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Scuba Dive in Singapore

Rich marine life, warm temperatures and shallow waters are the main advantages of diving around Singapore

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The abundance of Singapore's underwater environment is represented by nudibranchs, clownfish, anemone fish, seahorses, turtles, nurse sharks, mantas, whale sharks, plentiful multicolored coral fish roaming around soft and mushroom corals and underwater pinnacles.

Diving hotspots include Pulau Aur known as a part of Malaysia's Johor Marine Park and also Pulau Hantu that consists of two islets named Hantu Besar meaning Big Ghost and Hantu Kecil or Small Ghost. A few shipwrecks are also listed among popular diving destination, namely the large Sudong Wreck submerged near the Sudong Island and supposed to be a Second world warship​, also the smaller wooden Hantu Wreck located by the coast of Hantu, and the Sisters Wreck, a huge cargo ship.

Singapore offers a shallow dive with the maximum depth of 18 m, and the waters stay warm year-round and never fall below 25 degrees Celsius. Despite safe shallow and warm waters, the divers are advised to refrain from scuba dive during the monsoon seasons. The best time for the sports is between March to May and October to November.

Practical info

What are the best times to scuba dive in Singapore?

The ideal time for scuba diving in Singapore is when the weather is dry and the waters are warm, between March to May and October to November. It is not advisable to dive during the monsoon season due to poor visibility and rough seas. These conditions can cause dangerous situations. Show more

What are the hotspots for scuba diving in Singapore?

Pulau Aur and Pulau Hantu are the popular scuba diving areas around Singapore. Pulau Aur, which is under Malaysia's Johor Marine Park, is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant coral reefs. Pulau Hantu has two islets, Hantu Besar (Big Ghost) and Hantu Kecil (Small Ghost), and is well-known for its diverse marine life, including clownfish, anemone fish, seahorses, and nudibranchs. Show more

What marine life can be seen while scuba diving in Singapore?

Scuba diving in Singapore provides an opportunity to see an abundant variety of marine life, such as multicolored coral fish, whale sharks, turtles, mantas, and nurse sharks. The waters are teeming with unusual creatures, including nudibranchs, which are difficult to spot elsewhere. The dive can involve exploring soft and mushroom corals, underwater pinnacles, and even shipwrecks like Sudong Wreck and Sisters Wreck submerged near the island. Show more

Are there any shipwrecks to explore while scuba diving in Singapore?

Exploring shipwrecks is a popular activity amoung scuba divers in Singapore who can visit some spectacular wrecks. The huge Sudong Wreck submerged near Sudong Island is said to have met its fate during the Second World War. The Hantu Wreck is small and wooden and located off the coast of Hantu, while the Sisters Wreck is a large cargo ship that is now home to vibrant marine life. These artificial reefs are great sites for underwater exploration. Show more

Can beginners scuba dive in Singapore's waters?

Singapore's waters offer great opportunities for beginners to start learning scuba diving. With a maximum depth of about 18 meters, warm waters year-round, never falling below 25 degrees Celsius, beginners can safely explore the underwater world. It is crucial to keep in mind that scuba diving is a physical activity that requires proper training and good health before hitting the water. It is always recommended to take a formal scuba diving course to ensure safe and responsible diving. Show more

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