and max of 20 m (65 ft). One of the best dive sites in terms of corals and marine life. Boasts some of the biggest soft corals where shallow rocks are carpeted with leathery soft corals and soft purple tree corals. Barrel sponges covered with sea cucumbers also abound. Marine life includes barracudas, bumphead, jacks and feather stars. There is also a small cavern where white tip sharks can be spotted.

6. Batu ButuK  7. Tanjung Tukas ***
Expectation - Average depth is 12 m (40 ft) and max depth is 18 m (60 ft). Jumble of boulders descending to the sand with good stony corals and soft corals. Sighting of shovelnose ray shark on occasion.

8. Teluk Dalam ** **
Expectation - Average depth is 9 m (30 ft) and max depth is 12 m (40 ft).Jumble of rocks going down to the sand. The deeper rocks support the black coral species. Sea anemonies, sea stars, shells and nudibranch abound.

9. Gua Kambing *** ***
Expectation - Average depth is 9 m (30 ft) and max depth is 15 m (50 ft). Jumble of boulders going down to sandy bottom. Pufferfish, filefish, parrotfish, and butterfly fish. Try your luck, you might see lobster around the coral!!!!!

10. Shipwreck - Pasir Tani ***
Expectation - Average depth is 22 m (72 ft) and max depth is 24 m (80 ft). This is the remaining half of a steel landing craft bearing Vietnamese boat people. It was being towed to Kuala Besut for repairs when it sank in 1976. Home to barracudas, batfish, snapper, wrasse, jacks, groupers and stingray.

11. Pasir Kerangi : PVC - Pipe Artificial Reef ****
Expectation - Average depth is 18 m (60 ft) and max depth is 18 m (60 ft). Artificial Reef made of open latticework of polyvinyl chloride pipes anchored down on sand in 1991. It is quite amazing, the growth on the pipes in such a short time. Soft tree corals up 80 cm (30 in) high, sponges and black corals.

12. Pulau Serenggeh : South End ***
Expectation - Average depth is 12 m (40 ft) and max depth is 21 m (70 ft). Jumble of rocks descending to the sand with small soft corals. Good fish life where King fish, nudibranch and bamboo sharks can be sighted. Previously known as Barracuda Point because of the regular barracuda sightings.

13. Tanjung Panglima Abu ** **
Expectation - Average depth is 12 m (40 ft) and max depth is 18 m (60 ft). The boulders provide an interesting backdrop for novice divers. The Napoleon wrasse may be seen swimming around towards the deeper end.

14.  Tanjung Butung ***
Expectation - Average depth is 18 m (60 ft) and max depth is 25 m (82 ft). Jumble of rocks descending to the sand at 25 m (80 ft). Good variety of fish life including trevallies, filefish, snapper and jacks.

15. Tokong Laut ****
Expectation - Average depth is 10 m (30 ft) and max depth is 24 m (80 ft). Jumble of large boulders going down to the sand. Very good marine life where you could find small ell, schools of jacks, butterfly fish, angelfish, trevellies, nurse sharks underneath the rocks, razorfish. The corals include soft tree coral, black corals, sea fans, stinging hydroids and harp corals.

16. Pulau Susu Dara Besar - North Side ****
Expectation - Average depth is 10 m (33 ft) and max depth is 18 m (60 ft). Marine life is similar to Tokong Laut (Dive site #15) but less coral life.

17. Pulau Susu Dara Kecil - North Side ****
Expectation - Average depth is 10 m (33 ft) and max depth is 18 m (60 ft). Marine life is similar to Tokong Laut (Dive site #15) but corals are not so plentiful.

18. Tokong Bopeng - North Side ****
Expectation - Average depth is 10 m (33 ft) and max depth is 21 m (70 ft). Fish life is good and plentiful but corals are not aplenty.

19. Tokong Burung Kecil ***
Expectation - Average depth is 9 m (39 ft) and max depth is 20 m (65 ft). JJumble of boulders descending to the sand. Quite good for corals but marine life is not so brilliant.

20. Pulau Rawa : Southeast Corner ***
Expectation - Average depth is 15 m (50 ft) and max depth is 27 m (90 ft). Comprises of big boulders forming caves and tunnels you can swim into and through. There are some soft corals, black corals and sea fans

21. Teluk Kerma ***
Expectation - Average depth is 13 m (43 ft) and max depth is 18 m (60 ft). There are a some stony corals and many species of puffer fish. Might be able to spot bump head parrotfish, snappers and stingrays.

22. Batu Nisan ***
Expectation - Average depth is 10 m (33 ft) and max depth is 15 m (50 ft). Hard corals going down to the sandy bottom. Giant stingray, turtle and nudibranch.

 

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