Trip Report – Christmas Day 25 December 2014

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go diving on Christmas Day. I guess being in a foreign country can excuse you from visiting relatives. Although I must confess, I did miss seeing everyone and the afternoon Skype call to Australia, just wasn’t the same. I joined GS-Diving at Hantu, a local dive … Read more

Trip Report 21 December 2014

With only 5 divers, due to the up and coming Christmas break, we headed off to Hantu to complete two dives. For those reading my blog and who are unfamiliar with Hantu (aptly named “Ghost Island”), it is located near the southern islands of Singapore. Easily accessible and you don’t need passports. The two leisure … Read more

New Boat For Local Diving – Coming Soon 2015

As you all know and as I keep saying on some trips to Hantu, “We need a bigger boat . . . ” Well, it’s coming around October 2015. She is being built right now in Batam, Indonesia.  She was originally an unfinished fibre glass ferry. But as scuba divers, the obvious conclusion was to … Read more

Trip Report 13 and 14 December 2014

With Christmas bearing down, everyone decided this weekend would be their last dives for 2014.  I had a total of 60 divers booked over the 4 trips, Saturday and Sunday, morning and afternoon sessions. There were other boats around too. I estimated over 100 divers at Hantu that weekend. And with good management the dive … Read more

Trip Report 6 and 7 December 2014

Whilst Karen and I were away with 17 customers diving in Tulamben, Bali the local diving was still happening, with 50 divers spread over the four trips Saturday and Sunday. As you can imagine, GS-Diving PADI Instructor Julius and GS-Diving PADI Trainee Dive Master, Julian were busy getting everyone in and out of the water,  … Read more

Trip Report 6-11 December 2014

Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia Trip Report by Julius Leung and Chloe Pupaiboon     The week started of with a bang as a group of divers with GS-Diving consisting mainly of students from an International School, headed for Tulamben, Bali. The travelling time was rather lengthy as we had to take a plane for 3 to … Read more

Trip Report 29 and 30 November 2014

The local diving in Singapore never seems to not surprise me. Hantu, a local island off Singapore, has been revealing her secrets for some time now, however this weekend, she really outdid herself. Sara and Carsten made an amazing discovery by spotting a mimic octopus. These creatures impersonate other sea creatures and are the chameleon … Read more