Renggis Island Dive Site

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One of the most famous and popular reef and shipwreck dives in the region, this amazing site is located around a small rocky outcrop just a few minutes away from the beach of Tekek village on Tioman Island and is well known for night diving as well as for training courses. It’s the best spot for beginners due to the mild warm currents and sparkling shallow waters, as the depths here vary from 5m to 25m but the viz range is not the best, being just over 10m.

Starting with a gentle slope covered in hard brown corals, beds of gorgeous green stag horn corals, leaf corals and plate corals as well as huge clusters of multi-coloured anemones. Numerous colourful sponges like barrel, green roll and blue tubes grow everywhere and you might see some clown anemonefish and tomato coral anemonefish hiding here.

As the slope drops off at 12m deep, head down to about 25m where you’ll see quite a few artificially sunken reef structures like a rusty bike, various machinery and even an old wooden fishing trawler or two, covered in barnacles, finger leather corals, stunning green star feathers and knobby finger corals. You can find nesting cuttlefish, goatfish and porcupine fish here as well as moray eels, and macro creatures like nudibranchs, anemone crabs, shrimps, gobies and blue ribbon eels.

It feels like an aquarium as you swim with hawksbill and greenback turtles, blue spotted manta rays and blacktip sharks, while schools of reef fish like gold-band fusiliers, peacock cods, spine cheek breams, parrot fish and different species of wrasses swarm around you, but keep an eye on the cleaner wrasse, they might come and inspect you up close!

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