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Welcome to Tioman Island a truly fascinating holiday destination. Tioman gained its fame from the Hollywood motion picture “South Pacific Bali Hai” in the early sixties. Ever since then, nature lovers and sun seekers pay homage to Tioman year by year.

Tioman Island lays some 36 nautical miles of the south east coast of peninsular Malaysia. This white sandy palm fringed island is blessed with crystal clear warm waters where you can discover an abundance of marine life. The main holiday and diving season starts in late January and lasts until midle of November.

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30th ANNIVERSARY - 1986-2016

We're celebrating our 30th Anniversary this year and you can expect some special promotions throughout the year from us. Do like our Facebook page so that you're kept in the loop and view our special promotions here!

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is a Malay/German/Swiss run dive school which started its operation back in 1986 and runs two dive shops plus a resort on Tioman Island on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Diving has become our life and our passion and our mission is to fill your holiday with fun, excitement and unforgettable memories; without cutting on quality and safety and while protecting our marine environment.

You have the choice to dive with us from our centre in Ayer Batang Bay (aka ABC), or from our centre in Salang Bay. Both places are strategically located in the northern part of Tioman Island, close to the prime dive sites. More Details >>

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Tioman Dive Resort is owned by B&J and was completed in early 2012. It's the only place offering upper scale accommodation in the northern parts of Tioman Island with rooms comparable to a four star city hotel.

All rooms are spacious and you have the choice of twin, triple or quad sharing accommodation. The rooms are equipped with Air-Conditioning, Hot Water Shower, Personal Safe, Fridge, Kettle with free tea and coffee, LCD TV with satelite channels, DVD Player and Balcony.

We can guarantee you a relaxing sleep in our luxury beds and clean rooms.

A description of the resort with pictures and rates can be found here >>




Berjaya Air informed us on 21st May 2014 that they are delighted that due to high demand for their SZB-TOD-SZB flight (Kuala Lumpur to Tioman), flight operation will be resumed from 30 May until 28th September 2014. The fare starts from MYR 225.00 per way and tickets can either be booked via phone to 03 7846 8228 or via their website.



The decommissioned Royal Navy warship KM Sipadan was sunk on 29th March 2012 to become an artificial reef. It lies at a depth of 30m right next to the Sawadee Wrecks, a mere 5 minute boat ride from our ABC dive centre. The 31m long and 4.5m wide ship has already become one of the major attractions on Tioman and has attracted an abundance of marine life. There's so much fish, you have sometimes a hard time to see the wreck!

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B&J is a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre and our Course Director Ben (Zainal Rahman) is one of the most experienced professionals in Malaysia with over 25 years of diving experience.

We're running several IDC's (Instructor Development Courses) per season and if you have dreams on becoming a dive professional then simply email us for more information.

IDC & IE DATES 2016:

IDC: 8th April 2016 - IE: 19th to 20th April 2016

IDC: 4th June 2016 - IE: 15th to 16th June 2016

IDC: 8th August 2016 - IE: 19th to 20th August 2016

IDC: 16th September 2016 - IE: 26th to 27th September 2016


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B&J has always put the protection of the oceans at the heart of our business. We have become 100% AWARE in 2012, which means that we donate some 10AUD to Project AWARE for every single student we certify. The student will automatically receive a Project AWARE certification card and our donation will help to conserve and save our precious marine environment.

Examples of Project AWARE's efforts are the protection of the world's most threatened shark species, to strengthen shark finning bans around the globe, to support dive centres in installing mooring buoys to prevent anchoring on reefs and to hold Project AWARE Conservation events.

For 2014 we're using the funds to install a very sophisticated mooring system called Marine Anchoring. This system will allow us to place environmentally safe and long lasting moorings on several dive sites to prevent anchoring. The installation will likely be implemented in late September/early October and we'll keep you informed via our Facebook page.



Next to the Non Profit Organization (NGO) Project AWARE, PADI has also initiated the Green Star Award. This is an award given to dive centres who reach a certain number of points in different areas such as environmental education, energy usage, recycling and waste management, conservation events and more. B&J is proud to be the first Green Star Award Dive Centre on Tioman Island.

PADI Green Star Award



2013 promises to be one of the most aggressive yet for shark and manta ray conservation as we enter the final stages of Project AWARE's CITES campaign. Extinction of sharks is NOT an option so please help us to sign the Shark Petition by clicking on the image below.

Extinction is not an option - ban shark finning!




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For several years B&J has been a Project AWARE Award winner for our contribution to the oceans. We even won the prestigious PADI Environmental Asia Award and have been awarded by other NGOs for our efforts towards conserving the fragile marine environment.. Details >>

PADI Green Star Award

For several years B&J has been a Project AWARE Award winner for our contribution to the oceans.

Dive to Earth Day - Join us on the 25th April 2008

B&J was the first Go Eco Operator on Tioman Island

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Tioman Island Information

Tioman was first discovered by Chinese and Arabs seafarers and traders around a thousand years ago. They use it for replenishing their fresh water resources and as a navigational aid... 

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