Tioman Island, Malaysia

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Tioman Island (Malay language: Pulau Tioman) is a small island located 32 km off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Pahang, and is some 39 km long and 12 km wide. It has eight main villages, the largest and most populous being Kampung Tekek in the north. The densely forested island is sparsely inhabited, and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a popular scuba diving spot. There are also a lot of resorts and chalets around the island which has duty free status.

Tioman has been used for thousands of years by fishermen as an important navigation point and a source of fresh water and wood. During the past thousand years, it has played host to Chinese, Arab, and European trading ships, and often porcelain shards can be found on beaches around the island.

In more recent history, Tioman played host to both the British and the Japanese during the Second World War, and the waters around the island are littered with war remains (including HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales).

According to legend, Tioman Island is the resting place of a beautiful dragon princess. Whilst flying from China to visit her prince in Singapore, this beautiful maiden stopped to seek solace in the crystal-clear waters of the South China Sea. Enraptured by the charms of the place, she decided to discontinue her journey. By taking the form of an island, she pledged to offer shelter and comfort to passing travelers.

Best Time To Dive

Diving possible between March and November. Traveling during the monsoon season from November to February is not advisable due to the strong winds.

Dive Sites

Tioman and the surrounding islets offer many exciting dive sites for novice and also challenging ones for the experienced.

Explore the swim-throughs at Labas, swim among the gorgonian fans at Chebeh, and visit the anemone garden at Bahara Rock. With a little luck, spot beautiful nudibranches and shrimps on your dives and see turtles, barracudas, stingrays, cuttlefish, reef sharks, bumphead parrot fish, moray eels and lion fishes too. Renggis Island, perhaps the most dived spot in Tioman, never fail to delight divers, even the most experienced.

Tioman Dive Site

Package

"Weekend Getaway" 2D/2N Leisure Dive
S$380
2-way land & sea return transfer
2 nights island accommodation
5 meals
Up to 5 guided boat dives plus 1 night dive
Exclude equipment rental (S$70 for full equipment rental over 2 days)

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