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  • Trip Report – 22 to 23 April 2017 - Another great weekend spent in Batam diving with our students and leisure divers! The diving season has just started and we are seeing a great visibility of 5-8m. With fun-loving Seaborne crew and divers, great hospitality and mouth-watering Indonesian cuisine on board, it makes everyone’s weekend an enjoyable one! We … Continue reading
  • ADEX 2017 - It was a great 3 days at ADEX 2017 from 7-9 April! We had such a great time chatting with everyone who came by to find out more about our PADI courses on offer and leisure dives on board Seaborne. A very big thank you to our students and regular … Continue reading
  • Trip Report – 16 to 19 March 2017 - We were a swarm of busy bees last week, with four awesome days of diving on LOB Seaborne with students and leisure divers during the March school holidays! Loads of fun, laughter, and bonding with families and like-minded friends. We saw one of the best visibility last week and our … Continue reading
  • Trip Report – 11 to 12 March 2017 - What an enjoyable diving weekend on board Seaborne! Great visibility of 8-10m, fun-loving instructors, crew and divers! Everyone on board spotted lots of beautiful marine life such as stingrays, sea turtles, puffer fish, cuttlefish, nudibranches and more! The waters off Nongsa in Batam has so much to offer, just a … Continue reading
  • Trip Report – 4 to 5 March 2017 - Another wonderful weekend spent with our students and leisure divers on board Seaborne in Batam! It’s one of our best weekends yet with a great visibility of 5-8m, where we also spotted sea turtles, rays, giant puffer fish, lion fish, Octopus and many others. A big thank you to everyone … Continue reading
  • Trip Report – 25 to 26 February 2017 - Another fun and fulfilling weekend spent with a full board of divers and Open Water students on board our LOB Seaborne! Fun-loving Seaborne crew, awesome dive sites, mouth-watering Indonesian cuisine and not forgetting the opportunity to bond with like-minded divers make for a perfect weekend getaway. Congratulations to our new … Continue reading
  • Trip Report – 18 to 19 February 2017 - We had yet another full board of divers on the Seaborne last weekend! A very big thank you to the 17 leisure divers and students for their wonderful support, which made this possible. Many of them came with their families for a great time of bonding, while having fun pursuing … Continue reading
  • Trip Report – 11 to 12 February 2017 - Despite the full moon on Saturday combined with monsoonal weather a few days prior our trip, we managed smiles over this weekend. I guess a bad day diving is better than a good day in the office! Enjoying the fresh air with great company and the underwater world with nudibranchs, … Continue reading
  • Trip Report – 4 to 5 February 2017 - We spent an awesome weekend diving with our Open Water students and leisure divers in Batam, Indonesia again! Fun-loving divers and instructors, great visibility of 5-8m and not forgetting mouth-watering meals on board the Seaborne (live on board) always made our diving trips so extraordinary! Congratulations to our new PADI … Continue reading
  • Trip Report – 28 to 30 January 2017 - While others are busy exchanging ang pows and mandarin oranges, we spent a wonderful Chinese New Year weekend with a full board of Open Water students and leisure divers on board the Seaborne (live on board)! Thank you guys for spending your long CNY weekend with us. Congratulations to our … Continue reading
  • Trip Report – 21 to 22 January 2017 - We spent an enjoyable weekend with fun-loving kids from the United World College, who completed their Open Water Diving Course with us on board Seaborne! Spotted sea turtles, lion fish among other things, which amazed everyone. Congratulations Arno Gerber, Devang Bafna, Jaiveer Kartar Singh Nalwa & Max Hillier on being … Continue reading
  • Welcome to 2017 – Dive Batam Indonesia - Liveaboard diving from Singapore to Batam, Indonesia. Are you looking to escape the city and explore some great new dive sites in 2017? It’s easier than you might think with our weekend live on board trips. In one weekend you will go from office bound to freedom bound and from … Continue reading
  • Trip Report – 31 Dec to 1 Jan 2017 (Seaborne) - Celebrating New Year with a difference on board  the Seaborne (LOB)! The weekend is here again and we are all getting ready for our first dive! I’ve finally fulfilled my dream of getting the whole family to share my passion in diving. Check out this cool video of us diving … Continue reading
