Entries Categorized as 'Photography'

Elusive Macro Wonders

Date June 30, 2015

The Hantu Blog has been bringing divers to our reefs for over a decade. Many of our divers return frequently to Pulau Hantu’s reefs because they continue to be awed and rewarded with new and unexpected finds! One such diver is Ann Tan, who took all the photos in this blog post in a single [...]

Dirty Demons and Delicate Crabs

Date December 18, 2014

Over the weekend, there was as big a show of macro wildlife as there was a show of divers! As many as 70 divers from several boats pulled into Pulau Hantu’s reefs for a dive and saw critters like batfish, pipefish, and demon stingerfish. It’s wonderful to have people going out and discovering Singapore reefs, [...]

Algae-eating snails and British writers

Date November 26, 2014

Divers had a break of sunshine over this monsoon weekend! Coupled with surprisingly good visibility despite the heavy rains we’ve been having, it was a perfect day for a dive! There were sightings of seahorses, pipefish, bamboo shark + a few of their egg cases tied around the reef, carpet eel-blennies, schooling Yellow soapfish (which [...]

Magnificent Macrolife

Date November 18, 2014

Ann Tan is a talented and enthusiastic underwater photographer who has been diving the reefs of Singapore’s Pulau Hantu for more than a few years! Having dived some of the most exotic reefs around Southeast Asia, from East Indonesia, East Malaysia and the Philippines to the Maldives, she says, “Pulau Hantu continues to surprise me… [...]

Creeping Out Despite Warm Waters

Date May 30, 2014

Some of you might have heard about the recent rise in sea surface temperatures around Singapore. Our dives at Pulau Hantu last weekend registered temperatures of 30-31deg C! High temperatures are just one of the many triggers of coral bleaching. Some of that was sighted at Pulau Hantu during our dive, but while the reef [...]

New Nudis!

Date May 22, 2014

Thought there was nothing new to see in Singapore! You’d be blown away by the number of new records we have been making in Singapore’s tiny slither of ocean! Divers out at Hantu in late April photographed this pair of mating nudis, and it turns out they are a new record! Goniobranchus aureopurpureus, previously known as Chromodoris [...]

Demons, Dragons and Serpents

Date May 21, 2014

Kuiters dragonet is a curious little fish commonly found in Singapore’s shallow sheltered mud-sand flats, especially among seagrasses. It is named after Rudie Hermann Kuiter, a Dutch-born Australian underwater photographer, taxonomist, and marine biologist. He’s best known for describing many new species of seahorse. The photographs in this post were taken by Hantu Blog volunteer, [...]

Over a Decade of Celebrating Singapore Waters!

Date March 26, 2014

We made it! The Hantu Blog is into its 11th year of sharing the wonders of Singapore’s marine life with schools, divers, and those who weren’t even thinking about what coral reefs are! Every year, in March, the Hantu Blog volunteers go crazy, and spend an entire day out at sea, doing as many as [...]

The Least Remote Reef

Date October 6, 2013

Mathieu Meur has been photographing the underwater world for over 20 years. On his photo blog, he writes, “I’m fortunate to dive some of the nicest, and sometimes most remote, corners of our planet.” Among his list of dive sites that include Micronesia and Costa Rica, is our humble little city reef, Pulau Hantu.

Hantu on the Rebound?

Date July 29, 2013

After the coral bleaching and quiet reef experiences from the last few dives, it may look like the season is beginning to turn, with seemingly cooler waters and more reef life being spotted by our divers. The visibility has also appreciated, allowing a few of us to wander off into the deep to explore the [...]