B&J is a leading dive educator in Peninsular Malaysia and a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre which has won multiple awards for our contribution to diver education. Choose from a wide range of PADI dive courses with flexible study options for your scuba diving certification.

To learn diving and get certified as a diver chose the PADI Open Water Diver course.

If you don’t have enough time for a full PADI dive course then Discover Scuba Diving is your choice.

Check-out all the other options below if you’re already a certified diver and want to enhance your scuba diving education.


Get Certified!

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it all starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

The fun part about this course is….just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver.


The PADI Open Water Course takes some 4 days to complete and we start courses literally every other day with small group sizes (average of 2 to 4 students).

We will arrange that you can complete the theory before arrival (eLearning) so you can fully focus on the practical part when you are on Tioman. There you will spend the first 3 days learning basic scuba diving skills in our pool and during shallow ocean shore dives. On the 4th day you will head out on our dive boat to some of the best dive sites around Tioman for your final 2 Open Water dives toa depth of maximum 18 meters/60 feet.


  • You must know how to swim
    • there will be a 200m swim test or a 300m snorkelling test
  • You must know how to float
    • there will be a 10 minute float test
  • You need to be able to answer all questions in the PADI Medical Statement with NO


The PADI Open Water course alone costs MYR 1,430.00.

Check out our PADI Open Water packages for rates including course and accommodation.

Just let us know your preferred traveling dates and room category so that we can finalize the booking for you.


Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

This is what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course (aka AOW) is all about. It is designed that you can transition straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The AOW course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under supervision of your PADI instructor.

The AOW course certifies you to dive to a depth of 30meters and is the required certification level in many dive destinations.


The course includes 5 adventure dives and can be completed in 2 full days. There will be no final exam and the only homework you have to do is to study the appropriate sections in the AOW online manual (eLearning) and answer the questions at the end of each chapter.

You’ll conduct the following dives:

  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Deep Diving
  • Night diving (can be changed to another adventure dive if you prefer)
  • Final adventure dive for you to choose (i.e. wreck diving, fish identification, drift diving)


  • You must already be a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent from another organisation)
  • You need to be able to answer all questions in the PADI Medical Statement with NO


The PADI Advanced Open Water course alone costs MYR 1,230.00.

Check out our PADI Advanced Open Water packages for rates including course and accommodation.

Alternatively click the button below to fill out our contact form so that we can get it all sorted out for you.


Challenging and rewarding

best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve learned in previous programs, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The fun part of this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.


In this course you learn a lot about self-rescue, rescuing other divers and the management of dive related accidents. The main skills you learn include:

  • Self-rescue during diving (i.e. cramps, out of air, entanglement etc)
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing others on the surface (i.e. panic divers, tired divers etc)
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers on the surface and under water
  • Finding a missing diver
  • Completion of several rescue scenarios


  • Be 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification or equivalent
  • Be trained and current for First Aid incl. CPR within the previous 2 years (e.g. PADI EFR Emergency First Responder training – our packages include this if you don’t have it yet)
  • Able to answer all questions in the PADI Medical Statement with NO


The PADI Rescue Diver course alone costs MYR 1,500.00 and the PADI EFR Emergency Responder course is MYR 500.00. We offer both courses together at just MYR 1,950.00.

Check out our PADI Rescue Diver packages for rates including course and accommodation.

Alternatively click the button below to fill out our contact form so that we can get it all sorted out for you.


The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives, it  can make diving even safer and let you be less exhausted. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course.


You’ll learn why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. During a practical session, and two scuba dives you’ll:

  • Discuss managing oxygen exposure.
  • Practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
  • Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox


There are 2 options to become a Nitrox diver:

  1. Full PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course with 2 Nitrox dives@ MYR 700.00
  2. Dry course only excluding additional dives @ MYR 500.00

Nitrox is best combined with more dives or other courses. You arrive on Tioman with Nitrox theory already completed online (eLearning). After arrival you complete the assessment and do the practical application (analyze a tank, plan your dive) and start diving the following day on Nitrox. Get in touch with us to book your dive holiday.

