Tioman Dive Centre has been operating in Tekek village (Kampong is the Malay word for village) since 2000. In January 2005, the dive centre relocated to new premises in The Swiss Cottage Resort and as of 2014, we also have a second dive centre, based at the Panuba Inn Resort, just beyond Ayer Batang Village.
Tekek is the main village on Tioman, with a permanent population of around 2,000. Most of the population works in the tourist industry, many in the Berjaya resort, about 5 minutes drive from the village. The airport is here, along with administrative buildings such as the customs and immigration headquarters, as well as the duty free shops!!!
Despite what the guide books say about Tekek, it is not as busy as they make out. There is little commercial activity, apart from a few family run shops, and little in the way of construction. The beach, particularly around Swiss Cottage, is very nice and secluded - you can sit a whole day there and not see anyone.
There are a variety of alternative accommodation options at Tekek, as Swiss Cottage can become fully booked early on. Please read through various details in the 'accommodations' tab where you will find contact details for each resort, making your direct booking very easy..
The Panuba Inn Resort is nestled into the hillside of its' own secluded bay. Rooms here stretch up the hillside. The resort boasts its' own restaurant which serves all types of food from burgers to Malaysian favourites. The dive centre here is located right off the main jetty and the ferry also can make a stop here, upon request, bringing you literally, straight to your doorstep!
Panuba Inn Resort is only a short walk from ABC Village, where you will find a variety of restaurants and a few beach bars also. We would not recommend staying in ABC as the walk through the jungle is fairly rugged, however it is a great place to visit for an afternoon.
In addition to diving, a variety of facilities & activities are available in and around Tekek which we can help you to arrange:
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