Tioman Island is a beautiful island located east to Malaysia. It is the biggest among the 64 islands of that area. The island attracts a heavy load of tourism all year round. The island is quite famous for its white sand beaches, Asah waterfalls and The Marine Park Centre. The other main tourist attractions of this place are it’s diving and snorkeling activities. The various sites most thoroughly enjoyed for this activity are Magician Rock, Tiger Reef, Soyak, etc. Although it’s Tioman, that’s most sought after for this purpose, there are many islands close to it that provide a good opportunity for diving and snorkeling.
The various Islands that are worth exploring for diving and snorkeling are-
This island lies east to Tioman and is fairly close to it. It is a good for both snorkeling and scuba diving. It is one of the island is considered suitable for beginners. It takes 30 minutes by a dive boat or a speedboat to reach this island from Salang village in Tioman. You will find yourself swimming with sharks here.
This is one of the ideal islands for diving because of lesser currents and shallow reef. It is very suitable for beginners. It takes 40 minutes by a dive boat or a speedboat to reach this island from Salang (situated in the north region of Tioman). The main fish you will spot here are barracuda, angelfish, moray eel, lion fish, etc.
This island is located on the northwestern side of Tioman Island. Its reef is composed of volcanic rocks. You can reach this island from Salang (situated in the north region of Tioman) via a dive boat in half an hour. The main sea fauna here includes angelfish, black tip shark, bumphead parrotfish, etc.
There are two ways to reach this island either take a ferry from Mersing or take a dive boat from Tekek (Tioman). It is a great place to enjoy shallow dives and diving in general. Main fauna of this region is damselfish, angelfish, spotted groupers, coral trout, morays, sweetlips, etc
This is one of the most peaceful islands near Tioman. It is a very green island and not just for Diving, this place is also worth visiting for its natural beauty. A jetty can take you from Mersing to Tinggi Island.
This island is famous for its night dive. The sea is filled with coral reefs and a variety of marine life on this island. A speedboat from Tekek village can take you here. You can swim with the sharks here. Wreck diving is also a main attraction of this place.