Hantu Island (or Pulau Hantu, as it is known locally) is located in Singapore waters, just a short boat ride off the southwest coast of Singapore. With 2 individual islands, Hantu Besar (Big Ghost) and Hantu Kecil (Small Ghost), visitors can actually walk between the islands during low tide. Although Pulau Hantu is located in the close vicinity of Pulau Bukom’s refineries, they still boast a very rich reef collection, popular amongst snorkelers and divers alike.
Bintan is the largest island in the Riau province of Indonesia located just south of Singapore. Bintan is lined by a coast of 105 km, and is popular with visitors for its beach resorts and recreational activities like snorkeling, jet-skiing, wind surfing, canoeing, sailing and diving.
Diving In Singapore
Singapore attracts millions of tourists each year. In 2006 9.7 million people visited the country. It has a cultural diversity originating from its colonial history and Chinese, Malay, Indian and Arab ethnicities. The country offers all-year round interest for tourists. It is a relatively cheap holiday destination and the country has an agreeable climate.
A tourist`s wish list will be long and varied in Singapore. There are sophisticated and well-priced shopping opportunities; cultural visits to Sri Mariamman Temple and Sultan Mosque (Masjid Sultan); nature trips to the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Jurong Bird Park, Zoological Gardens; and for relaxation in sumptuous surroundings the world famous Raffles Hotel is a perfect retreat. The Orchard Road district is considered by most to be the centre of tourism. The Singapore media claims that the country belongs in the top five countries of the world for its nightlife, fine dining and shopping experiences. In addition the Singapore Tourism Board boasts a variety of all-year round events for tourists such as the Chingay Parade, the Singapore Arts Festival and the Singapore Garden Festival.
|Currency||Singapore dollar (SGD)|
|Language||English, Tamil, Malay, Standard Mandarin|
|Electricity||Three-Square UK Plug|
|Government||Unitary Parliamentary Republic|
|Network Providers||Singtel Mobile, Star Hub, M1, Circles Life|
|National Airline||Singapore Airlines|
Eat Sleep Dive Repeat: MV Nautica
A gracious fusion of diving comfort, succulent meals and awesome dive buddies – these equate to a weekend spent with us onboard MV Nautica. The long coach and ferry journey is a thing of the past. There will be no more discomfort of having to carry around heavy luggage and dive gear. After a tiring day of pure fun diving, it shall be a good choice of relaxing inside your cozy cabin or lazing around either at the Sun Deck or the open air dining area. And to top it all, there will be a parade of freshly prepared sumptuous buffet meals to power you up for the adventure filled 3D2N weekend trip onboard MV Nautica. Without a doubt, it is a leisure dive experience to be on every diver’s list.