Diving Destinations

Singapore

Singapore is not known for diving, largely due to poor water visibility (caused by silt, from past land reclaimations).  However, if you like muck diving (limited visibility) Singapore has a lot to offer.  In the waters around Singapore, you can find Nudibranchs in large numbers, turtles, sea snakes, barracuda, frogfish, sea horses and many more.  If your lucky the local dolphins may visit you during your surface interval.
  • Pulau Hantu

    On of the southern islands, Pulau Hantu is a common destination for divers who are taking their open water, or photographers looking for macro subjects.  The visibility can vary from 1m to up to 6+m (on rare occasions); the best time to dive is a slack tide or edd tide (falling) as it helps to improve visibility.  Seahorses are common here, as are pufferfish, barracuda, batfish, nudi's, the occasional turtle or shark.

  • Sisters Island (Marine Park)

Malaysia

Malaysia offers some of the world's Top 10 diving destinations, like Sipadan.  Diving on the Malaysian peninsular is usually at the island located on the East coast.  While diving in East Malaysia has a wide area with good dive sites.
  • Tioman Island

    Tioman island is the go-to dive destination for most divers in Singapore.  Its an easy weekend trip (departing Friday night and returning Sunday night), there is a large number of dive sites around the island, some of the most popular are Ringgis, and Malang Rock.  Common sightings around Tioman are reef sharks, turtles, dolphins, moray eels, clownfish, batfish and be careful of the Titan Triggerfish as they can be aggressive here!

  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Lahad Datu

Indonesia

The Indonesian islands are spread far across Southeast Asia and offer a variety of diving destinations.  Less than an hour boat ride away is Bintan/Batam, while visibility can sometimes be on the low side it is a convenient getaway from Singapore.  Bali is obviously another popular dive spot, with diving around Nusa Penida or Telumban.
  • Bintan/Batam

    Diving around Bintan/Batam is a nice alternative to Singapore; conditions are generally slightly better than Singapore.  Most dive sites are shallow (less than 20m), and they are a mix of soft and hard corals.

  • Bali
  • Komodo

Brunei

Brunei actually has a lot to offer for divers, conditions can vary depending on the time of the year.  Brunei has many wrecks, some from wartime others from peace times.  The diving is generally land-based by speedboat out to the dive sites. 
  • Autralian Wreck

    A 90m steel wreck, that was sunk during WWII to stop it being taken by the invading Japanese; the wreck is at a depth of 22m to 34m.  

  • American Wreck
  • Oil Rig Wreck
  • Pelong Island
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