Pulau Tioman is one of Malaysia's most popular scuba diving destinations, counting among the likes of Pulau Redang, Mabul and Sipadan. Vibrant coral reefs reside under the sea waters off Tioman and neighbouring islands, as well as wrecks and caverns that attract a tropical variety of marine life, including fish, crustaceans and turtles.
Most dive centers are concentrated in Kampung Tekek and Salang Beach, but smaller establishments are found at Paya, Juara, Genting and Ayer Batang villages. These dive centers provide a variety of diving courses with full board accommodation, from beginner to veteran under PADI certification. Finally, Swiss Cottage in Tekek offers the only freediving course on the island.