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B&J Diving Centre Sdn. Bhd

Salang Bay & ABC Beach, Pahang, 86800, Tioman Islands, Malaysia
B&J Diving Centre is located on Tioman Island in Malaysia, a heaven for experienced divers and those who want to learn scuba diving. It might not be known to many but Tioman Island is home to some of the healthiest coral reefs and a myriad of marine life. B&J has been there from the beginning and has helped maintain these reefs by organizing regular environmental events such as cleanup days, COT (Crown Of Thorns) collections and more. Strategically located in the northern part of Tioman Island in Salang Bay and in Ayer Batang (aka ABC), B&J is close to some of the best reefs that Asia has to offer. B&J was established in 1987 and has been awarded several times by PADI as a “Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award Winner”. B&J is also a “Go-Eco Operator” and a “Longitude 181 Ambassador”, promoting environmentally safe diving with a strict no glove and no touch policy. The main pride of B&J lies in its quality and services. The Malay/German/Swiss management ensures that every dive student and diver receives high quality diver education and a 100% safe diving experience. The dive equipment is well maintained and regularly replaced, the air is tested for purity, the dive boats large and comfortable and the dive groups are kept small. As a PADI 5 Star IDC (Instructor Development Center), B&J is amongst the top dive centers in Asia and the very experienced instructors teach all courses from beginner to instructor level. B&J is also a DSAT and IANTD Technical Diving Facility and provides DAN O2 Provider courses. B&J is also a pioneer in the education of children. If you like to see some of the most beautiful coral gardens in the South China Sea, a vast variety of tropical reef fish, turtles, sharks, cuttlefish and some of the best spots for nudibranchs in the world, then you shouldn’t miss a visit to Tioman Island. Two Tank dive trips for certified divers are organized daily and you have the choice of additional afternoon boat dives or night dives. If you prefer to take it more relaxed, then you should head for some great muck diving on the house reefs. Nitrox is readily available. Technical divers are drawn to Tioman to either enrol in more training and to visit some of the most spectacular wrecks in the world, HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales. Next to diving we assist you with transfer and accommodation bookings or invite you to join one of our regular cleanup efforts to protect the ocean.
Phone:
(60) 9-4195555
(60) 9-4191218
Fax:
(60) 9-4195554
(60) 9-4191670
Email: info@divetioman.com
Website: www.divetioman.com

FACILITIES:

  • Camera Hire
  • Dive Leader Training
  • Diving seven days
  • Equipment Servicing
  • Nitrox fills
  • Own accommodation
  • Own Boat(s)
  • Own Liveaboard(s)
  • Own pool
  • Rebreather hire/training
  • Resort/Intro Dives
  • Scuba Diving Packages
  • Scuba hire
  • Showers
  • Trimix fills

SERVICES:

- Daily Boat Dive trips - PADI Dive Courses from Beginner to Instructor - DSAT, IANTD and ITDA Tec Diving Courses - Tec Diving Day Trips - Tec Diving Live-a-Board Safaris

Dive Site:

Tiger Reef
A submersed pinnacle between labas and sepoi, it starts at 9m and slopes down to 22m. This is one of the major highlight of Tioman’s under water world. The rock formation is simply amazing because everything is covered by soft coral, hard corals and barrel sponges. Since tiger reef is not frequent dived you can find little human impact on the corals. Because of the stronger currents which you can expect here, you can encounter large schools of jacks, mackerels, yellow fin barracudas and more.
Chebeh Island
This rocky Island is partial covered by a dense tree growth. Chebeh harbors a large colony of see gulls which takes off at the first sight of our dive boat. As you descent you will be greeted by yellowtail fusiliers and Bat fishes, this steep sloping reef formation is mainly covered by fan corals (gorgonians) and other soft corals. At 21m we have a large cavern filled with glass fishes, here we can on many occasion see sleeping nurse sharks up to 2.5 m in size.
Labas Island
This island is our Swiss cheese, because of its abundance of caverns. Labas has two dive sites to offer, the head or tail with both being equal challenging and simply fascinating. Swimming through the labyrinth of swim throughs or glide along the dense coral garden at 18m which ever you choose both will leave a lasting memory. Labas with its overgrown rock formation makes it an easy dive and be on the hunt for the thousands of nudibranchs here!
Salang House Reef
Salang Bay has two easily accessible house reefs, with a reasonable depth range of 5 to 15 meters. Two perfect locations for the third dive of the day or to update your skills after a long period of inactivity. After you have practiced your skills in the sandy area you can explore the reef either side of the jetty.
Salang Jetty
It might sound surprising but our jetty has become an amazing muck dive site. With the debris people throw over board and over the jetty, we’ve built over the years an artificial reef which attracts an abundance of marine life. Shoals of juvenile fish are seeking safety here, which then attracts the big predators such as travellies, garfishes and barracudas. Nudibranchs glide along the sandy bottom while moray eels and shrimp seek shelter in some of the broken of pillars. The jetty is now one of our prime night dive sites, so a night dive here is an absolute must for every keen diver. You might encounter frogfish, different moray eels, sepia, reef cuttlefish, barracuda, thousands of shrimps and crabs, pipefish, flatworms, nudibranchs, sea slugs just to mention a few.
ABC House Reef
ABC has an easily accessible and shallow house reef with a depth range of 5 to 12 meters. A perfect location to update your skills after a long period of inactivity, for a relaxed afternoon dive and to spot some rare gobies. At night we sometimes find seahorses in the hard corals, and cuttlefish are common sights.x
Soyak Island
Just of the shore of Salang Bay lies the small and uninhabited island Soyak (also called Soyah). It’s so close to Salang Bay, one could easily snorkel to it from the beach and enjoy its clear fish filled waters. The reef formation consists of large granite boulders, which are covered with soft corals, fire corals, sea whips, turret (cup) corals, anemones and a large variety of hard corals. With a maximum depth of 16 meters and an average depth of 10 meters, Soyak is one of our preferred sites for the second or third dive of the day. The close proximity and the diverse colors and marine life make it also one of our prime boat night dive sites.
Batu Malang
A small rock collection located in front of the white sandy beach of Coral Island is known to the locals as Batu Malang – The Unfortunate Rock. The saga says that the top-rock never touched seawater before and is hence considered unfortunate. Batu Malang is one of the favorite dive and snorkel sites on Tioman Island. We try to avoid it during the weekend since it is always crowded but enjoy it during the weekdays, when we are often the only ones there.
Fan Canyon
This dive site stretches out of Genting Bay on the famous Coral Island and slops down to a maximum depth of around 30 meters. The general dive plan asks to swim along the lower reef edge to about 22m where you will find a beautiful some massive granite rock boulders covered so densely in different soft corals that you can’t even see the rock anymore. In between some of those rocks lies Fan Canyon, which got its name from the dozens of gorgonian sea fan corals which cover the side of the rocks. We do not allow divers to swim inside the canyon to protect these fragile corals.
Golden Reef
Golden Reef is situated next to Tiger Reef. It’s a smaller reef with many rock boulders, covered in amazing healthy fans, hard and soft corals. The reef and marine live are comparable to that of Tiger Reef: Angel Fish, Puffer Fish, Bat Fish, Emperors, Titan Trigger Fish, Parrot Fish, Butterfly Fish, Napoleon Wrasse, Nurse Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Stingrays, Moray Eels and Lion Fish.

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