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PULAU TIOMAN - DIVING & SNORKLING PARADISE

2010 - First Dive Experience


View 2010 Kuala Lumpur & Tioman on aussirose's travel map.

FAVOURITE PHOTO.

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TIOMAN ISLAND IS LOCATED IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA
ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF MALAYSIA. THE BEST WAY TO
DO PULAU TIOMAN IS A PACKAGE. WE CHOSE A 3 NIGHT/
4DAY FULL BOARD PACKAGE.

I FORGOT THE SITE I BOOKED IT ON BUT HERE IS A
LINK TO SOMETHING SIMILAR.

THERE ARE SO MANY CHOICES FOR ACCOMMODATION ON
TIOMAN FROM TREE HOUSES TO 5 STAR LUXURY. I CHOSE
A 3 STAR RESORT WITH A STUNNING BEACH. I WANTED US
TO STAY SOMEWHERE RIGHT ON THE BEACH AND PAYA BEACH
RESORT DELIVERED THAT AND MUCH MORE. WHEN WE COME
BACK TO TIOMAN I WOULD NOT LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE.

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OUR FRIEND PAULA STAYED IN A GARDEN CABIN.

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WE FLEW BERJAYA AIR FROM SUBANG AIRPORT NOT TO FAR OUT
OF KUALA LUMPUR. FLYING BERJAYA AIR ONLY ALLOWED CABIN
BAGS SO WE STORED OUR BIG LUGGAGE AT THE AIRPORT. I BELIEVE
SUBANG AIRPORT DOES NOT HAVE LOCKERS ANY MORE SO IF YOU
PLAN TO TRAVEL TO PULAU TIOMAN, YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE
ARRANGEMENTS TO STORE YOUR BIG LUGAGE ELSEWHERE OR
ALTERNATIVELY, CATCH THE BUS FROM KL TO MERSING JETTY AND
GRAB THE BOAT OVER TO THE ISLAND.

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THERE IS NO TRANSPORT ON PULAU TIOMAN. EVERYTHING IS
BY BOAT. THEY GO PRETTY FAST, SO DON'T WEAR A HAT OR CAP ;)
ARRIVING AT PAYA BEACH RESORT WE WERE GREETED WITH THIS
STUNNING VIEW!

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SNORKLING

PULAU TIOMAN IS WELL KNOWN FOR IT'S SNORKLING AND DIVING.
THE SNORKLING WAS AMAZING! I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT IT IS
THE BEST I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED - BETTER THAN THE GREAT
BARRIER REEF OR TAHITI WHICH ARE GREAT IN THEIR OWN RIGHT.

CHECK THESE PICTURES OUT! :)

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JESSE DROPPED HIS SNORKLE AND OUR KIND SNORKLE AND DIVE
INSTRUCTOR DIVED A LONG WAY DOWN TO RETRIEVE IT.

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PAYA BEACH RESORT

HAVING FULL BOARD AT THE RESORT WAS NICE. THEY PUT ON A
GREAT BUFFET. PAYA BEACH ALSO HAS A SPA AND A POOL...
BUT SWIMMING JUST OFF THE BEACH WAS SO MUCH BETTER.

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PAYA BEACH ALSO HAD A BEACH BAR. I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO
EXPERIENCE A BEACH BAR :)

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1ST DIVE

THE FUN THING HERE IS THAT WE DIDN'T DO ANY PRE-DIVE INSTRUCTION
IN THE POOL. THEY TOUGHT US EVERYTHING WE NEEDED TO KNOW ON THE
BOAT GOING TO THE DIVE SPOT. THEN IT WAS JUST A BIG STEP OFF THE
BOAT AND WE WERE IN THE WATER READY TO DIVE.

THEY HAD A ROPE GOING DOWN WHICH WE COULD HOLD ONTO AND DO
OUR EAR POPPING WHEN WE NEEDED. THE BOTTOM WAS AROUND 9 METRES.

IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE AND A GREAT 1ST ON MY 50TH :)

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DIVE FINISHED.... TIME TO CELEBRATE. AND GEE DID WE HAVE SOME FUN :)
LATER HOWIE ENDED UP GETTING A LIFT ON THE BOYS GOLF BUGGY....
ALL OF 20METRES TO OUR CABIN LOL. AND WE HEARD HIM STUMBLE
LOUDLY UP THE FRONT STAIRS :)

aussirose and Adrian, diving instructor.

aussirose and Adrian, diving instructor.

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AS THE SUN WENT DOWN WE WERE GREETED WITH THE MOST AMAZING
SUNSET :)

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AND THEN THE DIVING INSTRUCTORS BOUGHT OUT SOME FIRE CRACKERS
AND HAD FUN PLAYING WITH THE KIDS WITH THE DROP DOWNS AND THEN
LET YOUNG JESS LIGHT A BIG CRACKER ON THE BEACH.

THIS IS MY FIRST VIDEO UPLOAD TO TP. THIS IS A FUN VIDEO.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY :)

UNFORTUNATELY OUR GOOD TIME WAS ABOUT TO END.
WE HAVE BEEN TO A FEW OTHER ISLANDS IN MALAYSIA SINCE BUT
OUR HEARTS ARE ALWAYS WITH PULAU TIOMAN AND ONE DAY....
WE WILL BE BACK :)

Cat at Pulau Tioman Airport says Goodbye

Cat at Pulau Tioman Airport says Goodbye

Posted by aussirose 16:23 Archived in Malaysia Tagged travellerspoint tioman diving malaysia snorkling pulau 2010 aussirose beach_bar

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Love those underwater pics. What kind of camera do you have? The sunset was gorgeous! Looks like a great trip.

by Beausoleil

Thanks Sally. Camera was a Fuji Finepix which I loved until I got my DSLR in 2012
Xx

by aussirose

Great photos! No wonder you love this island.

by Nemorino

Thanks for your comment Don :)
Much appreciated.
Xx

by aussirose

Hi Ann, Another great family holiday! Your accommodation looks very good, much better than our poor choice of visiting Selignan Island (Turtle Island) last November - just north of Sandakan.

by Mikebb

Mike... you were in Sabah? We just got back from Manukan Island in Sabah. That is what prompted me to start recording my Malaysian adventures. Glad you enjoyed Tioman. It is still one of my favourites :)

by aussirose

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