Tioman Dive Centre has been operating for nearly 25 years. The dive centre started its life in 1993 under the name Scuba Point, and the name changed to Tioman Dive Centre at the beginning of 2002, following a change in management and a change of location.
Initially managed by Dr Tarek Amin (known to his friends as Pako), Julian Hyde and and Yeen Lee took over the operation in 2002. In 2009, a new owner, Katie Yewdall continued to enhance the dive centre’s environmental focus and as Katie took a back seat in 2012, co-owner Rosie Cotton came onboard. Rosie now manages all operations at the centre. In 2020 Tioman Dive Centre were bought over by Hannes and Rozzarie, this has led to the relocation to Salang.
We focus on three areas:
- Diver training: We provide a full range of PADI training courses, from the “try it and see” Discover Scuba Experiences, to the first PADI professional level, The Dive Master certification.
- Leisure diving: For divers who are already certified, Tioman has a range of varied dive sites, each with its own characteristics. Close by we have shallow reef dives with lots of fish and a huge variety of corals. Further away are more challenging deeper rock and cavern sites. Sharks and Turtles can be seen frequently at a lot of our dive sites, making Tioman an ideal location for both beginners and the more experienced diver.
- Environmental awareness: We encourage our divers, in all dive courses and during dive briefings, to treat the environment with respect. There are various active environmental efforts here on the island, notably Reef Check and Cintai Tioman. TDC is a Reef Check training facility, where you can gain your Reef Check EcoDiver Certification and we also play host to a wide range of independent researchers from Universities around the world.
We look forward to welcoming you to TDC soon!!!