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B&J Diving Centre

Address: Salang Bay, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60 9 419 55 55
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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...
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My friend and I both already had our Padi so we didn't take any courses. But the staff was excellent and very experienced at Salang. Tioman is a great dive spot and our stay was made even better thanks to the staff. They were knowledgeable on the marine life, passionate about diving and loads fun! We had a great 6... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We made our open water course with gery. it was a great experience and we changed from non divers to self confident divers in a few days thanks to gery! he did the course very professional but also with a funny side. overall nice and great staff, we felt really comfortable there!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Staff was very helpful in arranging transportation for the trip. Good value accommodation+diving packages. Rooms are spacious and clean. The place is easy walking distance to the pier. Everyone is very friendly, and the diving was great. We did a few of the morning dive trips, and rented full gear for it - everything was great (although they only have... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Gery is an awesome instructor, guided me slowly and clearly till i understood the whole principle of diving. Fun and outgoing instructor, he gives me a positive outlook on diving and willing to keep in contact even after the course has ended. And if you have time, listen to his guitar playing skills, it'll sweep you off your feet! overall,... More 

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

Dear Uzair, Fantastic to read that you had an amazing experience with us. It was nice to deal with you even before your course to help you organize the whole holiday from A to Z. Gery send his regards to you and is flattered by your compliments. Hopefully we will be seeing you soon again for your PADI Advanced Open... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Excellent instructors, safe and new equipment. I did my Open Water course with my 10-year old daughter. Our instructor Nic was brilliant and it was fun and safe way to introduce us to diving. This is the only school on the island with diving pool, which is great for first steps and practice. I would definitely recommend the school and... More 

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

Hi, Thanks a lot for your review and we're proud to have been able to introduce you and your 10 year old daughter to scuba diving. It's indeed a family activity and we hope that you will visit us soon again. Best wishes, Martin Ritter Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Got our OWD here in tioman... All credits 2 our Crazy 'Monkey' Instructor Mr Gery... it is his 1st season here too... Nice cozy place!!! B&J rooms are also vy comfy...

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

Hi CL, Thanks a lot for the review. Gery was thrilled to be teaching you and told me that he had an absolutely amazing time with you guys. A bit on the "crazy" side I agree but nevertheless professional and safe at all times. Thanks also for your compliments about our rooms. The rooms at our Tioman Dive Resort are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My instructor Gery was awesome!! Hehe...besides being hunky, his vast experience and patience thought me a lot to become a crazy diver! Not forgetting the clean and comfortable resort! Thumbs up!

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

Hi there, Great that you enjoyed staying at our Tioman Dive Resort in ABC Bay on Tioman Island! I'll gladly forward your positive comments to your instructor Gery. He's indeed very experienced and told me that he totally enjoyed teaching you! See you soon again on Tioman, Martin Ritter Owner More 

France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We got our OW certification at ABC beach in 4 days, combining learning divings in a swimming pool, some theory and practice in the sea. Spots for diving are great. I highly recommend B&J diving center, very professional and friendly. Nik was a great instructor. Better booking before your arrival !

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

Hi there, Thanks a lot for the nice review and I'm glad that weNic was able to certify you as a PADI Open Water Diver! We always strive for professionalism without cutting any corners on safety. You are also correct that it's better to book before arrival so that we can plan our courses properly and allocate an instructor in... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We came to get our OWD certification at Salang back in Sept last year but need to be extended due to the lack of confidence from the instructor. It was a good and bad experience back then. We were then back in Feb to ABC this year to get our course done and was so glad that we got Gemma... More 

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

Hi, It was great to meet you again this season at our dive centre in ABC and we're also really happy for you and your friend that you managed to overcome your difficulties and are now certified PADI Open Water Divers! Our instructor Gemma did enjoy to teach you and is looking forward to seeing you soon again for your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

B & J is a professional and recommended dive center to take dive course. Martin and all the staffs really help arrange all the things from the course, ferry scheduled until the accommodation. My instructor was Gemma, I like the way she assist me during the course. She so patient, encouraging and really appreciate what we did during the course.... More 

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

Dear Marini, I'm so glad that you and your friend managed to complete the PADI Open Water Course with us last week. It's fantastic that you found trust in Gemma and that you became a very good beginner diver. Please get in touch when you plan to do your next level course or if you simply want to join us... More 

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