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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 12 attractions in Pulau Tioman
Type: Educational Sites
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

- friendly and very professional dive masters (James and Tom) - accommodating staff and will even give you tips, suggestions and share their own experiences - the diving centre is just few minutes away from the jetty Thank you so much for the amazing and memorable weekend! :)

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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I opted to do our PADI open water certification here, at the start of our four month trip, primarily because of the staff. Martin is very professional, friendly and accommodating. After our first conversation, we couldn't wait to get started. Riccardo, our dive instructor, is a great guy! He made the course fun and took us on... More

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

Dear Joanna, It was great having you with us in Salang and we're very happy that you and Philip enjoyed your stay with us. Do come back for some more ever lasting memories! Riccardo, Jo, Zaka and I send you our best wishes for the rest of your journey. All the best, Martin Owner More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

My son and I went to Tioman for some father and son time. We had originally planned to do 6 dives but ended up doing 8. Also picked up our nitrox certification. The team at B&J were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the dives. We got to see great reefs and did a wreck dive. Very accommodating and safety conscious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

This is my first time diving experience in Tioman. Having a friendly and experience instructors and good facility in B&J, finally my girlfriend and I got my OWD license. They shared their experience to us and couched us well. It's a great and awesome experience with them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

My gf and I did our open water padi cert. here. From the start, Martin was very helpful in explaining the course and even bandaged me up when I had a wound. Our instructor, Riccardo,was the best! Great guy which made our course awesome, with great dives, and explanations of everything. We are hooked. All the staff were great and... More

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

Dear Philip, Thanks so much for the good time we've had with you and I'm glad that my bandaging did the job! Riccardo and Joanna send you their warmest regards and you made indeed lifelong friends. We can't wait to having you back with us on Tioman Island! All the best, Martin More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

I was taken my AOE at B&J with friendly n helpful instrutors. All the staff here are very nice n helpful. Thanks once again to all in B&J that giving an unforgotable experience! Wish to visit soon...

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

Dear Choon Heng, Thanks so much for visiting us on Tioman Island and it was great to teach to you and your friends the PADI Advanced Open Water Course. We're looking forward to having you back soon for some PADI Specialty Course or Leisure Diving. Happy Bubbles from your B&J Dive Team! More

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I was just completed my advanced course in B&J.. It was a good experience .. Our instructor nic very friendly n patient n considerate .. Make us very relax n enjoy the advanced course.. Thank you to let us meet awesome instructor I ever have..

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

Thank you for your positive review. Nic is indeed a fantastic instructor and we're glad to have her on our team as Dive Operations Manager. She's sending you a big cheers for being great students and is looking forward to teaching you more about diving when you return. Don't forget to meet us at ADEX in Singpore (11th to 13th... More

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

B&J is a wonderful spot to learn diving or to revisit diving after a long lapse. Oli was a wonderful instructor- my girlfriend was initially afraid of diving and had an incredibly positive experience with him. Jason, Gemma, Tom and Nic were great as well. They were professional and incredibly patient with us novice divers. Hats off to the whole... More

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

Thank you so much for the compliments, which are really appreciated. This is what keeps us going and striving to perfection. The whole team sends you their warmest regards and we can't wait to having you back with us on Tioman for some more dives or the next dive course. Best wishes from Tioman Your B&J Team More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I emailed B&J Diving centre at Salang Bay one week before I went there and they were very helpful with explaining how to get there from KL and what my options are as a first time diver. They also helped me to book the ferry and accomodation. I was only staying there for one night so I took the DSD... More

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

Dear An Vu, It was really a shame that you had such limited time. Riccardo would have loved to do the full PADI Open Water course with you. Please do get in touch when you have more time for another memorable time with us on Tioman Island. Happy bubbles from your B&J dive team! More

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Nice diving spots and very friendly staff! The dive centre at Air Batang is near the jetty and has a very lovely balcony where u can spend nice evenings!

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

Dear Silvan, Thanks for visiting our base in ABC and we're looking forward to welcoming you soon again for some nice sun downers after diving at our ABC beach bar. Happy bubbles, Martin More

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