How to choose your next regulator

Types of Regulators There are a wide range of regulators to choose from. The ones you’ve most commonly heard of are the balanced and unbalanced regulators, and among those are diaphragm and piston regulator systems. There are several makes and models which produce variations of the same concept. The two main types of regulators are... Read more »


SJII Camp at Orca Maka-Maka

The Camp Last month, students from SJII (St. Joseph's Institute International) took part in a variety of training courses during a trip to Lembeh, Indonesia, the home of Orca Maka-Maka. The Group This trip, the first official Orca dive trip to the Lembeh Strait in Indonesia, saw students taking part in multiple PADI courses, including... Read more »

Downward Dog – 10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Yoga’s Most Famous Posture

Downward Dog is probably the most famous of all yoga postures. In flowing styles of yoga, such as Vinyasa or Ashtanga, Downward Dog is used to transition from standing to seated postures and back up again. It is also treated as a resting posture. If the idea that Downward Dog is a resting posture is... Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »