Bidong Island

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Where is it: Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast

Number of Dive Sites: 12

Type of Diving: Guided – shore, boat, deep diving

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Main Diving Attraction: Large fishes (baraccudas, trevallys, mackerels, batfish, bumphead parrotfish)

Average Water Temperature: 27°C (80.6°F) to 31°C (87.8°F)

Seasonality: March to October

Typical Visibility: 10m (32ft) to 20m (65ft)

General Current Conditions: Low to moderate, depending on dive site

Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes

Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling

Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: None

Availability of Medical Facility: None

Availability of Other Facilities: None

Nearest Jetty: Merang Jetty, Setiu

Address: 21010, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

* Approximately 30mins boat ride to Bidong Island

Nearest Airport: Sultan Mahmud (Kuala Terengganu) Airport (IATA: TGG)

Estimated Travel Time to Jetty:

From Kuala Lumpur (by car): 5 hrs

From Kuala Lumpur (by bus): 6hrs (average bus fare: ~RM45 one way) to Kuala Terengganu bus terminal. Thereafter a 45min taxi ride (average fare ~RM40 one way)

From Kuala Terengganu Airport (by car): 45mins (average taxi fare ~RM50 one way)

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