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Tioman Dive Resort

Kampung Air Batang (aka ABC), Kampung Tekek, Tioman Island, Mersing, Malaysia, 86800
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Nearby attractions
Citra Anugerah Wah Leng Chinese Restaurant
(1.34 km)
Rawa Island
(38.56 km)
Penyabung Beach
(48.98 km)
Penyabong School
(49.92 km)
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- Backpacking
It was a sad trip as our bed and pillow is really not comfortable and cause my neck pain for 2 nights. Lots of mosquitos and fly. The beach and sands quite dirty and a lot of rubbish. Food is only limited not much of variety lots of shop close. Still prefer KG Genting in tioman island.
- Family vacation
Amazing stay and helpful staff. Boboy is informative and awesome!
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Great place to stay & dive
Tioman Dive Resort is located on Kampung Air Batang (aka ABC) bay about a 10 minute walk north from the ferry dock. The only motorized transport on this part of Tioman is motorbike so dive staff will meet you at the ferry dock to transport your equipment. TDR has a fully equipped dive shop, a hotel, beachside bar and pool. Our second floor room was very comfortable with ac, king bed, tv, safe, coffee maker and bathroom with large shower. The hot water system for the shower was especially appreciated as you always had hot water at just the right temperature after your dives. They also provided an outside drying rack for clothes or equipment but we found it worked better in the room. We could sit outside our room and watch the monkeys and squirrels playing in the trees. Also provided was a hot/cold drinking fountain, perfect for staying hydrated. Their small pool is used mostly for dive instruction. Beachside bar was a great place to relax after diving & socialize with other divers & staff. The dive shop aka B&J Dive Center is a fully equipped dive shop offering rental equipment, dive certification, air & nitrox. They have 3 boats, two speedboats with twin 200 & 225 outboards and one slower boat with a sundeck which we did not use. Both speedboats are wide enough to not be crowded and have tank holes shallow enough that travel BC’s with a lower strap do not get stuck. The seating area was wide enough to suit up with the tanks out of the holes and still not interfere with adjacent divers. Storage was under the seating area. Divers could exit by backroll or from each side at rear of boat. The dive ladder with round rungs was adequate for calmer water, which we had the whole week, but seemed too short for rough water. They could be improved with flat rungs and one more step longer. Neither speedboat had toilet facilities but had full length shade and a small bow area for sunning. Except for two dives, all dive sites were within 20 minutes so interval time was spent on board between dives. All equipment was individually bagged and delivered to the ferry dock which was where divers walked to board and then delivered back to the shop by staff. Each diver was responsible for setup but staff was ready & happy to help. Three dives were offered each day, 2 in morning and 1 in early afternoon with night dives also offered. Shore diving was also available. Any dive shop is only as good as the staff and the staff at Tioman Dive Resort is first rate. Our dive master, Danny, was a local who knew the sites well, found lots of critters, and helped ensure safe, enjoyable dives. Support staff ensured a smooth dive operation. The dive sites were spectacular, like diving in an aquarium as someone said. We lucked out with great weather and mostly calmer water. The only site that had poor visibility was the wreck site but it had a very large stone fish, perfectly camouflaged First dive out, an orientation dive, we came across a banded sea krate. Most dive sites had numerous different hard & soft coral, multiple varieties of nudi, moray & lots of fish including bumphead parrot fish. Our only night dive at the Salang Bay ferry dock, a muck dive, had large decorator crab, banded pipefish & scorpion fish. The only downside to this trip, absolutely no fault of TDR, was the restaurant scene. None of the restaurants at ABC bay seemed to have regular hours. It got frustrating to walk 10 minutes one way only to find restaurants closed and then have to backtrack, go the other way and try to find one open, no matter the time of day or night. ABC restaurant at the north end of the paved path seemed to be the most reliable & had very decent Malay selections and prices. No alcohol at most restaurants. Forget trying to find a decent burger. Avoid Aqiss Bistro near the ferry dock, second one on left as you walk north from ferry dock. Waited almost 2-1/2 hours after order for curry chicken and never got served. Absolutely terrible service & no apology.
