Dive Site: Labas
Dive Location: Tioman, East Coast Malaysia
Dive Season: April through to October
Date Dived: 28 May 2013
Dive Centre: Divers Cove, Paya Beach Resort
Description of Dive Site: This site was located off a small island off the west coast of Tioman. As with Chebah the boat journey was fairly long, taking approximately 40 minutes to reach paya beach after our dive. This was a very interesting dive, due to the large number of swim-throughs you can navigate. We went through a number of rock canyons, under some overhangs and through short tunnels. None of these was very long or dangerous and there was adequate space. The reef life at this site was good but does not vary hugely from the sites off Coral island. The main reason to visit is largely the swim-throughs. The visibility when we dived was not excellent, at between 5 to 10 metres, and so a torch is useful in some to help in exploring. The maximum depth we reached was 17 metres. There was a current during our dive, but it was fairly mild. Water temperature was 29’C.
Some of the aquatic life spotted at Labas includes:
- Colourful Reef Fish
- Star Fish
- School of juvenile barracuda
- Sea fans
Review of Dive Site: This is a dive site where you can do something a little different, so it is a good option if you are getting bored with the standard Tioman sites. This site is not suitable for beginners or divers who may get nervous as there are short instances where there is no direct surface access. However if you do go along and you are not comfortable going through any of the tunnels they are only short, so you can easily swim over the top of the rocks.
Review of Dive Centre: For review of this dive centre please see the previous review of the Chebah dive site.