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LANG TENGAH > SNORKEL > BATU JUNE
 

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LOCATION:
Batu June snorkeling spot is located to far left hand side of Blue Coral - Square Point Beach. One landmark is probably a number of boulder rocks that jut out from the water surface which mark the area. Some swimming across shallow sandy area is needed before you start to encounter the first marine life.

DESCRIPTION:

All in all, snorkeling at Batu June was extremely pleasant and somewhat spectacular, considering the variety of marine life that you could find here. The first marine life that I ran into was actually a school of batfish, a rather rarity in the many islands off the coast of Terengganu.

Just after the sandy area into the greater depth, the visibility became much clearer. Just right on the opposite side of the boulder rocks was where everything you would expect to see. Thousands of fry fish (anchovies) swam past me, creating some sort of an underwater firework.

The hard corals were healthy and colourful. The variety of hard corals that you can see is astounding to say the least. There were table corals, various specie of acropora, boulder corals, brain corals, cabbage corals (Turbinaria reniformis), and multi-coloured staghorn corals.

The fish varieties were also decent. I did spot a medium-sized shark lurking in the distance, but its movement was too quick for my camera. Apart from the common damselfish varieties, a big school of silvery pompano (ikan bawal  as they are known locally), red-breasted maori wrasse, snapper, parrotfish, masked rabbitfish, and Moorish idols were spotted here.

The crowning moment of my snorkeling trip, apart from the short glimpse of the reef shark, was when a green turtle swam past me.

Overall, the snorkeling experience was very good and highly recommended to all visitors to Lang Tengah.

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