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Tioman Island, or Pulau Tioman, is a small island located off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It has a fascinating history, as it was first recorded and mapped by ancient Chinese mariners who used it as a refueling and waypoint on their journeys to and from Singapore.

The island spans 137 square kilometers, with 98% of its land covered in lush rainforests that house a wide range of endemic species, including sea eagles, monkeys, and deer. Tioman Island is home to approximately 2,650 people, who reside in its six main villages known as kampungs, nestled amidst the dense jungle-covered mountains.

Discover its history

The richness of life on Tioman Island extends to its surrounding waters. The legend goes that the island formed when a dragon princess stopped to rest in the water on her way to see a prince in Singapore. So taken by its waters, the princess instead turned herself into the island, so she could forever enjoy its beauty. After diving here, it is easy to understand why this legend stands. Tioman Island has arguably the most beautiful coral gardens in the South China Sea with a wide variety of tropical reef fish, turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, and nudibranchs.

Reasons for you to dive in this wonderful island

The island is situated on the edge of the Coral Triangle, an area known for its extensive coral reefs and diverse marine ecosystems. Tioman Island boasts some of the most beautiful coral gardens in the South China Sea, with a wide variety of tropical reef fish, turtles, sharks, cuttlefish, and nudibranchs.

Divers have access to over 30 dive sites around Tioman, ranging from shallow and calm waters suitable for less experienced divers to deeper sites with challenging currents. Some popular dive sites include Soya Island, Pirate Reef, Renggis Island, Chebeh, Labas, and Tiger Reef. These sites offer the opportunity to encounter both large species and incredible macro life.

Also, Tioman Island is known for its wrecks. There are over a dozen scuttled wooden hulled fishing trawlers and one larger wreck, a 31-meter long ex-navy and marine police patrol vessel. These wrecks provide interesting exploration for divers of all experience levels.

Tioman Island offers a diverse and rewarding diving experience for enthusiasts of all skill levels. With its stunning coral reefs, abundant marine life, and accessible dive sites, it is a paradise for underwater exploration. 

Tour Leader: Lim CL (Divemaster)

Lim journey in scuba diving started in 2012, and his love for the underwater world all began with snorkelling.

Throughout the years, he has scuba dived at many fantastic dive locations in South East Asia, New Zealand, Queensland, and Mornington Peninsula dive sites.

He is passionate about meeting other divers and sharing his dive experiences with them.

Updated prices will be advised 11 months prior to departure, it is at this time 2024 prices will be available.

To secure your place on this trip, please complete an online booking form and return it together with a non-refundable deposit amount of $700pp. Please use the package price as an indicative price. Package subject to change at any time due to supplier rate changes and currency exchange rates.

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