PADI TecRec Programs

Discover Tec Program

Curious about technical (tec) diving, but not sure about jumping into a course? Discover Tec is a short confined water experience that allows you to give technical and twin tanks diving a try.

Discover TecRec Program

Who should take this program?

Curious about technical (tec) diving, but not sure about jumping into a course? Discover Tec is a short confined water experience that allows you to give technical diving a try. You get to wear all the extra tec diving gear and take it for a test dive. Your PADI Tec Instructor may introduce a few basic skills, such as primary to secondary regulator switch and gas shutdown procedures.

If you’re interested in tec diving and are a PADI Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old, and have a minimum of 10 logged dives, you qualify for Discover Tec.

What will you be learning

 Your PADI Tec Instructor will explain the equipment you’ll use and go over basic tec diving procedures, such as the importance of diving in teams. You’ll get in the water, make gear adjustments, then simply explore and get a feel for the equipment.

Read On

 

 

1. Choose to Travel in Comfort

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Most dive centres in Singapore cram 10 customers in a passenger van for land transfers to Mersing which is uncomfortable for most divers. Here at Orpheus Dive, your comfort is our priority. Hence, we only use our own fleet of MPVs, which carry a maximum of six passengers. In addition, divers are not required to carry heavy and cumbersome dive gear bags across the Singapore and Johor immigration points. Sit back and relax as our MPVs drive you straight through the immigration points.

Say No to Inferior Transportation with Vans and Buses.

Choose Orpheus Dive.

 

 

2. Choose to Live in Comfort

We believe in a good night of rest before and after scuba diving. Quad sharing rooms in “rusty” wooden chalets are not acceptable by our standards. After a long day of diving, your body deserves to be pampered with a nice hot shower in a clean bathroom and a warm bed all to yourself in a fully air-conditioned room. Forget about cheap diving packages offering “rusty” and quad sharing accommodation.

Say No to Inferior Bunk and Quad Sharing Packages.

Choose Orpheus Dive.

 

 

3. Choose Rest and Relaxation

Rest is a very important element to ensure divers enjoy their course and learn well. Here at Orpheus Dive, we never underestimate the importance of a good night of rest. Overnight boat transfers are usually slow and tiring. Very often, budget dive packages force divers to travel overnight to Tioman, reaching the island at only 4 in the morning, giving divers less than 3 hours of rest before the first dive on Saturday. Thus, divers are usually unable to get proper rest before their dives and do not get maximum enjoyment.

Say No to Slow Overnight Boat Transfers with Minimal Rest.

Choose Orpheus Dive.

 

4. Choose an Optimal Learning Environment

Most dive centres publish their instructor to student ratios as 1 :5. In actuality, many courses are conducted by only one instructor, aided by a non-teaching assistant, handling 10 students. At Orpheus Dive, we want to give our students the best training possible. Hence, we do not falsely advertise our student to instructor ratio. When we say 1:4, we mean it. We enjoy teaching in small groups because we are able to give more attention to each student. In addition, we only use Instructors to conduct all level of PADI Courses, so fret not, you are in safe hands.

Say No to Crazy Instructor to Student Ratios.

Choose Orpheus Dive.

 

 

5. Choose Only The Best

At Orpheus Dive, we live by the code “Transforming lives, changing fear to courage.” Our team comprises of motivated and passionate individuals. Though diverse, we share one thing in common – our love for diving. We hope to make the underwater world more accessible, and share the bliss and pure exhilaration of diving with others. We understand your fears and concerns as a new diver, and that not everyone is comfortable in the water. Our instructors are patient, innovative, and undaunted by challenges.

Here is our guarantee that our team will do their absolute best to address your needs throughout the course.

Say No to Substandard Service.

Choose Orpheus Dive.

We offer superior holiday packages for your scuba diving adventures

Our packages are carefully designed to give you maximum comfort without compromising on fun

5 Star Resorts and Cozy Liveaboard Options

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Are You Ready To Start Diving Now?

Find out how you can get yourself ready for your first scuba dive certification and what things you should prepare yourself for in the PADI Open Water Diver Course.

