Tedau

In Boat Dives Close to Tioman Island by Grahame Massicks

Tedau, Tioman Island dive site

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Tedau lies just to the north of the village of Salang is a fascinating site that is not dived too often. It is one of Tioman Island’s fringing reefs. It is mainly hard coral, with a high cover density. It ranges from 5 meters down to about 20 and runs of to a sandy bottom. It is a good site for turtles, angel fish and butterfly fish.

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Gorgonian fan

There are a few mid sized gorgonian fans.  Big eyed rabbit fish can be found hiding under plate coral, and I have seen a good mix of puffer fish here.  Black tip reef sharks are reputed to cruise through in the early morning or late afternoon, but I have never been lucky enough to find them here.

It is ideal for when the weather is not so good because it is close to land and is sheltered by a rocky outcrop to the north. Since Tedau is only five minutes away from the jetty it is also a good choice when time constraints prohibit diving further out.

This dive site is ideal for Open Water, or Advanced Open water students, and all levels of fun divers regardless of experience.

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Porcupine puffer fish at Tedau Tioman Island.

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Blue spotted stingray,Tedau, Tioman Island.