Located 13km west of Payer Island, Segantang Island is one of four dive sites in the Pulau Payer Marine Park that can be reached by boat in 20 mins and contains some of the area’s best diving with several points of interest. Classed as a reef, wall and wreck dive with maximum depths of 30m, it is more suitable for experienced divers hoping to find large pelagics and the best months to visit are from April to October.
As you descend down the cliff of two rocky outcrops covered in hard coral formations and black corals as well as pretty sea fans, to the sandy reef bottom 20m below, you can see scores of macro life, anemones and molluscs on the corals.
The marine life here is prolific and with excellent viz up to 30m in some spots, you may encounter huge schools of barracudas, mangrove snappers, jacks, leopard sharks, reef sharks, groupers, nurse sharks, fusiliers, moray eels, and even young blacktip sharks.
The reef drops-off to the Tyre Reef wall which is about 26-30m deep where you’ll see an anemone garden and reef with whips and black corals as well as gorgonians and soft coral varieties. Lionfish nestle here in massive numbers and as you drift along sideways by the reef wall, you’ll see even more schools of barracudas, snappers and reef sharks.