Diving Spots for Beginners and Intermediate Divers

Many Singaporeans are becoming aware of adventure sports and diving is one of them. Diving is famous especially with thousand destinations in the world worth the travel. Before setting off, you need to learn it and be good at it. The good news is that there are many courses that you can avail of. You just need to enroll yourself.

The courses will work on enhancing your skills needed while underwater from breathing to buoyancy. You will also be taught how to set up and dismantle your gears. You will be taught everything. Your first dive will be terrifying but you will get better as time goes by. Now that you mastered everything, it is time to set off. It was mentioned that there are thousands of destinations in the world. You cannot possibly dive them all so it is better to start with the following locations or spots:

Cape Kri, Raja Ampat
Cape Kri, Raja Ampat is in Indonesia. Perhaps this is one of the nearest sites you can consider. It boasts of coral garden and great marine life from manta rays to sharks, giant trevallies and barracudas among others. According to records, it is home to 374 species of fish.

Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island
Talk about one of the nearest sites here in Singapore, you can head to Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island in Malaysia. You have to be careful though because there are strong sweeping currents but the view will not disappoint. There you will see diverse marine life from coconut crab, sea turtles and buffalo fish.

Blue Corner, Palau
If you think you are ready for a challenging dive, you have to consider Blue Corner, Palau in Micronesia. It is actually a popular spot for seasoned divers. Strong currents will challenge you. If you want to see sharks first hand, this is the best place to be.

Thistlegorm is a spot in the Egyptian Red Sea. It is a famous night dive spot because of the wreckage. Here you will see a cargo ship wreck that carried train carriages, motorbikes and trucks. You will see the wreckage at max depth of twenty nine meters. Be careful with giant moray eels though.

The Yongala, Queensland
The Yongala is in Queensland, Australia. You can also explore 109 metres of wreckage. It is home to many marine lives from turtles to manta rays, tiger sharks and bull sharks. This spot is famous for its amazing coral formations. The wreck is protected so you should not touch or distort any.

Retreating in Galapagos Islands

A lot of things are happening in Singapore every day. It is normal if you feel burned out. How should you cope with it? The first thing to do is recognize that you are burned out. Do not just go about everyday ignoring your ill feelings because it will only affect your productivity. After recognizing and accepting it, it is time that you take action.


You can choose to take some time off. You can take off for a little while or you can just stay in your home and get the rest that you deserve. If in this case you chose to take off by travelling outside of Singapore, there are many places worth the money, time and the energy. Have you thought about Galapagos Island?

Galapagos Islands are not your typical travel destination. Unlike other places, the islands speak of simplicity and being one with nature. If you prefer the tranquil scenes rather than the hustling ones, you should consider the Galapagos Islands. Galapagos Islands are found in the Pacific Ocean. They are part of Ecuador. The islands are famous around the world because it nestle endemic species.

If you are serious about going to Galapagos Islands, you should know that there are eighteen main islands. Here are some islands that you must see:


  • South Seymour: This island is in the centre of the Galapagos. The island is dry; the vegetation is only consists of palo santo trees, salt bushes and pear cacti. South Seymour has an airport that can accommodate planes overnight. In South Seymour, you will see marine iguanas.
  • Bartholomew: Bartholomew was the lifelong friend of Darwin. The island was named after him. Species that live here include Galapagos penguin and the green turtle.
  • Darwin: Obviously, this island is named after the famous scientists, Charles Darwin. Species that live here include marine iguanas, gulls, whales, sea lions, turtles, boobies and seals.
  • Hood: This island is in honour of Spain. Among other islands, this is the oldest. Due to its remoteness (it is in the Southern part of the islands), there are many endemic species here like lava lizard, toirtoise, mockingbird, marine iguanas and waved albatross.
  • Narborough: The island is in honour of King Ferdinand II who supported the voyage of Christopher Columbus. Among other islands, this is the youngest. Flightless cormorants dwell in this place.
  • Tower: The island is famous because it nestle myriad of bird species. It welcomes frigate birds, gulls, boobies, terns, doves, petrels, finches and many more,

The list goes on. If you want the full list of the main and minor islands of the Galapagos, there are many references that you can consider.


Souvenir Ideas When You Go To Singapore

Souvenirs are of major importance whenever people go abroad or visit a new place. These souvenirs will serve as a remembrance and a concrete proof that they have been to the place they went too. For travellers, souvenirs also meant collections, for they really have a collection of pieces from different countries. If ever Singapore will be your next destination or you are really here now and having some dilemma what to bring home, here are some of the souvenirs you can buy. souvenir1

  • Food: Singapore is another Southeast Asian country which is famous for its tasty food and wide variety of spices and flavourings. Bring this taste back to the country you are from by picking spices, biscuits, sauces and other ingredients as souvenirs. You can find many of these different spices in Geylang Serai and Seranggo Roads. Also pick a food that you really love from Singapore, and know its ingredients and procedures on cooking so that when you get home, you can bring home the knowledge about that dish.
  • Blings and accessories: If you want something handy and something you can buy in bulk because there are a lot of people waiting for your souvenirs back home, you can chose to buy souvenirs such as accessories, blings and designs. These accessories may include clothes and jewelleries, and designs include ceramics and home decorations. These products are cheap, and they can be easily found in many places in Singapore. For cheap and wide variety of products, visit Mustafa Centre, China Town, Bugis Street, Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza.
  • Different merchandises: Shirt, bags, posters, caps and pins which have designs all related to Singapore are also good souvenirs for you to buy. These souvenirs are also cheap, and you can buy a lot of them and bring them back home.1597-160255

These are some of the souvenir ideas when you go to Singapore. Of course nothing compares to the experience and memories you created, but it is always good to have something tangible and something to keep and remind you of your experiences in this country.