To encourage a deeper appreciation for Singapore's marine biodiversity, NParks has developed Singapore's first Dive Trail located at Pulau Subar Laut or the Big Sister's Island, Sisters' Island Marine Park.
Shallow and Deep Trails
Two separate trails with varying depths have been established to showcase the variety of marine biodiversity and reed features present in Singapore's waters. Approximately 100m in length, the shallow trail will take divers around a loop to a maximum depth of 6m. The deep trail will reach a maximum depth of 15m.
Divers will be guided through 20 stations marked by signs which will bring their attention to the variety of marine biodiversity and reef features present in Singapore's waters, as well as messages on conservation and responsible diving. Some stations will also engage divers in simple biodiversity or water quality surveys as part of NParks' efforts to encourage participation in our Citizen Science programmes. Learn more about the Dive Trail.
Minimum Dive Requirements
To protect marine biodiversity, the Dive Trail is planned for divers with relevant dive experience and a certification beyond entry level from reputable international training organisations. This certification can be obtained by signing up with certified dive centres. Divers are required to have logged at least 20 dives with one local dive within the past two years. Good buoyancy control is essential to ensure that corals are not broken accidentally when diving. To ensure long term sustainability of the dive trails, training dives will not be allowed at the Dive Trail.
(maximum 6m depth)
(maximum 15m depth)
||Beyond entry level from reputable international training organisations. This excludes junior divers and non-independent certification.
|Required diving skills
||Experienced divers with good buoyancy control
||At least 20 dives with one local dive within the past two years
||1-5 m depending on weather conditions
Coral reefs and
Rocky and silty habitat
Dive Windows and Capacity
Dive windows will be made available based on the conditions of the marine habitat and periods when currents are suitable for diving. To minimise damage to the reefs and prevent overcrowding, a maximum of 8 divers are allowed for each trail at any given time.
Approved Dive Operators
To ensure dive safety while safeguarding the reef habitat, only dive operators that meet all necessary criteria and adhere to regulations established for the Dive Trail are approved to conduct the guided dives.
Interested divers can sign up for the Dive Trails by contacting any of NParks' approved dive operators listed below:
The cost of the dive trips will be set independently by operators and may differ based on the types of packages and the services offered. Divers are encouraged to contact the approved dive operators for more information on their services and select their preferred dive operators.
NParks does not collect any fees from dive operators for conducting guided dives at Sisters' Islands Marine Park Dive Trail.
Interested dive operators may contact NParks to obtain approval for conducting the guided dives.
Current Dive Trips
In line with the latest announcement by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on a phased approach to resume activities safely after the Circuit Breaker period, dive trail activities have been suspended until further notice. Please check our website for the latest updates.