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 Manado Dive Trip from Singapore?

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 dive trip with Orpheus Dive.

Date : 13 to 18 May 2016

Destination : Manado, Indonesia

Instructors on Duty

– Aaron Loo, PADI Staff Instructor/ Tec Deep Instructor

Last Minute Checks

  1. Please check that your passport have got at least 6 months validity and if you need a visa it should already be applied… And of course please remember to bring them!
13 May
14 to 17 May
0945hrsDepart from Singapore0700hrsWakey-wakey
1315hrsArrival in Manado (MDC)0730hrsBreakfast
Transfer to Cocotinos0900hrsDive 1
1430hrsArrival in Cocotinos1100hrsDive 2
Check in 1300hrsLunch
Lunch1500hrsDive 3
1600hrsCheck out dive1700hrsR&R
1800hrsR&R 1900hrsDinner
1900hrsDinner Free & Easy
18 May
0700hrs – 0900hrsBreakfast ServedTransfer to Airport
Free and EasyFlight Back to Singapore
1300hrsCheck Out
Lunch / Free and Easy

Note :

– Timing is subjective to changes due to weather conditions.
– Lunch may be on-board dive boat or resort restaurant depending on dive site proximity.

Some Other Useful Travel Information

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

scuba diving divers travel insurance


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.

scuba diving divers vegan vegetarian


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.

We have informed the resort to prepare some delicacies without meat and they are extremely tasty, including the famous Vegetarian Chap Chay Rice.

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Bring along Rupiah and US dollars for personal spending and tipping. Do take note that the locals make only about SGD$ 150.00 a month. IDR 100,000 (less than SGD$ 10) tip per person per day to a local that has helped you would be nice.
We strongly recommend tipping the locals who are helping you with your tanks, food and room cleaning.
scuba diving divers vegan vegetarian


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 Indonesia Prepaid 3G card which is generally cheaper. WIFI is also available at the resorts we are staying.



Cocotinos Resort offers cable TV. However, the channels are limited. If you need to watch a movie before going to sleep, we would strongly suggest you bring along your own entertainment.

Please inform our instructor to do a pit stop and get some tidbits, carbonated drinks and drinking water for your room. Dinner is available only to 9pm, so having some munchies in your room is a great idea.

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

The DAN Diving Emergency Service (DES)

Australia Hotline : +61-8-8212 9242 (from outside Australia – English Only)

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

DAN Australia : +61 -3 9886 9166

DAN Japan : +81-3-3812-4999

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

Insurance Travel Hotline

MSIG Travel Insurance
24-hour Travel Emergency Hotline (65) 6323 8288

Hong Leong Group Travel Insurance
24-hour Travel Emergency Hotline (65) 6922 6009

AIG Travel Guard Insurance
24-hour Travel Emergency Hotline (65) 6733 2552

NTUC Income Insurance
24-hour Travel Emergency Hotline (65) 6338 1222