29 April 2013 by Luke McCormick
Malaysia's Tanjong Jara Resort has announced the appointment of a new dive operator to enhance the marine experiences available at this east coast gem.
The 99-room, 'Unmistakably Malay' luxury resort is set amongst lush tropical gardens fronting a wide golden beach on the edge of the South China Sea.
The new team is operated by Quiver, a PADI certified, five-star instructor development and dive centre with multiple locations on the east and west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula.
Having won numerous awards, which range from Outstanding Service to Marine Environmental Awareness and Business Performance, Quiver is also the only company to offer the PADI National Geographic Diver Course in Malaysia, making them the perfect addition to take diving at Tanjong Jara Resort to the next level.
The range of marine activities operated by Quiver at the resort includes snorkelling, Discovery SCUBA diving, Fun Dives, and a variety of PADI courses.
The resort's three-metre deep Teratai Pool also plays host for sessions conducted by Quiver for guests to try their hand at basic SCUBA diving.
Tanjong Jara Resort has unveiled a selection of new marine excursions with Quiver, taking full advantage of its location close to the pristine islands of the Terengganu Marine Park - with the park's southernmost island, Pulau Tenggol, located a mere 45-minute boat ride away.
Here, guests can revel in aquamarine waters teeming with aquatic life. From brilliant nudibranchs to clown fish, spotted rays to black tipped sharks, and sometimes even the graceful whale shark, these waters are a diver's dream.
Whether snorkeling or diving, a typical excursion consists of a visit to two to three spots a day, with a sumptuous barbecue lunch on the beach at Tenggol Island in between.
Dive season runs from March to October, when the perfect weather provides ample opportunity for exploration of the magnificent underwater coral gardens of Tenggol Island.