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LEISURE DIVING & PRICES

Tioman offers some incredible diving..... With its warm waters and varied marine life, it is a place that people return to time and again. 

 Harmless black 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 popularity. 

 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 TIOMAN

PULAU RENGGIS
  • 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 groupers. 
  • Friendly batfish trail divers. 
  • Also a favourite site to swim along with turtles, green and hawksbill.
PIRATE REEF
  • Depth: 5-14 m
  • Similarly a fish breeding ground, Pirate Reef teems with fish of all colours, shapes and sizes. 
  • 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 here too. 
  • 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.
MARINE PARK HQ
  • 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 photographer.
SAWADEE WRECK
  • 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 cracks.
PULAU SOYAK
  • 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 here.
  • 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. 
  • Amazing stuff!
PULAU TUMUK
  • 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.


PULAU CHEBEH
  • Depth : 16-42 m
  • Magnificent underwater landscaping with a mass of volcanic rocks rising abruptly from the seabed.
  • Excellent soft coral varieties especially gorgonian fans make this dive alive with colour. 
  • Lobsters, sting ray and huge groupers can be found hiding in small caves and under rocky outcrops.
  • 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.
PULAU SEPOI
  • Depth : 5 – 16 m
  • Sepoi is a barren rocky island lying on the extremities of an underwater plateau teeming with marine life.
  • The reef here are rich and diverse. Good spot to spot a pelagic. Schools of jacks and fusiliers gather here.
PULAU LABAS
  • Depth: 6 – 16 m
  • Small rocky island on the same underwater plateau as Sepoi, Labas is famous for its caves and swimthroughs. 
  • A colourful dive, watch out for the cobia (sharklike fish)that usually pilot something larger. The occasional shark have been sighted here. 
  • Sometimes, whale sharks frequent the waters off Labas in season..
GENTING BAY
  • Depth : 5 – 28 m
  • Also called Sea Fan Garden, the bay contains clusters of volcanic boulders with soft coral aplenty. 
  • 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.
MALANG ROCKS
  • 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 barracuda. 
  • You can find amazing cuttlefish pulsating and changing colours like a UFO and also black tips at Malang Rocks.
TIGER REEF
  • 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..
MAGICIENNE ROCK
  • 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.

LEISURE DIVING PRICES (per person)

OUR GEAR

  • Shore Dive - RM80/dive
  • One Boat Dive - RM120/dive
  • Two to Four Boat Dives - RM110/dive
  • Five to Eight Boat Dives - RM100/dive
  • More -RM90/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.)

NIGHT DIVES

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.

DIVING MABUL & SIPADAN

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!! -

Contact Information:
Eco-Divers, Air Batang, Tioman, Pahang,  Malaysia
  • Telephone:+6013-6022640; +6013-3687833; +609-4191794
  • KL SHOP (RETAIL & COURSES) Lot F2.32, 2nd Floor, Summit USJ, Subang Jaya Telephone:+603-80236700
  • Email: divetioman@hotmail.com 


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