  • Trip Report – 24 to 25 December 2016 (Seaborne) - It just keeps getting better! Garoupa! Dolphins! Turtle sightings every week! It was an awesome Christmas weekend spent with eight divers on board the LOB vessel Seaborne. Fun-loving instructors, great hospitality and food, new found friends, plus a spectacular fireworks display made this weekend exceptionally special! We had a blessed … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 23 December 2016 – Sisters’ Islands Marine Park - It’s been a long time since we dived at the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park! Now that it’s reopened, divers can now dive in Singapore’s very own backyard. Check out this video of our awesome trip with our 8 divers on 23rd Dec 2016. It was a Friday afternoon trip and … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 17 to 18 December 2016 (Seaborne) - It was yet another awesome weekend of diving with a full board of 15 divers! Thank you all for joining us on board our Seaborne live on board (LOB) vessel in Batam. With a visibility of 5-8m, fun-loving divers, great hospitality by our crew, and not forgetting a spectacular fireworks … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 10 to 11 December 2016 (Seaborne) - It just keeps getting better! With 16 awesome divers and cool GS-Diving PADI Instructors, our weekend trip on 10 & 11 December was a blast! Loads of fun, new friendships forged, awesome diving and great visibility, these made our diving trip exciting like none other. Congratulations to our three new … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 3 to 4 December 2016 – Seaborne (Live On Board) - What an awesome weekend spent with our new PADI Open Water divers! Check out our short video which highlights the fun everyone had during this memorable diving trip! Congratulations to our 5 New Open Water Divers! Christianna Fung, Ignatius Roberts, Rachel Barrett, Yumi Lewis & Naotaka Neil Ichinose! Thank you … Continue reading
  • Combine Your Love of Travel with a PADI Course - Combine Your Love of Travel with a PADI Course As much as we love our local dive sites here in Singapore, the GS-Diving team also love to travel. We are very privileged to have so many great dive spots right on our door step and we’ve spent years exploring them … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 26 to 27 November 2016 – Seaborne (Live on Board) - We visited the Kerang Gelang dive site and Codd Wreck with a visibility of up to 8m. Schools of yellow tail fishes and small cuttlefish were spotted during the sunset dive. Not forgetting another huge cuttlefish and three sea turtles! Congratulations to our new AWOD students Malcolm Low and Phedra … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 19 to 20 November 2016 – Seaborne (Live on Board) - Fun Loving Students = Awesome Weekend! Congratulations to our 6 new PADI Open Water Divers! Enjoy the video! Cheers, Gary Lim (GS-Diving PADI Instructor)
  • GS-Diving with New Adventures - It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Mr Gary Lim as the GS-Diving Operations Manager for Singapore, as we expand our business to Cairns, Australia. PADI Instructor Gary Lim, will continue operating the business with PADI courses and recreational scuba diving trips on board the GS-Diving … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 12 to 13 November 2016 – Seaborne (Live on Board) - Wonderful weekend with fun loving divers on board the Seaborne Live on Board! Congratulations to our new PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Zhong Li Ong!
  • Trip Report 5 to 6 November 2016 – Seaborne (Live on Board) - What a blast with 8-10 metre visibility! Awesome Weekend Trip! Congratulations to our new PADI Open Water Diver Esther Leong & PADI Rescue Diver Nick Fowle! Well Done! Cheers, Gary Lim  
  • Trip Report 29 to 30 October 2016 (Seaborne) - Weekend Trip! PADI Open Water Divers / PADI Advanced Open Water Divers / PADI Rescue Divers Congratulations once again to all of the 11 PADI Student Divers! Special thanks to Gareth Alexius for helping GS-Diving PADI Instructor Gary Lim and with the videos too! Congratulations to our PADI Open Water … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 22 to 23 October 2016 (Seaborne) - Wonderful weekend spent on Seaborne with a group of fun loving divers! Congratulations to Damien our new PADI Open Water diver! Well done! — with GS-Diving PADI DiveMaster Venice, Chris, Phillip, Christopher and Daryl. Cheers, Gary Lim (GS-Diving PADI Instructor)
  • Trip Report 15 October 2016 (DiveSingapore) - GS-Diving PADI Instructor Gary Lim had the chance to dive in Singapore’s backyard on Saturday. Hantu had an impressive 5 metre viz. That’s not bad, even with overcast skies and storm the night before! 3 confident divers with their confident smiles. With Ng Wei Sheng Martin and Nur Dianah.
