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Tanjung Besi is located off the northern tip of Perhentian Besar. The site features some large rock formations and a few small caves and swim-throughs.

Due to the strong current that sweeps the area, you can usually find schools of big fish such as trevallies, barracudas, and mullets. Deeper down, you can also spot large groupers.

Soft corals are abundant here. Other marine animals you may spot include sea turtles, giant moray eels, triggerfish, surgeonfish, and Moorish idols.

Depth: 10-25 meters/32-82 feet

Visibility: 5-20 meters/16-66 feet

Currents: Medium to strong

Level: All divers

Diving season: March to October

Dive site info provided by Randy James on Nov 6, 2020

Latest Dives

Comments, photos and species

Blue Ring Angelfish
Malabar Grouper
Yellowtail Snapper
Yellowback Fusilier
Moorish Idol
Orangespine Unicornfish
Napoleon Fish
Box Fish

Marine Life

What species others who dived here encountered

Blue Ring Angelfish
Malabar Grouper
Yellowtail Snapper
Yellowback Fusilier
Moorish Idol
Orangespine Unicornfish
Napoleon Fish
Box Fish

Nearby Dive Centers

Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

Angel Diver

Email: reservations@angel-diver.com Telephone: +60169202569

          Angel Diver's main goal is to provide you with an amazing Scuba Diving experience, One that is educational and fully interactive with the marine life. Discover Perhentian in many different ways with the expert guided tours! The flexible operation allows them to dive on the best spots everyday. The dive guides have years of experience in Perhentian and are ready to provide you with an experience of a lifetime.

Alu Alu Divers

Email: divemasters@alualudivers.com Telephone: +609 6911650

          Alu Alu Divers opened its door in 2004 with a few sets of equipment and tanks and quickly grew to one of the most professional outfits on Perhentian Islands committed to quality diver education. They remain dedicated to quality training and relaxed diving experience. As the first dive centers in Perhentian to offer both PADI and SSI courses, they are now able to offer wide range of SSI and PADI courses from beginner to professional levels as well as many specialty courses to choose from. As a small dive center, they can focus on each individual student, making sure that everyone gets the training and development required to meet their high standards and individual goals.

Octodiver Dive Centre

Email: octodiver.perhentian@gmail.com Telephone: +60 17 870 0817

          Octo Diver Dive Centre is located on Perhentian Island Malaysia. Owned & managed by Ocean Elements Dive Centre Perhentian (PADI Authorised Dive Centre no. S-34051). Located at Deep Bay Beach, Big Island. (Pantai Teluk Dalam, Pulau Perhentian Besar). Octo Diver Dive Centre Perhentian Island was founded in 2015. Octo Diver Dive Centre is also a member of Greenfins. Octo Diver Dive Centre Perhentian Island practices a "See No Touch Policy" for all our divers. Octo Diver Dive Centre Perhentian Island is made up from a team of diving professionals who truly believe that diving is safe and fun. Octo Diver Dive Centre Perhentian Island is committed to diver safety whilst providing an enjoyable scuba diving experience. Octo Diver Dive Centre is fully equipped with all the very latest PADI training tools and teaching methods, so you can be sure to get the most up to date scuba diving training courses. The water temperature around the Perhentian Islands is consistently warm ranging from 28’C to 30`C season round so wetsuits are non essential. Discover the amazing underwater world of the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia.

Universal Diver

Email: info@universaldiver.net Telephone: (609) 691 1058

          Universal diver is a stone’s throw away from the prestigious Tuna Bay Resort. They offer a wide range of diving services to cater for all your diving needs, so whether you are looking for daily swim fins or to take PADI courses, our team of friendly and knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to assist you. Awarded as an internationally renowned PADI 5 Star Gold Palm resort since 2007, Universal Diver caters to everyone from budding dive enthusiasts to seasoned underwater adventurers. What’s more, each dive trip can be fully customized, ensuring that you will receive a one of a kind experience each and every time. Not only do they offer diving at Perhentian Island, they also organize day trips to the beautiful islands of Lang Tengah and Redang. With such diversity, you can rest assured you are in for a truly remarkable diving experience. They are fully equipped with 3 customized dive boats, 40 sets of high quality MARES diving equipment, and a fully air-conditioned class room with a view of the ocean that will take your breath away. The comprehensive onsite facility is able to handle a total of 30 divers at any one time. The team of experienced international and local dive masters are fully qualified, coupled with their extensive knowledge of the island ensures that you are in safe hands at all times.

Monkey Dives Perhentian

Email: monkeydivesph@gmail.com Telephone: +6019 252 1535

          Monkey Dives is Professional Dive Center located on Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia. Small place on Long Beach but you can feels like at home. The Monkey Dives team is a young, friendly and energetic collection of dive instructors from throughout the world. Handpicked because of their passion for the underwater world and first class knowledge and experience teaching people how to dive. Small group, personalized attention and a relaxed atmosphere are what we offer on a daily basis. From outstanding reefs to fantastic wrecks, our waters are warm and inviting the marine life abundant and friendly. We offer customized courses for couples, groups, and families, by arranging a diving package to suit your needs. Fresh breeze style Monkey Dives HQ is situated relaxing view close to the beach, a short walk from all the shops, restaurants, and bar. Cheers!

