Tioman Dive Centre
Tioman Dive Centre
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
A dive centre with a 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 Salang Bay, near the jetty, in the north of Tioman, directly on the beachfront. We cater for experienced divers as well as those who have never dived before. We look forward to seeing you here soon!
Salang, Malaysia
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Magnus Cowie
12 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Had a great time ‘end of season’ diving with TDC. We stayed at Japamala Resort and were collected by TDC in the morning and delivered back after our 2 dives in early afternoon. This worked perfectly for us and having staff who are so friendly and accommodating makes all the difference.
The organisation for each day focused on safety & variety of diving experience; ensuring all divers were confident in the water and had fun.
The conditions were remarkably good particularly given the time of year. Amir is an absolute star as a dive leader and found us all sorts of underwater wonders (including lots of nudibrancs, shrimps, cuttlefish, free swimming giant moray eel, black tip shark, turtles...)
Looking forward to our next dives with TDC.
Written 26 October 2020
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Raine_day92
4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
I booked to do my PADI Open Water Course with TDC, having absolutely no prior diving experience. I was a little nervous, but the staff were all so friendly and reassuring. Everything is really well structured, so you never feel out of your depth (no pun intended). Safety is top priority, and there are extra measures in place for dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. The dive sites themselves are incredible, I was able to see a lot of incredible marine life even as a total beginner.
It is the staff that really make TDC such a special place. The General Manager, Rosie, is so passionate about diving, and very friendly. My instructor for the course was Amir, who immediately made me feel welcome. He was incredibly patient and good humoured, not to mention having excellent knowledge of all the local marine life.
Diving with TDC was such a fantastic experience, that I would wholeheartedly reccommend. Thanks to them I have the skills and enthusiasm to continue diving.
Written 25 August 2020
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Jayden
2 contributions
Aug 2020
Absolutely amazing place to learn diving! My instructor, Kay, is a patient and easygoing teacher. He is also a very responsible teacher, making it his mission to turn his students into good divers. Dive master Amir and general manager Rosie are also very pleasant to be around with! This dive centre will always be my top choice when I return to Tioman!
Written 25 August 2020
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Xian Xi
1 contribution
Mar 2020
I did my Open Water with Tioman Dive Centre and would highly recommend anyone else that is planning to get their diving license to go with them.

Amir was our instructor and he is super patient with us and make sure he spend equal amount of time to each student and giving advises on where to improve during the entire course. Also, Amir is a funny guy where he would crack jokes during courses so that we wouldn't feel nervous during the course and even though he is a funny person, he can be strict while diving because safety comes first :)

Besides that, other staff (Mel, Arie, SImon, Rosie and etc) were friendly as well where they make sure we felt comfortable during our dive course.

Make sure to do a fun dive with them after your course! it would be super fun :D
Written 21 August 2020
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Pombis Pom
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia13 contributions
Jul 2020
Wonderful experience! I did the Advanced Open Water at Tioman Dive Centre and all I can say is that the full experience was outstanding!From the pre-arrival information and administration with Rosie always replying my emails in less that 6 hours to the documentation provided, everything was flawless.
The diver instructor was also really professional, giving me the best possible experience and always paying attention to my needs. I felt so save diving with him and he is really knowledgeable about the aquatic life around the island.
Last but not least, I would like to also share that this diving centre takes extra precautions to ensure the safety of the customers in this Covid-19 times. They register and check your temperature everyday, you have your own tea cup to use, they disinfect the second regulator after the buddy security check.
Written 28 July 2020
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ohatravelbug
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Last week, while I was in Tioman on a short break, I took the opportunity to take a refresher dive.That's where TDC came into the picture. Rosie and her team run a fantastic operation in Tekek with the Tioman Dive Center. I have to admit I was a bit nervous getting back into diving after 7 years. Needless to say I was in good hands with Amir, my dive instructor. He patiently ran me through the skills refresher and in the water, he kept an eye on me while showing me the lovely sights of Tioman underwater. I was finally able to equalize with a lot of inputs from Amir ofcourse😁 I had an awesome time and definitely will be back for more🤩
Written 13 July 2020
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Adam S
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia7 contributions
Jun 2020
As soon as interstate travel opened up in Malaysia we booked a trip to Tioman. I did my Reef Check course with Tioman Dive Centre and decided to go back and dive with them.

It was perfect! The dive team are simply amazing, from booking my dives and answering all my questions before arriving I also had an ankle injury and they carried all my gear on and off the boat and just made it such a wonderful experience.

They rigorously follow all the new RMCO regulations and all our gear was cleaned immediately, and the team are so friendly. Once in the water our guides were able to point out so much marine life and it was very soothing and relaxing

The dives themselves were great, no trash in the ocean the whole time we were diving and saw turtles, sharks, lots of nudis and big schools of fish. Some intense swim thrus as well!

Would definitely come back and dive with TDC again
Written 29 June 2020
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Thanks so much for your lovely review Adam :) I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Tioman, and had some lovely dives! Hopefully we'll see you again in the near future, with those awesome masks!! Ours are on the way!!! :)
Written 2 July 2020
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cooldoc1971
Kuala Lumpur448 contributions
May 2020 • Family
The dive centre is conveniently located in the compound of Swiss Cottage. I enrolled my 20 year old girl and 13 year old son for Open Water.
Dive instructor Kay was very patient with them. The kids passed, and more importantly enjoyed their course tremendously. Highly recommended for children and young adults.
Written 24 June 2020
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Emir
3 contributions
Sep 2019
We came to TDC in October 2019 so that my partner could complete her Advanced Open Water whilst I did some leisure dives. The overall booking experience was efficiently and professionally handled by Rosie. She replied all our emails promptly and was extremely helpful in arranging and meeting our requests and needs! The DMs were equally amazing. Had great dives with Kay and Amir and they were always eager to show us everything and was always on the look out for unique marine life. As for the course which my partner did, she was extremely happy with the attention and training and advice that was given to her. Her buoyancy is now perfect! Equipment and dive boats was well maintained and clean.

Overall, an amazing experience with TDC. The Dive Centre is run by an extremely professional and dedicated group of fun individuals! Will definitely recommend them for divers looking for a an amazing day of diving!
Written 8 May 2020
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AdventureDavis
20 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
My wife and I did our open water certification here and had an amazing experience. I was nervous going into since I’ve sometimes had trouble with my ears and them getting clogged but they helped teach and coach me into how to take care of myself while diving. All the people working here are amazing and kind people. Amir was our instructor and I felt very safe and well take care of diving with him. He made sure we were safe while diving and took great care of us as we learned to equalize while (controlling the pressure in our ears). Also, never felt pressured to do anything I felt uncomfortable with.

All in all, this was an incredible introduction into diving and a great set of memories. Also the wildlife we got to see was amazing - sharks, turtles, cornetfish, and cuttlefish! So amazing. I also wouldn’t have seen half the stuff if it weren’t for Amir pointing all these creatures out to us and finding them in the water.
Written 13 March 2020
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