White Manta Itinerary Lester Kwok 2016-12-14T13:49:41+00:00
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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.
Keeping you warm on the boat and ferries
Make sure you have relevant travel insurance purchased for your dive trip
For divers who prefer not to use quilt covers provided by operator, bring along a sleeping bag for a nicer sleep
Ensure that your passport have a minimum 6 months validity before your trip.
Scuba Mask and Basic Gears
Have you gotten your mask yet? If not, all students are entitled to 15% discount for your first purchase of basic gear
Have you checked the batteries of your dive computer? If not, check it and bring it to us for an immediate change of battery and chamber testing.
For those who prefer something more solid. Bring your PADI Recreational Dive Planner
Make sure you bring along a camera or rent one from us to capture your finest memory.
For our Caucasian guest, bring along Safe Sea to protect yourself from jellyfish and the Sun.
Inflatable Neck Pillow
Bring one along to have a more enjoyable time when you are resting on the boat
Dun forget to bring the necessary toiletries you need. Guys, bring along a shaver to keep your mustache short so that your mask have a better fit
Dun forget to bring a pair of flip flops (slippers) with you to enjoy the beautiful beach.
Most of the items are included in your package except for Marine Park, Port Fees. On an average, change about SGD$ 100 would be good enough
For those who do not wish to use auto roaming, please inform our driver to drop by at 7/11 so that you can get a Sim card for data roaming.
For those munchies, during your dinner stop, stock up on tidbits and have a bottle of drinking water as well.
Are You Ready For Your Liveaboard Dive Trip from Singapore onboard of White Manta?
Below is a list of Information, and how your can prepare yourself for the weekend of diving.
Let’s See What is Happening on the Weekend
Learn more about the program for your weekend of diving with Orpheus Dive.
24th June to 26th June 2016
Destination : Tioman Island, Malaysia
Liveaboard : White Manta
Instructors on Duty
– Jonathan Loo, PADI Instructor
Last Minute Checks
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!
F&B will be served in the package, however some items from the bar are chargeable, so have sufficient S$ for Gas, Bar bills & tipping of crew.
Carbonated Drinks – SGD$ 2.50
Nespresso coffee – SGD$ 2.50
Beer – SGD$ 4.50 per can (Please limit yourself to drinking)
Wine – SGD$ 50.00
Port Fees – $ 30.00. (Please ignore if fees is paid)
Massage – S$ 30 per hour
Nitrox – S$ 15 per fill per dive
Gather at Punggol Marina & Country Club
Bahara Rock, Pulau Jahat or Renggis, Pulau Chebeh, Tiger Reef, Pulau Labas.
Departure of vessel with dinner served on board.
1 Night dives
Optional for Leisure Divers
Sail overnight to Tioman
Morning dive at Bahara Rock or Pulau Jahat
9pm to 10pm
Arrival at Punggol Marina & Country Club
Note : Timing is subjective to changes due to weather conditions.
NOTE: Parking information below does not apply for Punggol Marina!
You can park outside of the SAF Yacht Club Changi HQ (next to CHANGI NAVAL BASE) for the weekend for Free or Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (4km away) for about 50 SGD for the weekend.
However, do note that we would return to Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on the last day of diving.
Below are the latest parking rates
Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal 50 Tanah Merah Ferry Road, S(498833)
MON-SUN before 5/6 PM $1.07/hr up to a maximum charge of $20 per day
Some Other Useful TravelInformation
Find out more information about some of the items we have listed above
For a peace of mind, divers are strongly advised on getting your own personal travel insurance that covers scuba diving. Both NTUC and AIG Travel Guard has insurance covering scuba diving as an activity.
Such insurance can easily be purchased online or even via an ATM machine these days. Get yourself insured today and travel with a ease of mind.
For those bring along your digital camera, remember to pack your chargers, adapters, spare batteries and memory cards. And for those who are planning to charge multiple devices, bring along an extension power strip as most resorts will provide only up to 2 power sockets.
If you are new to diving and wish to rent a digital camera, check with our in-house instructor if you can rent one from us.
SPECIAL DIET | VEGAN
Are you a vegetarian or do you have a special diet that you have not informed us? If you are a vegan, please inform our instructor on duty if you like your meal with or without eggs.
Most packages has standard Malaysia cuisine and some of them can be quite spicy for some of our customers. Please inform our instructors on duty your food preferences so that we can inform the resort in advance about your needs.
There isn’t ATM machine on the islands. It is advisable to change some Malaysia currency (RM) for your dive trip to Malaysia. Generally, SGD$ 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.
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
Motion Sickness Pills
Personal First Aid Kit
Water Proof Casing for your phones
Hair Clips and Buff Head Gear
Underwater Aluminum Pointer
Emergency Contacts and Protocols
Please keep this as reference. Below are important numbers to have in-case of any emergencies.
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).