Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. 

This course is NOT ABOUT strenuous swimming in laps or against a strong current and pulling divers out from the sea on to the shore or boat. It is a realistic course that creates thinking divers – divers that will be able to spot potential problems and mitigate them so a rescue scenario will not be necessary. The rescue scenario is just a preparation for the worst-case scenario. Prevention is always better than a rescue.

During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem-solving skills until they become your second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

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who should take this course up

This course is highly recommended for any scuba divers who take diving seriously and understand the best way to prevent any incidents from happening is to have more knowledge, anticipate a problem and eliminate it from happening completely. Most certified PADI Rescue Divers will tell you the same story, after completing the course, they look at scuba diving very differently and is always on a constant lookout for potential problems. They understand the importance of a buddy check and diving well within their limits.


HOW : Before signing up for any PADI Scuba Diving courses, each participant would have to declare that they are relatively fit and does not require medical clearance. To understand what is needed, please download the medical form.

WHAT : You will need to have received Basic training certification from any other diving agencies as well.

NOTE : If you have not been diving for more than 6 months, a scuba refresher prior to any in-water activities is recommended.


HOWYou can sign up online with us anytime and it will generally take about 2 weeks to complete your reading online and watching of the videos. You will need to complete the knowledge developments and final exams online as well.

WHAT : All theory lessons will be conducted online and we will arrange a Zoom lesson should there be questions that you are unable to answer.


HOW : Prepare yourself for the pool training by completing watching the videos provided prior to the actual pool training. This will prepare you mentally on what will happening during the pool training.

WHAT : We will be covering the required skills for PADI Open Water Diver Course

WHEN : Every Sunday afternoon, from 8.00am to 12.30pm. The pool training will be conducted over at Alumni association.


HOW : You will be required to complete three to four ocean dives up to 18 metres during your course. The evaluation for your course is based on your ability to combined both theory and skills taught to you prior.

WHAT : A detailed briefing followed by a fun dive will commence once the skills evaluation is completed.

WHEN : The three or four dives will be conducted on 2 separate Saturday mornings.


Fees : SGD 840.00

Group of 2 Fees : SGD$ 760.00

1 to 1 or Kids : SGD$ 990.00


– 4 dives conducted over 2 Saturdays. Availability would be subjective to boat’s schedule.
– All training equipment, PADI E-Learning Rescue Diver Manual (worth AUD 220.00) and certification cost
– Confined Water Training
– Instructor Fees


0700hrs : Meeting Point
0730hrs : Boat departs for Pulau Hantu
0800hrs : Dive 1
1000hrs : Dive 2
1200hrs : Back to Singapore
1230hrs : Arrival Back at Pier

Meeting Point : 52 West Coast Ferry Road, Singapore SG, 126887

Please take note of the new procedures diving onboard with Social Distancing

  • Please be punctual and arrive or ready to board 15 mins prior (ie 0715 hrs on boat)
  • Kindly practise safe  distancing by staying within the red tapes marked on the boat deck
  • The dive boat leaves on the exactly at  0730 hrs and depart from Pulau Hantu by 1100hrs
  • Total dives per day is limited to 2 dives within 3 hours, including of compulsory surface interval.
  • Rinsing facilities is available onboard
  • Please disembark in an orderly manner at jetty and do not mingle around
  • Checking of your temperature at RSYC gate is compulsory prior to entry
  • SafeEntry check in into both RSYC and boarding the respective boats is required.
  • Dolphin Explorer 22 at Berth C6
  • Dolphin Explorer 1 at Berth C5
  • Dolphin Explorer 26 at Berth B5
  • Please check with us which boat you are on prior to Saturday.




Prompt response: From initial enquiry to travel arrangement to PADI course details, Orpheus Dive has never failed to reply timely, even exceeding expectations!

Hassle-free & flexible to needs: Additional pool sessions requested for were arranged according to our schedules, all we had to do was to make payment. All other logistics arrangements were settled by Orpheus Dive, including the actual trip for PADI training and certification.

Patient & professional dive instructors: Had Lester, Hamish & Darwin train our group and they were very extremely professional in teaching the required skills. Special shout-out to Darwin who has been most patient, most encouraging, most kind to help learners overcome fears and anxiety. He even went the extra mile to take underwater photos and videos to serve as a motivational tool and of course, those were most helpful in the post-dive review sessions. Outstanding service through and through!

Chi Ing

You teach with passion, you are very focus and analytic. You corrected my problems during the lesson. You took time to explain every single drills, you added new stuff to make the training fun. You go through again to make sure I understand. I think you are not just a instructor , but an amazing Teacher.

I want to say thank you to especially Michael & Darwin for tonight lesson.

Alan Fong

From zero to a certified advanced open water diver over one weekend, it would not be possible with the guidance from Michael and Nicholas, really, thank you very much for your help for this trip!

Lynn Pang

My sister and I have just recently completed our open water course with Orpheus. The class that we were in had a small ratio of 1 instructor to 3 students and our instructor, Nicholas Chow, was awesome! He was very patient throughout and ensured that each of us was able to carry out a specified task before moving onto next. I was also experiencing seasickness on the first day of the dive and Nicholas was quick to pass me ointments/seasick pills plus shared with me some very helpful tips on overcoming seasickness/equalization problems. Overall, I had a very enjoyable experience and felt safe throughout the course ( I would highly recommend Orpheus to everyone – thanks Orpheus!

Jocelyn Yeo


Why are your course fees more expensive than the rest of the dive centres I have enquired?

Most of the dive centres are adopting a 1:4 or 5 student ratio, lowering the operating cost of the instructor onboard of the vessel. We do not want to compete on pricing at the risk of forsaking safety protocols. An ideal class is 1:2 or 1:3 (instructor to student) in limited visibility like Pulau Hantu.

And while most dive centres are still using the traditional manual and classroom, we have learnt from the Circuit Breaker, online learning is significantly more beneficial for students.


I have an Advanced Certification from other agencies. Can I join the PADI Rescue Diver Course?

Yes, it does not matter if your advanced training certification is from SSI, SDI, NAUI, BSAC or CEMAS. You are more than welcome to join us for the weekend diving in Bali and complete your PADI Rescue Diver certification with us.


Can I carry on my training if I have done part of my PADI Rescue Diver Course

Yes, you can. As long as the PADI Rescue Diver Course Referral paperwork is in order, we will be able to finish the training for you as long as it is within the last 12 months.


What is there a major price difference between the PADI E-Learning and Hardcopy Manual?

The new PADI E-Learning materials have many advantages. The first thing we have heard from the students is that they are able to focus better on learning in the comfort of their own house. Another reason is, they can learn the material at their own convenience without wasting too much time traveling to the dive school.

Last but not least, the E-Learning materials are more conducive and interactive.


I am already certified in First Aid and CPR Training. Do I need to redo it with Emergency First Response?

Not necessary. As long as your certification is current (within the last 24 months at the point of completing your PADI Rescue Diver Course), you do not need to re-attend the Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Course.


I have prior military training in First Aid and CPR Training. Is that accepted?

Not necessary. As long as your first aid and CPR certification is current (within the last 24 months at the point of completing your PADI Rescue Diver Course).


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