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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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Although they seem little expensive, the service was really good. They give at most importance to safety. During one of the days I told about my blocked nose but still wanted to dive. Immediately they advised me to skip my dive sessions and also explained about the issues I might face while diving with blocked nose. Equipments were in good... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I can­not rec­om­mend B&J div­ing enough if you are in this neck of the woods and wish to either learn how to dive or improve upon your skills. Mar­tin, the owner, was great at work­ing out the logis­tics before our arrival over emails despite the very busy time of year and I was able to come and do my OW... More

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

When we arrived we were complete newbies with absolutely zero diving experience. Our instructor Nic was extremely patient with us, explained everything in detail and was very good in calming us and the other two people in our PADI OPEN WATER course down if necessary. Since the OPEN WATER course was so much fun, we decided to do the ADVANCED... More

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Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Training, service and professionalism were top notch. Shout out to my excellent instructor and dive master Gemma Thompson! She is the one you'd want if you are seeking the PADI Open Water Diver license.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I did my Open Water Diving Course at ABC BNJ Diving Center. We were the last batch of students for your instructor Megan!! Training was done professional and she is quite strict on safety which i think is a good thing.. We had fun,diving,exploring the island...The staff at BNJ were the best! Am,Danny the Bartender,Boboi and etc...they recommends us where... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Thanks for Nic and James's patience. We had a great fun in Tioman!! Finally i can overcome my fear to take out the mask in the water and pass the exam!! let's go places, meet new friends and do things~~ keep bubbles~~~ :D

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I have not been to any dives after i got my license last year. Went to B&J for refresher course and fun dive here. Lucky to have a very friendly and sporting DM here in B&J. We stayed in Salang. The accommodation is great and equipment are in tip top condition. When we have free time we just spend our... More

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We booked a PADI advanced open water course at the B&J about a month in advance. The process was very smooth and the staff was very helpful in giving us directions and advising us on the best way to get there. The AOW course with James and Freddy as instructors was absolutely brilliant. We had so much fun that we... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This review refers to the ABC dive centre location. The review of the excellent accommodation attached to it can be found under "Tioman Dive Resort". I have to be honest and say that I nearly gave up on booking a weeks diving holiday here due to the logistical hassle of getting there from Dubai. There was the plane ride, then... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at B&J ABC where my14 year old son completed the open water with Nic (1-1 tuition!) Nic was superb and had the best rappor with Sam,a brilliant teacher,i was so impressed. Next,Sam completed the advanced water with an equally great instructor, James (again 1-1!) Patient,thorough and safe.Sam learnt how to navigate and enjoyed a night dive. I wouldhighly... More

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