Search for Hotels and Packages

Choose Type

package hotel

Choose State

English (è?±è¯­) | Chinese (中æ??)

Pulau Tioman - Scuba Diving

 

Diving in Tioman

1. ABC House Reef

(Difficulty: openwater and above)

Date: 29th October 2001

Decomp: none

Depth: 5m

Current: none

Viz: 5m

A wonderful refresher dive - an extremely relaxed dive with 70minutes of bottom time to inhale the true beauty of the underwater scenery. A good variety of hard and soft corals - table corals, staghorns, mushroom corals, porites etc.

A large green turtle voraciously digging and turning over staghorn corals for food, turns as we crowded round it but it was obvious that there was something in those corals that was worth risking life for - it didn&;t deter at all from its task.

A rather pumped out looking star puffer was seen lying motionless on a pile of clay pipes, small spotted eels popped their heads out of coral patches strung with bits of fishing nets, large clams, goatfishes, goby and their shrimp partners, lizardfish, young groupers, redbreasted wrasses, large coral trouts, pharaoh cuttlefish, sweepers, a herd of bumphead parrotfish and lots of juveniles.

2. Salang House Reef

(Difficulty: openwater and above)

Date: 25th September 2001

Decomp: none

Depth: 7m

Current: none

A Thai trawler which sank three years ago, sits on the sea bed just off Salang Beach. This is a favourite dive spot for night diving, most likely because of its shore dive convenience. Sandy bottom all the way with clumps of isolated corals here and there. There were goatfish and flounders still out searching for food and the occasional wrasse and parrotfish.

3. Fan Canyon

(Difficulty: openwater and above)

Date: 26th September 2001

Decomp: 3min at 15&;

Depth: 18m

Current: none

Visibility: 7m

Apt name for the place. There are sea fans everywhere of various shapes and sizes. A good variety of hard corals and sponges and if you have time, take a closer look at the sea anemone. Not only are there anemonefish, but cleaner shrimps and crabs too. May be a good idea to bring along a torch to truly appreciate the vibrant colours. There was also a Warsaw grouper lurking just off the ledge.

Only problem with this place is that with the large number of keen divers not to mention &;new&; divers have caused quite a bit of strain on the environment. There are some visible signs of wear and tear especially along the slopes where often divers descend. Control that buoyancy of yours and contrary to popular beliefs of feet down descend, try to swim as you descend. This will allow you to watch where you land at the bottom.

4. Soyah

(Difficulty: openwater and above)

Date: 26th September 2001

Depth: 10m

Current: mild

Vis: night dive

A good place to do a refresher dive and also a night dive. Soyah is the tiny island facing Salang jetty and often you&;d find a number of snorkellers there. A pleasant night dive for those of you who prefer looking at micro stuff and studying their bedtime habits. Scorpionfish, morays and other relatively happy nocturnal feeders take the first few hours of the night shade to hunt. Others build cocoons, hide in holes and under a fine layer of sand, group together or sleep amongst corals. Great stuff!

 

5. Pulau Labas

(Difficulty: openwater and above)

Date: 26th September 2001

Decomp: 3min at 15&;

Depth: 15m

Current: mild

Visibility: 8m

After a 40min slow boat ride from Salang, Buda our dive instructor led us down 15meters and we gradually finned our way to the back of Pulau Labas. Another popular dive site a little further out from Tioman. Scorpionfish, nudibranchs, juveniles, moray eels etc. but it seemed that for that time of the day, business was a little slow and hence the normal denizens were only just trickling in. A nice swimthrough, under huge stacked boulders at the end of dive made it even more memorable!

 

Please Note that the above dive logs are experiences from our divers at journeymalaysia.com. If you would like to know more about divesites around Tioman from those who dive frequently here then go : http://www.divetioman.com

Salang Dive Centres

B&J Diving centre

Tel: (6) 09 - 419 5555 Fax: (6) 09 419 5554
For more on courses and dive rates, please refer to B&J Dive Centre page.

B&J has two dive centres on Pulau Tioman, one at Salang Beach and the other at ABC beach.

Fishermen Dive Centre

Tel: (6) 09 419 5014

prices compatible with B&J Dive centre

 

The two diver centres above participate in the A.W.A.R.E programme where for one day in the year, a group of volunteers gather at Tioman to help rid the coral reefs and beaches of rubbish in the area. If you would like to volunteer your services please email : bjsalang@divetioman.com for more information. All dive activity, food and beverage for the day is provided free for volunteers.

Scuba-Naut.com

This centre sits close to Salang Pusaka and offers a variety of scuba diving packages.

back to Tioman main page...

