Try Scuba Diving in Tioman Island for first time divers (no experience required)

(205 customer reviews)

RM230.00 RM209.00

Package Highlights

  • No scuba diving experience? No scuba diving license? No problem! This is the perfect package for first-timers
  • One (1) pool + one (1) shore dive
  • Dive as deep as 12 meters at two different dive sites with an expert PADI diving instructor
  • What’s better than one dive in one day? Two dives in one day, including all the equipment you need
  • Chance to see turtles, sharks, barracudas, Jenkins rays, and much more
  • Diving with a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre
What's included in your package?
  • 2 dives (One (1) pool + one (1) shore dive)
  • All diving equipment
  • Accompanied by professional dive guides at all times during diving
What's NOT included in your package?
  • Food – breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Your transportation to/from Tioman Island (we can assist you with ferry tickets)
    • We need 4 hours on the island to complete the dives. Ferries out of Mersing are often not suitable due to their late departure times. Ferries out of Tanjung Gemok are more reliable and thus a better option
  • Marine Park fees payable in cash at the jetty to the local marine park authorities:
    • Mersing: MYR 10.00 for locals, MYR 50.00 for foreigners
    • Tanjung Gemok: MYR 10.00 for locals, MYR 30.00 for foreigners
  • Malaysian Tourism Tax of MYR 10.00 per room per night for foreigners (payable at the resort)
  • Underwater photo

Standard Room at Tioman House Bungalows

Available amenities: Aircon, Private bathroom, Shower with hot water

Deluxe Room in Tioman Dive Resort (TDR)

Available amenities

Air-ConditioningCeiling FanHot Water ShowerHair Dryer
Mini FridgeKettleFree Tea/CoffeePersonal Safe
WardrobeDeskLCD/LED TVSatelite TV
DVD PlayerBalconyRoom CleaningLaundry

How To Get There

How To Get There

In order to reach Tioman, you need to take a ferry/boat from either Mersing or Tanjung Gemok. You can go there with one of the following options:

By Bus

  • It takes about 6 hours to get from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing or Tanjung Gemok by bus.
  • You can book bus tickets online using websites such as CatchThatBus and EasyBook.

By Car To Mersing

  • Take the North-South Highway direction Johor Bahru and exit at Air Hitam/Kluang (Exit 244).
  • Turn right at the traffic light after the Air Hitam toll (direction Kluang) and drive through the centre of Kluang. Mersing is sign-posted.
  • Once you reach Mersing turn left at the T-junction. About a kilometer further at the roundabout go straight (12 o’clock).
  • The jetty of Mersing will be on your left side after another few hundred meter drive.
  • This journey (drive time without stops) will take approx. 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Remember to be an hour before ferry departure in Mersing!
  • There are open air long-term car parks at the jetty in Mersing (approx. MYR 12.00/day).

By Car To Tanjung Gemok

  • Option 1: Fastest route according to Waze/Google Maps is via Seremban and then overland via Kuala Pilah to Muadzam Shah. This journey (drive time without stops) will take approx. 4 1/2 hours.
  • Option 2: Drive via Mersing (see further above) but take the first exit at the Mersing roundabout (9 o’clock). Just keep going straight for another 40min and you will see Tanjung Gemok jetty on your right after crossing the bridge. Total duration about 4 1/2 to 5hrs.
  • Option 3: Drive via the E8 highway to Kuantan, then via Muadzam Shah and come from the north to Tanjung Gemok. This will take some 4 3/4 to 5 hrs..
  • Remember to be at least half an hour before ferry departure in Tanjung Gemok! There is a gated open air long-term car park at the jetty (approx. MYR 12.00/day).

After reaching Mersing or Tanjung Gemok, you need to take the boat to Tioman Island

  • A two-way boat ticket from Mersing will cost you about RM70, while the ticket from Tanjung Gemok is RM90. Drop us a message at if you would like us to book this for you.
  • Before getting on the boat, you will need to pay an environmental fee. The fee is RM10 for Malaysians and RM50 (from Mersing) or RM30 (from Tanjung Gemok) for foreigners.
  • Mersing ferry times are bound by high tide and are changing daily. The ride from Mersing to Tioman takes some 2 1/2hrs.
  • Tanjung Gemok ferry times are more reliable and the journey takes around 2hrs.

