If you are just a recreational diver who likes to glide along amazing reefs or if you are more interested in technical diving and would like to dive the famous wrecks from World War II like the HMS Repulse or the HMS Prince of Wales, we can do everything for you.
Our Center opened in 1987, located in the bay of Salang on Tioman Island with our second store opening in the bay of ABC 'Air Batang' in 1995. Our Diving Center was the first professional dive center on Tioman Island. We offer the whole package of PADI, DAN and IANTD courses, from PADI Open Water Diver to DAN Oxygen Provider until IANTD Technical Diver and we train also handicapped people as well as children.
We are a fully qualified PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center and the first IANTD, International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers, facility in Malaysia. All our instructors are PADI and/or IANTD professionals with years of teaching experience.
Our dive masters and instructors are trained Oxygen providers and yearly update their Medic First Aid/Emergency First Response rating. Our Diving Center is the only facility in Malaysia providing Air fills, Nitrox fills, Oxygen fills and Trimix fills.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M05263 was established in 1986 and started as a small dive operation run by a Malay/German family. It is today one of the largest and best established dive centers in Malaysia.
2. What is your company's mission?
Our mission is to provide a 100% safe and high quality scuba diving experience to all our customers without cutting any corners.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Scuba Diving courses from beginner to instructor level, technical diving courses up to Trimix instructor level, daily scuba diving trips around Tioman Island in Malaysia, try-out dives for non-divers and scuba diving experiences for children.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Zainal Rahman bin A. Karim (Ben). Ben grew up in Germany but came back to his home country with his father to start M05263. He is a PADI Master Instructor, DSAT Trimix Instructor, IANTD Technical Diving Instructor and ITDA Rebreather Instructor and one of the most experienced divers in Malaysia.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
4 Days/ 3 Nights PADI Open Water Package because it is the first step to becoming a certified scuba diver.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
"I've had the most amazing experience with M05263. The dive course was superb, the quality of the training amazing and my instructor (AJ) was very friendly and knowledgeable. We did our Open Water dives near Coral Island and saw an abundance of colorful marinelife and even 2 turtles! We are so thrilled and can't wait to come back for our next course".