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Underwater Photo Location: Tioman Island

Underwater Photo Location: Tioman Island

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Tioman Island (locally, Pulau Tioman) is a small island located 32 km off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Pahang, and is some 39 km long and 12 km wide. It has eight main villages, the largest and most populous being Kampung Tekek in the north. Yet, the densely forested island is still sparsely inhabited, and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Its beaches were depicted in the 1958 movie, South Pacific as Bali Hai. In the 1970s, TIME Magazine selected Tioman as one of the world’s most beautiful islands.

Apart from its diverse marine life, the inland rainforest area, encompassing approximately 12,383 hectares, in Tioman is a strictly enforced nature reserve. There are several protected species of mammals on the island, including the Binturong, Long-tailed Macaque, Slow Loris, Black Giant Squirrel, Red Giant Flying Squirrel, Mouse deer, Brush-tailed Porcupine, and Common Palm Civet, from a total of 45 species of mammals and 138 species of birds, including the majestic Frigatebird. Moreover, Tioman has species that are endemic to its shores. The soft-shelled turtle and the Tioman walking catfish are both unique and can be seen on rainforest walks.

The island is served by ferries from the Malaysian mainland, and a propeller plane service by Berjaya Air from Singapore (Seletar Airport) and Kuala Lumpur (Subang Airport)
Facts about Tioman Island
Dive types
Liveaboarddayboatshorewrecknight

Marine Life
bigsmallcoral

Diving facilities
airnitroxfriendly

Photo facilities
macrowideanglepfriendly

by Mohan Thanabalan
Isn't she a beauty? Pic taken in Tioman Island, Malaysia

by Derrick Lim
I take this photo by my 2nd dive trip with my G9, still practising without strobe. Take this photo @ Tioman Island, Malaysia.

by Derrick Lim
After all divers leaving the shooting spot, the model also leaving us to its life. Marine life make our dive more excited, diver also brighten up the marine life

by Michelle Choong_khoo
take a rest from diving and enjoy beauty of Tioman sunset.

by Michelle Ng
An interesting nudibranch which likes to flap its mantle as it glides on the reef.

by Paul Ng
Having Hard Time Matting. Taken with G9 Canon and strobe with single lens. Full Frame.

by Michelle Ng
Nudibranchs mating with eggs at their side. Taken in Tioman, Malaysia.

by Derrick Lim
Mating Flaberina under Salang Jetty, Pulau Tioman. Using G9 + Macro Lens + single strobe.

by Michelle Ng
Taken with Sony W5, internal flash, in Tioman, Malaysia.

by Derrick Lim
Back to Tioman Island again, cute little fella on soft coral. Capture by Canon G9 with INON single strobe and macro len.

by Paul Ng
Fishy observing diver taking his picture

by Paul Ng
Beginner UWP learning to shoot Nudi's. Taken with S80 Canon with strobe

by Derrick Lim
Nudibranch, capture by Canon G9 with INON single strobe and macro lens @ tioman Island, Malaysia. Full frame, no crop

by Derrick Lim
Nembrotha Kubaryana, capture by Canon G9 with INON single strobe and macro len @ Tioman Island, Malaysia. Full frame, no crop =)

by Derrick Lim
I need some lipstick, mu...ak mu...ak. Photo taken by Canon G9 with INON single strobe and macro lens. Full frame, no cropping.

by Derrick Lim
Gorgeous Flatworm @ Tioman Island, photo capture by Canon G9 with INON single strobe and macro lens. Full frame, no cropping

by Annette Thomasz
This image is taken at a place called 'Tokong Burung' off Tioman island. With a G9 camera and a ikelite strobe.

by Annette Thomasz
Stone fish Al-Capone, complete with stone cigar in mouth! Taken with Canon G9 camera. Strobe Ikelite.

by Janice Chan
its a feeding snail... rare opportunity for me :)

by Janice Chan
Bottom upwards

by Janice Chan
flembelina

by Annette Thomasz
Crumple!

by Stephanie Ti
Salang Jetty, Tioman, Malaysia

by Tim Ho
GLOW!!! Compact Camera shooting "Manual" with built in flash...