  • Trip Report 9 October 2016 (DiveSingapore) - Two newly certified PADI Junior Open Water divers today. With PADI Instructor Gary Savins. Good viz with 5 metres. It’s great to dive when students don’t create sand storms! Great buoyancy today.
  • Trip Report 1 to 2 October – Seaborne (Live on Board) - Weekend Trip! Just a short 1 hour fast ferry ride from Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Nongsa Point Marina and Resort, Batam Indonesia. The 10 minute shuttle bus ride from Nongsapura Ferry Terminal to the marina is so quick. Happy divers enjoying 5-8m visibility around Bintan. Wonderful weekend dives! … Continue reading
  • 2 October 2016 (Gear Servicing) - It’s that time of year when we take stock of what we have and what needs to be serviced. Without question, all of our regulators are serviced yearly. Smooth bubbles for everyone! For our Hantu diving based in Singapore’s backyard, we have 30 wetsuits, 12 BCDs and 10 regulators. Getting … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 27 and 28 Sept 2016 (DiveSingapore) - On Saturday, GS-Diving PADI Instructor How was conducting PADI Open Water at our local diving spot, Pulau Hantu. Viz was ok at 3 metres. The recreational divers were excited as they saw alot of macro life. Everything was much easier to see. Previous weekends saw visibility at around 1 metre. … Continue reading
  • 29 September 2016 (Meet our newly certified PADI Instructor – Gary Lim) - Meet our new GS-Diving Padi Instructor – Gary Lim. Congratulations!           Here is Gary’s Bio for your perusal: PADI MSDT Instructor # 374536 +65 9800 0539 [email protected] Born in Singapore, Gary Lim started diving in 2015 after a 20 year stint as a Project Engineer in … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 24 to 25 September (Seaborne) - Weekend Trip! International School Kids! And 5 to 8 metre visibility. Sorry guys, I was away the whole week… But I’m back!!! — with GS-Diving PADI Instructor Gary Savins, GS-Diving PADI Dive Master Venice, Victoria, Sandra, Soo Ling, Ying Jie, and ChunYong. Wonderful, fun loving divers who are great energetic … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 24 September 2016 (DiveSingapore) - The storm stayed away this morning from Singapore’s backyard. 4- 5 metre viz and 12 happy scuba divers.
