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TIOMAN > DIVE > SALANG REEF NORTH
 

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LOCATION:
The reef is located in the northern portion of the bay in Salang. The dive is best accessed from the shore behind Dive Asia's scuba shop.

DESCRIPTION:

Considered an easy dive, the water depth ranges from 5 to 10 metres deep only. Due to the shallow depth, the site is made up mainly of hard corals.

The variety of hard corals here is not as good as many diving and snorkeling spots in Tioman. The corals also seemed to be slightly damaged due to the busy water channel.

The types of hard coral that I saw here were branching staghorn coral (Acropora multicuta), porites sp. coral (something like boulder coral), stony coral (Acropora elegans), sea anemones of stichodactyla variety, table corals, etc.

There weren't that many fish specie here. The highlight was a crown-of-thorns sea star (Acanthaster planci) that seemed to be feeding on the sea bottom.

Overall, it was an OK dive, nothing particularly great here, and dive reminded me a little bit of snorkeling which probably offers the same type of scenery.

MY RATING:

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