by Tim Ho
"Glow"... Canon S95 shooting on "manual" with built-in flash...no PS, no LR editing done...

by Tim Ho
What's inside the "flower"... strobeless photography - S95 three close-up lenses stacked, with no flash, no strobe used...no PS, no LR editing done...

by Tim Ho
Shy... Canon Powershot S95 with no flash, Strobe, Photoshop, Lightroom used...

by Tim Ho
"Told you to stop hanging around @ssholes" S95 at 22meters with No flash, no strobe, no PS, no LR editing...

by Tim Ho
strobeless photography Natural Light with no PS, no LR editing...

by Tim Ho
Goby Love - Canon S95 shooting with no flash, no strobe, no PS, no LR editing at 15meters....

by Tim Ho
No strobe, no flash - s95 shooting on natural light at 24 meters...

by Tim Ho
Found & rescued!!! S95 - no flash, no strobe, no PS/LR editing done...

by Tim Ho
Goby on eggs... s95 - no flash, no strobe, no PS/LR editing@15m

by Tim Ho
Compact camera - no strobe, no flash, no PS/LR editing at 16 meters...

by Tim Ho
Bottle Homes... Canon S95 - No strobes, No flash @ 16m

by Tim Ho
Strobeless - no flash, no strobe, no PS/LR editing @ 16 meters

by Lance Teo
As low and as close as i can get to this Blue spotted stingray

by Lance Teo
found this little guy jus blending in...

by Tim Ho
compact camera - no strobes, no flash, no ps/lr editing @ 16m

by Raymond Lum
call me fatty!!

by Raymond Lum
i NEED food !!!! =( taken with compact camera TZ7, inon S2000 without crop

by Raymond Lum
This Shrimp Goby was waiting for his photo shoots one after another.(A Shrimp was out of focus in this pic)

by Raymond Lum
Chromodoris strigata posting =)

by Adam Hew
Enjoying my carpet.

by Latisha Udani
Pulau Tioman, Malaysia Canon S90, FIX Housing, 2x Inon Z-240 Strobes

by Irwin Ang
Mane Jellyfish ( Cyanea Capillata ) Canon Powershot S100 Fisheye Fix S100 Housing 2x Sea&Sea YS110a Strobe

by Irwin Ang
Long Jellyfish Canon Powershot S100 Fisheye Fix S100 Housing 2x Sea&Sea YS110a Strobe

by Brian Law
Glassfish at Tioman island taken with a Nikon D7000 Ikelite housing, 60mm Macro with Subsee +10, No Flash

by Kf Leong
Clown & Anemone

by Kf Leong
single bar clown fish and bulb anemone

by Kf Leong
Coral Catshark at night.

by Marcus Yee
Subject : Nembrotha kubaryana How : Im using Close focus enabled mode to capture it =) When : Oct 2014 Where : Tioman Island Malaysia Kit : Sony T-900, Marine Pack, Internal Flash

by Marcus Yee
Subject : Serpent Nudi How : Im using Close focus enabled mode to capture it =) When : Aug 2014 Where : Tioman Island Malaysia Kit : Sony T-900, Marine Pack, Internal Flash

by Marcus Yee
Subject : Jelly Jelly How : Im using Close focus enabled mode to capture it =) When : Oct 2014 Where : Tioman Island Malaysia Kit : Sony T-900, Marine Pack, Internal Flash

by Marcus Yee
Subject : Mashimaro How : Im using Close focus enabled mode to capture it =) When : Oct 2014 Where : Tioman Island Malaysia Kit : Sony T-900, Marine Pack, Internal Flash

by Raoul Caprez
Pink house

by Raoul Caprez
Tornado !

by David Ferreira
tiny palm tree

by David Ferreira
Sea cow

by Raoul Caprez
Half sad

by Raoul Caprez
Tornado under the jetty

by Raoul Caprez
Extraterrestrial

by David Ferreira
the star of the seas

by David Ferreira
Turttule

by David Ferreira
Sweet haribo

by David Ferreira
Orange stone fish

by Raoul Caprez
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