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B&J Diving Centre, Air Batang Bay, Tioman Island, Pahang, Malaysia
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4 Days 3 Nights


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The PADI Open Water Course takes some 4 days to complete and we start courses literally every other day with small group sizes (average of 2 to 4 students).

We will arrange that you can complete the theory before arrival (eLearning) so you can fully focus on the practical part when you are on Tioman. There you will spend the first 3 days learning basic scuba diving skills in our pool and during shallow ocean shore dives. On the 4th day you will head out on our dive boat to some of the best dive sites around Tioman for your final 2 Open Water dives to a depth of maximum 18 meters/60 feet.

This Package Price is for Dormitory Room. To upgrade room you can select choices of rooms at the Extra Tab. 


  • You must know how to swim
    • there will be a 200m swim test or a 300m snorkelling test
  • You must know how to float
    • there will be a 10 minute float test
  • You need to be able to answer all questions in the PADI Medical Statement with NO


DAY 1:

  • Arrival with a morning ferry
    • Introduction and paperwork
    • eLearning Quick Review
    • Equipment Explanation
    • 1 pool session (Confined Water Modules 1 and part of 2)

DAY 2:

  • 09:00am – Meeting at the dive center
  • 09:30am – 1 pool session or shore dive (Confined Water Modules 2 and 3)
  • 12:00pm – Watermanship assessment (swim test, float test, skin diving)
  • 12:30pm – Lunch Break
  • 1:30pm – 1 shore dive (Open Water Dive 1)
  • 4:30pm – Logbook and debriefing

DAY 3:

  • 09:00am – Meeting at the dive center
  • 09:30am – 1 shore dive (Confined Water Modules 4 & 5)
  • 12:00pm – Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm – 1 shore dive (Open Water Dive 2)
  • 4:30pm – Logbook and debriefing

DAY 4:

  • 08:15am – Meeting at the dive centre
  • 08:30am – Departure by boat to the dive sites
  • 09:30am – 1 boat dive (Open Water Dive 3)
  • 11:00am – 1 boat dive (Open Water Dive 4)
  • 12:30pm – Return to dive centre, Certification
  • 2:30pm – Departure

This Package Price is for Dormitory Room. To upgrade room you can select choices of rooms at the Extra Tab. 

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  • - Three (3) nights’ accommodation based on the chosen package
  • - Breakfast (basic buffet style that we outsource to a local restaurant)
  • - PADI Open Water Diver course (aka OWD – including certification if mastery is achieved)
  • - PADI eLearning (online study), logbook, dive equipment rental
  • - This course is performance based and finishing times may vary due to individual achievements. Four (4) training days are included in the package. Add-on charges of MYR 300.00/day apply should a student diver need an extra day to complete the course.
  • - Students must arrive with a morning ferry and depart with an afternoon ferry on the last day to have enough time to complete the course!
  • Your transportation to/from Tioman Island
  • Marine Park fee payable in cash at the ferry port
  • Malaysians: MYR 5.00/person
  • Foreigners: MYR 30.00/person
  • Malaysian Tourism Tax (TTx) for hotel rooms for foreigners:
  • MYR 10.00/room/night (payable to the resort upon check-in)
  • Sustainability Fee by the state of Pahang for hotel rooms
  • MYR 3.00/room/night (payable to the resort upon check-in)

Activity's Location

B&J Diving Centre, Air Batang Bay, Tioman Island, Pahang, Malaysia


When is the best time to travel & dive?
The season for Tioman Island starts on 1st February and ends by late November. Tioman is pretty much shut down over monsoon (December and January).

Diving highlights:

February-March:Mating season of the Pharaoh Reef Cuttlefish (don’t miss it!)
March-May and September-November:Best visibility, averaging between 15m and 30m
June-August:Summer season where visibility usually drops to around 8m to 12m (though diving is still great)
Currents are fairly mild throughout the season.
How's the weather in Tioman?
The weather on Tioman Island is fine all year around. On most days you can expect sunny skies and little wind with a few clouds overhead.

Brief rain showers are common since Tioman Island lies in the tropics and is covered by dense rain forest. These showers usually last less than an hour.

Average air temperature: 32 Degrees Celsius (90° F)
Average water temperature: 27 to 29 Degrees Celsius (80° F to 84° F)
Check out the current weather situation on Tioman.
What languages are spoken?
Malay (Bahasa Melayu) is the native tongue, but English is widely spoken. All our staff are fluent in English and we teach courses in:

Bahasa Melayu
Do I have to pay any fees getting into Tioman?
Yes. Tioman lies in a dedicated Marine Park and as such there’s a Marine Park fee payable to the local authorities. This must be done in cash (Ringgit) at the jetty of either Mersing or Tanjung Gemok. Currently the fees are:

MYR 5.00 per entry for Malaysian citizens
MYR 30.00 per entry for foreigners
Where to eat?
There are a number of restaurants within easy walking distance with a few of them just next door for your other meals.

These restaurants serve a great variety of local cuisine as well as Thai and Indonesian dishes, Western meals, fresh BBQ seafood or BBQ chicken. You should not miss to try some of the great local flavors and we’ll promise you’ll have no problem satisfying your taste buds.
What to pack for Tioman?
You don’t need anything special for Tioman. Just pack your usual swim/beach wear, a towel, sun lotion, maybe some insect repellent and don’t forget to bring a lot of fun!

A towel for the room plus shampoo/body wash/soap/shower cap are provided.


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