Diving In Singapore
Diving in Singapore General information:
Well connected to the rest of the region, Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the world. But, it serves as a great transit location for travelers visiting different destinations in the region. Arriving into Singapore from the neighboring countries is such a different experience.
Diving in Singapore is actually year-round as its shores are well protected by neighboring countries. However, that means the water visibility is usually limited to 3–5 meters on an average. Temperature is generally very warm in this country.
Water temperature: 26 to 30 Degrees Celsius
Scuba diving locations:
The most popular dive site in Singapore must be Pulau Hantu. Easily accessible by a 30 min boat ride, this place has abundant of aquatic life with a variety of species of marine turtles. If you just slow down and look carefully, you will be pleasantly surprised. www.pulauhantu.sg offers a good insight on the findings there.
The Sisters’ Islands Marine Park spans about 40 hectares around Sisters’ Islands and along the western reefs of both St John’s Island and Pulau Tekukor. The two separate dive trails have been established to showcase the variety of marine biodiversity and reed features present in Singapore’s waters. More than 250 species of hard corals can be found in Singapore’s waters out of over 500 species within the region.
For more information, visit Singapore National Parks website
Diving courses available:
The best scuba course to do in Singapore is Limited Visibility Diver of course! Open Water course can also be conducted here and I am one of those who got my certification in Singapore’s very own Pulau Hantu. A more popular option is to sign up for a course with a dive center in Singapore and do the open water training in Pulau Tioman.
Technical Diving: Tech diving courses can be conducted on a live aboard departing from Singapore.The popular sites for technical diving includes: Igara wreck, Seven Skies, Anambas and the HMS Repulse.
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