We did a multi-level dive. It is located at the northern side of the island walls (04.49.05N, 103.40.50E), approximately 32 metres.
This was a very easy and relaxing dive. Large boulders with magnificent seascape swim-throughs and passages. Some of the marine lifes we spotted were schools of yellowtails, moray eel, blue-ringed angelfish, six-banded angelfish, Christmas tree worms,sea cucumbers and plenty of soft corals.
Immense variety of nudibranchs made this dive truly special.
It was a leisure dive with our sigtings of scorpionfish, nudibranchs, sea dragons, blue-ringed angelfish, Christmas tree worms, longfin bannerfish, sea cucumbers, sea squirts, sea shell, soft and hard corals.
Our night dive sightings: this was the first time that I got to see a green turtle during night dive, sea cucumbers in their vertical positions, sleeping titan triggerfish, blue-ringed angelfish, parrotfish, giant moray eel, grouper, coral banded cleaner shrimp and crabs.
I have not watch it personally but one of these days I will. May be you can share your experience and tips if you have.
The sea turtle egg hatching campaign is during the months of August to October.
For millions of years, green turtles and hawksbill turtles driven by their instincts have returned to the same beaches they hatched from, some 30/40/50/60 years ago, to mate and nest.
The terrain is generally rocky with huge boulders forming walls, tunnels and swim throughs. Diverse range of coral formations growing on the walls of the boulders.
We got to see many nudibranchs, sea dragons, fusiliers, batfish, pufferfish, parrotfish, moorish idols and butterflyfish.
This dive site is a favourite among regular divers, it is also known as "The Highway" as schools of pelagics can found plying along this "highway". Divers may experience strong currents in this area. A photographers' haven as there are interesting coral formations to be found on the walls of these boulders and there are also a few interesting variety of the smaller creatures too.
I did a night dive from Tanjung Gemuk to Turtle Point.
There were many crabs, shrimps parrotfish, triggerfish, rabbitfish. We even sighted a Spanish Dancer (slightly bigger than our palm) , Frimbriated moray eel and sticky sea cucumbers.
The bottom of this area houses an interesting collection of rock outcrops covered with soft and hard corals, sea anemonies and sponges.
The calm dive site of turtle point at teluk air tawar are ideal for novices and underwater photography.
This is a well-sheltered bay and the water is generally calm. Considered the house reef of the resorts which is about 200 metres from shore, its slopes from 10 to 40 feet with sandy bottom covers with hard and soft corals. Some of the marine lifes we spotted were moray eel, nemos, butterflyfish, batfish, sand gobies, shrimps, giant cams, nudibranchs, sea cucumbers and plenty of soft corals.
Tenggol island offers more than 20 attractive dive sites with various varieties to satisfy divers with ranging interest and levels of diving ability.
The warm water and high visibility (20-30m) makes Tenggol island quite a popular destination for diving and snorkeling. The calm sea has an assemblage of corals and aquatic inhabitants such as bluering angelfish, green turtle, dusky parrotfish, clown fish and many more.
Calm coral gardens with colourful marine life provide an unforgettable experience.
Dungun is blessed with beautiful pristine beaches and great sunrise comes with the package. In my two days trip, I ensure that I set my alaram clock at 6:00am before i go to sleep so that I could wake up to enjoy the sunrise. From the pictures, you know that I was not disappointed!
For more pictures, please visit my travelogue.
Nasi Dagang is a rice speciality of Terengganu. Nasi Dagang or literally the ‘trader’s rice’ which is said is the rice that was eaten by trader on their business journey.
The dish is mixes of rice and glutinous rice with coconut milk added once it is cooked. The rice is eaten with tuna curry and light vegetable pickles. Simplicity is its essence.
In the East Coast, nasi dagang is as popular as nasi lemak for breakfast. Each packet is sold for RM1 at small coffee shop or roadside stalls.
Laksam (or Laksang as the local pronunced it) is a delightful yet simple dish, prepared using both wheat and rice flours. The gravy is made from fish meat which is boiled, pureed, and later mixed with coconut milk. It is eaten cold at breakfast.
Some might be turned off by the fishy smell. To me, it looks like "Chee cheong fun", a chinese dish. :)
There's a secluded beach at Sura Point, at one end of the Dungun beach (just beside UiTM college). Take a short climb up the hill, pass some lakes and you'll reach the beach. It's a bit too secluded to come at night, but then again safety and security are good in Dungun. Never heard of any robbery or theft. But it makes sense to be on the safe side.
Laze around the beach. Nice sea breeze, beautiful sunlight. Very calm and peaceful. Occassional chatter and laughtter of village kids out on a picnic. The beach is clean and untainted. However, swimming is not really advisable.
Take a short rest at the local Malay food stalls. Try out the local laksa, ABC, keropok lekor & fried bananas. Cheap and nice after a hot evening.
The locals are friendly and helpful. Some may not speak very good English but you'll get by with them.