 

Accommodation and Holiday Packages to Johor ~ Johor Baru, Mersing, Pulau Tioman, Pulau Besar, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Aur, Pulau Pemanggil, Pulau Sibu, Endau Rompin National Park and Surroundings

Accommodation & Holiday Packages:

Johor Baru

| 11@Century Hotel | Aman Sari City Centre | A Vista Melati | Bayu Marina Resort | Citrus Hotel | Crystal Crown Hotel | Dorsett Johor Hotel | Goodhope Hotel | Grand BlueWave Hotel | Grand Hallmark Hotel | Grand Paragon Hotel | Hallmark Regency Hotel | J A Residence Hotel | JB Central Hotel | Mutiara Hotel | New York Hotel | Okid Cottage | The Puteri Pacific | Selesa Hotel | Le Grandeur Palm Resort | M Suites Hotel | Suria City Hotel | Hotel Sentral | Hotel Seri Malaysia | The Zon Regency | The Embassy Hotel | Thistle Johor Baru | Tropical Inn |

Kota Tinggi

| Mayres Hotel | Pelangi Balau Resort |

Desaru

| Pulai Desaru Beach Resort |

Pulai

| Pulai Springs Resort |

Muar

| Hotel Sri Pelangi | Hotel D'99 | Riverview Hotel | Streetview Hotel | Townview Hotel |

Gunung Ledang

| Gunung Ledang Resort |

Batu Pahat

| Pelican Hotel | Pinetree Hotel | The Katerina Hotel | The Landmark Hotel | The Silver Inn |

Mersing

Budget Inns | East Coast Backpacker's Hotel | Omar's Backpacker's Hostel | Embassy Hotel |

Mid-Range Inns & Hotels | Havanita Hotel | Hotel Seri Malaysia | Teluk Iskandar Inn | Timotel Hotel |

Tanjung Leman

| Felda Residence Tanjung Leman |

Pulau Aur

| Aur Resorts |

Pulau Besar

| D'Coconut Island Resort | Aseania Resort | Mirage Resort |

Pulau Rawa

| Le Club Rawa | Rawa Safaris Resort |

Pulau Pemanggil

| Lanting Beach Resort |

Pulau Sibu

| Rimba Resort | Sea Gypsies | Sibu Island Resort | Sari Pacifica Resort and Spa |

Pulau Tioman (technically this is within the State of Pahang territory) but boats leave from Mersing

Salang | Salang Hut | Ella's Place | Salang Indah | Salang Beach Resort | Salang Pusaka Resort | Salang Sayang Tioman Resort |

Panuba Beach | Panuba Inn Resort |

ABC | Bamboo Hill Chalets | ABC(Air Batang Chalet) | Nazri's Beach Cabanas | Tioman House | Johan's Resort | Mawar Beach Chalets | My Friend Place | Nazri's Place |

Tekek | Peladang Inn | Pesona Island Resort | Babura Seaview Resort | Selesa Hotel | Swiss Cottage Resort |

Genting | Japamala Resort | Minang Cove Resort | Impian Inn (BM) | Island Reef Resort | Tioman Rock Beach Resort (BM) |

Paya | Paya Beach Resort | Tioman Paya Resort |

Juara | Manana | Bushman | Juara Turtle Project |

Kampung Mukut | Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort |

Kampung Nipah | Bersatu Nipah Chalet |

Dive Packages Salang/ABC | B&J Tioman Dive Centre |

Kluang

| UK Farm (Farm Resort) |

Endau Rompin National Park

Kampung Peta Entrance ~ | Endau Rompin Camping Package | Endau Rompin Chalet Package | Selai Entrance ~ | Endau Rompin Selai Trekking Package |

Tanjung Piai - Kukup Mangrove National Park

| Tanjung Piai - Kukup Mangrove National Park Homestay Experience |

 

Malaysia Islands

Peninsula Malaysia Islands

| Pulau Aur | Pulau Besar | Pulau Bidong | Pulau Duyung Besar | Pulau Gemia | Pulau Kapas | Pulau Langkawi | Pulau Lang Tengah | Pulau Pangkor | Pulau Payar | Pulau Perhentian | Pulau Pemanggil | Penang | Pulau Rawa | Pulau Redang | Pulau Sibu | Pulau Tenggol | Pulau Tioman |

Peninsula Malaysia Coastal Beaches

| Marang | Merang | Rantau Abang | Penarik | Port Dickson | Tanjung Jara | Cherating |

Sabah and Sarawak ~ Borneo Islands & Coastal Beaches

Sabah Islands ~ | Gaya Island | Kapalai | Pulau Mabul | Pulau Sipadan | Selingan Turtle Island | Mantanani Besar Island | Manukan Island | Mataking Island | Lankayan Island | Layang Layang Island | Pom Pom Island | Pulau Tiga Resort (Survivor Island) | Mari Mari Sepanggar - Sepanggar Island |

Sabah Coastal Beaches ~ | Kinarut, Papar | Tuaran |

Sarawak Coastal Beaches ~ | Damai Beach, Santubong | Kayakking with Dolphins |