Redang Island

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Where is it: Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast

Number of Dive Sites: 31

Type of Diving: Guided – shore, boat, wreck, night, drift diving

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Main Diving Attraction: Gorgonian coral fans, tropical fishes (barracudas, bumphead parrotfish, pufferfish), moray eels, black tip sharks, turtles, eagle rays.

* Insider info: Whale shark sightings are probable especially towards the end of the diving season

Average Water Temperature: 27°C (80.6°F) to 32°C (89.6°F)

Seasonality: March to October (ideal months to visit between April to July, typically warmer weather and calm waters)

Typical Visibility: 10m (32ft) to 25m (82ft)

General Current Conditions: Low to mild

Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes

Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling, Beach Hopping, Sea Kayak, Bars and Restaurants

Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: None

Availability of Medical Facility: In house medical doctors with basic clinics at Laguna Beach Resort and Berjaya Resort

Availability of Other Facilities: None

Nearest Jetty: Shahbandar Jetty

Address: Jalan Sultan Zainal Abidin, 20200, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

* Approximately 1hr 40min boat ride to Redang Island

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

Estimated Travel Time to Jetty:

From Kuala Lumpur (by car): 4hrs 50mins

From Kuala Lumpur (by bus): 6hrs (average bus fare: ~RM45 one way) to Kuala Terengganu bus terminal. Thereafter a 15min walk or ~RM15 taxi ride to the jetty.

From Kuala Terengganu Airport (by car): 25mins (average taxi fare ~RM40 one way)

Redang Beach Resort

Where is it: Redang Island

Type: Dive Resort

Affiliations / Distinction: PADI

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin and Malay

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