SCUBA diving in Singapore?

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Diving in Singapore

Post by Missy Scuba » Sun, 15 Mar 2009 6:01 pm

Hi everyone,

If anyone is interested in learning scuba diving or wants to dive over the weekend in Malaysia, you can contact the guys at The Dive Company.

Webbie: http:www.thedivecompany.com.sg

I took my basic open water and advanced course with them, and they were awesome! I chose this dive center because they were very professional (friendly too!) and safety focused. It was a nice surprise that most of their divers are expats living in Singapore, and were a friendly and crazy bunch. I had a great time, and met many new friends.
Cheers,
Missy Scuba

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Post by DiDive » Mon, 16 Mar 2009 5:15 pm

mondaymorningquarterback wrote:didive, have you found a diveshop for your advance ow? I'm looking to do my aow too.
Hey mondaymorningquarterback,

your nick name is damn long :) wow, i just came back from Similan island dive trip, total 6 dives, 2 failed due to my left ear block, after all... .it was really fun :)

Even thought it was scared to hear the live on board boat sank on 9th Mar, after hearing the dive instructor explaining the situation of that incident, i were not so worried. The boat sank due to the new design of the boat - only 3 months old, and that incident happened due to imbalance front and rear boat, plus the bad weather.

I've not source for the dive shop to do my aow, but among us, 3 are interested in doing it. Nonetheless, we still need a new more dives before signing up for the aow.

Do you mind to pm me your details so i can contact you? I'm not able to send the private msg yet.

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Post by Missy Scuba » Mon, 16 Mar 2009 5:28 pm

hey didive and mondaymorningquarterback,

you guys should take your AOW course at the dive center that i use. they are not the cheapest nor most expensive in singapore, but they are really good. very meticulous and safety oriented, with very experienced instructors that have incredible patience and passion for imparting diving knowledge.
Cheers,
Missy Scuba

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Post by gwydion » Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:53 pm

just came back from what i would say an awesome diving weekend at p. perhentian.

I signed up with passion scuba (formely known as orpheus dive) through a friend's recommendation. Wanted to go for a leisure dive at first to test out their services but after a friendly chat with the staff at the shop they convinced me to take my advance open water course. I was a little hesistant after I came across didive's post but since i've already paid, might as well get a personal experience. (They have a very professional outlook so i guess it couldn be that bad.)

The journey there was very smooth and the only hiccup was we had to wait for another dive centre's group before we could board the ferry.

The instructor that taught us was very professional and safety orientated. Even though I was slow and had problems with my buoyancy, the instructor was very patient with me. I was able to communicate with the instructor about my concerns, before, during and even after the dive. There were about six of us and two instructors so the amount of attention given to each student were sufficient. I heard some other centres take up to 8 students per instructor so as to save cost. They are also very alert - i kept floating up during my dives but within seconds the instructor was beside me to correct my buoyancy.

After two days of diving, we had a bbq and mini celebration party on the beach for all the graduates. There were a few quiet divers but at the end of the night (or early morning) the divemasters and instructors were getting everyone involve in the party and everyone had a smile on their face.

Overall, for the amount that I paid for, I wasn't really expecting 5 star services but neither did i expect a well learned and fun weekend. It was money well spent and I enjoyed the course throughly.

If you're looking for a professional, safety orientated and most important a fun driving dive centre to dive with. you should give them a try and get your own opinion.

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Post by BusDriver » Fri, 15 May 2009 1:10 am

Sounds like some fruitful trips we have here! I've a question regarding Dive Companies. It's kinda random and pretty pointless.Feel free to advise and enlighten me accordingly.

Is it me or do the dive companies in SG change their names pretty often?

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They remind me of the "artiste formerly known as prince."
Maybe it's just me. ;)

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Post by DiDive » Mon, 18 May 2009 2:50 pm

That’s bcos they changed ownership, in regard of how often that depends on their financial issue.

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