Air Batang Village (or ABC Village) is centrally located Tioman, just north of Tekek Village. Getting here is relatively easy because the village is located on the main route of the passenger boats that ply across the island ie: Mersing - Genting - Paya - Tekek - Air Batang - Salang.
Locally known as ABC, the village consists of different beaches spanning north of Tekek Village until Panuba Inn Resort. The beach fronting Panuba Inn Resort is particularly beautiful with soft white sands and crystal clear water.
Air Batang itself is a close-knit fisherman's village community connected by a number of walkways built along the fringe of the rocky outcrops, with fantastic views to boot. Interspersed between the local village houses are a number of resorts that call Air Batang home.
The Tioman Marine Park Centre is located here. It consists of an administrative office, a boat jetty and a snorkeling area that teems with marine life. Nonetheless, I feel that the centre is rather crowded with snorkelers which can be a tad overbearing to deal with. One is probably better off snorkeling at other locations around Tioman, such as Rengis Island, Monkey Bay, Tulai Beach or Salang. After all, the whole island is a marine park, hence your underwater experience should not be restricted to just one designated place.
As mentioned above, a good snorkeling alternative could be found at Monkey Bay, located right in the middle between Salang and Air Batang. Jungle trekking may take you about 2 hours, so it is probably recommended that you charter a snorkeling boat from the locals.