Malaysia scuba diving - tioman island dive sites of Malaysia.
Pulau Tioman Island (peninsular Malaysia) considered one of
the most beautiful islands in the world; Tioman Island is the
largest and most developed of the volcanic islands that make up the
Pahang Marine Parks. The other islands are Pulau Renggis (Renggis
Island), Pulau Sepoi (Sepoi Island), Pulau Labas (Labas Island),
Pulau Soyah (Soyak Island), Pulau Chebeh (Chebeh Island), Pulau
Tulai (Tulai Island), Pulau Sembilang (Sembilang Island) and Pulau
Seri Buat (Seri Buat Island).
In 1958, Pulau Tioman was chosen to be James Michener's fictitious
Bali Hai for the filming of the Hollywood classic, South Pacific.
Since then, Tioman Island became a popular tourist attraction
especially among underwater explorers.
There are over 20 dive sites around Pulau Tioman:- Kador Bay, One
Tree Bay, Batu Malang, Chebeh island, Labas Island, Magician Rock,
Tiger Reef, Golden Reef, Soyah island, Renggis island, Marine Park,
Tokong Bahara and Tokong Burong.
Northern Pulau Chebeh.
Large boulders slope down to about 25 meters providing divers with
interesting exploration through the many swim-through tunnels. The
hard coral terrain is interrupted by numerous soft corals, sea fans
and black corals at the deeper end. Blue spotted stingray can be
seen at the sandy bottom while moray eels, parrotfish, butterflyfish
and sweetlips stay close to the corals
Regarded as one of the top dive sites in Tioman, this submerged reef
is worth the dive despite the stronger currents. The reef is located
in the open sea and is accessible only by dive boat. Hard and soft
corals make up the seascape. Schools of glass sweepers and cardinal
fish seek refuge in crevices while rainbow runners, barracudas,
jacks and bumphead parrotfish swim in the blue water.
Excellent site to see sea fan. In between the crevices and the
seafan are glass sweepers darting about. Also a great site to
observe colorful nudibranchs on the walls of the coral block.
Tioman dive operator
Dive Asia Tioman Island is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development
Centre and a PADI Gold Palm IDC Resort. Offers full PADI programs
from entry level through to professional courses, day trips diving
around Tioman group of islands and rebreather facilities including
enriched air station. PADI scuba diving instructor course idc in Tioman
Popular beaches of Pulau Tioman:
Popular beaches of tioman island include the ones around the
villages kampung tekek, kampung genting, and salang beach.
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