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B&J Diving Centre

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Salang Bay, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
60 9 419 55 55
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Open Water Diving Course

Did my open water course with a friend under the instruction of Linde Velders. She is... read more

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Kendrick T
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Singapore, Singapore
Excellent!

I did my open water course here with Sina as my instructor. She was excellent in making sure I was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AmyHinx
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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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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Salang Bay, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
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60 9 419 55 55
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Reviewed yesterday

Did my open water course with a friend under the instruction of Linde Velders. She is knowledgeable, articulate and friendly. It's definitely a plus to have an eye candy as our instructor. However, Linde can be pretty strict when conducting the classes, which is understandable...More

Thank Kendrick T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I did my open water course here with Sina as my instructor. She was excellent in making sure I was able to accurately learn all the skills and still enjoy myself! All the staff in the dive centre were really friendly and I really enjoyed...More

Thank AmyHinx
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came to Tioman for a week and were considering maybe doing the PADI certification. Because we were initially hesitant, B&J offered a test dive (which would be free if we then decided to do the PADI course). Sina, our instructor, was great and very...More

Thank Patrick Q
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Signed up for 6 Days 5 Nights OWD & Advanced OWD with B&J Diving Centre. Accommodation are well taken care of and Equipments are well organised. Most importantly, they have friendly staffs and instructors that are professional and passionate about their jobs. Great team. Sina was my instructor for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got my PADI Open Water Certification here and it was excellent. The entire staff of 15 or so people from US, UK, Germany, South Africa, Borneo and Malaysia were all super professional, very friendly and passionate about diving and their beautiful island of Tioman...More

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Open water instructor: Andrea Advance open water instructor: Mok 1. GETTING THERE TO THE RESORT If you miss your ferry timing at Mersing Jetty, things can be pretty ugly for you but nevertheless, this is beyond the diving resort so I cannot fault them :D!...More

Thank Pleasurelyours
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

Completed our 4 days 3 night diving course at B&J Salang Bay. Very impressed with the guidance of instructors Faizal & Danial.

Thank celyneloh
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

We had 7 amazing days on Tioman and in total 16 dives with a very relaxed, but always professional team. We completed additionally our advanced open water diver at B&J. Before the dives we had always good briefing about the dives sites and liked the...More

Thank Ralf K
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

My husband & I signed up for 4D3N open water dive course with B&J. We were really impressed with the entire experience - really well organised centre that offer a variety of dive courses, fun dive experiences and packages all around the Tioman waters at...More

Thank ShenYanLiow
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We completed our open water diving with B&J and stayed 4 nights nearby. The whole crew were fun, relaxed & highly organised from start to finish. Everything was booked in smoothly & as advertised & facilities were excellent, the house reef within swimming distance of...More

Thank Evan L
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Lim S
July 1, 2017|
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Response from Hobart-07-08-13 | Reviewed this property |
In term of scuba, they have all the PADI certified courses + fun dive. Tioman have a lot of beautiful dive sites from beginner to advance. There are a lot of things to explore.
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Kshitij M
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Hobart-07-08-13 | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of beautiful coral and marine life in Tioman, Snorkeling and diving is best activities, the dive site is very clean, plenty of coral and fishes.
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Kshitij M
May 16, 2017|
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Response from Maz K | Reviewed this property |
It's a nice place to hang out with people, you can always go for snorkelling, relax at the beach and there are some nice foods, also you can go for good hiking or if you wanna start on your dive, to me is one of best place... More
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