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    Scuba Diving at Tanjung Tengah (House Reef)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    This is the house reef and training site of Redang Bay Resort. It offers easy dives in clear wates as well as opportunities for snorkelling. uring low tide, a sandbank connects the island to Pulau Redang and it is a favourite spot to watch sunset.

    Entry to the reef is from the beach. Depending on the prevailing current, you will start the dive either in front of Redang Beach Resort or on the doorstep of the Redang Bay dive centre. This fringing reef can be circumvented in about 45 minutes at a maximum depth of about 12 metres. Acroporus corals predominate the shallower part of the reef while boulders and rocks with soft corals and vividly coloured featherstars cover the deeper end. Schools of rabbitfish, diamond fish and yellowtail snappers flit from boulder to boulder. Stingrays and blue-spotted ribbontail rays getting a good clean from the ever compliant cleaner wrasses as well as moray eels, bumphead parrotfish and groupers add to the diversity and colour of this site. It is also a nursery for reef fish and juvenile nurse sharks.

    Although the construction of the wooden jetty and constant snorkelling activities have caused the reef to deteriorate somewhat, it is still a worthwhile and easy dive.

    Equipment: Bring your own dive equipment or you can rent at the resort dive centre.

    These are the things to bring:
    01. BCD
    02. Regulator
    03. Wetsuit
    04. Fins
    05. Mask
    06. Snorkel
    07. Underwater camera and casing
    08. Underwater torchlihgt for night diving
    09. Booties
    10. Certification card
    11. Diving Log Book

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    Scuba Diving at Terumbu Kili

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    It is accessible from Pasir Panjang beach, Pulau Redang in 15 minutes. Descending to the sandy bottom at a depth of 22 metres, the assembly of large rocks and boulders is covered by vividly coloured soft and encrusting corals, gorgonian sea fans and featherstars while patches of sea anemones, reminiscent of flowerpots, are common on the sandy expanse.

    Crossing the channel (a good swim against the current) will bring you to the reef slope of Pulau Pinang. This hosts a population of diverse reef life such as snappers, lionfish, diamond fish, hawksbill turtles, moray eels, groupers, barracudas, barramundi cod, black-tip reef sharks, bumphead parrotfish, scorpionfish, scorpionfish and giant clams.

    Equipment: Bring your own dive equipment or you can rent at the resort dive centre.

    These are the things to bring:
    01. BCD
    02. Regulator
    03. Wetsuit
    04. Fins
    05. Mask
    06. Snorkel
    07. Underwater camera and casing
    08. Underwater torchlihgt for night diving
    09. Booties
    10. Certification card
    11. Diving Log Book

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    Scuba Diving at Tanjong Tokong

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    A coastline dominated by rocky outcrops, steep walls, cliffs, caves and grottos. This site is characterised by a jumble of large boulders covered in large gorgonians and sea fans.

    Green turtles, trevallies, tuna, a lone napoleon wrasse, barramundi cod, titan triggerfish, emperorfish and unicorn fish are often sighted. At the lower region of around 25 to 30 metres, marble rays and white-tip reef sharks patrol the edge of the reef. During a thermocline, snappers and jacks use the difference in water temperature to shoot up from the lower region, making for a spectacular display.

    Equipment: Bring your own dive equipment or you can rent at the resort dive centre.

    These are the things to bring:
    01. BCD
    02. Regulator
    03. Wetsuit
    04. Fins
    05. Mask
    06. Snorkel
    07. Underwater camera and casing
    08. Underwater torchlihgt for night diving
    09. Booties
    10. Certification card
    11. Diving Log Book

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    Scuba Diving at Pulau Ling

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Pulau Ling is famed for two massive, mushroom-shaped coral heads believed to be the largest coral structures on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The larger of the two has a circumference of about 25 metres and a height of 12 metres while the smaller one is 24 metres and 10 metres, respectively. The deep overhangs at the bases of this porite support the luxuriant growth of brilliantly coloured daisy coral and is home to a variety of fish. The dive is 10 to 18 metres.

    Equipment: Bring your own dive equipment or you can rent at the resort dive centre.

    These are the things to bring:
    01. BCD
    02. Regulator
    03. Wetsuit
    04. Fins
    05. Mask
    06. Snorkel
    07. Underwater camera and casing
    08. Underwater torchlihgt for night diving
    09. Booties
    10. Certification card
    11. Diving Log Book

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    Scuba Diving at Pulau Lima (south end)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The boulders at the island's southern end offer caves and tunnels in which we spotted two resident Great barracudas (approximately 2 metres in length). We also saw many cardinalfish, sweepers and invertebrates.

    I will be uploading some of my underwater photographs later...

    Equipment: Bring your own dive equipment or you can rent at the resort dive centre.

