Diving Essentials : The Scuba Packing List

Learn how to pack for your scuba dive trip with Orpheus Dive. This list is the survival list of our dive team. Roll over the + icon and find out what our dive team have been packing for their dive trips.

Are You Ready For Your Weekend Dive Trip from Singapore at Berjaya Resort?

Below is a list of Information, and how your can prepare yourself for the weekend of diving.

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Let’s See What is Happening on the Weekend

Learn more about the program for your weekend of diving with Orpheus Dive.

Diving Itinerary for 30 April 2015 to 02 May 2015

Pulau Tioman

Berjaya Resort

Instructors on Duty

Jonathan Loo, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Latest Updates on Ferry Timing

Mersing to Tioman : 07.30am Friday (Dive Boat Transfers)

Tioman to Mersing : 10.00am Sunday (Dive Boat Transfers)

Due to a change of Thursday Ferry Timing, all trips heading to Tioman has been changed to dive boat transfers on Friday morning.

This section will be updated every Thursday once we have gotten confirmation from Bluewater Ferry. Do take note that the ferry timing is different from week to week. The timing of the ferry will affected the entire scheduled published here.


Thursday Friday
6.00pmGather at shop06.30amBreakfast
Please check your dive equipment07.30amBoat Transfers
Last minute purchase09.30amCheck in to resort
6.30pmDepart from Shop10.00am – 5.30pm3 boat dives
7.30pmClearing of Singapore and Malaysia Custom6.00pmNight Dive Training
11.30pmOvernight in Timotel based on Twin Sharing7.30pmDinner for Everyone
09.00amBreakfast06.45amDive 1
10.30am – 5.30pm4 boat dives, Lunch onboard08.00amBreakfast
6.00pmNight Dive Training09.30amCheckout of Berjaya
7.30pmDinner for Everyone12.30pmLunch / Free and Easy
10.00amTransfer to Ferry Terminal Mersing
2.00pmArrival in Mersing/ Transfer via MPV to Singapore
5.00pmArrival in Singapore

Note : Timing is subjective to changes due to weather conditions.

Some Other Useful Travel Information

Find out more information about some of the items we have listed above

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For a peace of mind, divers are strongly advised on getting your own personal travel insurance that covers scuba diving. Both NTUC and AIG Travel Guard has insurance covering scuba diving as an activity.

Such insurance can easily be purchased online or even via an ATM machine these days. Get yourself insured today and travel with a ease of mind.

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For those bring along your digital camera, remember to pack your chargers, adapters, spare batteries and memory cards. And for those who are planning to charge multiple devices, bring along an extension power strip as most resorts will provide only up to 2 power sockets.

If you are new to diving and wish to rent a digital camera, check with our in-house instructor if you can rent one from us.

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Are you a vegetarian or do you have a special diet that you have not informed us? If you are a vegan, please inform our instructor on duty if you like your meal with or without eggs.

Most packages has standard Malaysia cuisine and some of them can be quite spicy for some of our customers. Please inform our instructors on duty your food preferences so that we can inform the resort in advance about your needs.

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There isn’t ATM machine on the islands. It is advisable to change some Malaysia currency (RM) for your dive trip to Malaysia. Generally, SGD$ 50 would be more than sufficient.

However, if you are addicted to beer and tidbits, changing SGD$ 100 to RM dollars should be good enough.

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If you need internet or addicted to it, be reminded to activate your roaming services. Data roaming prices for Singapore Telcos are generally about SG$ 15.00 a day.

Alternatively, you can get a Malaysia Prepaid 3G card which is generally cheaper. However, do take note that the islands in Malaysia might not be well covered with 3G network.



Most of the resorts we are using in our weekend travel packages offer Audio and Video Entertainment system. Some of the resorts has cable channels and some of them have DVD players

Should you decide to bring along your personal iPads, please find a way to safely secure them while you are out diving.

Some other useful things mentioned in class that are useful for your dive trips

  • Gummy Bears

  • Motion Sickness Pills

  • Drybag

  • Panadol Menstrual

  • Defogging Lotion

  • Personal First Aid Kit

  • Water Proof Casing for your phones

  • Tampons

  • Hair Clips and Buff Head Gear

  • Sunglasses

  • Underwater Aluminum Pointer

  • Microfiber Towel

Emergency Contacts and Protocols

Please keep this as reference. Below are important numbers to have in-case of any emergencies.

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The DAN Diving Emergency Service (DES)

Australia Hotline 1800-088 200 (toll free within Australia – English Only) +61-8-8212 9242 (from outside Australia – English Only)

DAN America : +1-919-684 9111 (collect)

DAN Europe : +39-06-4211 8685 DAN Japan : +81-3-3812-4999

DAN TravelAssist : +1-919-684 9111 or +1-919-684 3483 (collect)

In Singapore, diving medical assistance can be sought at the Hyperbaric & Diving Medicine Centres at the Singapore General Hospital or Tan Tock Seng Hospital. For diving emergencies, call (65) 6758 1733 (24-hr hotline).