PADI Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Underwater Photographer and many more

Did you ever feel like you needed a greater challenge or perhaps wanted to increase your diving knowledge and self-confidence underwater? Join us on Tioman Island in Malaysia and take part in a PADI Specialty Diver course of your choosing, which will give you the knowledge and tools of planning and executing dives in specific areas.

PADI Specialty courses take between one to three days to complete and B&J Diving Centre has many programs to choose from, such as:

  • Deep Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Dive Propulsion Vehicle (Scooter)
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Freediver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buyoancy Specialty
  • Project AWARE – Dive Against Debris
  • Project AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation
  • Search & Recovery
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Wreck Diver

Check-out our PADI Specialty Courses website or click on the button below to get in touch with us and find out more.

Technical Diving, Sidemount Diving and Rebreather

Do you have deeper thoughts and always wanted to explore one of those amazing shipwrecks that only technical divers are telling stories about? There is indeed something special about diving a 250 meter long World War II Battleship in 55 meters depth, to dive into their history. B&J has been a pioneer in providing Technical Diving in Malaysia ever since the early 90s.

The best wrecks in the world lie beneath the limits of recreational diving, mostly in a depth range of 50 meters or deeper. To safely dive these amazing places you need special training and equipment. The training is demanding and the equipment extensive.

Only a few operators are offering technical diving courses and excursions. We believe that the most important feature of any dive centre offering those courses is not the certification itself, but the quality of the training. At B&J we are proud to say that we have one of the best reputations when it comes to technical diver training. We will train you hard and ensure that you surface from every technical dive safe and sound.

B&J has been the first technical training facility in Malaysia to offer PADI Technical Diving Courses.

We currently offer the following PADI technical diving courses:

  • Tec40
  • Tec45
  • Tec50
  • Tec Trimix 65
  • Tec Trimix Diver
  • Tec40 CCR
  • Tec60 CCR
  • Tec Sidemount Diver
  • Tec Trimix Gas Blender

Apart from tec diving courses we also arrange tec day trips to the remains of the famous British WWII ships HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales.

Check-out our dedicated Technical Diving Website or get in touch to find out more.

Dreaming about being a Dive Professional?

Are you ready to transform your life? With B&J you can become a professional diver and make your hobby your new profession. Join the PADI GoPro Malaysia campaign with us on Tioman Island. Your first step is to become a PADI Divemaster (DM) and once you’ve been a DM for a while you can join our PADI IDC Instructor Development Course, arguably the best in Malaysia.

B&J is world renowned for providing quality education and developing well rounded, employable Divemaster and Instructors. We don’t just teach you how to pass the Divemaster or Instructor Exam, we teach you how to be a fantastic PADI Professional and we have a hell of a lot of fun along the way! We’re not a factory, and you’re not just a customer to us. When you train with B&J, you become part of our crew. You work closely with all members of our team and everyone is by your side to help you achieve your goals (and celebrate when you smash them!).


Your core trainers are made up of some of the most experienced, award winning instructors in Malaysia.


  • Zainal Rahman (but everyone calls him Ben) will be your PADI Course Director. He’s been in the diving business for over 30 years and is also the founder and co-owner of B&J. He’s originally from Germany and started diving in the freezing cold lakes over there
    with his dad when he was a teenager. Since then he and his business partner Martin have developed B&J into what you see today! Every little trick of the trade he’s learnt along the way will be incorporated into your DM Internship and IDC to help you handle any situation you might encounter.
  • PADI IDC Staff Instructors at B&J will be assisting Ben in your IDC and will also be your mentors if you should take up your Divemaster with us. These guys will become your source of information and inspiration, your buddies, your confidants and your shoulders to cry on! These are the guys who will be sitting with you late into the night if necessary helping you prepare your presentations and helping you swot up on your theory.

We’re proud to say that all of our previous IDC candidates have been successful in their IE and are now employed as instructors all over the world. We have every confidence that you will too!

Get in touch with Ben to find out more about how you can become a PADI Pro!