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Tue 14 Mar 2006

Join the Pulau Hantu Bloggers on their 2nd Anniversary Celebratory Dive!

Category : marine

It started as a blogpost on an iBook connected to the internet via a wireless network in Holland Village - "How I felt last Sunday". Then Debby Ng said,

"You see, Hantu is alive! New corals were sprouting out all over the place. This reef is anything but dead. But some divers believe it is as good as dead. Just mention "diving at Pulau Hantu" to most divers, and it's likely they'll cringe.

Some divers won't even give Hantu a chance. They've heard so many bad reviews, they don't even think it's worth a try. No matter how much you coax them, they don't think it's worth their time and buck to dive in Hantu (and I speak from experience)."

She found other like minded souls and two years later and the Hantu bloggers have been diving and photographing, opened the eyes of many local divers to the beauty that lies beneath, blogged about these experiences, talked on radio, monitoring development on the islands, training others, collaborating, giving seminars and even conducted a mangrove cleanup!

They celebrate this month with an celebratory anniversary dive programme and if the first anniversary dive is anything to go by, if you have not yet peeked into the waters at Pulau Hantu, this is an excellent opportunity and group to do it with!

"The Hantu Blog celebrates its second birthday! To commemorate two years of great diving,
we'll be doing 4 dives, including a night dive.

All are welcome but you must have an Advanced Open Water Certification (or its equivalent).

Let's see what's waiting for us
out there this time!

Warm regards,
The Hantu Blog"

The Pulau Hantu Bloggers Celebratory 2nd Anniversary Dive, 25 Mar (Sat) and/or 26 Mar (Sun), 2006.

Reservations and enquiries
Please email hantublog@gmail.com.
Please RSVP by Friday, March 17, 2006 with the following:

  1. Your name,
  2. IC/Passport number,
  3. Your email address,
  4. Your handphone number, and
  5. Equipment required incl weights.
  6. Date of trip interested in - 25 or 26 Mar or both?

Join the The Hantu Bloggers Yahoo Group to read the trip itinerary, and to be informed of future dives.

Dive Details

  • Cost: S$95.00/trip (excl gear rental)
  • Please bring your own lunch, dinner, water and torches for the trip.
  • Venue: Keppel Marina, Bt. Chermin Rd
  • Time (Departure): 0900 hrs
  • [Dive 1]
  • 1st Surface Interval + Lunch
  • [Dive 2]
  • 2nd Surface Interval
  • [Dive 3]
  • 3rd Surface Interval + Dinner
  • [Night Dive]
  • Departure
  • ETA: 2100 hrs

Gear Rental Rates

  • Regulator $5.00
  • BCD $5.00
  • Mask $5.00
  • Fins $5.00
  • Weight belt (incl 4 weights) $3.00
  • Wetsuit $6.00
  • Additional weights @ $0.50

All rental equipment is arranged by Diver Airman.

About the The Hantu Blog
The Hantu Blog is a non-profit environmental awareness initiative. All funds generated by the Blog dives go towards the development of educational material, to further raise the awareness of Pulau Hantu and other local marine areas. To learn more about the origins of the blog, and the marine issues that concern the Hantu Bloggers, listen to this NewsRadio interview.

The Hantu Blog website is generously hosted by Habitatnews, the natural history news and information portal maintained by the National University of Singapore's Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.

The Hantu Blog is a partner of the Blue Water Volunteers and Gill Divers, Reef Friends Xplore! Programme that trains passionate individuals to become inspiring educators and ambassadors. For more information visit Reef Friends

Photos of marine life at Pulau Hantu by Paul Tan, Paul Cheng & Debby Ng

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