Perhentian Island or Pulau Perhentian (in Malay) consists of two islands with endless stretches of palm-lined beaches, clear water sea and coral reefs. Located at the extremity of Terenganu, some 14 nautical miles offshore, the island is accessible by bumboat from Kuala Besut.
In the dry season (April to September), diving from Perhentian can be excellent, as waters on the South China Sea side of the islands are quite clear. All kinds of aquatic life are visible both near and far from the beach including thousands of tropical fish. Spot whale sharks, mantas, sailfish, barracudas and large groupers.
Tips & Recommendations for Divers
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Perhentian Islands|
|EXPERIENCE LEVEL||Beginner – Advanced|
|DIVING SEASON||March to September|
|DEPTH||14m to 48m|
|VISIBILITY||10m to 20m|
|SURFACE CONDITIONS||Can be strong|