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Renggis Dive Site - Tioman Island


Renggis at a Glance

Depth: 5 - 12 m
Currents: Light
Season: March - Oct.

I last dived this site on 13 April 2009

Also called: Pirate Reef

The reef surrounding the tiny islet of Renggis is by far the most popular dive spot around Tioman. Not without good reason: on my first diver here, I saw a sea snake, many turtles, white-tipped reef sharks, morays, blue-spotted rays, blue-ringed angelfish and the biggest spotted pufferfish I've ever seen. On my second dive, I saw a very large cuttlefish, apparently protecting some eggs.

This is a relatively shallow dive site. I dived it twice, and my deepest depth was under 12 meters. The shallowness means you can really enjoy a nice long dive here, especially if you just drift along with the current.

The reef is mostly covered by large patches of staghorn coral, which the turtles seem to break down and 'nest' in. There are also some huge table corals. Look under them for the big pufferfish and other surprises.

Check where the currents are going before you dive. In some cases you may have to swim against the current for a little until you get into the flow. Then you can just drift along.