THE BEGINNING

In 1999, when diving was getting very popular, our founder was an active young Divemaster with one of the biggest scuba diving company and a reputable scuba dive shop right here in Singapore – The Abyss Scuba International. While working full-time as a Media Designer with Mediacorp Singapore, he was also actively involved in scuba diving, traveling to Pulau Dayang every weekend. He quickly learned that the scuba diving industry has many bad habits, habits that should be removed and replaced with proper service standards. He imagined day and night what he could do that is different and improve the diving industry. And soon, the idea of opening Orpheus Dive dawned upon him and without much hesitation, he left his comfort job as a Media Designer and founded Orpheus Dive.

1999

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1999

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THE BEGINNING

In 1999, when diving was getting very popular, our founder was an active young Divemaster with one of the biggest scuba diving company and a reputable scuba dive shop right here in Singapore – The Abyss Scuba International. While working full-time as a Media Designer with Mediacorp Singapore, he was also actively involved in scuba diving, traveling to Pulau Dayang every weekend. He quickly learned that the scuba diving industry has many bad habits, habits that should be removed and replaced with proper service standards. He imagined day and night what he could do that is different and improve the diving industry. And soon, the idea of opening Orpheus Dive dawned upon him and without much hesitation, he left his comfort job as a Media Designer and founded Orpheus Dive.

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JUNE 2000

THE SEED

Orpheus Dive’s founder was an active Divemaster with Abyss Scuba International. While working full-time as a Media Designer with Mediacorp, he was also actively and helping Abyss Scuba International. He learned about the bad habits of the diving industry and what a dive shop should not be practicing and very often, he imagined what could be done for things to be better. Soon enough, he toyed about the idea of whether he should carry on his work in an corporate environment or open a dive ship and pursue his interest.

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OCTOBER 2000

SHOP HUNTING

Looking for a suitable location for a dive shop was not an easy task. Most dive shops are scattered all over Singapore. Considerations such as accessibility, public transport, parking, food, washing area in shop were some of the few factors.

Working with a shoestring budget, we decided to park ourselves at 184A Telok Ayer Street. With 2 partitioned room and a hall, this was kinda ideal for what we need to get the shop started.

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2001

THE ORIGINAL TEAM

The original team of instructors consist of three main instructors. The team slowly grew with more and more PADI Divemasters along the way.

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2005

Instructor Examinations in Singapore

In 2005, Singapore saw their first IE with a total of 8 candidates. It was a combine IE with 7 candidates from Orpheus Dive. PADI Course Director Azman Sulaiman with PADI MI Lester conducted the entire course for all candidates.

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2008

EXPANSION - THE SCUBA SHOP

2008 was the big year for Orpheus Dive. We left our original place in Telok Ayer Street and expanded to 363 Beach Road, and set up The Scuba Shop, the retail arm of Orpheus Dive. We officially became the first Scubapro Master Dealer in Singapore as well.

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