  • Trip Report 17 to 18 September 2016 (Seaborne) - Congratulations to our 11 new PADI Open Water Divers! Continue to Explore the Beautiful Underwater! Enjoy the video by Gary Lim. Do these guys look tired from a day of diving? Nooo! They were playing a funny card game and laughing till tired! And they continued singing till way pass … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 18 September 2016 (DiveSingapore) - Luckily the storm cleared from the previous night and we enjoyed great visibility diving in Singapore’s backyard at a local island called Hantu. Viz was easily 8 to 10 metres. Everyone dived in buddy teams for two morning dives and successfully saw many residents like nudibranchs, pipefish, hard coral and … Continue reading
  • 15 September 2016 (Pool Session) - GS-Diving prides itself with small ratios of PADI Instructors to PADI scuba diving students. We really want you to learn to the best of your ability, at your pace. It’s a fun interactive class. Ask questions and know you will be heard and answered. Having trouble demonstrating a skill, don’t … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 10 Sept (DiveSingapore) - Our local diving trips at a local island in Singapore are always very popular. This Saturday morning saw GS-Diving PADI Instructor Eva, running the boat with 14 recreational divers. She also guided a small group of three. Conditions were great with little to no current. Visability with the group was … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 10 to 11 September 2016 (Seaborne) - 12 happy divers experiencing scuba diving at Bintan and Batam in Indonesia. Just a quick 1 hour fast ferry from Singapore and a short 10 minute shuttle bus to the boat moored at Nongsa Point Marina and Resort. Happy Seaborne Divers enjoyed 5-8m Viz at batam this weekend. Wonderful Fun … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 3 and 4 September 2016 (DiveSingapore) - We experienced 5-6m viz at Hantu this weekend, a local island in Singapore’s backyard. We dived Saturday and Sunday and had a very nice diving.  4 new PADI Open Water Divers were certified this weekend too. Congratulations! Cheers, GS-Diving PADI Instructor, Gary Savins    
  • 23 to 24 July Trip Report (Seaborne) - The trip started out differently from our other trips. For one, we departed from Harbourfront Centre instead of Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. And, GS-Diving PADI DiveMaster Gary Lim was sick that day which meant that GS-Diving PADI Instructor, Katherine and I were running the trip ourselves. This trip has probably … Continue reading
  • 16 to 17 July Trip Report (Seaborne) - I met GS Diving Divemaster Gary Lim and my 2 PADI Rescue Diver students, Calista and Sunny at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Singapore on an early fast ferry to Nongsapoint. It had been awhile since their confined session with PADI Instructor Ashley and I wanted to go through some important … Continue reading
  • 8 to 10 July Trip Report (Seaborne) - As our dear boat, the Seaborne (live on board), went for a short spa holiday over the 2-3 July weekend to get a little cleaned up and have some parts tweaked, I was out of the water for almost 2 weeks and boy was I itchy to get back into … Continue reading
  • 10 July 2016 Trip Report (DiveSingapore) - Diving on Sunday morning saw 20 avid divers at Hantu, a local island in Singapore’s backyard. With a storm brewing, the sky remained clear and we spotted seahorses, a cuttlefish, nudis, butterfly fish and much more. My ten year old Canon G9 wouldn’t start underwater on our first dive site. … Continue reading
  • 18 to 19 June Trip Report (Seaborne) - With one PADI Open Water student and two PADI Night Adventure Dive students this weekend, I looked forward to a relatively relaxing weekend for myself while GS Diving PADI DiveMasters Gary Lim and Bernard looked after the leisure divers. The month of June is filled with birthdays for us here … Continue reading
  • 11 to 12 June Trip Report 2016 (Seaborne) - This trip was really fun for me. I had 4 PADI Rescue Divers on board. I’ve always loved teaching the PADI Rescue Course. It is indeed a challenging course for the students but at the end of the day, I believe they enjoyed it as well. Even though the course … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 4 to 5 June Trip Report 2016 (Seaborne) - Due to the recent weather patterns, the currents have been hard to predict at Bintan and Batam, Indonesia. But that definitely hasn’t stopped us from having a diving filled weekend! It just means that us, the GS-Diving Divemasters and Instructors working on the Seaborne (live on board), have to work … Continue reading
  • Latest Update May 2016 - Hi all, Sorry that I have not blogged about diving for a while and I’m going to use the “I was too busy” excuse. Well, it’s kinda true. As you may know, GS-Diving PADI Instructor Julius left Singapore for greater things. His wife Danielle will be completing her two year … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 28 to 29 May 2016 (Seaborne) - The day started a little gloomy on Saturday as rain poured down at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal but to our delight, as the fast ferry pulled into Batam, Indonesia, the skies cleared. Our first dive site was at Kalang Garang Reef. The PADI Advanced Open Water Divers started out with … Continue reading
  • Trip Report 20 to 21 May 2016 (Seaborne) - For something a little different, here are some snaps and snippets from this trip. Enjoy! Cheers, Gary Lim (GS-Diving PADI Dive Master).    

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