Orpheus Dive
4.9
Based on 29 reviews
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Chi Ing
Chi Ing
2019-12-16T16:46:44+0000
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!read more
Jocelyn Yeo
Jocelyn Yeo
2018-07-17T16:19:01+0000
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!read more
Adeline Yeo
Adeline Yeo
2018-07-17T14:10:43+0000
My sister and I will like to thank our instructor, Nicholas Chow for his great patience, guidance & constant... encouragement, helping us to gain diving confidence with each lesson. Kudos to him we are now Certified Padi Open Water Divers! ������read more
Ivan Ng
Ivan Ng
2018-06-15T17:25:14+0000
My instructor Nicholas Chow from Orpheus Dive Singapore was very proficient and knowledgeable. To top it off, he was... also very approachable and willing to share his knowledge and passion about diving with me. He is patient and clam in the waters and would always give me more time to practice the skills I am weak at. Thank you Nicholas Chow and Orpheus Dive! Really enjoyed myself at Bali and the new skills acquired!read more
Adib Ridzuan
Adib Ridzuan
2018-05-07T14:39:10+0000
Orpheus Dive have very professional and friendly staff and instructors! Lester is very knowledgable in the field and... will share almost anything if you ask and more.Had the opportunity to be taught by Instructor Mark (Sg) and Nicholas (Bali) who are approachable and awesome instructors, they will guide you and give you tips and advice whenever they canMade a good choice to expand my diving knowledge with them. Will definitely come back in future! Happy bubbles Orpheus Dive!��read more
Lynn Pang
Lynn Pang
2018-04-24T04:37:22+0000
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!read more
Matilda Gustafsson
Matilda Gustafsson
2018-03-06T17:33:41+0000
Victoria Anna Maria Larsson
Victoria Anna Maria Larsson
2018-03-06T16:55:17+0000
Very professional and kind appearance from all the staff. Joel was our dive instructor on our trip to Bali and we could... not have had a better instructor! Very humble, patient and always with a smile! Strongly recommend �read more
Yeeli Lee
Yeeli Lee
2017-12-26T12:34:54+0000
Lester and his team are amazing, thanks for being so professional and patient with my teens. John was also very... thorough in his explanation when we came to the store. We look forward to the dive with you in Bali!read more
LY Yen
LY Yen
2017-07-28T11:58:18+0000
Great instructors!! So glad I found them :))))))))
Silvia Dominguez
Silvia Dominguez
2017-07-04T10:39:07+0000
Great service! The guy repaired our dive computers, Suunto and Mares, in half an hour! The best technical service in my... life.read more
Shawn Wee
Shawn Wee
2017-01-06T10:59:53+0000
Got to know about Orpheus after Googling for PADI Tec diving courses. Found them most qualified, and signed up for... their Tec 40, and not very long after, I continue with them for my Tec45 and 50.Their consistency in professional services (sales, equipment, diving, teaching) keeps me impressed, and keeps me coming back.Most recently, I recommended a friend for their PADI AWO, and observed the same exceptional qualities.Special shout outs to Aaron Loo.read more
Johnny Yeo
Johnny Yeo
2016-11-28T12:43:02+0000
I like to commend Orpheus Dive's instructor Nicholas Chow for his unwavering patience & constant encouragement in... guiding my sisters through their Open Water Diver Course; kudos to him, they have overcome their fears & are now Certified Padi Open Water Divers.Highly recommend Orpheus Dive to anyone whom always wanted to dive & experience the beautiful underwater world but never dare to due to pyschological fear; have faith that the highly-trained diving instructors @ Orpheus Dive will help u to build diving confidence at your own pace, as they have done for my sisters and myself in the pastread more
Daniel Robinson
Daniel Robinson
2015-11-01T11:49:09+0000
Jurairat Robinsone
Jurairat Robinsone
2015-11-01T11:48:45+0000
Lester Trinstan Kwok
Lester Trinstan Kwok
2015-10-22T15:10:53+0000
There is really no reason for me to rate this place. I work there 🙂
Roland Coelho
Roland Coelho
2015-09-25T23:37:54+0000
Philip Guy
Philip Guy
2015-05-25T02:03:35+0000
Yesterday I completed my Open Water Diver Course with Orpheus Dive. The staff at Orpheus is extremely friendly and... knowledgable. They create a very comfortable and encouraging learning environment in the "classroom", pool, and open water. I was a bit nervous in the beginning, but Aaron Loo was a confident instructor and ultimately I had an amazing time. I would strongly recommend Orpheus Dive if you are living in Singapore or even just visiting. Time for me to book my first dive trip!read more
JeoLselei JL Li
JeoLselei JL Li
2015-04-06T15:49:16+0000
Alex Smith
Alex Smith
2015-03-30T05:58:08+0000
Douglas See
Douglas See
2014-08-21T04:09:03+0000
Ying Yi Tan
Ying Yi Tan
2014-07-15T14:06:40+0000
Hanns Tan Han Yong
Hanns Tan Han Yong
2014-04-26T17:55:19+0000
Olivier Singapore
Olivier Singapore
2014-04-25T10:09:36+0000
Kynneth Chang
Kynneth Chang
2014-04-20T16:01:26+0000
Krissy Teo
Krissy Teo
2014-01-03T16:35:24+0000
Julian Lai
Julian Lai
2013-08-29T12:30:48+0000
Jun Jusli
Jun Jusli
2013-07-29T21:32:53+0000
Darren Kok
Darren Kok
2013-07-05T15:28:58+0000
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GENERAL QUESTIONS – NON DIVER

