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

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
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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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We organized a diving holiday at short notice with considerable help and support from Martin through the B&J website. It was a family trip for 7 nights with 6 days diving. Accommodation was high standard - clean, lots of space, en suite and modern. The diving is good - very pretty corals, plenty of variety, easy diving @ 15m –... More

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

Dear Davey, Thank you so much for the nice feedback. We always try our best to keep up the high quality of the rooms at our Tioman Dive Resort as well as our dive operation. My crew are please to read that you had a great time and that we managed to exceed your expectations. I'm looking forward to hearing... More

Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great bunch of people working at B&J, extremely helpful and quick service with sorting out a few fun dives. Hire equipment of a high quality. Cool dive sites. Had a great day overall.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Been with B&J for many many years. Got trained here for most of my dive courses. Professionals thats what they are. They are the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our OWD course very much. Our Dive instructor Riccardo n Trainee instructor Luke were awesome! With them around make our course fun and enjoyable. Most importantly,our safety is their priority. Not forgetting, Tioman Island underwater view is spectacular.

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

Dear Tini, We're glad that you had a great stay at our dive centre in Salang Bay. Riccardo is looking forward to having you soon in Salang again, this time as his PADI Advanced Open Water student. Happy bubbles, Martin Ritter Owner More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed at B&J Diving Center (ABC) from the 6th-10th of July 2014. We did the open water dive course in just three days. Our instructor Nic was very professional, helpful and patient. She gave us the time we needed to get comfortable with all the various exercises and showed us how to have fun in the water as well.... More

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

Dear Rikke, It was our pleasure to train you to become PADI Open Water Divers and it was a very wise decision to do the PADI eLearning before your arrival. It enabled your instructor Nic to do a comprehensive and high quality course with you in just 3 days. Thanks also for your feedback on the rooms at our Tioman... More

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