Frequently Asked Questions

Getting to Bintan

Bintan is only about one hour by ferry from Singapore (Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal).

We recommend the following ferry operator which operate from Singapore to Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal in Bintan.

 

https://www.brf.com.sg/

 

We also offer free pickups from Tanjung Pinang Ferry Terminal to Aston Hotel Tanjung Pinang if you book a dive and stay package with us. 

 

If you are in Indonesia, there are domestic flights to Bintan's Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport. Riau Airlines provides connections to Jakarta, Pekanbaru, Palembang, Jambi and the remote Natuna Islands whilst Sriwijaya Air offers daily flights from Jakarta.

 

If you are based in Batam, you can even drive over to Bintan via the car ferry or 'RoRo'.

Do I need insurance for diving?

Whilst diving accidents are very much preventable and uncommon, we recommend that all divers be covered by diving insurance whenever and wherever they are diving to ensure that they have full access to medical emergency resources specific to diving accidents including hyerbaric chamber treatment, specialised medical knowledge and evacuation. Not all travel insurance provide these. We have partnered with DiveAssure to provide Diving Accident and Dive-Travel Insurance.

 

DiveAssure offers 2 types of programs: 

 

1. Personal Diving Accident available for short term, as well as annual coverage.

Detailed description can be found here: DiveSafe

 

2.Dive-travel plan to any destination worldwide is available as a single-trip plan (up to 180 consecutive days) or a full year (unlimited trips, up to 42 days per trip) - incl. COVID coverage.

Detailed description can be found here: Dive&Travel

 

You can see a comparison of all our plans here: Coverage and Rates.

To get a no-obligation quote or purchase immediately, please click on the link below:

 

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What else can we do in Bintan other than diving?

Plenty!

Other than scuba diving, there are many seaside activities like freediving, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddles (SUP) and island hopping.

Too much of the beach for you? Then visit the numerous interesting sites in Bintan: temples, farm tours, firefly tours, local markets and shopping!

Prefer something more challenging, what about hiking up Mount Gunung or cycling tours.

After all that, refuel at local eateries and sample the flavours of Bintan!

For more information, drop us an email at diveinbintan@gmail.com.