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Dive site Of Pulau Tioman - Malaysia
Pulau Tioman
  Pulau Tioman or Tioman Island, lies about 36 nautical miles west off Malaysia's east coast and is the largest of a group of 64 volcanic islands. With a size of about 36km long and 19 km at its greatest island width.
According to local legend, the mystical Tioman Island is the resting ground of a magical dragon princess who whilst flying from China to her beloved prince in Singapore, sought solace in the crystal clear water of South China Seas. So pleased was she with the surrounding charm, that she discontinued her journey, and search for happiness in order to give pleasure and comfort to weary passing seafarers as well as providing shelter and refreshment to fisherman by turning herself into this beautiful island.
Tioman is a great island with good reefs for snorkelers and divers, a haven for boating, water-skiing and windsurfing under the tropical sun.

 

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Pulau Tioman - Chebeh - NE Corner
Surface current, volcanic boulders formation, depth - 18 to 27m; average - 20m, visibility range from 6 to 12m; average - 8m, lots of colourful dendronephthya soft corals, large white gorgonian sea fans,lots of sea anemone and clown fishes, large grouper, spotted rays, school of Jacks,titan trigger fish, different type of angelfish.

Pulau Tioman - Magicienne Rock
Strong surface current, a rock pinnacle that rises to 8m below surface,depth - 8 to 22m; average - 15m, visibility range 8 to 15m; average - 10m, sharks, rays, shoals of Jacks, bigeye trevally, yellowfin snappers, barracudas, groupers, lots of butterfly and angelfish.

 Pulau Tioman - Tulai North west side
Slight surface current, boulders with swim through,depth - 10 to 18m; average - 16m, visibility range 6 to 12; average - 10m, soft corals, white and blue gorgonian seafan,black coral, staghorn coral,feather stars, many sea cucumbers, sea stars,cushion stars on sand, turtle, Lionfish, napolean wrasse, angel and butterfly fishes.

Pulau Tioman - Batu Harimau
otherwise known as Tiger rock is midway between Sepoi and Labas,strong surface current, depth 10 to 30m; average - 20m, visibility range 8 to 18m; average - 12m, a jumble of volcanic boulders rising to within 10m of the surface, there is a bouy here, school of batfish, barracuda, fusiliers,yellowtail snappers, white and black tip shark, dive during slack tide.

Pulau Tioman - Sepoi island northern end side
strong surface current, depth 12 to 25m, average - 16m, visibility range 8 to 16m; average - 10m, sandy bottom, big sea fan,manta ray,eagle ray, barracuda, school of Jacks, yellow banded snappers, sharks, turtle, usually drift dive, good chance to spot manta rays.

Pulau Tioman - Tokong Bahara - LightHouse Rock
otherwise known as Bahara rock, strong surface current, two rocks rises from the island plateau and clearly marked by a light beacon, depth - 10 to 30m; average - 14m,Angelfish visibility range from 10 to 20m; average - 14m, very colourful soft corals ranging from purple to pink dendronepthya to large blue gorgonian seafans, black corals, hugh barrel sponges,barracuda, lot of angelfish and butterfly fish, humphead wrasse, parrot fish, black-tip and nurse sharks.

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10 May'09
Pulau Tioman -Weather: Sunny and cloudy . Wind 10 to 15 kmph , sea calm to slight .
On dive front sighting:-underwater visibility 10 to 14 metres ; Bumphead parrot fishes and big sting rays and school of yellow tail fusiliers and Emperor Snappers at Jahat or Pulau Gut.
by: JimScuba Singapore

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 Pulau Tioman - Renggis island island outside Berjaya resort, calm, buoy, depth - 8 to 18m; average - 12m, visibility range from 8 to 20m; average - 15m, soft to hard coral, sea urchins, clams, barracuda, cuttlefish, fusiliers, big moray eel, big potato cod ( garoupa ), school of trevallies, big turtles,black-tip shark.

 Pulau Tioman - Malang Rocks
Surface current, boulders with swim around and through,depth - 8 to 18m; average - 14m, visibility range 6 to 10m; average - 8m, patches of lettuce corals, sponges,soft blue,pink corals on rocks, nudibranch,turtleturtle, bumphead parrot fish, school of barracudas, blue spotted rays, sixband angelfish,parrotfish,large cuttlefish, yellow band fusiliers and butterfly fishes.

 Pulau Tioman - Labas island
Calm, mooring buoys at north and south sides, volcanic rocks ,depth - 10 to 23m; average -14m, visibility range from 6 to 10m; average - 8m, staghorn and lettuce corals, giant clams, eagle ray, black and white tip reef shark, cuttlefish, barramundi cod, ,big turtle,emperor snappers ,ten to twelve bumphead parrot fish often sighted and lot of angel and butterfish.

Pulau Tioman- Soyah
small island infront of Salang, calm, depth - 8 to 14m;average - 10m, visibility - 6 to 10m; average - 8m, rocky to sandy terrain, spotted ray, moray eels, batfish and lionfish.

 Pulau Tioman -Marine Park
from the jetty to the bay, calm,buoy, depth - 10 to 22m; average - 12m, visibility range from 4 to 10m; average - 5m, lots of boat movement to and from from jetty, a chain of more than eight fishing trawlers wrecks sunk infront of the jetty, clams, moray eels,lots of - remoras, batfish, rabbit fish, Jacks, puffer fish.

 

   
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