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Address: Salang Bay, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60 9 419 55 55
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Description: B&J Diving Centre is a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre that was established in 1987...
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.
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I did my PADI Advanced Open Water and Enriched Air Course with B&J. The course was professionally conducted, probably the best you can find this side of the world. You definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I did my PADI Advanced Open Water and Enriched Air Course with B&J. The course was professionally conducted, probably the best you can find this side of the world. You definitely want James to be your instructor. He is a no B***S*** instructor. He made sure you thoroughly understand the course material, went through all the necessary drills and grilled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Indeed a pleasant and wonderful experience to reminisce about. The staff were friendly and approachable. Our instructor, James was indeed patient and friendly. Thank you all for the warm welcome, accommodation and not forgetting the experience gained. (: I would indeed love to come by again soon for another unforgettable memory and experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

The staff were friendly and competent. Patient yet Stern with the safety issues. Was really happy with the course where we utilized the time and was able to concentrate on the details and course module with the short period of time and no excess time to waste. A fully satisfying certification

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Process of booking with B&J was seamless with prompt and accurate replies by the staff. Checked in @ ABC with a great smile by Chin Yee at the front counter and details were explained. Rooms are clean and spacious, prepared upon my arrival. Instructors, DMs and runners were always ready to help with any queries. Big shoutout to Olie, Jo,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommended for those who loves diving or wish 2grap a diving course, as well as leisure trip. Friendly and helpful staff whom make you feel at home,comfort & relax enviromenment/ accomondation is a big bonus here. A place which makes impossible to podsible. Althought the diving course will be more strict compare to other dive centre, but it helps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had my OWD course with B & J diving centre. Although the whole course is packed and tiring, but the first diving experience was awesome and unforgettable for sure. I had beautiful Miss Gemma Thompson as our diving instructorand she's really helpful, friendly, and professional. I would like to be back again with B & J for my advanced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had Tony and Freddy as our instructor. They very professional and friendly that makes the whole course fun. Although our training time are packed but we had best rest at B&J. The room is very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended dive school as your starter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

There are a handful of decent dive schools in Singapore at our convenience to choose from but a strong recommendation from a friend convinced us to go with B&J at Tioman. An unattractive branding, website and confusing multiple facebook pages makes me doubt their credibility. As we were planning the trip with them via email and did not receive prompt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

We had James Learwood as our instructor. He was really professional and experienced! Although he was really strict during the course, it does made us feel safe and more confident. For someone who doesn't exercise much, the whole experience feels like an obstacle course haha! But we felt really accomplished at the end. Can not imagine it being anymore thorough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Tioman is a great place to dive. We fun dived with two centres on the island. From what we could see it is the only big dive operation on the island with two proper dive boats and one big speed boat. Their prices are about 20% more expensive than the others on the island. The diving was great, they took... More 

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