Pulau Hantu promises an ethereal scuba diving experience—from its glorious lagoons, wondrous underwater, and sheltered beaches, it is the best destination for a diving in Singapore getaway.
Pulau Hantu, in Malay translation, literally means Ghost Island or island of the ghosts. Local legend tells us about two fierce warriors locked in a vicious combat, which after their deaths were turned by the gods into two islands, Pulau Hantu Kechil (Little Ghost Island) and Pulau Hantu Besar (Bigger Ghost Island).
Diving in Pulau Hantu is great for macro photographers and muck divers. It is known for its various species of nudibranchs and slugs. The island is also teeming with other marine critters such as brightly coloured reef fish like the butterfly fish and parrotfish, albino pipefish, blue-spotted stingrays, and crocodile fish.
Pulau Hantu is located in the southern shores of Singapore. It can be reached with only a thirty-minute boat ride.
Diving in Pulau Hantu can be done all-year-round. Water temperature in the island stays at a nice 28 to 29°C for most of the year.