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B&J Diving Centre

Salang Bay, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
60 9 419 55 55
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Pulau Tioman
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Owner description: B&J Diving Centre is a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre that was established in 1987 and is run by a Malay/German/Swiss management team. It has dive centres in... more » Owner description: B&J Diving Centre is a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre that was established in 1987 and is run by a Malay/German/Swiss management team. It has dive centres in two locations on Tioman Island in Malaysia (Salang Bay and Air Batang Bay aka ABC).B&J has launched it's own upper market hotel (Tioman Dive Resort) in January 2012 to serve our clients even better.We take pride in providing the highest quality dive education for our customers as well as enjoyable leisure diving trips for already certified divers. B&J has a 100% safety record since it's existence and we constantly invest in maintaining/upgrading our equipment. Dive equipment is well maintained and regularly replaced, the air is tested for purity, the dive boats are large and comfortable and the dive groups are kept small.It might not be known to many but Tioman Island is home to some of the healthiest coral reefs and a myriad of marine life. B&J has been there from the beginning and has helped maintain these reefs by organizing regular environmental events such as cleanup days, COT (Crown Of Thorns) collections and more. B&J has been awarded several times by PADI for it's "Outstanding Contribution to Divers Education" and also as a “Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award Winner”. B&J is also a “Go-Eco Operator” and a “Longitude 181 Ambassador”, promoting environmentally safe diving with a strict no glove and no touch policy. As a PADI 5 Star IDC (Instructor Development Center), B&J is amongst the top dive centers in Asia and the very experienced instructors teach all courses from beginner to instructor level. B&J is further a DSAT and IANTD Technical Diving Facility and provides DAN O2 Provider courses.If you like to see some of the most beautiful coral gardens in the South China Sea, a vast variety of tropical reef fish, turtles, sharks, cuttlefish and some of the best spots for nudibranchs in the world, then you shouldn’t miss a visit to Tioman Island.Two Tank dive trips for certified divers are organized daily and you have the choice of additional afternoon boat dives or night dives. If you prefer to take it more relaxed, then you should head for some great muck diving on the house reefs. Nitrox is readily available.Technical divers are drawn to Tioman to either enrol in more training and to visit some of the most spectacular wrecks in the world, HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales. Next to diving we assist you with transfer and accommodation bookings or invite you to join one of our regular cleanup efforts to protect the ocean. « less
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I have not been to any dives after i got my license last year. Went to B&J for refresher course and fun dive here. Lucky to have a very friendly and sporting DM here in B&J. We stayed in Salang. The accommodation is great and equipment are in tip top condition. When we have free time we just spend our... More

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We booked a PADI advanced open water course at the B&J about a month in advance. The process was very smooth and the staff was very helpful in giving us directions and advising us on the best way to get there. The AOW course with James and Freddy as instructors was absolutely brilliant. We had so much fun that we... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This review refers to the ABC dive centre location. The review of the excellent accommodation attached to it can be found under "Tioman Dive Resort". I have to be honest and say that I nearly gave up on booking a weeks diving holiday here due to the logistical hassle of getting there from Dubai. There was the plane ride, then... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at B&J ABC where my14 year old son completed the open water with Nic (1-1 tuition!) Nic was superb and had the best rappor with Sam,a brilliant teacher,i was so impressed. Next,Sam completed the advanced water with an equally great instructor, James (again 1-1!) Patient,thorough and safe.Sam learnt how to navigate and enjoyed a night dive. I wouldhighly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our stay at B&J was over 5 days at the beginning of August. As both parents have been diving for about 30 years we decided it was time our 11 and 13 yr-old kids did their Junior Open Water course. We chose B&J based solely on our friend’s (also a local Malaysian) suggestion and found liaising with Martin very easy.... More

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Martin_Ritter, Owner at B&J Diving Centre, responded to this review

Dear Doreen & family, Thank you very much for your constructive review. It’s always important for us to receive first hand experiences so that we can improve in quality and service. We’re glad that you were pleased with our pre-arrival service and with our beautiful hotel rooms. We’re furthermore proud to read that you regard us as a professionally run... More

Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My travel experience started with working out details several weeks ahead with Martin from B and J Dive Shop. He did a superb job of educating me about traveling in Malaysia, using the ferry service, and lodging and diving opportunities on the island. The divemasters and instructors all seemed competent and sincerely interested in making your diving experience safe and... More

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Martin_Ritter, Owner at B&J Diving Centre, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thanks for the lovely review and I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us in ABC Bay and Salang Bay and that you managed to see totally different marine life than what you're used to ;-) We indeed had to do quite a bit of planning for your trip due to the ferry times, so your recommendation... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I did my advanced open water with B&J diving centre at Salang on Pulau Tioman. I really liked the atmosphere in the diveshop and all the instructors were really nice! I had Riccardo, Faizal and Marilia. The groups were really small, the first three dives, i was the only student. I did a Deep, peak buoyancy, navigation, wreck and finally... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We attended as part of a large organised group of experienced divers with high expectations. We were booked as a group of 15 and the service was average on our arrival. The bedding configuration took two days to work out, whilst I slept in the same bed as a woman I met the day before. It was sorted the next... More

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Martin_Ritter, Owner at B&J Diving Centre, responded to this review

Dear Taryn, Thank you very much for your constructive report. It was great to having you and your group with us on Tioman Island and we're glad that you enjoyed diving with us. Unfortunately we were not informed in advance about the preferred bedding arrangement, so we had to make some last minute changes. I've already discussed this with your... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was taking my open water course begin of July 2014 with B & J Dive centre. I was so lucky to have such a professional and patient instructor and his name is James. No matter how exhausted I am, James still motivate me and be with me. When I am ready for advance course, sure I will be back... More

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Martin_Ritter, Owner at B&J Diving Centre, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for your response. Your instructor James sends you his warmest regards and we are looking forward to welcome you soon again for your PADI Advanced Open Water Course. Happy bubbles, Martin Ritter Owner More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed there mid July 2014 and took Open Water Diving course. Instructors James and Nic are very professional and passionate with what they teach. Equipment and schedule were organized. Accommodation was good, spacious, and clean. Wifi was at the common area and just enough to communicate to the outside world. Cheap meals can be located near the PADI resort.... More

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Martin_Ritter, Owner at B&J Diving Centre, responded to this review

Dear Hanna, Thanks and it was great to having you with us at our Tioman Dive Resort / B&J Diving Centre. We're glad that you enjoyed our rooms and dive course and hopefully you will return soon again. Best regards, Martin Ritter Owner More

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