Are you looking to escape the city and explore some great new dive sites in 2018? It’s easier than you might think with our weekend liveonboard diving trips from Singapore. In one weekend you will go from office bound to freedom bound and from city traffic to calm, clear waters.
Here at GS-Diving, we pride ourselves on offering the best possible diving options and our liveonboard vessel the Seaborne (LOB), gives you everything you need and more. Our 6 dive weekend liveaboard diving packages is the perfect way to kick back, relax and dive some stunning new dive sites.
Our weekend liveaboard diving trips from Singapore are perfect for those who do not want to take time off work but still want to take a break. The Riau Archipelago is to the south of Singapore and includes the islands of Bintan, Batam and Nikoi. We head even further south of these two main islands to where the reefs are remote and although there are numerous islands, few are inhabited aside from occasional local fishing communities, it’s almost like sailing back in time.
Riau Islands Marine Life and Reefs
GS-Diving has years of experience of diving these reefs, which in most parts, offer a pristine mix of hard and soft corals combined with abundant and varied marine life. Species that we commonly see during these trips include; frogfish, a variety of different nudibranch, barracuda, jacks, fusiliers, damselfish, clownfish, pipefish, parrotfish, angelfish, triggerfish, butterflyfish and sting rays. Conditions are good all year round and with generally calm seas our weekend trips are suitable for all levels of divers. If you are a wreck diving enthusiast the area is also home to a number of World War II wrecks which are easily accessible as they lay at relatively shallow depths.
Seaborne Liveboard Facilities
The Seaborne live on board vessel is a 17 metre long wooden boat which offers simple yet comfortable bunk accommodation in a choice of twin or quad share cabins. On board are two shared bathrooms, large dive deck, sunroof with loungers and shaded areas, dining area and a separate indoor saloon with a large TV and DVD facilities. With only 14 divers on board you’ll have plenty of space and the trips are always a lot of fun!
To see floor plans of the Seaborne (LOB), click here.
All meals, snacks, tea, coffee, water, tanks, weights and guides are included in our prices and our occasional Saturday night BBQ is not to be missed!
Nikoi & Riau Islands Liveaboard Diving Packages and Schedule
Our meeting point for these liveaboard diving trips from Singapore is Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (TMFT) at 07.30pm on Friday evenings and from there, we take the fast ferry to Nongsapura Ferry Terminal in Indonesia where we board the Seaborne (LOB). We return to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal at 8.00pm on Sunday nights. Our prices start from S$468 for our 6 dive weekend package and fast ferry tickets are included in the price.
For dates and availability for our forthcoming trips, or to make a booking, click here.