    These are the things to bring:
    01. BCD
    02. Regulator
    03. Wetsuit
    04. Fins
    05. Mask
    06. Snorkel
    07. Underwater camera and casing
    08. Underwater torchlihgt for night diving
    09. Booties
    10. Certification card
    11. Diving Log Book

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    Scuba Diving at Mak Cantik

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This dive site is a richly populated and beautiful submerged reef. The dive starts by descending along the marker buoy line to around 19 metres where you will reach the sandy bottom that surrounds the reef. The boulders and hard corals demarcating the reef are home to boxfish, pufferfish, flat heads, moray eels, lionfish and a variety of nudibranchs. Grey stingrays, blue-spooted rays and white-tip reef sharks patrol the reef fringes.

    Once you have circumvented the reef, which should take about 25 minutes, ascend to the upper portion of the reef. A generally dense growth of acroporus, hard and soft corals, sponges and sea fans is interrupted by some leftover bald patches as a result of coral bleaching. Yellow snappers, schools of yellowtail barracudas, jacks, the occasional green turtle, devil fish, a lone great barracuda, schools of parrotfish and resident black-tip and white-tip reef sharks are common sights.

    I will be uploading some of my underwater photographs later... Stay tune!

    Equipment: Bring your own dive equipment or you can rent at the resort dive centre.

    These are the things to bring:
    01. BCD
    02. Regulator
    03. Wetsuit
    04. Fins
    05. Mask
    06. Snorkel
    07. Underwater camera and casing
    08. Underwater torchlihgt for night diving
    09. Booties
    10. Certification card
    11. Diving Log Book

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    Scuba Diving at Pulau Kerengga Besar

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This is a shallow reef (10 to 14 metres), encircles a rocky outcrop where you might encounter humphead parrotfish, schools of yellowtail snappers, golden trevallies and barracudas while a shovelnose shark might mingle occasionally with stingrays at the sandy bottom.

    I will be uploading some of my underwater photographs later... Stay tune!

    Equipment: Bring your own dive equipment or you can rent at the resort dive centre.

    These are the things to bring:
    01. BCD
    02. Regulator
    03. Wetsuit
    04. Fins
    05. Mask
    06. Snorkel
    07. Underwater camera and casing
    08. Underwater torchlihgt for night diving
    09. Booties
    10. Certification card
    11. Diving Log Book

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    Scuba Diving at Batu Cina Terjun (Steven Reef)

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It was a macro dive. We saw a pair of pipefish, White-eyed and Frimbriated moray eels, nudibranchs or sea slugs, sand gobies, blue-spotted stingrays, sea shells, Boxer shrimps, lionfish, clownfish, pufferfish, boxfish, sea cucumbers and squirrelfish.

    Equipment: Bring your own dive equipment or you can rent at the resort dive centre.

    These are the things to bring:
    01. BCD
    02. Regulator
    03. Wetsuit
    04. Fins
    05. Mask
    06. Snorkel
    07. Underwater camera and casing
    08. Underwater torchlihgt for night diving
    09. Booties
    10. Certification card
    11. Diving Log Book

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    Scuba Diving at Pulau Redang, Malaysia

    by SharkyUAE Written Aug 19, 2004
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    Redang Bay probably has one of the easiest shore dives around and I chose this destination (having been there three times previously since 1992) to expand my 12 yr old daughter's dive skills.

    The area for snorkelling and diving the house reef is buoyed off to prevent boats from entering but we did see on three occasions a boat moving around in that area from Perhentian Island Resort. We heard from the dive operator at Radang Bay that a snorkeller had been hit and killed by a boat some time in July.

    Equipment: Cheaper as mentioned before to bring your own gear - experience has taught me before it's safer too.

    Tank and weightbelt cost RM20 per dive, no NITROX available.

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    Scuba Diving at Great Dive Sites

    by bkoon Written Jul 19, 2004

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    Going for a dive

    There are numerous dive sites at Pulau Redang. To name a few, there are :
    - Pulau Ekor Tebu (read that it is an irresistible dive site).
    - Terumbu Kili (Black-tip sharks and lion fishes)
    - Etc

    Equipment: Scuba Equipment from Dive Shops

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    scuba diving in redang..

    by eelaine Written Apr 16, 2003

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    map of dive sites in redang..

    there are more than 20 dive sites around redang island offering a wide range of dives at different levels of difficulty.. it's an amazing underwater world.. moray eels, turtles, sting rays, sharks.. the list is endless..

    Equipment: most dive shop provide all the diving equipments you'll need.. but it's always nicer to bring along your own equipment that you're comfortable with.. for those without a diving license, you can get one there.. :)

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    Scuba

    by Alimacg Written Dec 8, 2004

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    Thoroughly wonderful! Liu our instructor was great. There was another family with younger children completing the Padi course and the approach was really professional.

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    Diving!!!

    by R.Dettmann Written Sep 12, 2002

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    You can make 2-3 bootdives a day.
    Nice corals and fish. the visibility canges often.

    Equipment: Bring your own equipment and save allot of money. They most expensive part of the diving here is the equipment.

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