Things to see and do in TIoman
There is a myriad of things you can do and see when visiting Pulau Tioman especially its natural wonders. This is the very reason why Pulau Tioman is such a popular diving destination as it is surrounded by some of the richest coral reefs in the world.
Tioman Scuba Diving
Being a top diving destination, it has a lot of facilities and services for those coming here for this reason. There are a lot of dive shops around the villages of the island where they cater for both novice and seasoned divers. For those who are looking for a value-for-money package should head out to the towns of Salang or Air Batang where you can find a lot of budget accommodation there as well as a lot of dive operators.
Shopping in Pulau Tioman
For those who not planning on having any rigorous activity and only to enjoy some time out in the sun or shopping, then Tioman Island could be a great place to do so. This is because the island is gazetted to be a duty-free zone where alcohol and tobacco products are sold at a fraction of the price as compared to other places while you can find a lot of other items which are cheaper as well.
Water Based Activities in Pulau Tioman
As Tioman Island is surrounded by water, you can expect a lot of water-based activities here. Snorkelling would surely be in the list of any visitor to an island. It is in fact among the most popular activities here where you can engage operators who can bring you to the ‘hotspots. If you are staying in the resorts or hotels, they can make arrangements to the smaller and uninhabited islands like Coral Island to enjoy some time with the beautiful sealife. Other known places for snorkelling include the marine park in Tekek, the southern region of Salang, in Paya and the most famous one of all in Air Batang.
If you are the adventurous type, then you could engage into freediving where you can dive in as deep as 30 meters to see the beautiful and rich sealife around here. In Tekek, there is a freediving operator there which provides the training and certification you need for this activity.