Redang Island, locally known as Pulau Redang or just "Redang" is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Malaysia. It is one of nine islands, which form a marine park, and which offer snorkeling and diving opportunities. The Redang group of islands lie just about 25 km east into the South China Sea from Terengganu, the north eastern state of Peninsular Malaysia.
The island is also an important conservation site for sea turtles. Previously, the indiscriminate economic exploitation of turtle eggs had caused fewer turtles returning to nest on the island. This has led the Terengganu state government to set up the Koperasi Setiajaya Pulau Redang in 1989, a cooperative aiming to develop and manage socio-economic programmes that could improve the livelihood of Pulau Redang locals without endangering its natural resources.
Redang is renowned for its natural beauty but it is the coral reefs around the offshore islands that lure thousands of divers every year.
Best Time To Dive
Diving possible between March and October. Traveling during the monsoon season from November to February is not advisable due to the strong winds.
Dive Redang offers many different sites for diving from beach dives, shallow dives to challenging deep dives. Beautiful hard and soft coral gardens as well as sandy bottom sites offering muck dives that Pulau Redang unique. The dive sites are all located nearby and are easily accessible by speedboats.