Try Scuba Dive Centre

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Try Scuba Dive Centre

Type: Dive Centre

Location: Tiga (Survivor) Island, Sabah

About: Try Scuba Dive Centre sits within Pulau Tiga Resort, and is owned and operated by Sabah’s diving veteran, Rudy Matt along with his son. It is the only dive centre operating on Survivor Island, and the team really knows the dive sites inside out. Whether you are looking to explore the dive sites or activities above the surface, Try Scuba have got you covered. Interested in underwater photography? Rudy’s your man!

Affiliations: SDI (Scuba Diving International)

Distinction: N/A

Languages: English, and Malay

Number of Instructors: 1

Number of Divemasters: 1

Number of Boats: 1 dive boat, fitted with first aid kit

Type of Diving: SDI scuba discovery experience and guided dives (boat, deep, drift, night)

Courses Offered: All SDI courses (open water to divemaster) and experience programmes

Able to Cater to Physically Disabled Divers: No

Equipment Rental: Yes, equipped with Mares

Nitrox Available: No

Other Services: N/A

Instructor to DSD Student Ratio (max): 1:4

Instructor to Course Student Ratio (max): 1:4

Dive Guide to Leisure Diver Ratio (max): 1:6

Non-Diving Activities: Snorkelling, jungle trekking, volcanic mud-spa

Facilities / Infrastructure: None

Transfers:

  • Jetty: Yes (from Kota Kinabalu with surcharge)
  • Hotel: n/a

Safety: Dive boat is equipped with first aid kid

Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, online bank transfers

FUN DIVING ★★★★

“We went with few divers friends from Kota Kinabalu, this is a perfect getaway from the city. We drove for about 2hrs to Kuala Penyu, then we took a boat transfer to Tiga Island for about 30 minutes. The island itself is beautiful with long white sandy beach, the water is clear and there is few hammocks to relax by the beach. I could choose my dive equipment, and get ready for the diving, we used Try Scuba for the diving and it was a good choice, we went to the dive sites with their boat and the divemaster knows well the dive sites. The visibility that day was no the best but we could still manage to see some macro and nice corals reefs. We did 2 fun dives and enjoyed it. We then took our lunch at the Resort SDC, there were a lot of food and choice, the lunch was served on the beach and it was a perfect break before to continue the experience of Tiga island with the mud volcano. I let my friends go and experienced it while i was relaxing in the hammock on the beach too. I enjoyed that day and will recommend it definitely to my divers friends.”

– Solene Dartus (France)

SURVIVAL ISLAND DIVE (Pulau Tiga) ★★★★

“Transport: Getting to the the dive site you need a two hour drive from Kota Kinabalu and a 30 minutes transfer boat ride from Kuala penyu to reach the island. For a day trip I think is pretty tired , I would recommended to stay on the island or a nearby town over night before heading back to Kota Kinabalu. Facilities: The dive boat is small but

Facilities: The dive boat is small but sufficient, I have no problem suiting up nor felt uncomfortable.There is no fresh water onboard for you to clean your gears or a dunk tank for your camera but they do have drinking water on board. Equipment: All their equipment are ok and well maintained and store

Equipment: All their equipment are ok and well maintained and store on a storing facility on the island, once you pick your gear they will load it onto the dive boat for you so you can enjoy your coffee or tea and enjoy the sea view while they are doing all those. Food: There is no snack or hot water on board, so bring your own beverage and snacks for in between dive. We had lunch on the island, they provide a buffet style lunch and they are nice, It

Food: There is no snack or hot water on board, so bring your own beverage and snacks for in between dive. We had lunch on the island, they provide a buffet style lunch and they are nice, It come with fresh fruits and also hot drinks. You will be well fed! Dive Guide and Crew: They are ok pretty standard I would say. Overall the trip is

Dive Guide and Crew: They are ok pretty standard I would say. Overall the trip is

Overall the trip is fun, beside diving you get to do a mud bath in some volcanic mud on the island, if you never had one is a good experience. ”

– Eric.M.Sari (Kota Kinabalu)

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