2D2N Batam Weekend Trip: SGD$ 459
When one looks out from Singapore’s high towers across the Straits onto the Indonesian islands, there the islands of Batam and Bintan appear very inviting, basking in the sun. Lying less than one hour by fast ferry from Singapore, the islands promise a completely contrasting environment from that of busy metropolitan Singapore.
Batam and Bintan are only two of the more than 2,400 islands that make up the Riau Islands province, stretching from Sumatra, rounding north east all the way to the Anambas islands in the South China Sea.
The island of Batam today is the third busiest entry port to Indonesia next to Bali and Jakarta. Situated so near to Singapore, it is a favorite resort for residents and international toursts in Singapore who wish to get closer to nature, relax for a short vacation of golf or sailing, enjoy mouth watering fresh seafood, luxuriate in a traditional royal spa, go shopping or just for family fun.
Getting There and Around
There are frequent daily ferries connecting Singapore’s Tanah Merah port with Batam as well as between Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and Batam. The journey from Singapore takes a pleasant 45 minutes.
How to sign up?
1. Complete the online registration form
2. Drop by The Dive Company to make a $300 deposit
3. Collect study materials and confirm course schedule
Note: It is preferable to register at least 1-2 weeks in advance
Dive trip includes:
- All land and sea transfers
- 2 nights in Twin-share room at Harris Resort
- Breakfast and lunch
- 5 boat dives
- Tanks & weights
- Dive guide services
Dive trip schedule
Day 1 (Friday):
1830hr: Meet up @ Harbour Front
2025hr: Ferry Departure for Batam
2025hr (Indonesia time): Arrival at Batam (Sekupang)
2045hr: Check in at Harris Resort, Free and Easy
Day 2 (Saturday):
0800hr: Board transport for Pulau Galang-baru
0915hr: Arrive at Pulau Galang-baru , transfer to Labun island
0930hr: Arrive at Labun island and get ready for 1 boat dive
1130hr: Lunch at Labun island
1300hr: 2 dives after lunch
1630hr: Back to Labun island to rinse off, back to Pulau Galang-baru
1700hr: Board transport for Batam Center Area for dinner
1800hr: Arrival at Batam Center (dinner at own expenses)
2000hr: Transport leaves for Harris Resort, free and easy therafter
Day 3 (Sunday):
0730hr: Board transport for Pulau Galang-baru
0830hr: Transfer to Dive Boat for 2 more dives
1130hr: Back to Labun island to rinse off, back to Pulau Galang-baru
1200hr: Transport leaves for Harris Resort
1300hr: Back to room for shower and check out
1345hr: Check out and board transport to ferry terminal
1400hr: Arrive at ferry terminal, check in
1450hr: Ferry depart for Singapore
1650hr (Singapore time): Back to Harbour Front
Dive trip price & options
Twinshare room supp.