The ferries make multiple stops at the following villages:

  • Genting
  • Paya
  • Tekek (stop here if you’re going to Kampong Juara)
  • Air Batang (also known as ABC)
  • Salang
  • Take note of the name of your destination village and get off when you hear the ferry operator call the name

Payment & Cancellation

Payment & Cancellation


  • Upon booking, full price will be collected.
  • You will receive a confirmation email in 24 hours or less.
  • If your dates are not available, we will suggest alternative dates.


  • A 30% (or minimum of MYR400 per person) deposit of the full amount is non-refundable.
  • The 30% deposit can be carried forward (used at a later date) if you choose to postpone your trip.
  • If you cancel 14 days or more before your booked date, you will receive a 70% refund.
  • If you cancel 13 days or less before your booked date, no refund will be issued.
Other Information
  • Dive season is from February until November.
  • Diving license is NOT required.
  • Minimum age is 10.
  • It is advisable to bring enough cash for the entire duration of your stay because there is no ATM on the island.
  • A medical questionnaire must be completed before starting any course. A single “yes” answer will require you to be examined by a doctor to ensure that you are medically fit to dive. It is advisable to review this form before arriving on Tioman as there is no doctor on the island.
  • The registered name of the traveler must be corresponding with photograph documentation (e.g. ID or passport). Dive operators reserve the right to reject if registered traveler fails to provide photographed documentation of their own.
  • It is generally recommended to extend your stay by one night

205 reviews for Try Scuba Diving in Tioman Island for first time divers (no experience required)

  1. Wanderer492351

    Great diving experience. Got my Open water and enjoyed very nice dives. Big thanks to Laura and all B&J teams, highly recommended place

  2. 348maximev

    I went to B&J to complete my OWD, and I don’t regret it at all! My instructor Laura was very friendly and professional, taking care of our safety and making sure we had fun during the dives. The accommodation is really good, and all the staff were very nice. I really enjoyed my stay and I will definitely go back there if I decide to dive in Tioman again.

  3. roryjdoyle

    Excellent dive centre with facilities for all types of recreational and technical diving. Friendly instructors plus good accommodation and a few decent simple restaurants

  4. Winjiann

    Throughout my stay on Tioman Island, BnJ was well-organised and catered to me and my dive buddy’s every needs. We enrolled in a diving course with BnJ Air Batang. For convenience, we also booked our accommodation with Tioman Dive Resort next to the dive centre. It’s a short distance from ABC Jetty, and this bay is really the most beautiful and peaceful on Tioman. Despite the pre-season for us, there were plenty of eateries opened around. Me and my buddy enjoyed the food all around – truly unique selections. Our accommodation was clean and comfortable. As for the course itself, our Dive Master was friendly and very supportive. He taught us well and in time for our short-short stay on the island. We managed to complete our course as well as some boat dives before the weather turned bad on our last day on the island – so we had the day free to cycle from ABC to Tekek and back. We also snorkeled by renting gears from BnJ. Alas, we finally got to see the amazing aquatic life up-close and got ourselves a pair of dive licenses for more. It was the best decision ever made.

  5. captarvin9813

    1. Getting There. U can take ferry either from Mersing or Tg Gemok straight to Kg Air Batang. From the pier/jetty its just 5 min walk to B N J Diving Center/Divetioman. 2. The Dive School. I guess B N J/Divetioman is the only one in Kg Air Batang/ABC with a proper office, good enviroment, nice bar with good price, a restaurant just nearby the dive school. Accomodation was affordable with good amenities and clean too. 3. My Experience there. I did my OWD, AOWD and Nitrox here. Was planning to Ko Tao for my OWD, fortunately i missed my flight and end up at Divetioman. My Instructor Mr Mok was exceptional, hisinstructions was clear, always trying to motivate n encourage you. Thank you Mr Mok!! I had a great time there diving. 4. The staffs and the enviroment. The staffs, the enviroment and the place is great. Ben and his wife, Mok, Achilles, Don, Laura, Hayati, Diki, Alex, Adam, Asyraf, Nas, Bob, Jay, Danny, Arif, Cali, Mike n Arnita are some of the Good Souls I met at B N J/Divetioman, sorry if i missed any! Thanks Again All. If u plan to dive at tioman, make sure its Divetioman (B n J Dive). I’ll comeback for sure. If you are coming with someone whos is not diving, thy can go for snorkeling, chill at the bar or going for hiking which is quite nearby from the dive shop.

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