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Tioman Island offers very good diving opportunities with more than 25 dive sites. There is also good wreck diving such as the Soyak Wreck.
Scuba diving is suitable for all kind of divers and it is a popular place for diving lessons. It is also a good option for night diving and macro underwater photography. For more advanced divers, there are also more challenging dive sites offshore of the main island such as around Soyak island. Another famous spot is Tiger Reef. This underwater pinnacle is a highlight of the area. Have a look how it looks underwater!
You can also explore this underwater world on a Liveaboard trip that generally. I usually use this website to book in advance my Liveaboards in Malaysia as they usually have the lowest rates I find. I like it because they have an easy booking system.
The marine life is abundant with big school of fishes. Turtles, rays and reef sharks are quite common. It is also possible to spot a Whale Shark if you are very lucky!
There is a good variety of hard and soft coral. Most of the coral is in good shape and the reef is shallow and accessible by all divers.
The topography of the dive sites is fascinating with swim-through between granite boulders, and small caves and canyons like the Fan Canyon spot.
Pulau Tioman is also a good diving destination for underwater photography as the coral gardens are very colourful and you can easily find macro subjects such as varied nudibranchs like in Teluk Kador.
Where to stay?
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Best time to dive in Tioman island
Scuba Diving Tioman is possible from February to November (Dry season).
- Best visibility from March to May and from September to November( ranges from 15m to 30m)
- Less good visibility from June to August (ranges from 8m to 12m)
- Water temperature ranges from 27 to 29°C.
Scuba Diving conditions
The conditions are usually very good with clear water.
Visibility from 10 to 30 meters depending on the season.
Water temperature is 28 °C all year round.
Snorkelling in Tioman island
Snorkelling in Tioman is very good and easy from the shore. The best spot around the island is near the jetty of Air Batang village.
If you are planning an upcoming dive trip or travelling to Tioman island, it is a really good idea to invest in travel insurance for scuba diving, because you never know what could happen and when you might need it (because accidents do happen!). I recommend this diving insurance as they offer worldwide coverage and focus on providing scuba divers a quality insurance and medical assistance service.
Now that you know all about the underwater world, you might want to start planning your scuba holiday! Check out our Tioman island Travel Review for information about how to get there, activities and excursions, where to stay, and more.