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Snorkelling In Singapore – Time To Bring Out Your Inner Aquaman

By Alex - April 29, 2020
Marine life under waters in Singapore

Snorkelling is a very fun activity and one of the most adventuresome things to do. It gives an amazing feeling to be there under the water and admire the beauty inside. Snorkelling in Singapore is one of the main attractions in the city and it attracts a lot of tourists due to its tropical nature which makes snorkelling all the more enjoyable. You can experience the exotic marine life while you snorkel. Here are the things that you need to know about Snorkelling in Singapore.

A man doing snorkelling under water in Singapore
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How Snorkelling in Singapore is unique?

Snorkelling is one of the many popular things to do in fun-filled city. Despite the fact that the islands in Singapore have gloomy water, people prefer Snorkelling due to the below-mentioned reasons. 

1. The Climate in Singapore

The tropical climate which last all year favours Snorkelling in Singapore. The difference in temperature across seasons, with 26 -33 degree Celsius summer and 24-32 degree Celsius winter, makes underwater activities like snorkelling a popular option. The rainfall in Singapore is on the higher side during the monsoon season which lasts from late November to early March. Other than the days during this rainfall, Singapore is extremely suitable for Snorkelling. 

2. Aquarium Snorkelling in Singapore

Some of the aquariums in Singapore, like the Adventure Cove Waterpark in Sentosa Island, allows people to do Snorkelling inside the aquarium. This is much suitable for people who are scared or anxious to dive deep into the unknown underwater.

3. Diving Courses on Snorkelling

There are many great institutes in Singapore to teach recreational as well as professional diving for both snorkelling and scuba diving. You will be trained underwater here and after the completion of the course, snorkelling would be a walk in the park for you. OrcaScuba is one of the best places that provide such professional training.

What are the Best places for Snorkelling In Singapore?

There are many snorkelling sites spread across various islands. With the number of available places, it is important to know the best ones of them. Below are the places where you can experience the Snorkelling at its best.

1. Pulau Hantu

The Pulau Hantu comprises of two islands: Hantu Besar (Big Ghost) and Hantu Kecil (Small Ghost). It is present to the south of Singapore. With no second thoughts, It is one of the best places to do snorkelling in Singapore. The snorkelling here is popularly known for nudibranchs, seahorses and coral reefs that are unique and majestic. If you are pushed by your adrenaline, you can deep dive into the waters and you might see sea turtles, whale sharks and swimming lagoons if the water is clear.

Marine life in Pulau Hantu, one of the best places to do Snorkelling in Singapore
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2. Sister’s Islands

The Sister’s Island is a huge park with an area of about 40 hectares. They have a section specifically dedicated to Snorkelling. There are two different trails to be explored, the Shallow Trail which is 6 meters deep and the Deep Trail which is 15 meters deep. You can come across biospheres including the coral reefs and sandy habitats, and the one with coral rubble, rocky and silty habitat.

Aerial view of Sister's Islands, in Singapore, which offers a section dedicated to Snorkelling
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3. Pulau Jong

The Pulau Jong island is very small and it is popular for snorkelling. It is located just at a distance of 5 miles from the shores of Singapore. It might be difficult to reach there by ferries but you can reach there by compact boats. There is some exotic and rich marine life like the Black-tip sharks and parrotfishes. There are also many captivating species that would be accompanying you while exploring the underworld.

The Pulau Jong island in Singapore which offers Snorkelling
Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

4. Sentosa Island

The Adventure Cove Waterpark offers a Rainbow reef snorkelling which is an adventure that is a class apart. It provides a spectacular experience even for beginners. There is also a safe biotic environment in the aquarium. The place provides a delightful experience for kids with the world under the sea. There are almost 20,000 species of fishes which are gorgeous and makes you fall in love with them. 

Marine life in the aquarium in Sentosa ,Singapore which can be experience by Snorkelling
Photo by wembley on Unsplash

What are the things to know about Snorkelling in Singapore?

  • The best time for snorkelling in Singapore would be from April to November. This is the time of the year when the corals are flourishing and the marine habitats radiate in the surface with life.
  • Make sure you have the perfect fit for snorkelling equipment. Make sure the mask, snorkel and fins aren’t loose and fall off midway and tamper with your tour. Also, make sure that your mask doesn’t leak. If such an unfortunate case happens, do come to the surface, throw the water out and later recommence your dive.
  • You can carry a torch with you as the visibility might be exceedingly low in Singapore seas.
  • It is suggested that you don’t panic underwater. Just calm down and breathe between your snorkel. Not everyone gets it the first time. Need not worry. 
  • Maintain a safe distance from the marine life. The corals can be damages by the slightest touch as they are fragile. It is important that we respect their habitat. Also, don’t litter the ocean and contaminate the natural territory.

Snorkelling in Singapore is one of the amusing things to do. It is a whole new experience and you can explore the other side of the world by jumping underwater and share space with exotic marine life. It is the best way to rejuvenate yourself and have fun at the same time. Don’t forget to add Snorkelling to your itinerary for your trip to Singapore. Craft your own Singapore holiday package with Pickyourtrail. A team of dedicated experts are there to help you out with making your wishes true. 

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