COVID SINGAPORE PERIOD

FEB TO DEC 2020

SINGAPORE SCUBA DIVING

PADI DRYSUIT SPECIALTY COURSE LOCAL

Orpheus Dive has been training scuba divers who are preparing for their dive trips to Silfra and Tec Divers in drysuit training since 2016.

Catering to the demands and needs of Singapore Scuba Divers heading to Silfra in Iceland, diving in extremely cold conditions between two continents, we have increased our rental drysuits to cater to scuba divers of all sizes.

Being the only scuba diving centre that is able to offer the Drysuit Specialty Diving Course in Singapore, we can get busy. So please book your course in advance before your next Tec Diving Course or Silfra Diving Expedition.

PADI Drysuit Diver Course local

Who should take this course up

“Repeated exposure to temperate waters can cause minor discomfort to turn into hypothermia. By staying dry even in warm waters, your comfort level increases and you can maximize the length and number of your dives. After all, you are on vacation.”

– PADI Master Instructor, Lester Kwok

Divers also have to be wary of hypothermia in warm environments. A phenomenon called “warm water hypothermia” can occur even in the tropics, especially during long dives and repetitive dives made without adequate re-warming between dives. In warm water hypothermia, long slow cooling can take place in water temperatures as warm as 25 to 27 degree Celsuis. Although warm water hypothermia is not easily recognized as its cold water counterpart, it definitely warrants attention.

Drysuit Diving is not reserved only for Ice Diving or less than 10 degree Celsuis. With breathable materials used on Drysuit, many Asian divers now have started diving with drysuits.

This course has received alot of popularity these days because of the increased number of divers heading to Silfra Diving Expedition and Antartica.

Orpheus Dive is the only PADI Dive Centre in Singapore that offers Drysuit Training right here.

PRE-REQUISITE

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.

THEORY DEVELOPMENT

HOWIt is recommended that you sign up 1 week prior to the commencement of class. This will allow you to collect the manual and finish reading and completing the Knowledge Developments.

WHATOur instructor will go through the completed reviews and demonstrate how to size, use, wear the actual suit with you. You will also be introduce to different suits and materials in class.

WHEN : Classes are conducted on any Monday evenings, from 6.30pm to 10.00pm.

CONFINED WATER TRAINING

HOW : Prepare yourself for the pool training by ensuring you have the required wicking inner wear and socks. You can either purchase those from us or from online.

WHAT : We will be covering the required skills for PADI Drysuit training and also, adjusting your buoyancy based on your new suit.

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

 

REQUIRED OCEAN DIVES

HOW : You will be issued with all the required diving equipment prior to the trip. Please make sure everything taught in class is with you.

WHAT : You will need to clock a minimum of 2 dives (we will suggest that you dive in your drysuit the other weekend) to complete the course

WHEN : The skills evaluation will be conducted over two (2) dives locally.

PADI drysuit specialty COURSE

Fees : SGD 840.00

Group of 2 Fees : SGD$ 760.00

1 to 1 or Kids : SGD$ 990.00

INCLUSION IN PACKAGE

– 2 dives conducted over 1 Saturday morning. Availability would be subjective to boat’s schedule.
– All training equipment, PADI Drysuit Manual and certification cost
– Confined Water Training
– Instructor Fees

Additional Costs

– Drysuit Seals at SGD$ 135.00 | Drysuit Rental During Course : SGD$ 150.00

LOCAL DIVING ITINERARY

Saturday
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.

WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE US

BY THE WAY, WE DO NOT PAY FOR REVIEWS AND NEITHER DO WE FORCE REVIEWS ON DIVERS

 

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

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Can we rent the drysuit if we are not on course.

Yes, you can. You can find the rates over at our rental page. Please note that rental cost does not include the both wrist and neck seals.

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What is the minimum certification I need before signing up for the Drysuit Specialty.

You need to have only the basic certification prior to attending this class.

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Do you have all sizes of drysuit for divers?

Unfortunately, we do not. We have limited sizes and if we do not have one that fits you properly, we will not be able to conduct the course for you.

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I have not dived for a long time. Can I do this course?

Yes you can, after you have completed a scuba refresher prior to attending this course.

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Do you have this course throughout the year in Bali Indonesia?

Yes, this is an adhoc course that can be conducted on any weekend.

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Would it be okay if I signed up the course alone?

Yes, that is perfectly fine. The maximum number of students we can take it for this course is 3.

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