If you’re feeling very adventurous about your water sports, Singapore Freedivers has been teaching people how to free dive since 2012. Freediving is a more pure form of ocean exploration than scuba diving, because the diver is not separated from the experience by a mask, and it removes distractions such as a breathing apparatus and oxygen tank. Obviously, in order to do this safely requires training in not just swimming techniques, but breathing techniques and the mechanics of holding one’s breath. The Singapore Freedivers offer beginner courses in Pure Apnea, which teach these breathing techniques in the safety of a swimming pool. This course must be completed, including a two-minute static breath hold and other physical tests, before participants can begin the beginner freediving courses.
8B Boon Tiong Rd, Singapore, +65 9876 7171
If you’re looking to spend a relaxing afternoon on the water, there are many places in Singapore that you can rent canoes, kayaks – even paddleboats! – for very reasonable hourly rates. One of our favourites is MacRitchie Park, which is central enough to be easy to get to, yet because it is part of the reservoir, it feels like you’re outside the city. Alternatively, a beautiful place for canoeing is at the Sports Hub at Kallang Wave, where you’ll be able to enjoy Singapore’s spectacular skyline from a completely new vantage point.
8 Stadium Walk, Singapore Sports Hub, Singapore, +65 6653 8900