List of diveshops!
Regional dive related shops can contact us for a listing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

8f816ab2215e0c52b5bbd6a2acd4f39a62159356

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Score
3.20
Dolphin Scuba
Certification Level:
SDI
 
 
 
 
 
 
Custom Search
 
 
 
, if you would like to give Greatest Dive Sites permission, only by request, to upload dive items to your FaceBook account and visa versa.

Bidong is one of the remaining paradises in Peninsular Malaysia, only recently opened for diving tourism.

Name Dive Site:Bidong
Inserted/Added by: lars, © Author: Lars Hemel
Rated:
 
 
 
 
 

Rated not yet

Send us your images for this dive site[Add Image][Add Movie]

Pulau Bidong or Pulau Bidung Laut is a small island consisting out of islets and rocky outcrops. It has been a Vietnamese refugee camp in the 70s and 80s and only been opened to tourists in 1999. Vietnamese workers tried to escape Vietnam in fully packed but small rowing and fishing boats, trying to make the long journey across the rough South China Sea in search for a better life.

Nowadays, Pulau Bidong can be reached by boat from Merang or from the southern tip of Pulau Redang. It is an isolated island group not very well known to scuba divers mainly because it is not easy to get there. Excellent diving can be found in the clear waters between Pulau Yu Besar and Pulau Yu Kecil. The sloping fringe reefs of Pulau Gelok are notorious amongst snorkelers. It is just a matter of time that Bidong has surrendered to mass diving tourism.



[Add Message]Messages from readers:



[Add Divelog]Divelogs from members:

To add a divesite, please login or subscribe.

Take a look at all the pictures!