We understand that sometimes it is difficult to leave the country and completing the entire PADI Open Water Diver Course here in Singapore is your only option. We generally DO NOT RECOMMEND this course due to the lack of visibility in our local waters and we do not conduct this location for divers below the age 15 years old.

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who should take this course up

The PADI Open Water Diver Course Pulau Singapore is designed for divers who absolutely have no other choices then to complete the entire course right here in Singapore. But before embarking on this course, do take a look below of some of the reasons why new divers might want to do this course and our standard replies.


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 are required to be to swim 200m or snorkel for 300m and float/threading for 10 minutes comfortably.

WHEN : The water test is done on the first day of your pool training.


HOWIt is recommended that you sign up 2 weeks prior to the commencement of class. This will allow you to collect the manual and finish reading and completing the 5 Knowledge Developments prior to the actual class.

WHATWe will be going through with you the missed questions and you will be doing a 4 part quiz and a final exam.

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


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 Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, from 6.30pm to 10.00pm. Please note that the pool location is Outram Secondary School.


HOW : You will be required to complete 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 four dives will be conducted on 2 separate Saturday mornings.


FEES : SGD 790.00


– 4 dives conducted over 2 Saturdays. Availability would be subjective to boat’s schedule.
– All training equipment, PADI Open Water Diver Manual 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




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

I am out of vacation leaves and planning for a holiday destination with scuba diving.

Before signing up for this course, if your plan is to do this course before a vacation to a diving destination, we would suggest that you consider doing the PADI Open Water Diver Referral Course. This will help you save some cost and money.

I am not sure if I am suitable for scuba diving and do not want to commit to a course in Bali.

This is something we can understand. What you should consider is doing the PADI Open Water Diver Referral course that consists of theory and pool. Upon completing the pool, you should have a better understanding and if you are suitable for ocean dives. You can always upgrade from the referral program to our Bali courses.

I want to find the cheapest way to complete the course.

Unfortunately, completing the entire course in Singapore need not necessary be the most affordable way of completing the entire course. Students who completed the NEW PADI Open Water Diver Course actually ended up saving more money while having a better experience. 


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


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.


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.

I do not want to waste time doing an entire course during my holiday with scuba diving activities

The PADI Open Water Diver Course is made up of 3 portions, theory, pool and 4 required dives. You can choose to complete the theory and pool with us and complete the remaining 4 ocean dives at your holiday destination. It should take no more than 1.5 days.

My kids want to learn diving and I do not wish to travel to other destination.

Singapore diving is generally conducted at an island known as Pulau Hantu. On an average, we have visibility of no more than 1 to 2 metres at any point of time and this makes it difficult for us to see how your child is performing and it CAN also cause unnecessary fear to your child, rendering them not wanting to complete the course. 

I heard from other divers that Singapore diving is not too bad.

Indeed, for more experience divers who are able to control their buoyancy can enjoy diving in limited visibility. Singapore is no lack of marine life, behind that bad visibility. The issue is that surrounding Singapore is mostly soft sand (silt) and the slightest movement can reduce visibility greatly.


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


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.


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.

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This package is conducted on an ad-hoc basis.