Opportunities for learning to dive and continuing diver education in Singapore are endless. This South East Asian country is a cultured, organised and fascinating location that is positioning itself as the commercial and cultural hub of South East Asia. As a diver who resides in Singapore, or a traveller just passing through, there are many benefits of being based in Singapore. Firstly, you have access to some fantastic PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre (IDC) Shops that have the facilities to accommodate many types of students, whether entry-level, tec diving or professional, and are leading in presentation and professionalism within the South East Asian region. Knowing that you will learn through well organized PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre can give you the confidence of receiving quality training while having a positive experience.

Aside from the impressive dive shops, Singapore has some great dives sites and is close to numerous countries boasting incredible diving. Base yourself in Singapore and you will have access to clear, warm water with thousands of species of marine life residing in neighboring waters. Or choose to do the part of the PADI IDC Program here in Singapore and complete it in our Bali Resort.

As a popular place for scuba divers to turn their recreational passion into a professional career, taking the next step and becoming a PADI Professional diver here is advantageous. If you have made the decision to Go Pro, congratulations! If you are a passionate scuba diver with a great, personable attitude looking to live an extraordinary life being in, around and under water – perhaps this is your calling. By becoming a PADI Professional you will join the world’s largest professional scuba diver training organization, be trained through the number one instructor program, making you one of the most sought-after dive professionals in the world.

As a PADI Professional in Singapore, trained through a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, you will be able to witness and be a part of the same excitement you had on your first dive with the new scuba divers you teach or assist. Depending on the where you are employed, you may have opportunities to assist or teach on organised dive trips to Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and more.

So, if you’re reading this and pondering whether you can keep working your current 9-5 job, burnt out from the constant stress of office life, why not trade it in for a rewarding and opportunity diverse career in scuba diving? If you only want to teach scuba diving on the weekend as part of an active and healthy lifestyle, then this is also possible as a PADI Instructor.


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Mark Mah
PADI Diving Instructor at Orpheus Dive
Mark Mah holds diving instructor rating from SSI, SDI and PADI. A giant in both size and heart, Mark is one of the most outstanding Instructor. Having worked in some of the most established diving centres here in Singapore, Mark has years of experience handling dive operations and the demands of divers.