Tioman island is a relatively affordable dive spot in Asia, especially so for Singaporeans. This was actually my third time to Tioman but my first at an actual resort there. My buddy and I were actually pretty excited about having a heated shower and a proper bathroom.
We usually meet at around 7pm the night before, stop for supper at JB – the best kind of supper ever, loklok!
Then drive down to Mersing jetty to catch a ferry so that we’ll arrive at Tioman jetty early next morning.
Awesome lunch for the scuba people. The food there was great.
Our dive boats, Mariana and Melati. Hurhur.
It was a super fruitful trip despite a horrible first dive where one of our dive mates actually proposed to his girlfriend underwater. I saw nothing. Visibility was horrible, the designated videographer went missing and I was having a splitting headache. I did see the reenactment they did on shore after though. Anyway, we saw black tip sharks, a white and black banded eel and a juvenile yellow box fish! There were even dolphins chasing after our boats!
Speaking of which, we once surfaced from a dive in Maldives and saw a bunch of dorsal fins a couple of meters from us and my heart literally stopped. Thankfully, it wasn’t sharks but just a bunch of dolphins. Hehehehe. Its kinda weird how I always hope to see sharks when I’m diving but at that very moment I felt really afraid. I must say, the movie Jaws has definitely left a lasting impression. I sure most people would panic a little if they see that little grey triangle on the surface of the water.
Drinking Ribena underwater because I can. Hahahaha.
Can’t wait to dive again!
Photos taken by my dive group.