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I am Myopic. Can I dive?

Of course you can. There are two options for you. You can either choose to dive with daily disposal contact lens or you can opt to invest in a good pair of scuba diving mask with prescriptive lens

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I am Claustrophobic. Is that gonna cause a problem?

If you think you are suffering from either agoraphobia or claustrophobia, we would suggest that you have a word with your doctor and inform us that you would like to have a 1 to 1 instructor for your own safety. But we have conducted courses for divers suffering from either conditions.

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I am above 50 years old. Can I still dive?

There is no maximum age. As long as your medical clearance is done and your family doctor has certified you that you are fit for diving, then it will not be an issue. However, we might modify part of the training to suit your current needs.

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I am really obese. Is that gonna be a problem?

Nope, not an issue at all. As long as your doctor signs on your medical form and have given you clearance to dive, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t

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I am not a strong swimmer. Can I still dive?

As long as you are able to meet the pre-requisite, we do not see why not. However, if you have just picked up swimming and still have water confidence issues, we would suggest that you sign up for a 1 to 1 Instructor classes.

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Can my children learn diving with me?

Yes, of course. As long as they are ten years old and older, and have met all the pre-requisite, we do not see why not. However, for children who are participating in a course, we do not allow a class bigger than 2 people in a group.

COURSES QUESTIONS – OPEN WATER DIVER

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WHY DO YOU NOT OFFER TIOMAN COURSES?

Based on the feedback of divers from the last 20 years, we find the journey to Tioman extremely tiring and tedious, giving very little time for both instructors and divers to have a good night rest. A lot of time is spent waiting for transportation, especially the boat ride.

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WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE FOR A GROUP OF US INSISTING FOR TIOMAN?

Unfortunately, another criteria we have for selecting a destination is the ease of getting to medical facilities in any unlikely events. Tioman’s medical facilities is rather insufficient and to take a boat back to mainland for 4 hours is not an ideal situation in any emergencies.

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WHY IS YOUR THEORY ONLY ONE CLASS WHILE OTHER DIVE CENTRES ARE OFFERING TWO 3 HOURS CLASSES

We get this question in most of our email enquiries. Orpheus Dive has embraced PADI Open Water Diver Touch Program instead of using the tradition Manual. For 90% of dive centre, you will need to be present to watch a 3 hours video in class. We personally find this a waste of time for both you and us. We would prefer you come to class, with all the information and we will cover only topics you are not familiar with and spend more time with you getting familiar with the equipment you will be using.

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DO YOU HAVE ANY PROMOTIONS?

There is a link on top of the website for this. Do check it out from time to time to see the latest promotions we have.

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ARE THE RESORTS REALLY BAD IN TIOMAN?

We think the quality of the resort in Tioman is subjective. Some might say it is rustic, some might find a clean sheet means a good resort. I think the best would be to Google the resort that you have signed up for or check trip advisor for guest’s images.

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WE HAVE HEARD HORRID STORIES OF INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO. WHAT IS YOURS?

Well, you are right. Most dive centres when they advertise a ratio of 1:4 or 1:5, you will end up in a class of 1 instructor, one non teaching assistant with 8 other students. Our advertised ratio are strictly based on certified instructor to students. We do not use assistants for teaching.

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WE NOTICE THAT YOU BALI PACKAGES DO NOT HAVE POOL SESSIONS CONDUCTED IN SINGAPORE BUT IN BALI ONLY

We have experimented between 2017 to 2019 with divers, learning how to dive in confined water (pool training) and immediately followed by the 4 actual dives. They perform much better and the information retained by the divers are better. Another reason why we have organized the course this way is because we know weekday evenings are previous for you and you are probably too busy working or a need to spend time with your family. So this was an ideal schedule for cosmopolitan divers who are busy on work days. 

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DO YOU HAVE INSTALMENT PLANS?

Yes, we do offer UOB Interest Free Instalment program for our courses.

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