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Underwater Photo Location: Temple of the Sea (Tokong Laut)

Underwater Photo Location: Temple of the Sea (Tokong Laut)

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The dive site is a large pinnacle sea mount, the tip of which protrudes from the sea. The base of the mount is around 24 metres where you can find Nurse Sharks and Blue-Spotted Ribbontail Rays resting under coral during the day. There is a shelf at about 12 metres which is covered in anemones and soft corals. Schools of Bigeye Snapper hang around the North side with Yellowtail Barracuda patrolling nearby. The currents can be strong here, but you can usually shelter on the leeside, if it's not possible to go completely around. It is a very popular dive site and usually has 5 to 6 boats on it in the morning, so it can get a bit congested with dive groups. Late afternoon is usually best for avoiding the crowds. Sea Temp in May 29c

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Facts about Temple of the Sea (Tokong Laut)
  • It is in Malaysia
  • Temple of the Sea (Tokong Laut) is in the South China Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
Dive types

Marine Life

Photo facilities

by Brian Mayes
False Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) from the Perhentians. <0////<<..<0////<<..<0////<<..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens

by Brian Mayes
School of Bigeye Snapper (Lutjanus lutjanus) at Tokong Laut. Have you noticed that there is always one fish that wont line up for the shot and stops to stare at the camera. See if you can spot him. <0///<<.. Canon G9

by Brian Mayes
Ray with blue spot disease. ;-) or Blue-Spotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma)..<0///<<...<0///<<...Canon G9

by Brian Mayes
Nudibranch (Hypselodoris whitei) crawling over a ridge... ><((((º>`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>·..Canon G9 & Inon macro lenses.

by Brian Mayes
Peek-a-boo Clownfish.......False Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris)...><((((º>`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>`·.¸¸Canon G9

by Brian Mayes
Sibling Sea Star Shrimp (Periclimenes soror) on Cushion Star (Culcita sp.)..¸><((((º>·.. Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165

by Brian Mayes
Blue-Spotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma) inexplicably resting it's tail on a Bluelined Grouper (Cephalopholis formosa)......¸><((((º>.....Canon G9

by Brian Mayes
Anemone in current at 'Tokong Laut' in the Perhentian Islands

by Cynthia Campbell
Little nudi fighting the current! Ikelite casing, Canon G12, Inon Strobe S2000

by Norazlin Anuar
Pink clownfish egg. This picture was taken at Perhentian Island, Malaysia.
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