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 Orca school camps don’t dive at all. This time, however, everyone within the group was a qualified diver, with a range of experience levels varying between Open Water students, Advanced Open Water students and Fun Divers. To ensure everybody stayed engaged throughout the camp, each member of the team was given a schedule to suit their ability, experience and personal preferences.
The week would include a broad variety of dive sites, so we rotated the groups, allowing everyone to dive each different location. On the southern side of the island, near the resort, we dived on the house reef, where our divers encountered the area’s common culprits: scorpion fish, trumpet fish, sea snakes, blue spotted stingrays, and a variety of crustaceans.
The last few days provided an opportunity for some boat diving, enabling the group to reach some of the magnificent offshore reefs around Pulau Weh. In one location, known as Sea Garden, the divers encountered huge, dark green sea fan corals, and rocky valleys that descended way down into the blue.
Throughout the week, each of our Open Water and Advanced Open Water students successfully completed their training dives, and continued to join the already qualified fun divers on their adventures around the island.
Diving for Schools
Orca Scuba works with many of the schools in Singapore and Malaysia. We run multiple school programmes, for children ranging in ages from 8-18, including PADI dive courses, schools camps, oceanic awareness courses, conservation and much more.
Scuba for Kids, Schools and Families
What makes Orca Scuba different – besides our outstanding equipment, diver-to-instructor ratios, and quality standards – is our focus on diving with children and families.
Dive & Stay in South East Asia
For diving holidays in South East Asia, you're in the right place. Orca Scuba is a Five Star PADI centre, offering the very best dive trips in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and beyond.
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