offers some incredible diving..... With its warm waters and
varied marine life, it is a place that people return to time
tip reef sharks, hawksbill and/or green turtles on almost
every dive, blue spotted stingrays, schools of barracuda
(giant and yellowtailed), schools of friendly batfish,
impressive reef cuttlefish, the endangered napoleon wrasses,
gigantic moray eels, massive groupers, bumphead parrotfish,
shoals of trevally and jacks, fusiliers, snappers,
multicoloured angelfish, butterflyfish, wrasses and parrotfish
everywhere are just some of reasons for Tioman’s
Divers, if you are bringing your own Regulator with a DIN fitting,
please bring along a DIN to yoke adapter as all our tanks are yoke valved which is mainly used in this region.
DIVE SITES OF
Depth : 5-12 m
A breeding ground, the water here is
thick with fish most of the time.
Harmless black tip reef sharks often
come to feed.
There are also schools of golden
trevally, great, chevron and yellowtail barracuda, tuna and giant
Friendly batfish trail
Also a favourite site to swim along
with turtles, green and hawksbill.
Depth: 5-14 m
Similarly a fish breeding ground,
Pirate Reef teems with fish of all colours, shapes and
There is a resident turtle normally
found sleeping in his cave on night dives and curious bamboo
sharks will approach divers.
Cuttlefish and octopus can be seen
There are also blue spotted stingrays
hiding under outcrops. There is also a wreck lying in 21 metres where lives a large black stingray with silver markings on its back, one and a half metres in diameter.
Depth: 5-28 m
Confiscated fishing boats belonging
to Thai/Vietnamese fishermen illegally fishing in Malaysian waters have been purposely
sunk here to create refuge to spawning and schooling fish.
At the time of writing, there are
about 15 wrecks waiting to be dived here.
Excellent for night dives, with
lionfish and scorpion fish awaiting the avid underwater
Depth: Down to 31m on a sandy bottom
Two huge wooden Thai fishing boats
lay at the bottom of Tekek Bay and is a hot favourite amongst our regular divers.
We normally take our Advanced
Students on the Deep Dive to this excellent site that attracts an immense wealth of marine life.
We have seen manta rays, shovelnose rays, frogfish and seahorses and a whaleshark was seen here last July.
There are sometimes harmless nurse
sharks sleeping on deck and splendid lionfish and huge stonefish hiding on deck. Moray eels peer at you from
Depth : 5m – 28m
Two sunken boat wrecks lie near the
island with a huge resident grouper normally in one of
them. Both wrecks are covered in soft coral, funnily enough, one wreck is covered with purple soft coral (dendronepthya) and the other, in yellow!
The island itself is surrounded by
rocks and coral formations.
Soyak is a very colourful dive with
turtles, bump head parrotfish and giant barracuda congregating
There are also resident napoleon
wrasses; the largest being close to one and a half metres from
head to tail, sometimes very curious and coming close to eyeball the diver.
Depth : 5m – 14m
An islet similar to Renggis, Tumuk
offers interested underwater landscape with interesting boulder and coral
formations and a good dive for shells (conchshells and cowries).
There is the occasional reef shark
here. For macro lens enthusiasts and those with keen eyes, it is
nudibranch country here.
Sweetlips, emperors, huge map puffers, giant moray eels,
napoleon wrasse, lionfish and bumphead parrotfish are regularly encountered.
Depth : 16-42 m
Magnificent underwater landscaping
with a mass of volcanic rocks rising abruptly from the
Excellent soft coral varieties
especially gorgonian fans make this dive alive with
Lobsters, sting ray and huge groupers
can be found hiding in small caves and under rocky
If you are lucky, one of our only sites to see grey reef sharks. A resident marble ray accompanied by a school of cobia can sometimes be seen on the deep end on the sandy bottom.
This is nudibranch territory as
well and we often spot ones not found in our many guide books.
Depth : 5 – 16 m
Sepoi is a barren rocky island lying
on the extremities of an underwater plateau teeming with marine
The reef here are rich and diverse.
Good spot to spot a pelagic. Schools of jacks and fusiliers gather
Depth: 6 – 16 m
Small rocky island on the same
underwater plateau as Sepoi, Labas is famous for its caves and
A colourful dive, watch out for the cobia (sharklike fish)that usually pilot something larger. The occasional shark have been sighted
Sometimes, whale sharks frequent the
waters off Labas in season..
Depth : 5 – 28 m
Also called Sea Fan Garden, the bay
contains clusters of volcanic boulders with soft coral
Mantas rays visit this site on a
yearly basis. Huge morays can be found in recesses waiting to
feed and there are huge scorpionfish lying in wait to lunge at prey.
Napoleon wrasses, blue-spotted
stingrays, the barramundi cod and hawksbill turtles await you on
this dive. Also a great site for nudibranch.
Depth : 6 – 16 m
Scattered coral heads surround a
cluster of huge rocks which protrude from the water.
Hard corals abound at this site which is
famous for its schools of jack, trevally and
You can find amazing cuttlefish
pulsating and changing colours like a UFO and also black tips at Malang Rocks.
Depth: 11-24 m
Underwater pinnacles popular with
many divers, there is a variety of soft coral and marine life. Normally, a more challenging dive due to the strong current sweeping through a channel between two islands, Labas and Sepoi. Large schools of yellow tail snappers, glinting
trevallies, barracuda and jacks abound here. There are many massive Neptune sponges and also, gorgonian sea fans.
Also a domain of many white eyed
moray eels and the most beautiful Indian lionfish with lacy beards..
Depth: 9 –28 m
An underwater coral plateau rising to 14 m below
the surface, manta rays, marlins and whale sharks frequent this
site as it is simply in the middle of no where.
Only to be found with GPS so dive
site is not dived as much as others.
DIVING PRICES (per person)
Shore Dive - RM80/dive
One Boat Dive - RM120/dive
Two to Four Boat Dives - RM110/dive
Five to Eight Boat Dives - RM100/dive
YOUR OWN BCD/REGULATOR
Shore Dive - RM70/dive
One Boat Dive - RM110/dive
Two to Four Boat Dives - RM100/dive
Five or Eight Boat Dives - RM90/dive
More - RM80/dive
(Please note: Exchange rates are about RM3.02 to One USD, RM4.25 to One Euro and RM4.91 to One Pound Sterling. FURTHER NOTE: For Divers staying at JAPAMALA RESORT OR MELINA RESORT, please note that different rates apply - please email us or the Resort prior to your visit for a current price list, cheers.)
For night dives, there is a RM30 surcharge. Please add a further
RM20 for torch rental at RM20. We'll need minimum 2 people to dive the house reef and at least 4 people to dive one of the closer sites by boat. Our Divemaster will lead all night dives.
Due to popular demand, we can now
arrange trips for you to dive Mabul & Sipadan in the Celebes Sea off Sabah in Borneo
from as low as RM1380 (Euro 280) for a 3 day/2 night all inclusive stay.
- PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A NO GLOVE, NO TOUCH POLICY! WE ARE ALSO A PADI GO-ECO OPERATOR!! -
Eco-Divers, Air Batang, Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia