Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
We did a little weekend dive trip up to Pulau Tioman in Malaysia with Casey and Iain.
Left a Friday evening 10pm with express bus (TransNasional) to Mersing, arriving there about 1am. In Mersing we stayed at the Syuan Koong Hotel which was very basic but also cheap. Reminder to ourselves to bring our own toilet roll if we ever stay there again... The water on tap was also suspiciously brown, so better bring plenty of bottled water.
Next morning at 7:30am we set off with Bluewater speed boat to Tioman, a pretty quick and smooth 1.5 h ride. We checked in with Salang Indah resort for two bungalows. Simple but good and clean place with aircon.
We then proceeded to B&J Diving for the days dives. Our good spirited dive master Shawn took us out for two day dives and a night dive. Iain took some impressive photos during the dives. We then rounded off the evening with some good barbecue and beer on the beach.
Sunday was pretty much taken up by travel back to Singapore. Speed boat 9:30 from Tioman, lunch in Mersing, bus from Mersing 1:30 and back in Singapore about 6pm.
All in all an enjoyable weekend, but quite a lot of travel for such a short trip.