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4 reasons why Tioman is an amazing Dive destination! - For the perfect diving tour!

The Pulau Tioman is a popular destination among divers. Here is a list of reasons why you need to choose Tioman for your next diving trip.



The Pulau Tioman is well known around the Asian continent to be one of the cost-effective travel destinations. For a diver course, you will have to pay RM 1000 only, which is as cheap as it comes. For this price, you will get a detailed theory class, training diving videos, and about five dive sessions with expert divers. Once you've got your certification, you will be able to dive at a depth of about eighteen meters. And this is a good start. There are many dive sites on this island, you can explore.


The Village

Tioman houses some coastal villages, eight in total. The largest village and the most well-known one is called Tekek and lies north of the island. This village has an airport, not a large one of course, and even some duty-free shops. Therefore, you'll find many locals and tourists come here to spend a few days for a relaxing vacation. Having said that, the island does offer an exciting time for the ones seeking a thrilling time. During your breaks from your diving training, you can hire a bike and explore the villages around. It will be a refreshing break. Besides, you will also require a good place for accommodation. You can check out a Tioman island resort, the likes of Berjaya Tioman Resort, for a good location and stay.


Diving for first timers

The water surrounding this island here is the perfect place for the first-timers. There are reefs that are shallow and have pretty much no or very little currents. Therefore, this is the best place to perfect your diving skill. Most of the dive sites are located close to the Salang Beach or the ABC, in the northern parts of the island. Soyak Island is also another ideal spot. To reach this island, you must take a boat from the Salang beach. The reefs here are only fifteen meters deep, and there are plenty of fish, turtles and critters.


Popular sites for diving

There are plenty of dive sites around you can explore. Teluk Kador is one of them. The site here has an incredible collection of marine creatures and vibrant corals. This is hands down the best place to dive. You will be able to spot sharks, lobsters, turtles and what not. Another popular site is the Tiger Reef. To dive in these parts, you will need advanced certifications due to the currents which can get strong at certain times of the day. Here, you will be able to easily spot massive schools of barracuda, mackerels, rainbow runners and jacks. On top of that, titan trigger fish, parrot fish, batfish, puffer fish, angel fish, are some of the other fish species that roam these waters. Magician Rock is another dive site that requires advanced certifications and is a place that will give you an amazing diving experience. Other places you can check out include Renggis Island and Sawadee Wrecks.