Tioman Boat Dive


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  • Access to Tioman Boat Dive – Choose number of dives
  • Only experienced buddy pairs are allowed to participate in dives without a guide
  • All packages include boat transport and diving gear rental

A Diving Sensation: Tioman Island
Whether you saw it in “South Pacific” movie, in the best islands ratings by TIME Magazine or CNN Travel, or whether it was a legend about the dragon princess which attracted your attention, Tioman Island is one of the best diving destinations in the South China Sea.

Off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, lies some of Malaysia’s best diving islands. Redang, Perhentian, Lang Tengah, Tenggol and, of course, Tioman, are underwater playgrounds; teeming with life and bursting with colour.

Diving in Tioman caters to every level of diver from tranquil calm dive sites that are suitable for beginners through to drifts and surge sites which appeal to more experienced divers. Tioman Island might be small but it shouldn’t be underestimated. Located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, it is home to over 500 species of reef building corals and 52% of all Indo-Pacific reef fishes.

You’d be impressed by Tioman’s plethora of critters which includes countless species of nudibranch, scorpionfish, pipefish, octopus, cuttlefish, frogfish, eels and an array of shrimps and crustaceans which are experienced camouflage ninjas on Tioman’s healthy reefs.

Don’t just read or watch a movie about it, experience it for yourself with this Tioman Boat Dive. Dive from a boat and discover a Nudibranch paradise filled with turtles, sharks, corals, and smallest sea inhabitants several miles away from the eastern coast of Malaysia.

Dive Sites of Tioman
Tioman is indeed blessed with some world class dive sites. Take the leap and dive deep into a spectacular world underwater!

Some notable dive sites are:
Tiger Reef
This submerged pinnacle located between Labas and Sepoi is one of Tioman’s most famous dive sites. This site has an average depth of just 15 metres/50 feet and it offers an explosion of colour. The kaleidoscopic soft coral coverage on the pinnacle is what really steals the limelight as bright oranges, hot pinks and vibrant purples compete for attention.

Due to the stronger currents that can be present here, you can expect to encounter large schools of jacks, mackerels, yellow fin barracuda, fusiliers and rainbow runners on almost every dive. The large boulders and canyons provide useful shelter if you want to take a break from the action. Look out for angelfish, moray eels, stingrays, pufferfish, nudibranchs and white tip reef sharks resting under ledges.

Soyak dive site is located just off a small island from which it takes its name. This shallow dive site deserves a mention as it is a beautiful site that’s packed with diversity for all levels. Soyak’s stunning reef is a mix of bommies and boulders which are adorned with brightly coloured soft corals, anemones, fire corals, sponges and hard branching corals and plates.

Some of the frequently spotted highlights here include hawksbill turtles, blue-ring angelfish, batfish, emperors, titan triggerfish, numerous types of butterflyfish, blue spotted stingrays on the sand, yellow striped snappers, moray eels in the crevices, schooling fusiliers, yellowtail barracudas, zebra lionfish and quite literally, a multitude of nudibranchs.

KM Sipadan & Sawadee Wrecks
KM Sipadan is a former Royal Navy warship that was put into service in 1964 and later decommissioned in 2005. The Malaysian Maritime Office sunk the KM Sipadan at the Sawadee dive site in 2012 for the purposes of creating an artificial reef. This 31 meters/102 feet long wreck is connected by underwater lines to the two Thai fishing boat wrecks which lay nearby, at a maximum depth of 30 meters/100 feet, and are known as Sawadee (see Soyak dive site description above).

Coral growth on these wrecks is patchy but they attract a generous amount of fish life. Depending on the time of year when you visit you may see schools of juvenile fish that have made the wrecks their nurseries, including; yellow-tail barracuda, snappers and fusiliers. Other highlights to look out for are nudibranch and peculiar bottom dwellers such as stonefish, flatheads (crocodile fish), several different species of lionfish, moray eels and grumpy-looking frogfish!

Tumok, also known as Tanjung Gemuk, is a small half island in front of Paya Bay. Though a small reef, it still comes with surprises such as its resident turtles and barracudas. Currents at Tomuk vary according to the phase of the moon and this site ranges from a leisurely swim to an exciting drift.

North Point
This is a beautiful drift dive along the side of Tioman Island. This is definitely a site to go with the flow, let the current do the hard work and simply enjoy the show along the way.

North Point is a sloping fringing reef site which bottoms out at around 18 meters/60 feet. On the slope you’ll find plenty of coral bommies which attract reef fish like metal to a magnet. On the bottom of the site there’s an interesting garden of sea whips and large, coral-adorned boulders. Highlights here include different species of lionfish, moray eels, titan triggerfish, small schools of bumphead parrotfish, sweetlips, Moorish idols and look out for the long antennae of spiny lobsters protruding out from nooks and crannies in the reef!

So, what says you?
Are you getting bored of life on land? Then maybe it’s time to start diving in for better things in life, in this case, it’s Tioman Boat Dive.

Best time to Travel & Dive:

  • The diving season for Tioman Island starts on 1st February and ends by early November. Tioman is pretty much closed during the monsoon season (November – January)
  • February – March: Mating season of the Pharaoh Reef Cuttlefish
  • March – May & September – November: Best visibility, averaging between 15 meters and 30 meters
  • June – August: Summer season where visibility usually drops to around 8m to 12m, though diving is still great. Currents are fairly mild throughout the season.
  • Participants must be aged 13 and above and have valid diving certification to participate in this activity
  • Bring along your usual swim / beach wear, towel, sun lotion and some insect repellent
  • The diving season for Tioman Island starts on 1st February and ends by early November. Tioman is pretty much closed during the monsoon season (November – January)
  • Diving Prerequisites:
    • Must present valid scuba diving certification
    • A B&J Refresher Dive is required if a diver has less than 20 logged dives or has not been diving in the past 12 months
    • If required, B&J Diving Centre will convert one of your leisure dives to a refresher dive and add a minimal surcharge of just RM 50.00 to your package rate
  • Prohibitions & Limitations:
    • This activity is not recommended for those with medical conditions (high blood pressure, epilepsy, etc.), pregnant women or seniors
    • Although not mandatory, it is recommended that you purchase accident and/or travel insurance before participating in this activity
    • Guests are required to sign a liability waiver form that informs them of the risks of the activity
  • This ticket is refundable if it has not been redeemed.
  • Tickets that have been redeemed at the counter will not be refunded.
  • There will be a 10% cancellation fee for all refunds.
  • All tickets are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.
  • You do not need to print the ticket, simply present the QR code via your phone.
  • In order to redeem your ticket, please proceed to the attraction’s counters.
  • MyKad or MyKid must be presented at the attraction for purchase of Malaysian – with MyKad type tickets.