Entries Categorized as 'Blog Log'

Clear Waters and a Crib for Sharks

Date October 21, 2013

Divers at Pulau Hantu enjoyed outstanding underwater visibility over the weekend. It was rather disorienting. We’re much used to figuring out where we are half a meter at a time, and now all of a sudden we had to compute four meters of landscape at a go. It was a real challenge, but we got […]

The Least Remote Reef

Date October 6, 2013

Mathieu Meur has been photographing the underwater world for over 20 years. On his photo blog, he writes, “I’m fortunate to dive some of the nicest, and sometimes most remote, corners of our planet.” Among his list of dive sites that include Micronesia and Costa Rica, is our humble little city reef, Pulau Hantu.

Salvaging Efforts at Pulau Hantu: Follow Up

Date September 24, 2013

Hantu Blog received an encouraging email from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)  today as a follow up to the dumping incident and salvaging efforts that occurred at Pulau Hantu between July and August 2013. The following is the email we received from MPA Chief Executive, Lam Yi Young:

Shelter from the Storm

Date September 16, 2013

When it looks like this underwater, it can be hard to tell…

Sharks, Slugs & Suckerfish

Date August 19, 2013

Hanging out on Pulau Hantu’s reef flat in a huge anemone yesterday, were at least five False-clown anemonefish Amphiprion ocellaris, three of which popped out to say hello. These are just one of the many kinds of unique fish that can be found in local waters.

A New Look at Hantu’s Reefs

Date August 1, 2013

This afternoon we made a very special kind of visit to Pulau Hantu. We left our dive equipment at home and I wore shoes instead of flip flops. It was going to be a dry day, but it surely was not going to be any less exciting. I joined the Maritime Port Authority on board […]

Hantu on the Rebound?

Date July 29, 2013

After the coral bleaching and quiet reef experiences from the last few dives, it may look like the season is beginning to turn, with seemingly cooler waters and more reef life being spotted by our divers. The visibility has also appreciated, allowing a few of us to wander off into the deep to explore the […]

Hantu’s Bamboo Sharks

Date July 29, 2013

It definitely pays to be kiasu sometimes! Hantu Blog diver, Wyatt Ang, took his GoPro down with him for our dive at Pulau Hantu yesterday, and left it on during the entire dive. If he hadn’t had done that, we might not have had this opportunity to relive this exciting moment of crossing paths with […]

Frogfish at Pulau Hantu!

Date July 28, 2013

Last weekend, divers were treated to a rare find at Pulau Hantu – a frogfish!

A Macro Look at Macro Life

Date June 6, 2013

If you love taking a closer look at life on the reef, you’ll love diving in Singapore. Though we do get surprised by some mega fauna every now and then – we’ve had schools of batfish, barracuda, and Silver moonies – to authentically enjoy Pulau Hantu’s reefs, we have to marvel at the impressive diversity […]