Thursday, October 2, 2014

Snorkelling at Laguna Redang Island and Marine Park Terengganu

This post is a must-read for ocean lovers! Despite of being known as "FiSh" in this blogosphere, I actually have phobia towards water. But that doesn't deter me from my first snorkelling experience at Redang Island.  My 3D2N package at Laguna Redang Resort includes 3 snorkelling trips--- 2 in deep sea, and 1 in marine park.

The Dive Centre and Laguna's professional instructor

At Laguna, there are 2 snorkelling sessions everyday- 9am and 3pm. Before departing via a motorboat, we gather at the resort's dive centre and have a short briefing on the Do's and Don'ts while snorkelling. 


My first open sea snorkelling experience falls at Ekor Tebu, a 6 to 8 metre deep ocean with abundance of fishes and corals. A short 15-minute boat ride brings us to the middle of the ocean, and we can start snorkelling there.


For non-swimmers and first timers, remember to wear life jacket and grip well onto the snorkels. 

I think I drink alot of sea water from there, because I'm not used to breathing using mouth. Lol. But even though I'm afraid of water, it feels very good to float on the surface and look into the beautiful marine life in the ocean! 

Our professional instructor is searching for a nice underwater spot for pictures.

Each deep sea snorkelling trip is around 2 hours, excluding boating trip. I think it is sufficient to explore the place and take all the pictures you want, especially if you rent an underwater camera from Laguna Resort at RM100 per day. 

On the second day, we head to Pulau Redang Marine Park for another round of snorkelling trip. It is a protected area with long stretch of beautiful pristine world-class beach surrounded by crystal clear waters and numerous dive sites for enthusiasts.

From the position I'm standing, I can see brilliant hues of coral, anemones and fishes 
during the midday when sun rays penetrate the sea.


Picture courtesy to my new friend from Redang, using his GoPro Hero3+ camera.

The scenery is so beautiful that I don't want to leave this place! 


Returning to the Long Beach in front of Laguna Resort, there's no particular private stretch for this resort but you can go for snorkelling by the beach itself. Don't be surprised if you meet clownfish (Reminds me of Nemo!) and baby shark deep in the sea!

Beautiful diving spot and snorkelling right in front of Laguna Redang

For diving enthusiasts, you can also join the PADI Open Water Course and experience all the fun and adventure of scuba diving in one day! I personally feel that night snorkelling, night dive and wall dive are equally good experiences despite of being first timer here 

Verdict:

The sea and its underwater charm makes Redang a perfect destination for snorkelling and scuba diving. Open sea is the best spot for colorful corals, whereas marine park is a great enclave for colorful fishes of various species.

With a full-board resort like Laguna, you'd have to expect your snorkelling trips to be memorable as they know the correct spot for fishes, corals and even baby turtles! I'll definitely return and make this place my first choice.

For more information about Laguna Redang, please visit:
Facebook: fb.com/lagunaredang


Laguna Redang Island Resort
Pasir Panjang
Redang Island,
Malaysia.
Email: enquiry@lagunaredangtt.com.my
Tel: +609-630 7888
Fax: +609-630 7878

KUALA LUMPUR SALES OFFICE
11-B-1 Medan Imbi, 
Off Jalan Imbi, 
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2141 1188
Fax: +603-2141 2333

KUALA TERENGGANU SALES OFFICE
S-5, Wisma Tenang, 
Jalan Sultan Sulaiman, 
20000 Kuala Terengganu,
Terengganu.
Tel: +609-631 0888
Fax: +609-631 3322

11 comments:

  1. wow that underwater photo very nice! GoPro also? =D

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    1. Hi Henry, you mean the first picture? It is taken by the photographer from Laguna using his Olympus camera.

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    1. Hi Camy, the package is RM300 for 3D2N per pax :)

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    2. so cheapppp??? include food aand accommodation?

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    3. Hi Camy, yeah Laguna does promotion from time to time, but recently the price per pax is RM380 if I have not mistaken... As for the published rack rate, it should be around RM560...

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    4. Hi, how do you know the promotion price? Through email enquiry?

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  3. one of my wishlist -- snorkelling! and selfie underwater =p

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    1. Hi Ernie, selfie underwater sounds interesting but I haven't tried it yet. Hahaha, wait till I learn swimming first! You should visit Redang and get your first experience there :D

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  4. Amazing place...like to visit that someday!

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    1. Dear May, yes it's indeed a great place for getaway, start planning now and make your dream vacation comes true ^_^

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