Tioman Berjaya

  • A simple and hassle-free weekend. Let us take care of everything for you.
  • $810
  • Group price

    4 to go:

    $ 770

  • New 2014 PADI Manual
  • 3 hours Theory
  • 3 to 6 hours Pool
  • All Dive Equipment
  • Personal Dive Computer Rental
  • Twin Sharing AC in Mersing
  • Twin Sharing Room in Berjaya
  • 6 Seater MPV Transfers
  • Bluewater Ferry Transfers
  • 04 x dives

Tioman Liveaboard

  • An exciting and fun-filled weekend out on the seas.
  • $1060
  • $ 1060 Superior Cabin

    $1165 Deluxe Seaview

    $1265 Master Suite

  • New 2014 PADI Manual
  • 3 hours Theory
  • 3 to 6 hours Pool
  • All Dive Equipment
  • Personal Dive Computer Rental
  • Twin Sharing AC onboard MV The Ark
  • All rooms with bathroom attached
  • NA
  • NA
  • 05 x dives

Referral

  • Heading off somewhere exotic? Do your theory and pool with us first!
  • $390
  • Group price

    4 to go:

    $ 350

  • New 2014 PADI Manual
  • 3 hours Theory
  • 3 to 6 hours Pool
  • All Dive Equipment
  • Personal Dive Computer Rental
  • NA
  • NA
  • NA
  • NA
  • NA

Bali

  • Get your certification along with a weekend in paradise.
  • $940
  • Group price

    6 to go:

    $ 899

  • New 2014 PADI Manual
  • 3 hours Theory
  • 3 to 6 hours Pool
  • All Dive Equipment
  • Personal Dive Computer Rental
  • Twin Sharing AC in Bali
  • NA
  • Airport Transfers
  • Transfers from resort to dive sites
  • 04 x dives

Commonly Asked Questions

With so many options available in the diving community, you probably have a number of questions

FAQ Scuba Diving

The minimum age is 10 years old. Student divers who are younger than 15 earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification when they turn 15.

All student divers complete a brief scuba medical questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of these apply to you, your doctor must, as a safety precaution, assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms you’re fit to dive.

Download the scuba medical questionnaire.

Before completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, your instructor will have you demonstrate basic water skills to be sure you’re comfortable in the water, including:

  • Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel) without stopping. There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
  • Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements. People with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with significant physical disabilities can dive. Talk to our PADI Instructor for more information.

Each diver must have a personal set of the learning materials to use during the course and for reference after the course. There are several options available, depending on your learning style and technology preference, including:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Online (web-based at additional cost payable to PADI)
  • PADI Open Water Diver Touch™ (combines manual and video in tablet-based learning)
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual, and watching the Open Water Diver Video on DVD either on your own or with your instructor

You’ll also need a logbook and a dive-planning device such as a dive computer, RDP table or eRDPMLTM.

Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. Your PADI Instructor will assess this by having you:

  • Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
  • Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements. People with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with more significant physical challenges participate in diving.

Sunburn, seasickness and dehydration, all of which are preventable, are the most common problems divers face. Injuries caused by marine life, such as scrapes and stings, do occur, but these can be avoided by wearing an exposure suit, staying off the bottom and watching where you put your hands and feet.

Aside from pregnancy, no. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Menstruation is not usually a concern.

With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. New scuba divers usually stay at shallower depths – less than about 18 metres/60 feet. Although the maximum depth limit is 40m, some of the most popular diving is actually shallower than 12 metres/40 feet, where the water is warmer and the colors are brighter.

Your dive kit includes a gauge that displays how much air you have. You’ll learn to check it regularly, so it is unlikely that you will run out of air while scuba diving. However, if you run out of air, your buddy has an extra regulator (breathing apparatus) that will allow you to share a single air supply while you swim to the surface. There are also other solutions that you will learn about in your scuba diving training.

People find the “weightlessness” of scuba diving to be quite freeing. Modern scuba masks are available in translucent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel closed in. During your scuba diving training, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning. Your scuba instructor will work with you at your own pace to ensure you master each skill necessary to become a capable scuba diver with the confidence to dive regularly.

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Of course! Although it is mandatory to dive with a buddy, you do not need to sign up for the course with a friend, you may do the course alone as long as you are comfortable and eager to learn to dive. Our instructors will take good care of you both underwater and on land.

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No, we provide all the equipment necessary for your course. However, you may purchase your own personal gear from our shop at a discounted price before your trip (e.g. mask, mouthpiece) if you feel it is necessary.

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Theory lessons are conducted at Orpheus Dive (16 Zion Road) and pool sessions are conducted at Outram Secondary School (3 York Hill).

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Yes, of course. As long as your friend is able to produce his/her certification card, they can join you on your Open Water Weekend as a Leisure Diver.

We conduct weekly PADI Recreational Scuba Diving certifications and courses for all levels of divers that do not require any minimum number of students to commence class. Thus, we are flexible with class dates. Do drop us an email or drop by the shop and we will find a time to suit your schedule.