Pulau Tenggol

Pulau Tenggol is another beautiful diving getaway and lies just 45 minutes off Kuala Dungun in the south of Terengganu. It is small – just 3 km long and 2 km wide. However, this doesn’t prevent it from being a paradise, especially diving enthusiasts.

The interior of the island is filled with steep, rocky cliffs. This rocky terrain extends from the interior of the island right into the ocean and has created a dramatic ‘drop-off’ – a sort of vertical canvas of marine life – that divers never seem to tire of.

Key Tips
Beware of the strong currents Tenggol has if you are a diver. Most dives are scheduled for the calm inter-tidal window, but even so, currents can be strong – perfect for drift diving!

How to get there
By Road
Take a bus or taxi to Dungun. From Kuantan, take a bus at Jalan Besar Terminal. If you are coming from Kuala Terengganu, take the bus at the Syed Hussin Central Bus Station.

By Sea
From Dungun, board a boat at the jetty to reach Pulau Tenggol.

Accommodation Overview
There are decent resorts on the island, but it is best to book them as part of an organised dive tour so that meals, diving and accommodation are all-inclusive.


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