Singapore is a city state perched at the end of penisular Malaysia. Scuba diving is increasingly popular amongst Singaporeans, and looking where the locals go to dive can let you discover some real underwater gems
A recent item on Channelnewsasia.com highlighted the increasing popularity of diving amongst Singaporeans – the idea that it’s an expensive hobby has been thrown off and now many students are signing up to try out scuba. Now Singapore itself is not famed for its pristine waters, so I was wondering where these guys go to dive. Given their country’s location at the end of peninsular Malaysia, Singaporeans have a huge choice of world class, accessible dive spots around them. A quick Google found two established Singapore dive schools – Waikiki Dive and Orpheus Dive.
On the front page of both sites are comprehensive schedules for where they are heading over the next couple of months each weekend – they do trips all over peninsular Malaysia, which is often just a few hours bus journey to their destination, as well as short flights out to Malaysian Borneo to see the likes of Sipadan and Lankayan. It’s a great way to get info about other places to visit in Malaysia that you might not otherwise have heard of – and if you’re stopping by in Singapore during your travels, why not spend a weekend diving with these guys and make some new friends.