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Address: Salang Bay, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60 9 419 55 55
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B&J Diving Centre is a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre that was established...

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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Great dives, fun people, amazing time

My friend and me stayed here to do two courses: The Open Water and the Advanced Open Water Diver. Plus a few fun dives each :) The team was so welcoming,the equipment was all new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and me stayed here to do two courses: The Open Water and the Advanced Open Water Diver. Plus a few fun dives each :) The team was so welcoming,the equipment was all new and in a perfect condition, there was always a friendly and most of all fun atmosphere. All the dives were great and we saw sharks,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best dive center I've come across thus far! The crew are ever so helpful and the process of planning my dive trip was stress free. Farah is quick to answer any questions I have and everything from ferry tickets to accommodation to my dive course was booked through her. The location of the accommodation is awesome (Tioman... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The islands’s biggest dive centre! Not only is the shop well stocked (with gear available for hire or purchase) but it’s well staffed with lovely DM’s and Instructors. I did Discover Scuba dive with James and he was most patient with my nervous self. My husband was already Open Water certified and he had a great time playing buoyancy games... More 

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

Dear Amber, Thanks a lot for your lovely review, which made James really happy. I'm honestly very glad to have him and he's indeed a fantastic instructor (like all the others as well of course). It's really sad that we didn't manage to put you into a class for your PADI Open Water course. I must agree with you that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic week on the island of Tioman doing our open water diving course. We had a great instructor (Max) who was a fantastic teacher. Made sure we became good divers and made sure we had fun along the way. Highly recommended.

Thank Laura S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Professional divecenter with exelent instructor (Jason), brought me through course and had some beautiful days diving and teaching, great value for money. Ståle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hats off to the guys managing this dive center. From the booking process to the end of the dive trip, they made sure you will feel safe with them. Farah, the lady who assisted with our booking process was very detailed and friendly. Our instructor was James and he's a very patient and easy going fellow. He knows when to... More 

Thank ang y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great diving spots, great teachers, great experience! Accomodation included in the package, to make it stressfree. Small groups to make it easy. Relaxing location/village to make it enjoyable. Vibrant und diverse underwater life to keep you amazed. Short: Perfect place to start your diving career.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A great day diving thanks to all at B&J Diving your a real team very professional too! A nice time at Tiger reef and a second dive just as good plus followed up by a night dive which was quiet amazing to do.. Ok price Very Good gear supplied Excellent Divemaster "Lilly" and great boat team and very helpfull office... More 

Thank Stephen W
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

beautiful sea life, responsible behaviour, great team, awesome paradise island. just walk in and ask them for any help, all the instructors i met there were great and fun to be with. i really enjoyed every second beeing there.

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

Dear Anna, Thanks for the nice review, which confirms to me once again that our team on Tioman Island is simply fantastic. Please do return in the near future for some more great dives on our healthy reefs. Tropical greetings, Martin Ritter Owner More 

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

My friend and I decided to do our OWD course with B&J on Salang and we're incredibly thankful we did. Our emails prior to the course were always promptly replied to by Fara and we both agree that we really lucked out with getting Faizal as our instructor! Everything was well run and organized. We started with our theory lessons... More 

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