Pulau Redang provides
an excellent opportunity for snorkelling, scuba diving
and jungle trekking to keep you occupied or just relaxing
along the glistening white beaches.
The largest island of Terengganu's archipelago, Pulau
Redang is the centre of a large-scale marine
The Terengganu Marine Park is a protected zone
26 nm north of Kuala Terengganu whose reefs burst with
the largest assortment of coral species that peninsular
water has to offer. The waters surrounding the 9 islands
of Redang form one of the richest marine habitats that
await you to explore. Under the crystal clear water
are splendid coral gardens filled with corals both hard
and soft, foliose and gargonian in the shallower regions
- along with a captivating variety of fascinating tropical
fish, unspoiled reefs and many types of sea creatures.
The park's abundance of well-scouted dive sites offer
divers the opportunity of choosing what they want to
see, almost like dishes from a menu. Among the most
popular sites is the "Big Mount",
a large coral pillar.
Expect to find numerous cowries, spider shells and a
large aggegration of Christmas tree worms carpeting
coral rocks, damselfish, butterflyfish, chromis, wrasses,
rabbitfish, parrotfish and lionfish inhabit the coral
garden. "Picture Wall" is
a small coral facade brimming with sea fans and corals.
"Cathedral Arches" a magnificently
varied canyon network.
This boulder terrain presents itself for exploration;
canyons and crevisses are patrolled by huge groupers.
"Turtle Bay", at the northern
end of the island, is a good place to spot large groups
of sea turtles.
Mount" is a perfect spot for night dive.
Divers are awaited by abundance of night creatures foraging
for food around the reef. Plan to dive around 15m of
depth, inspect under the fold of soft coral for cowries
with its mantle fully extended, banded shrimp, crabs,
sea-cucumbers, colourful sea urchins, spiny lobsters
and the occasional octopus.