Redang is an island in western Malaysia washed by the South China Sea. It is part of an archipelago of 9 islands which are a National Park. Redang is interesting for divers due to its unique coral reefs and sea turtles.
Local waters can boast one of the highest biodiversities on the planet. According to some estimates, over 3000 marine species are living here. Such variety together with the crystal clear water creates fantastic conditions for underwater photography, including macro photography. To enjoy all of it, there are more than 30 locations for any level. Underwater landscapes are represented by sand plateaus, coral gardens, walls.
The nearest international airport to Redang is in Kuala Terengganu. While planning the trip, consider the fact that from October to March, ferry transportation can be irregular due to the northeast monsoons.
The water in Malaysia is warm all year round with the sun always high up in the sky. Thus, the diving experience is comfortable, relaxing, and exciting here. The diving season on Redang lasts from March to September. The air temperature stays at +30 ˚С all year through, and the water temperature warms up to +27-30 °C. Underwater visibility ranges from 5 to 20 meters; currents are weak.
Big Mount is a rock adorned with sea anemones. Strong currents bring big marine species from the ocean: whale sharks, tunas, barracudas, groupers, and stingrays. There are smaller sea inhabitants as well: clownfish, starfish, sea cucumbers.
MiniMount is a reef which bottom is covered with granite boulders with soft and tube corals growing directly on them. There are many shrimps and crabs here, with moray eels and lobsters lurking in cracks.