Tioman Island, 67 kilometres/41 miles off of the peninsula’s east coast, is a relatively undiscovered, world class dive destination. With seemingly endless white sand beaches and waving palm trees, it’s a great place to learn to dive. Plus, the nearby deep water and many wrecks mean that technical divers won’t be disappointed. Tioman and the surrounding smaller islands were formed by large granite boulders, which means many of the dive sites interesting underwater formations. The boulders are covered with a dense growth of both hard and soft corals, which provide the perfect habitat for an abundance of marine life. One highlight of Tioman is Tiger Reef, which is a submersed pinnacle with an average depth of 16 metres/52 feet. Here, you’ll marvel at the coral formations, crinoids, sea whips and sea fans. Due to the stronger currents, however, it is recommended only for advanced divers.