Pemanggil Island

pemanggil island map

Where is it: Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast

Number of Dive Sites: 8

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

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Main Diving Attraction: Variety of sea fans, and schooling tropical fishes (barracudas, spanish mackerels, marlins, cobias, giant trevallys)

* Insider tip: Jellyfishes tend to swarm the reefs around the months of August through October. It is advisable to wear rash guards, or a full suit to avoid being stung. 

Average Water Temperature: 28°C (82.4°F) to 31°C (87.8°F)

Seasonality: March to October

Typical Visibility: 5m (16ft) to 30m (98ft)

General Current Conditions: Low to mild

Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes

Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling, island hopping, deep sea fishing / big game fishing, hiking

Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: None

Availability of Medical Facility: None

Availability of Other Facilities: None

Nearest Jetty: Mersing Jetty

Address: Jalan Abu Bakar, 86800, Mersing, Johor

* Approximately 1.5hrs to 4hrs boat ride to Pemanggil Island, depending on tidal conditions

Nearest Airport: Senai (Johor) Airport (IATA: JHB)

Estimated Travel Time to Jetty:

From Kuala Lumpur (by car): 4hr 15mins

From Kuala Lumpur (by bus): 5hrs (average bus fare ~RM40 one way)

From Johor (Larkin Terminal) (by bus): 1hr 45mins (average bus fare ~RM16 one way)

From Senai Airport (by car): 2hrs

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