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B&J Diving Centre

Salang Bay, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
60 9 419 55 55
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Type: Educational Sites, Adventure
Owner description: B&J Diving Centre is a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre that was established in 1987 and is run by a...
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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 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Decent place. But we had a new instructor who was good on the practical but very poor on theory and did not like questions. Kinda dampened the experience. Good Staff

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

Dear Shara, Thank you very much for your review. Your instructor was indeed pretty new and actually not a permanent staff of B&J. She was only used as the instructor assigned to you was taken ill and as such we needed a replacement. Your review showed us that this particular freelance instructor needs more training before we can pass any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I just did an open water and advanced open water courses with this dive center... it was an amazing experiment, with sweet, lovely and professional instructors (Y)

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

Dear Nano, Thank you so much for the lovely review. Your instructors Olie and James are proud to have been able to make you and your friend certified PADI Open Water divers! Do get in touch when you're in the area again for either further dive training or some awesome leisure diving with our team. All the best, Martin Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Me and my friend just completed our PADI open water at B&J, it was my first diving experience and the highlight of our travels so far, our instructor Nic was fantastic, good fun and a great teacher! Really made the trip! The facilities and equipment were all good, this place is the only one on the island with a pool... More 

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

Dear Katie, It was an absolute pleasure to having you with us for your PADI Open Water Course. Nic really enjoyed teaching you and wishes that you return to her for your next coursss ;-) Thanks also for the compliment on our rooms, we're constantly working on them to keep them as good or even better than they are now.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The diving instructors are friendly and professional. The dive with underwater swim-throughs was quite an adventure. Special thanks to the staff for helping us catch the ferry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Done my open water course at B&J (ABC Branch), and everything just great. Experienced instructor, friendly staff, well maintenance equipment. I have done my 3rd and 4th open water dive at awesome dive site. Highly recommended!!! Will definitely going back for another dive! *Thumb up* 👍

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Halmstad, Hallands Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We just experienced a amazing week with the B&J's team, did our Open Water and Advanced certification there and we are just really thankful for great quality and standard of both instructors and equipment a variety of sites also enhanced the experience. Recommended if you want to dive in great waters but also looking for a great community to spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

I can only say good things about this place! I had a fantastic week doing both open water and advanced diving. 1. Our instructor Nic was really good and made our learning both easy and fun! 2. The Island was beautiful and the diving was amazing. We saw lobsters, turtles and also Nemo (clownfish) :) Plus millions of other fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I can only recommend B&J - including the whole team (nice + very professional + very helpful). I stayed at Salang, but met some of their staff from Abc on boot rides (and there are also really nice!). In Salang Wifi is available and you can hang around at their location throughout the day and even until late in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you looking for a place to become a OWD, DM, Instructor, Wreck specialist and others diving specialist, B&J is the right place for you. We have a great time in B&J. Thanks to my lovely hot mama instructor, Gemma. She have been very patient to explain everything that we question about and have be a great mama to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We joined the action having just few dives in our log books. We've got proper briefing and great support from dive masters and the rest of BnJ crew. Amazing weekend - great fun and hopefully we've done something good to our ocean :)

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