Friends getaway - Oct 28, 2017
Good hotel but location not so good for beach lovers
We chose the resort because we wanted to dive with them as well. The location of the resort is at Kampung ABC. It's not the best location in terms of beach and food. There are no sandy beaches in this village and though there are many places to eat, the restaurants seem to sell very similar type of food. We were upgraded to a larger room perhaps it was due to booking during low season. We appreciated that of course. The room itself had all the amenities that we thought were great. Only complain was the flooding of the toilet floor. Not sure what caused it but it was not fixed after complaining and a 1 time check from housekeeping. So we did not bother to say anything further after that. There is a pool that we can use as it is used for the diving course. Small but good enough for a dip after coming back from diving. Super love the pool. Getting there and back from Tanjung Gemok was fairly easy. Cataferry seems to be the better option than Blue Ferry. Even the locals prefer it. Would I stay here again? It depends. If I want to relax on a beach, then no. If I want to dive, then yes.
Couples - Oct 20, 2017
Marleen l
Open Water Course
Had a 1-to-1 Dive Instructor for open water course without additional cost :) Instructor Darius was very patience and help me to overcome my fear of water. Tioman Dive Resort (TDR) is the Resort for B&J Dive Centre (a 5star PADI training center) and they have another branch at Salang Bay. They also have their pool for confined water training and provided free fins & mask for snorkelling after diving session. Rooms at TDR (Built in 2012 with only 12rooms in total) can be quite full during weekends so book early. Rooms facilities were excellent, good water pressure for hot showers (something a lot of other resorts on Tioman lack) and they even provided towels. Went to a few Dive sites (Last Frontier, Renggis Island) and saw 3 small sharks, 5 stingrays, 2 Murray eels and 1 octopus. Would definitely go again.
Couples - Sep 18, 2017
Ikki T
Leisure dive & weekend stay over.
The rooms @ TDR was the best we had so far. I am not gonna argue with that. Located at ABC jetty or Kampong Air Batang either way its the same destination if the ferry man shout out loud. This is your stop. Clean, spacious and within 10mins reach. You can see its newly built and its not the budget type of stayover you will see in Tioman Island. Proper working cable TV, I mean if you forget to download Netflix or any movies in your handheld device you are not gonna feel like a castaway. You know that feeling after a long divetime, a great surface interval in a cosy room shall do the trick.Watercooler with hot water are at your disposal at level near the staircase. Our rooms was the same level as the water cooler and yes it DOES help. Toilet is decently furnished, rooms are spaciously furnished, in addition they have DVD players which you can rent at the check-in counter. AND don't be alarmed, the check-in area is the dive center itself. If its a not a familiar sight for you,something for you to take note. WIFI is free and remotely slow. Just get your own SIM cards b4 heading down. CHEERS TDR!!
Couples - Sep 12, 2017
Sharon G
Completed the deep dive n nitrox course
Ive just completed both deep dive & nitrox course. I was guided by amazingly excellent experienced Tech Instructor Darren Williams:)..I wasn't sure that I could complete the course but the credits goes to Darren. Without his encouragement and motivation I wouldn't have pull through it. Also, I would like to personally convey my gratitude to B&J management and staff for making me feel so comfortable. Thank you so much and shall plan for another dive trip next year:D Cheers.
Family - Sep 9, 2017
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  • Hotel Services
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
  • Food and Drinks
    • Bar
  • Things to Do
    • Outdoor pool

Check-in and Check-out Time

Check-in: 8:00 AM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

Staying at Tioman Dive Resort is a good choice when you are visiting Kampung Nipah.

This resort is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities.

About Tioman Dive Resort

Splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided will make you complain for nothing during your stay at Tioman Dive Resort.

Have an enjoyable and relaxing day at the pool, whether you’re traveling solo or with your loved ones.

With all facilities offered, Tioman Dive Resort is the right place to stay.

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
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