Panorama Diver

Email: panoramadiver@gmail.com Telephone: +60196485600

          Panorama Diver, located at Pulau Perhentian Kecil - Long Beach is a family run business that caters to backpackers, travellers and holidaymakers who are looking for Fun Dives or Scuba Diving Courses together with clean, basic, affordable and low-budget rooms or dorms. We are surrounded by trees that cools the place down especially on a hot, sunny day. It only takes you a mere 3 minutes’ walk for your toes to step on crystal, clear water. Within the same compound, Panorama restaurant provides daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Perhentian Island has more than 20 dive spots that are suitable for all levels of experience. New divers can have a nice relaxing reef dive while be amazed by the brilliantly colored tropical fish and coral. Experienced divers can enjoy the freedom of spectacular reef diving, adventurous wreck diving and deep dives in an extremely idyllic and laid back setting. We teamed up with our neighbour Panorama Chalet to offer value for money Dive + Room packages which can be found on our website. Please note the accommodation provided is of basic beach-hut style. All standard rooms which are used for Dive + Room Packages are simple, but clean wooden bungalows for two people with fan, mosquito net and a bathroom with cold water showers. Rooms are set on a shady hill with lots of native trees just seconds walk to the beautiful beach. As Pulau Perhentian has no mains power, generators are used to supply power to the chalets which normally runs from 7pm-8am and 12noon-3pm. Panorama has a village feel with the chalets, great restaurant selling local and western meals from 8am-10pm daily, a small shop selling fruits, cold drinks and snacks and of course Panorama Diver. Everything you need is right here! There are no ATMs on the island so please bring enough cash for your stay as most of the restaurants and shops do not take credit card (Panorama Diver and Panorama Restaurant do accept card payments).

The Barat Perhentian Beach Resort

Email: thebaratpp@gmail.com Telephone: +609 691 1288

          Situated south west coast of Pulau Perhentian Besar, where the guests get to reach through boat service. The visitors will find this picturesque The Barat Perhentian Beach Resort with all the required necessities of life and for your holidays. The Barat Perhentian is formed by the group of diving instructors and retirees in 2015. Ensemble with the fashionable designing and structure, the resort is constructed with the beach front chalet notion. They have designed the whole resort with the supreme idea of providing comfort, elegance, and home like treatment for our guests who have trusted this resort with their dream holidays. In The Barat Perhentian Resort, there are 3 Seaview Deluxe Room, 5 Seafront Chalet, 63 Chalets and Family Rooms, 1 Restaurant & Bar along with the dive center, Recreational Center & Health Therapy Center. The resort is an aspiration come true for the family outing, retreat, wedding functions, corporating, team building and for any such sort of event. Facilities in which you will find at The Barat Perhentian Resort are game rooms, seafront restaurant, PADI dive centre, water taxi (the charges will apply separately), a restaurant and a bar where you can have fun and relax alone or with your loved ones. If you are looking to enjoy the weather, then you can do it on spacious beach at the waterfront. They ensure about providing all the facilities to their quests so that they will make most of their good times while spending the time on the Perhentian Besar Island. For your superior hospitality, they facilitate their guests with the highest quality service.

Flora Bay Divers

Email: dive@florabaydivers.com Telephone: +609 6911 661

          A locally owned and managed professional diving resort located on beautiful Teluk Dalam beach, Pulau Perhentian Besar (big island). Flora Bay Divers is the one only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort on the island. As a 5 Star PADI diving facility, they meet the highest PADI standards and requirements in terms of diving education, equipment, professionalism and customer service. The dive center is fully equipped with the very latest training tools and equipment to ensure your safety, comfort and enjoyment when you dive with us. The dive resort that not only meets all the PADI 5 Star requirements but also qualifies to offer PADI Instructor level education. Being an active PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort and having a full time PADI Course Director on staff proves that they are committed to the highest standards and safe diving practices.

Turtle Bay Divers

Email: turtlebay93@gmail.com Telephone: +( 6 ) 09 6911632

          Turtle Bay Divers is offering PADI courses everyday and daily diving trips to Redang Island.

Matahari Divers

Email: mataharidivers@gmail.com Telephone: 09-691 1742

          Located at the heart of Long Beach on Perhentian Kecil, Matahari Dive Resort is the perfect place from which to explore the Perhentians' rich and colourful dive sites. Newly established in 2008 and staffed by experienced professionals, the team will ensure you make the most of your stay on the island. From diving, snorkeling and accommodation to Internet and information, they'll be happy to help.
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