Tioman Island

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Where is it: Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast

Number of Dive Sites: 25

Type of Diving: Guided – shore, boat, wreck, night, drift, deep diving

Skill Level: Beginner to advanced

Main Diving Attraction: Coral formations (mixture of hard and soft corals), turtles, black tip sharks, blue spotted rays, moray eels, and KM Sipadan Wreck.

* Insider info: Although rare, whale sharks and mantas have been spotted around Tioman Island.

Average Water Temperature: 28°C (82.4°F) to 31°C (87.8°F)

Seasonality: March to October

Typical Visibility: 5m (16ft) to 30m (98ft)

General Current Conditions: Low to mild

Family / Non-Diver Friendly: Yes

Availability of Other Leisure Activities: Snorkelling, Beach Hopping, Sea Kayak, Jungle Trekking, Golfing

Availability of ATM / Foreign Exchange Bureau: Yes, located at Tekek Village, but it does not always work

Availability of Medical Facility: Island clinic located at Tekek Village

Availability of Other Facilities: Island police station located at Tekek Village and Salang Village

Nearest Jetty: Mersing Jetty

Address: Jalan Abu Bakar, 86800, Mersing, Johor

* Approximately 2hr boat ride to Tioman Island

Nearest Airport: Senai (Johor) Airport (IATA: JHB)

Estimated Travel Time to Jetty:

From Kuala Lumpur (by car): 4hr 15mins

From Kuala Lumpur (by bus): 5hrs (average bus fare ~RM40 one way)

From Johor (Larkin Terminal) (by bus): 1hr 45mins (average bus fare ~RM16 one way)

From Senai Airport (by car): 2hrs

B&J Diving Centre / Tioman Dive Resort

Where is it: Air Batang (a.k.a. ABC Bay) and Salang Bay, Tioman Island, Peninsular Malaysia’s East Coast

Type: Dive Centre & Resort

Affiliations / Distinction: PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, Tec Diver Centre, IANDT, DAN

Languages Spoken: English, Malay, German and French

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