Here on Pulau Tengah there are many ways to enjoy and be inspired by nature. Whether it is water or land based, do not hesitate to approach one of our knowledgeable team about how you can make your stay an even more memorable one. The Dive & Activities Centre is run consciously by a team of qualified conservation divers and biologists with programmes designed to inform and inspire conservation efforts.
Batu Batu Dive
We are a PADI 5-star Dive Resort located on Long Beach with a range of courses and programs that suit anyone from those who have never dived before to the experienced certified diver.
What are you likely to see?
We have some beautiful dive sites here on Tengah Island which are home to a huge biodiversity of marine life which we aim to conserve and protect.
When diving we have good chances of seeing a wide variety of marine life. When diving we have good chances of seeing a wide variety of marine life. We cater generally more to macro diving with a high likelihood of seeing animals such as nudibranch, stingrays and a huge abundance of reef fish. We are also home to beautiful coral formations, some so large that they reach from around 6 metres to the surface. If you are very lucky you may be able to spot bigger creatures like bumphead parrotfish, turtles and black-tip reef sharks.
The 15 dive sites on and surrounding Tengah Island are primarily fringing reefs which range from 2 to 20 metres with exciting topography and little current.
We believe that scuba diving plays a huge role in sustainable tourism and can be used as a tool for positive change. By encouraging eco-diving practices, promoting conservation efforts and inspiring respect for the underwater world, we hope that guests who dive with us will leave with a renewed admiration for the ocean.
Batu Batu Dive also has international marine biology students and graduates join us for a period of 10 weeks to complete their PADI Divemaster Course and assist with conservation efforts. We hope that in completion of this internship the next generation of PADI Professionals will be motivated to support these goals and pass them on.
There are different difficulty level of snorkelling trails from starter that is suitable for children, to advance. Check our map for more details.
*Snorkelling is best above a tide level of 1.5m – please check the day’s tide tables at Guest Services or Dive & Activities before heading out to snorkel. Children should be accompanied by an adult when snorkelling. We recommend snorkelling in pairs.
Beginner Level Trail
Starting or Exit Point: Long Beach next to the walkway
Jetty: Juvenile black tip reef sharks, needle fish, schools of small fish
Junior Reef: Easy to spot “Nemos” and anemones
Exit or Starting Point: Junior Beach
Depth Average: 3 meters
Suitable For: Families with kids
Intermediate Level Trail
Starting or Exit Point: Sunrise Beach
Beginning of The Reef: Shallowest part of the reef – many corals are damaged by climate change induced bleaching
Sunrise Reef: Nice and dense coral formations, great variety of coral species
Exit or Starting Point: Batu Batu Beach
Depth Average: 4 meters
Suitable For: Strong swimmers
Northern Reef Trail
Advance Level Trail
Starting or Exit Point: Lagoon Bay
Northern Reef: Big coral formations, high massive corals
Northern Reef: Long patches of Acropora branching corals
Exit or Starting Point: Sandbar Beach
& 6. Alternative Exit or Starting Point: Red Sand Beach, Angsana Beach and Sunset Beach
Depth Average: 5 meters (Point number 2 can reach 8 meters depth)
Suitable For: Very strong swimmers
Our Dive Team
Brad - Dive Centre Manager
Brad is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer from Wales, with a background in conservation diving and maintenance. His diving career has taken him to the Philippines, Egypt, Mexico, Indonesia and the Caribbean where he’s worked with organisations like Global Vision International. At Batu Batu, Brad co-manages the Centre’s activities, instructs all PADI courses, guides dives and oversees the diving of TIC.
Asia - Dive Centre Manager
Asia is a PADI Dive Instructor from Scotland and has worked in Indonesia, Mexico and the Caribbean. Also from a conservation background, she has spent time volunteering with Global Vision International and is currently completing a degree in Biology. At Batu Batu, Asia co-manages the Centre’s activities, instructs all PADI courses, guides dives and oversees the diving of TIC.
Muhd Hakim - Activities Assistant
Hakim is a Malaysian Biologist with a broad knowledge and experience of terrestrial biodiversity. After graduating with his BSc in Biology from University Malaysia Terengganu, he was involved in various wildlife conservation projects focussed around tigers. At Batu Batu, he’s responsible for organising guided nature tours and snorkel trips to discover the wildlife of the island.