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Address: Salang Bay, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Phone Number: 60 9 419 55 55
Description: B&J Diving Centre is a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre that was established in 1987...
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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The only big dive operation on Tioman

Tioman is a great place to dive. We fun dived with two centres on the island. From what we could see it is the only big dive operation on the island with two proper dive boats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Agra, India
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Agra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Tioman is a great place to dive. We fun dived with two centres on the island. From what we could see it is the only big dive operation on the island with two proper dive boats and one big speed boat. Their prices are about 20% more expensive than the others on the island. The diving was great, they took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We just finished our AOW with B&J. The entire experience was amazing and we couldn't recommend them more highly. Our instructor Jason LaPine was very knowledgeable, helpful, thorough, patient, flexible, friendly, and we both felt completely safe and comfortable learning and diving with him. He took us on interesting and thoughtfully planned dives and taught us in a really engaging... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My friend and I did the PADI open water course this weekend and it has been an amazing experience. Already when booking the course the service was great with a quick and professional email correspondence. Arriving in the nice little shop by the beach, people were very smiling and had been expecting us, which made us feel very welcome. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Great professional and fun team. Excellent diving spots. Ask for Gemma if you want to do your PADI. She is a great instructor also for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Arranging for this Open Water Dive Course certification was very smooth as i liaised with Martin who was quick in replying and answered all my queries promptly. The course schedule was very flexible and catered to our travelling timings. Upon reaching our accommodation at B&J, we were amazed at its cleanliness and coziness. Our dive instructor was Jason Lapine, who... More 

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Vientiane Province, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What an awesome experience with a well-oiled B&J Diving Centre machine. Thank you to Martin for painstakingly guiding and answering all my email queries before I even set foot on Tioman. Every email I sent was promptly replied to with suggestions and assistance. Once I arrived, the staff at the shop knew who I was and what I had booked.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you are looking for good accommodation in Tioman, B&J is the place for you. Comfortable, clean and cool, with linen and towels and anti repellent devices in each room, the B&J lodge in ABC can be said to be hotel standard - which is rare in Tioman. Equipment wise, B&J's are well maintained, up to date and clean. But... More 

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

Hello, Thank you very much for your constructive review. We're very pleased that you rate our Tioman Dive Resort to be of hotel standard and we constantly strive to provide the best rooms on Tioman. Thank you further for your compliments on our dive equipment, which is indeed regularly services and well maintained. Furthermore our local crew is glad that... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My exprience at the B&J diving center was awesome ! When you learn how to dive you may have som questions, some fears .. but Gery my instructor (the best and most handsome one !) teach me well and after one day I was already more confident :) Then it was just about diving and having fun ! I was... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Finally got round to writing this. We were enrolled for the OWD in August 2014, having completed the theory online before arriving. Unfortunately, we had an instructor who was - as we understood it - just biding time until she left the island in September. This came across in her somewhat impatient attitude on the first day of the course.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Visited the Tioman island in early March and decided after reading all the reviews to go with B&J Diving Center. Couldnt have asked for a better diving experience. All the equipment was in good diving condition and as far as renting equipment and diving this is one of the cheapest places we have dove in south east asia. The dive... More 

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