|Dive Sites||Distance by boat||Characteristics||Max. Depth|
|Secret Reef||15mins||Bottom reef||28meters|
|Tanjung Butong||10mins||Reef Slope||20meters|
|Sugar Wreck||30mins||90m freighter wreck||20meters|
|Vietnamese wreck||10mins||Barch shipwreck||24meters|
|Artificial reef||10mins||Artificial reef||22meters|
|Surprise rock||15mins||Rock mini pinnacle||22meters|
|D' Lagoon||15mins||Lagoon reef||12meters|
|Batu Nesan||10mins||Shore reef||12meters|
|Batu Nesan Laut||10mins||Mini Rock||18meters|
|Tanjung Sireh||10mins||Sandy rock||14meters|
|Tanjung Basi Laut||15mins||Rock slope||30meters|
|Tanjung Basi||10mins||reef slope||18meters|
|Black coral||10mins||Reef rock||27meters|
|Police Wreck||10mins||Patrol boats||18meters|
|Batu layar||10mins||seabed reef||17meters|
|Shark point||5mins||Coral reef||12meters|
|Batu Kapal||5mins||Rock Slope||19meters|
|Karang Baru||5mins||Reef rock||24meters|
|Terumbu Dalam||10mins||Slope reef||15meters|
|Terumbu Tiga||15mins||Rock pinnacle||22meters|
|The island has grabbed the world’s attention for its own attraction and it guarantees that every dive is a memorable experience. Perhentian island is also unforgettable gem offering a fascinating array of diving opportunities in a remarkable small area. It offers the diver over 20 dive sites, among the popular are:|
The ‘pinnacle’ is among the best dive site in perhentian with magical view. Bamboo shark lying under the rock, razor fishes dancing around the colourful seafan, 3 legged turtle making more excitement, snappers and moray eels swimming around the pinnacle, stonefish/ scorpionfish at the bottom, plenty of softcorals and the very ‘cool’ whale shark will visit tokong laut occassionally.
This little pinnacle is a naturalist’s dream, its offers multilevel diving. It is the formation of soft/hard corals and fishes. here, you will spot a huge school of yellow-tail barracuda and yellow-stripe snappers. blacktip shark and green turtle are also common.
Located north to perhentian small island, be prepared for the underwater manicure as cleaner shrimp around brancing anemone excitedly interact with divers. Simply lay you hand down next to the anemone, these shrimps will venture to you gently as they attempt to get rid ‘parasites’ from your nails.
|Tanjung Basi/ Iron Cape
Another dive site for corals euthusiasts. Large piece of staghorn coral with Titan and Yellow margin trigger fish make their home here. So as orange-spine unicornfish. Bumphead parrotfish make a stop for the food quite often. While the hawksbill turtle swim slowly above the staghorn coral. One advice for the diver, if you feel any current drifting you farther, turnback immediately as it could drift you to the ‘big’ sea.
sunk in 1976, it was use to transport vietnamese refugees previously, these ‘landing craft’ lying overturned and has a length of 18m. At the top is 16m while the depest is 24m, plenty of growing soft coral on the top. Expect to see stonefish, Scorpionfish, Nudi, Cobia, Boxfish and many more.
MV Star Union 17 was a cargo ship and used to transport sugar, with the engine problem, it was already on tow by another ship. Sunk in december 2000, it had provide a new home for the marine life. The top is only 6m while the maximun depth is 20m with the length of 50m. This wreck is suitable for all level of divers and having a cargo hole that can be entered. Beside it still ‘young’ on age, the wreck already became home to many fishes and becoming one of the best dive site in perhentian.
Commonly known as T3, 3reefs or tiger’s rock, lay to the southeast of Perhentian. T3 is having a perfect combination of Macro and nice colorful corals, suitable for all levels of divers. There are a few swim through available for additional fun with the magnificent rock formation. The best word to describe T3- EXCELLENT.