[vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Pulau Tioman is a well-known destination for local divers for the longest time. I dare to bet that nine out of ten local scuba divers has been to Tioman at least once, and would most probably have gotten that Open Water or Advanced Open Water certification there. One of the closest and most popular weekend getaway options for local divers, there are now more options available to cater to all divers![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]
Kampung Genting: For the budget travellers
This is the usual route we always take to Tioman. I think almost everyone knows how the trip works. We’d be putting up at Kampung Genting, a well-developed island with a few resorts with Genting Island Reef Resort being the biggest. Clean and basic accommodation, (and yes, the rooms comes with air-conditioning), and a short walk to the jetty. There are bars and convenience stores, with our favourite haunt being the Prata House on the way to the jetty, and the Ramly burger joint. A weekend of rugged fun and chill out times!
P.S. Most of the resorts in Tioman come with Kampung-style chalets with basic furnishing. Sometimes, things don’t work too well either on the island. There might be some inhabitants of Mother Nature in your room, but it’s alright, just invite them out nicely. They are not the most welcoming of resorts, but good enough for a weekend’s stay.
Tioman Berjaya Resort: For the Uncompromising Travellers
This is yet another option that we have been trying to make it happen for the longest time. And we bring to you the Berjaya Resort, a four-star resort with full-fledged facilities and services. Berjaya Resort is situated about 5 minutes away from Renggis, one of the dive sites where Black-tip reef sharks are often spotted.
I don’t think I need to elaborate too much on the resort, the four-star rating speaks for itself. For the comfort-driven peeps, this is another resort-based option at a slightly higher pricing but with another level of comfort. We would still be using our very own boats for the dives and the transfer from Mersing Jetty, where we have absolute control over the timing and where we want to head to, which allows us to pack a night dive in for Advanced Divers and above, instead of having to follow the prescribed dive schedule of the local operator, where a night dive is impossible. So you’ll have the best of all worlds! However, good things don’t happen too often. Diving weekends where we stay at Berjaya are only available on certain dates. Just be sure to book early!
MV Nautica Liveaboard: The Ultimate Hassle-free Option
MV Nautica is the absolute hassle-free option to diving in Tioman. Similar to the other weekends’ trips, the liveaboard leaves in the evening. Just board the boat at Punggol Marina Country Club in the evening, relax onboard, sleep through the journey while the boat cruises through the waters in the night. Wake up to a panoramic view from your cabin the next morning. Take your time to get ready, perhaps even hit the snooze button a few times, before the leisure climb up the staircase to the top deck for a light breakfast.
The day starts with an orientation or check-out dive at one of the easier sites. Depending on the conditions, we will travel to the most suitable sites. On the liveaboard, you’d be able to travel to islands that are further away from one another and even sites like Tiger Reef, Bahara Rock etc. Look forward to a weekend of leisure dives at some of the best sites of Tioman, with a constant flow of food and snacks in-between dives. Chit-chat with fellow divers, compare notes on underwater photographs or take a nap during your surface intervals. Not only is it hassle-free, a weekend of diving on MV Nautica meant absolute comfort and freedom! Get onboard and we have the entire weekend planned out for you.
Read more about liveaboard diving here!
When it comes to diving, what’s most important is the company. Our trips are made awesome with our crew, who are always there at all times.
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