Tenggol Island's Scuba Diving

Tenggol is a tourist island in western Malaysia, which is considered uninhabited as there are no people except hotel staff and tourists. Tenggol stands out among other tourist islands with Its rocky cliffs and stony bottom. Those who enjoy diving are attracted by coral reefs and edgy underwater rocks which became a reason for dozens of wrecks. Amateurs of wreck diving will find picturesque wreck sites of trawler ships and fishing boats interesting. Drift diving is practised on the island. They make it possible to look around many beautiful landscapes with many corals and boulders. You will find numerous species of underwater plants and animals in rock formations.

Getting There

The nearest international airport is in Kuala-Lumpur. There are scheduled buses to Kuala Dungun, Pahang. You can get to the island from Dungun by speedboat in 1 hour. There is no schedule, so you need to contact local resorts or dive shops in advance. There is also an airport in Pahang which accommodates domestic flights. It is located near Kuantan.

Dive Shops in


Diving is possible on Tenggol all year round. However, during the rainy season (from June to September), the sea can be stormy, and the visibility is low. The highest number of rainfalls occurs in July and August. The average water temperature is between +27-28 °C. The best time for diving is from January to May and from October to December. The average daily temperature in summer is about +33 °C and +29 °C in winter.

Dive Spots near Tenggol Island

Coral Garden is a dive site with a bottom covered in dunes. Colonies of the symmetrical brain corals inhabit at a depth of 20 m. Around them, you can see Christmas tree worms and nudibranchs, and there are groupers under the corals.
The House Reef with average current is the right place for meeting with turtles, parrotfish, humphead wrasse, and moray eels. A significant number of microscopic inhabitants will help you to perfect the3 art of underwater photography.