Our Story

Begun as a small establishment, Orpheus Dive has seen her fair share of ups and downs in the diving industry. Having survived two economic crisis and many other crunches, Orpheus Dive climbed out of each crisis, and got stronger and better.

Our Commitment to All Our Friends and Divers

With over 5000 divers, Orpheus Dive is one of the most complete and trusted dive centre on the market.

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The Orpheus Dive Commitment to Quality and Service

Divers want to dive with the best dive center they can find. At Orpheus Dive, we are committed to being that dive center. Our aim is to provide you with the highest level of service and the most comprehensive diver training; whether you are a beginner, advanced, professional or technical diver.

At Orpheus Dive we proudly teach PADI courses (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) as they are not only the most internationally recognized and respected dive training agency in the world, they are also at the forefront of diving innovation and safety development.

PADI credentials are among the most sought after in the world. Wherever you dive, it is more than likely you will be surrounded by other PADI divers. They are designed to give you valuable and worthwhile training whilst remaining fun and enjoyable.

All level of PADI Courses

All levels of PADI classes from Scuba Discovery to the highest recreational rating – The PADI Master Scuba Dive, are conducted on a weekly basis. Monsoon does not affect us as we offer more than one destination other than the common island such as Tioman and Dayang.

PADI Gopro Courses

As a PADI 5 Star IDC, we are committed to professional training using the world’s most preferred diver training system, the PADI IDC. Starting your life changing experience with the PADI Divemaster Course, learning under the supervision of our in house Staff Instructors today.

PADI TecRec Courses

As single tanks might not be enough for most divers, we have embrace the needs and challenge of conducting two tanks diving for divers. PADI TecRec 40 to Trimix courses are available. Instructors are welcome to cross over from any agencies.

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Diving and Beyond

Unlike other dive centres that focus only on dive training, our instructors are also trained as holistic practitioners of therapeutic essential oils and certified Emergency First Responders.

Our First Aid Kit

Besides the standard first aid kit that divers are familiar with, all our instructor are trained in using essential oils to treat common diving injuries.

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Our People – The Heart & Soul

As a scuba instructor I have the opportunity to see Fear changed to courage, Faintheartedness converted into accomplishment, Timidity transformed into confidence and Anticipation turned into a passion.

Lester Kwok
Lester KwokMaster Instructor

Lester Kwok is our resident instructor, in charge of most of the daily dive operations. As a PADI Master Instructor, a trained technician and very well traveled in Asia, he would be the best person to speak to regarding all your diving needs.

Nicole Chin
Nicole ChinPADI Specialty Instructor

You can find Nicole on helping out at Orpheus on Sundays. Nicole is in charge of the finance of Orpheus Dive. She has a nick for fine travel and if you are looking for a good holiday vacations, she will be the best person to speak to.

Aaron Loo
Aaron LooPADI Staff Instructor | TecDeep

Aaron Loo, a PADI IDCSI and a degree in Bioscience, has been working with Orpheus Dive full-time sine his school days. With no less than 500 divers under his belt, Aaron is well versed in training all levels of PADI Courses including PADI Tenrec courses. As a PADI Instructor, his job has brought him to all corners of Asia for diving.

PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor
PADI Project AWARE
PADI Coral Conservation
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
PADI Wreck Diving Specialty Instructor
PADI Deep Diving Specialty Instructor
PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty Instructor
PADI Boat Specialty Instructor
PADI Cavern Specialty Instructor
PADI Digital UW Photography Instructor
PADI Night Diving Specialty Instructor
PADI Multilevel Specialty Instructor
PADI Search & Recovery Instructor
EFR, CFC, AED Instructor
PADI TecRec 40 Instructor
PADI TecRec 45 Instructor
PADI TecRec 50 Instructor
PADI TecRec Trimix Instructor
PADI TecRec Trimix 65 Instructor
PADI Gas Blender
PADI TecRec Sidemount

Dives Till Date : 4000+

PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor
PADI Project AWARE
PADI Coral Conservation
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
EFR, CFC, AED Instructor

Dives Till Date : 150

PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor
PADI Project AWARE
PADI Coral Conservation
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
PADI Wreck Diving Specialty Instructor
PADI Deep Diving Specialty Instructor
PADI Underwater Navigation Specialty Instructor
EFR, CFC, AED Instructor
PADI TecRec 40 Instructor
PADI TecRec 45 Instructor
PADI TecRec 50 Instructor
PADI TecRec Trimix Instructor
PADI TecRec Trimix 65 Instructor
PADI Gas Blender
PADI TecRec Sidemount

Dives Till Date : 1000+

Tsend Wade
Tsend WadePADI Specialty Instructor

Tseng Wade is currently pursuing his degree and in his free-time, he will be helping out with Orpheus Dive in training new divers. A very detailed with a strong passion in diving and always ready to help personality was the reason why we have selected him to become part of Orpheus Dive team.

Jonathan Loo
Jonathan LooPADI Specialty Instructor

Jonathan Loo, an addition to our family crew. Jon, as he is commonly known, is a friendly and easy going person. Most divers trained by him find him a pretty cool dude to hang around with. Despite of his time as a PADI Instructor, his elder brother Aaron has been guiding him step by step to become the next outstanding star of Orpheus Dive.

Melissa Chee
Melissa CheePADI Specialty Instructor

Melissa Chee motto in life. If you do not succeed in the first attempt, try again. A Bio Medical student, Melissa has lottsa to share and give. She is the chilli padi of Orpheus Dive. Small, young but SPICY. Do not challenge her for she never says die.

PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor
PADI Project AWARE
PADI Coral Conservation
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
EFR, CFC, AED Instructor

Dives Till Date : 250

PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor
PADI Project AWARE
PADI Coral Conservation
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
EFR, CFC, AED Instructor

Dives Till Date : 200

PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor
PADI Project AWARE
PADI Coral Conservation
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
EFR, CFC, AED Instructor

Dives Till Date : 150

The Support Team : PADI Professionals

The rest of the team often support divers silently to ensure that you dive trip is well organized, your dive gears are serviced properly. The next time you dive with one of them, take note of their relentless support for each of you.

TAN YING YI
TAN YING YIDivemaster
Ying Yi aka YY, picked up diving from us in 2013. His personal interest in wanting to become more proficient in diving drove him to become one of our PADI Divemaster. A man with very little words but a big heart, YY loves going to places and meeting new divers.
Joe Chen
Joe ChenAssistant Instructor
Joe Chen is a fulltime “phone operator”. However, during his free time, he will be diving with us or helping Lester with theory and pool session. A very patient teaching staff and excellent in customer servicing. If he need weird ideas, he is the man.
Kynneth Cheng
Kynneth ChengDivemaster
Kynneth Chang has MIA from Orpheus Dive for a very long time due to his hectic work schedule. But let us give him a warm welcome back to the diving industry and rejoining the team of Orpheus Dive professional.

The Support Team : Mascots of Orpheus Dive

They are the true “bosses” of Orpheus Dive. Our only existence is to serve and protect them

Jill Girl
Jill GirlQueen
Jill – 2001 to 26 October (8.30pm) 2013. You will be miss much by Papa and Mama. Thank you for the moments you have given to us and the knowledge and compassion you have shared with us. Today, Orpheus Dive has become a new dive centre with compassion directions and it is all her credits.
Dale
DaleMascot
Dale, also know as Fei Zai, is the noise maker of the shop. Very often when you first enter our swanky dive store, he will be greeting you at the door, barking and irritating you. However, the way to him would be his stomach. Beware, he farts alot.
Toto
TotoMascot
Naruto was found in our farm after he had a bad fight and lost one of his eyes. He seems have the heritage of a Shiba but we are not too sure and neither are we concern. He is the ZEN mascot of Orpheus Dive, reflecting the spiritual side of Orpheus Dive.
Toto
TotoMascot
Jojo was rescued by us on the 2nd May 2014. Being neglected and was unable to fend for herself and she was unable to walk, we decided to rescue her and rehabilitate her. She has gotten much better after a series of intense hydrotherapy, acupuncture and lottsa supplements, and LOVE.

What Else?

We are not your regular dive centre. We believe in One Thing Strongly. Everyone has the power to change lives.

Together We Can Build A Better World

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What Else? Is there More?

The PADI TecRec Center rating is awarded to PADI Dive Centers and Resorts that teach PADI technical diving courses. With a  PADI TecRec Instructor on staff, these dive businesses can offer technical open-circuit training, tec sidemount courses or tec programs for Closed-Circuit Rebreather (CCR) diving.

Divers Reviews: We Love our Divers, And They Love Us.

We are fully dedicated to diver base. When you choose Orpheus Dive for your scuba diving needs, let us do the worrying for it and we will strive our best to give you our best efforts.

“WOW – This is the Best guys I have ever seen.”

I visited Singapore for a conference and did my Padi Advanced course with Orpheus. Lester did the theoretical part of the course. He is very friendly and very knowledgeable. The practical part of the course was done during a dive weekend in Tioman. Spencer was the instructor and he is really awesome. Even though I had a bit of problems with equalising, he was very patient and I really learned a lot. Spencer was always willing to point things out underwater and to share his knowledge with us.The dives were really nice and I saw a lot of fishes and coral that I did not know. The group with me at Tioman was also really nice. Four of them did their Open Water course. All in all, it really was a wonderful weekend and wonderful experience. Thank you
– Marde Greeff

I’ve been with Orpheus for some time now and completed both my Advanced and Rescue Diver courses with Lester. Coming from an instructional background, I’ve always been impressed with the way Lester conducts his courses as well as his MOI or method of instruction. He’s always been able to answer questions satisfactorily and taken time to reiterate points if necessary. One more point that I found really good is that Orpheus certifies good divers who can perform the necessary diving skills and not just about anyone who expects to clear for having paid fees. A dive company with integrity and a must visit for anyone passionate about learning diving well. All the best 🙂
Murugeswaran Velu
I have just gone on a LOB to Tubbataha with Orpheus Dive and am totally satisfied with the way Lester handled our bookings despite some big hiccups which were no fault of his. Lester was patient, friendly, honest and professional all the way. Thanks for a great trip! Looking forward to the next.
James Lee
WoW! EXCELLENT! Thumbs up for Lester quality courses. He is very patient, confidence and explained things in a way I could understand. It was definitely money well spent I will definitely recommend Orpheus to anyone who isn’t scared to invest in quality scuba diving courses. Keep up the good work!
Alex Chin
When I randomly stepped into Lester’s shop, it became immediately obvious that this is where I had to learn diving – I had not even shopped around! Everything appealed to me. A week later I was happily holding my Open Water certification. It really lifted my spirits up!
François Schmitt
Highly experienced instructor and technician to tell you the about of each dive location and all the pros and cons of all dive equipment. Small classes for more individual attention to each student. New Dive Shop is Conveniently located near Great World City.
Soon De Bao Nicholas