Pulau Hantu: Exploring the Depths of Singapore’s Backyard

Diving in Pulau Hantu vows to give you a visual buffet of colorful marine critters. It is also a famous fishing and scuba diving grounds because of its ethereal lagoons, sheltered beaches, and aesthetical underwater. Pulau Hantu is a sure favorite to campers who love to have an extraordinary outdoor experience.

Pulau Hantu - The Ghost Island

In Malay translation, Pulau Hantu literally means Ghost Island. Legends mention two fierce warriors engaged in a vicious combat. After their deaths, they were turned into two islands: Pulau Hantu Kechil (Little Ghost Island) and Pulau Hantu Besar (Bigger Ghost Island).

Diving in Pulau Hantu

Macro photographers and muck divers will surely enjoy diving in Pulau Hantu. It is popular dive site for its wide variety of nudibranchs and slugs. Hantu Island is also abundant with other marine species such as brightly colored reef fish like the butterfly fish, albino pipefish, blue-spotted stingrays, and crocodile fish.

Pulau Hantu’s Macro Beauty

Due to its accessibility and sheltered reefs, diving in Singapore’s Pulau Hantu is popular for local recreational divers. During low tide season, visitors can walk between its two islets—Pulau Hantu Kechil and Pulau Hantu Besar. Seahorses, nurse sharks, batfish, cuttlefish, resident sea turtles, blue dragons, and beautiful sea slugs are abundant in the island.


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