Dive Site - Perhentian Island



House Reef - Batu Nisan
Level : Open Water Diver and Above
Depth : 5m-15m (15'-45')
Current : Weak

This dive site is where you can find a lot of smaller marine creatures such as crabs, shrimps, sea stars, boxfish, surgeonfish, pufferfish and sweet lips. You also can see giant clams, Christmas tree worms, snappers and also unicornfish.


Temple of the sea - Tokong Laut
Level : Open Water Diver and Above
Depth : 5m-19m (15'-57')
Current : Occasionally

This dive site is good for open water diver and the current is only occasionally. Here, you will find various types of marine life and corals. You might even find nudibranchs, pufferfish, boxfish, barracuda, stingrays, lionfish and black-tip reef shark just to names a few. There are lots of hard corals that you could locate here.


Shark Point
Level : Open Water Diver and Above
Depth : 5m-12m (15'-36')
Current : Can be strong

Besides sighting sharks such as black-tip reef sharks, you also find hawksbill turtle, clown fish, black corals, sea anemones and others.



Vietnamese Wreck - Kapal Pasir Tani
Level : Advanced Diver and Above
Depth : 18m-24m (54'-72')
Current : Occasionally

Pasir Tani wreck is a landing craft used by Vietnamese boat-people to on-route to Malaysia. This wreck lies upright in 22 metre off the southwest coast of Perhentian Kecil. It sank in year 1976 while being towed to Kuala Besut, Terengganu for repairs. You can catch the glimpse of batfish, boxfish, groupers, angelfish and many more at the shipwreck. Sometimes, you might also find barracuda, jacks, stonefish, stingrays and wrasse.

T3 Tiger Rocks - Terumbu Tiga
Level : Open Water Diver and Above
Depth : 10m-20m (30'-60')
Current : Can be strong

At Tiger Rocks, you can always find various types of nudibranchs, soft corals, bumphead parrotfish, moray eel, scorpion fish, lionfish, and many other marine creatures. If you are fortunate, you might have a glance of leopard sharks, barracudas and even hawksbill turtles.


Tanjung Besi

Level : Open Water Diver and Above
Depth : 5m-25m (15'-75')
Current : Can be quite strong

There are some big rock formations and a couple of small caves and swim-throughs. As the current is often stronger here there are usually schools of bigger fish such as barracuda, trevally and mullet. There are also often big groupers lurking around in the depths. Here, Christmas tree worms, sweetlips, moral eel, scorpion-fish, and batfish can be find. If you are fortunate, you can eve find humpback wrasse, hawksbill turtle, and white-tip reef shark.

Tanjung Butung
Level : Advanced Diver and Above
Depth : 12m-25m (36'-75')
Current : Calm

This spot is where you often sight barracudas, jacks, batfish, butterfly fish, moray eels, fusiliers, trevallies, groupers, and various types of soft corals.

D'Lagoon
Level : Open Water Diver and Above
Depth : 2m-12m (6'-36')
Current : Calm

This dive site is suitable for Open Water divers to practice their skills and besides that they can even spot giant stingrays, humhead wrasses, turtles, blue-spotted rays, and also hard corals.


Sugar Wreck - Kapal Gula
Level : Open Water Diver and Above
Depth : 12m-18m (36'-54')
Current : Occasionally

Unlike the name given to this dive site, you will not find any sugars here but you could find lots of marine creatures such as lionfish, tiny boxfish, barracuda, jacks, trevally, nurse sharks, crabs and others.

Tiga Ruang
Level : Open Water Diver and Above
Depth : 5m-12m (15'-36')
Current : Calm

Tiga Ruang dive site is also suitable for Open Water diver as they can comfortably practice their dive skills without struggling as the current is calm. You can also get tp sight turtle, stingrays, boxfish, parrotfish, sea stars, sea urchins, yellowtail jacks and others.


Sail Rock - Batu Layar
Level : Open Water Diver and Above
Depth : 12m-13m (15'-36')
Current : Calm

A beautiful submerged coral reef where you'll be greeted bt schools of yellow tail barracudas and a huge variety of corals like the bright red fluorescent anemone, staghom coral, table coral, whip coral, barrel sponges and tube worms where you will find different species of groupers, sweetlips, triggerfish, batfish and schools of snappers.


Last Updated : November 2018


Monkey Dives . Dive Centre on Perhentian Island, Malaysia