Diving at Redang Island, Malaysia
Redang Island, named Pulau Redang in the local language, is situated at 45 km offshore of Terengganu that is a state at north east side of Peninsula Malaysia. At the extent of about 7km long and 6km wide, it is a small island. Composed with some other islands, Pulau Lima, Pulau Pinang, Pulau EkorTebu, Pulau PerhentianBesar, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Pulau SusuDara, Pulau Lang Tengah and Pulau Kapas, these collection of islands forms the Pulau Redang Marine Park that is abound with wonderful marine fishes, turtles and coral reefs, offers a great snorkeling and scuba-diving knowledge. There are more than 500 kinds of live corals, 1000 species of invertebrates and around 3000 species of fishes which contains stingrays, manta rays, sharks and whale sharks, all living in accord in the reefs fringing the islands.
Know more about Redang Island
Redang Island is well-known for its white sandy beaches, crystal pure blue sea, and brilliant underwater world has among the finest coral reef in the world. With more than 20 diverse diving spots, it is a heaven for diving supporters and underwater photographers. Some of them are black coral garden; shipwrecks close Pinang Island, a mysterious underwater chamber and Mini Mount. The dive period at Redang starts around March and lasts until initial October. The everyday temperature ranges from 22oC in the time of early morning to 34oC at noon. The perceptibility averages 15 meters. On good days, it can develop to 30 meters. For more info visit http://www.sanytravel.com.sg/redang-island/
Some of the preferred dive locations
The waters around Pulau Redang also hold two historic shipwrecks: The HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Reject sunk here at the start of World War II. Other dive spots includes Tanjung Lang, TanjungTokong,PakuBesar, Pulau Paku KecilTanjungGuaKawah, PasirPanjang, BatuMakChantek, Pulau, Pulau Ling, BatuChipor, TerumbuPutih, Black Coral Garden, "Mysterious Submerged Chamber", The Southeastern Side, The Northeastern Side, Pulau Kerangga Kecil and Pulau EkorTebu.