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28-01-2018

Scariest Moments Underwater

We Asked 5 Diving Instructors to Reveal Their Scariest Moments Underwater - Don't Read if You Have a Weak Constitution First and foremost, any dive instructor would tell you exactly what I am about to - diving is not scary. I am more at ease under the water than on the surface. The soothing in... Read more »

21-01-2018

We asked Five Professional Dive Instructors What Their Most Precious Piece of Dive Equipment Was. The Results Were Not What We Expected!

We Asked Five Professional Dive Instructors What Their Most Precious Piece of Dive Equipment Was. The Results Were Not What We Expected! Equipment is very personal and having your own can make your dives so much more enjoyable. Why get your own equipment? No blisters from fins that don’t fit, better buoyancy from a BCD... Read more »

Letter from our Founder and Chief Orca – Jeroen van de Waal

Dear Orca customers, colleagues and partners, 2017 was a year full of achievements for Orca. We launched our book Together We Can Turn Tides – a fantastic team effort – at the S.E.A. Aquarium. To date, we have distributed 2,000+ copies and more than 2,000 children of various schools in Singapore and Malaysia attended our... Read more »

08-01-2018

School Camps in South East Asia – Was This Our Best Yet?

Last month a group of 15 students from Yale NUS College joined Orca for a week long camp, filled with wildlife and underwater activities. This time they spent the week on the beautiful island of Pulau Weh, Indonesia, enjoying a packed schedule of wildlife tours, adventures, snorkelling and diving. Often, many of the students attending... Read more »

03-01-2018

The Secret to Loving January

Ok, here’s something a little different … I am not going to plant the seed that you are a disappointing slab of humanity. I am not going to tell you that you need a life overhaul and a complete change of character. I am not going to try and profit off the fact that you’ve... Read more »

14-12-2017

The Polka-Dotted Blue-Sponge Assassin

Photo credit: Kevin McLoughlin at Rawa Island, Malaysia Nudibranchs are soft-bodied, marine gastropod molluscs, which are noted for their wide variety of extraordinary colours and forms. Many scuba divers fall in love with these creatures and it’s easy to see why. There are roughly 3000 valid species of nudibranch, but the one I would like... Read more »

06-12-2017

Orca-Eco Update: Education, Conservation & Environment

We've been hard at work the last couple of months on developing exciting new initiatives that you the customer can enjoy or even get involved in! The last couple of weeks we have started giving our Marine Life Talks at the Rock Bar. We are currently giving a presentation on Sharks, come check it out... Read more »

01-12-2017

Fish ‘n’ Chips to Moules Frites*

*may contain some plastic bits The Rise of Plastic in Seafood Unless you have been living in a cave with “Wilson” as your only mate, you would have surely heard about the huge issue that is plaguing Earth – plastic waste. Particularly single-use plastics, which make up a large percentage of the annual production of... Read more »

24-11-2017

10 Signs You Are A Diving Addict

Sure, many of us love diving, but is your passion on the edge of being an addiction?! I love diving ... a lot! But I also enjoy city trips, trekking, and reading a book. However, some people like to take their passion to a whole new level. If you really love diving all the time,... Read more »

13-10-2017

Introducing Yoga and Fitness Instructor Evita Den Toom

As long as I can remember I have been an active person who cannot stay inside. Being outside and doing sports has always been important to me. Even in my former jobs as project manager I used to run around being busy with ten different things at the same time. It actually gives me more... Read more »