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Address: Kampong Tekek, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
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+60 9-419 1228
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A dive centre with the personal touch. We will do our upmost to ensure that...

A dive centre with the personal touch. We will do our upmost to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable day's diving at TDC. we are based in 2 locations; our main dive base is on the beach in Tekek village, and our second, at the Panuba Inn Resort. We cater for experienced divers as well as those who have never dived before. We look forward to seeing you here soon!

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Friednly instructor, professional school, good dives, great experience!

Since we stayed at Swiss Cottage, TDC was literally 10 steps away from our room. But apart from the location advantage, it was a great place to do our first dives and to get the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 6, 2016
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Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Since we stayed at Swiss Cottage, TDC was literally 10 steps away from our room. But apart from the location advantage, it was a great place to do our first dives and to get the open water course. Flo was a great instructor, friendly and fun but also strict when needed. My girlfriend, who had first thought of doing only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

we're a bit late with our review (did the open water diver in oct. 2015). we learned a lot about diving from Harry, our instructor. he made you feel confident and safe under water and also made it fun!! he taught us to respect marine life which is a very important aspect when learning to dive. we enjoyed it a... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We went diving at many places already, this diving school was one of the best. Rosie the owner is just a darling. She accommodates all of your wishes if possible (diving sites, course dates etc.). The equipment and boat are in very good condition, the staff is friendly and punctual. The diving sites themselves are very nice too. One of... More 

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RosieCotton85, Manager at Tioman Dive Centre, responded to this review

Hi raiserhotty, Thank you so much for writing this beautiful review of TDC team and dive shop. It really means a lot that you would take the time to tell people about your experience, and I am very happy that you enjoyed yourselves with us. Hopefully we will be able to get you diving again in the near future! All... More 

Skudai, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Dear Rosie and Team of TDC Thank you so much for the great fun dives! Me and my friend felt safe, enjoyed every single dive with TDC. We wish we could have stayed longer with you guys. 2 days, 4 dives with 3 different DMs. Thank you for assisting all our needs and thanks to Ari for the tour around... More 

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RosieCotton85, Manager at Tioman Dive Centre, responded to this review

Hi Fikri F, Thanks for your review of TDC and the team here on the island. The best compliment is when our customers return to us, so I really hope that you will come back to visit again next year! We certainly try to maintain safe diving practises, but have fun at the same time, so it is great that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

I did my advance and EFR course around October 2014. The staff is very friendly and attentive even I did the course alone. Very strict to the subject, but that's good right :P. Thank you Mandy and Clair for your knowledge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Tioman Dive Centre (TDC) has it's own sub-centres/branches all over Tioman Island which anyone can easily access to. Did 8 dives with TDC in July alone. The dive spots I dived at are Renggis, Labas, Batu Malang, Sea Fan Canyon, Soyak, and Panuba House Reef. I dived twice at some of these dive spots and did a night dive at... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I obtained my PADI open water at TDC and my boyfriend his advance. Very good experience! Highly recommended. Good staff, great place & beautiful corals!

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RosieCotton85, Manager at Tioman Dive Centre, responded to this review

Hi anneliesmichiels34, Thank you for your 5* review of TDC, I'm glad that we provided a quality service to you and you enjoyed your experience. Hopefully yourself and your boyfriend will now be able to travel the world, diving, together, and maybe we will see you again on your journey. All the best, TDC More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We stayed in Tioman for one week and dove with TDC during that time. We had a fantastic experience. We had booked a Refresher course, as well as our Advanced beforehand and everything went very smoothly. For the leisure dives on the other days they tried to accommodate our wishes as best as possible. The Staff overall was very friendly... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I just did my Padi advanced course in Tioman dive center, and everything went really well. The team is very professional and friendly, the equipment is good, and the location, on a beautiful beach, close to some nice hotels in Tekek, is perfect. I really recommend this dive center, and especially diving with Flo, who was a great instructor !

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RosieCotton85, Manager at Tioman Dive Centre, responded to this review

Hi there, It is great to hear from you about your experience here at TDC with Flo, You are right, we are very fortunate to be based in a fantastic area, right on the beach here in Tekek Village. We couldn't ask for a better location for our dive centre. Thank you for writing about your experience with Flo, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We went for the discover scuba diving package. The instructors were really helpful, patient and guided us all the way. The corals are carefully preserved and worth seeing. All in all, it was a memorable experience.

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