Singapore is an independent city-state in Southeast Asia, comprising one main island and 50 adjacent islands off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. The major island is separated from Malaysia on the north only by the narrow Johor Strait. Singapore is densely populated. About three-fourths of the people are Chinese, but there are significant Malay and Indian minorities. From north to south Singapore Island, the main island, extends 22 km and its greatest east-west extent is 50 km. On the larger islets is Sentosa, were the aquarium - as well as many other attractions - can be found. Singapore is worldwide known as a very safe and clean place. This is indeed the case, but there are many other attractions on the island, including Sentosa Island, the Bird Park, the zoos (as there is both a day and a night zoo)... as well as the famous shopping! Furthermore, as Singapore is conveniently located in Southeast Asia, lots of great diving spots can be reached from there in a couple of hours.
Underwater World Singapore (aquarium)telephone : (65) 275 00 30fax : (65) 275 00 36address : 80 Siloso Road, Sentosa, Singapore 098969email : email@example.com : www.underwaterworld.com.sg (possibility to reserve on-line)rating : 4 / 4 starscomments :Probably that many visitors of this web site will be surprised to find information on a diving in an aquarium... In fact, this activity is interesting for several reasons. First of all, it gives the opportunity to see a great concentration of reef fishes and pelagic. Furthermore, you then can see an aquarium from the other side, which is quite surprising... It is just a pity that you will not see any coral during your diving!
This dive can be tried by everybody, even non-certified people. Children from 12 years are also welcomed. Of course, you will be accompanied by a divemaster. Divers are completely equipped, but do not wear fins, as in depth of 3 meters, is easier - and saver - to walk!
Underwater World Singapourrating : 4.0depth : 3 m
The diving is made of two different immersions. First, in the reef fish tank (15 minutes), we can see the species we are used to encounter in warm seas. The concentration of the fish is however unusual, and therefore you have a couple of fish in front of you at every moment. In the second part, divers will enter the tank of the larger animals (also for 15 minutes). Over there, we can see several types of sharks, the larger of them reaching more than 3 meters, as well as rays, which can be fed. It is, of course, exceptional to see - and even to touch - so many sharks at the same time! A great experience to do... if you have the opportunity.