I just came back from a snorkelling trip yesterday and Lang Tengah island is a must go place for scuba divers and snorkellers. Although the visibility underwater could have been better, but I have managed to see more fishes and other queer underwater creatures on this trip compared to the one in May. Not to mention a few sharks.
It was a 7 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu and another 45 minutes drive from Kuala Terengganu to the Merang jetty. A boat ride that lasted about 45 minutes took us to the Lang Tengah Island. I was told that this island is more serene and beautiful compared to Redang Island because less visitors come to this island compared to Redang. We stayed at a place called the Redang Lang Island Resort and besides the food, everthing else was not too bad.
We headed to the Marine Park in Redang Island on the first day and I got to see a ship wreck and a moray eel. Not to mention the thousands of fishes like the trigger fish, parrot fish and damsel fish. The visibility underwater was not as clear as I would have liked it to be, but nevertheless it was great. Later in the afternoon, we did a snorkelling trip by boat around the island and have managed to see some reef sharks! We snorkelled around the island the second day, went to the Marine Park again on the third day and checked out on the fourth day.
I was trying out my Tusa M-20 mask for the first time and it was very comfortable indeed. It fits myface perfectly and I have not encountered any problems with water getting into the mask. I am planning to return to this island to complete my open water certification and do some more snokelling if time permits.