Lang Tengah Dive Site, Terengganu Malaysia

tengah dive site terengganu malaysiaPulau Lang : Tengah Translated from Bahasa Malaysia, Pulau Lang Tengah means an eagle resting on the middle island (Pulau Lang Tengah is between Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Redang). This away-from-it all island has a number of resort operators and is easily accessible from the mainland via a 30 minutes speedboat ride from Merang Jetty.

Batu Kuching : This site got its name from a squarish boulder perched on top of other boulders that resemble a cat. The boulder terrain plunges down to about 20 metres where sea whips are dominant. Barrel sponges and hard corals form the seascape. Good place to see glass sweepers, wrasses, butterfly fish and snappers.

Terembu Kuning (Yellow Reef) : Located close to the two resorts, Terembu Kuning is a rocky outcrop sloping to the sea bottom at about 20 metres. Hard corals dominate the reef providing refuge for shy groupers, barramundi cods and nurse sharks. While bat fish, jacks and fusiliers swim about in the blue water.

Tanjung Nibong Laut : Angular-shaped rock bottoms out at about 25 metres at the sandy seabed. Located at the tip of the island, this site is usually swept by currents that attract pelagic fish life such as barracudas, jacks and if you are lucky, the whale shark. At the coral garden, butterfly fish, wrasses, rabbit fish and turtles can be observed.

Getting There The closest departure point to Pulau Lang Tengah is from a town called Merang, north of Kuala Terengganu. Speedboat transfer is merely 30 minutes.