5 Life Lessons Schools Did Not Teach Me

The season of graduation is upon us once again. I looked back to once upon a time two and half years ago, to a naive period where I was once again a freshman, but in the society, and ditching my books to build the possibility of a career, in a niche and unregulated industry; the … Read more

3 Real Values A Gen-Y Brings To The Workplace

Gen-Y, a broad name to identify my generation (those born between the 1990s to early 2000s), we are the up and coming generation replacing our parents – the Baby Boomers, in the workforce. Because we are the up and coming generation, it is inevitable to have the spotlight cast on us, and being studied and scrutinized upon like lab rats.

New EFR Instructor Trainers – EFRITs!

Yesterday, the EFR Instructor Trainer Course was held in Singapore at ADA, conducted by Trainer and PADI Examiner Rob Scammell. In this course, the candidates will be able to teach people to become EFR Instructors! Which is good news for everyone in Singapore; More trainers, more instructors, more emergency Responders! Congratulations to them all and … Read more

SMUX Divers – A Decade of Cooperation

Smux Dive Camp 2015 We have been working with the Singapore Management University Dive Team or SMUX Dive Team, for 10 years this year. That is a long time, now that I am looking back. It’s been a great journey and partnership I would say. I am glad that we have had the opportunity to … Read more

MV Nautica – 2 Years Party

We marked the second year that MV Nautica has been running in Singapore with the MV Nautica Birthday Party in October. Thanks to all the boat crew and dive crew that have made all our trips and events successful. It has been an interesting and fruitful 2 years and we will continue to learn and … Read more

PADI ReActivate- Common Questions

If you have been to PADI website or read the training bulletins and Undersea Journals, you should have already come across PADI’s new ReActivate Program. It is essentially the new and updated version of the Scuba Review. If you have not completed a PADI IDC lately, you may not have actually encountered the complete PADI … Read more

What is a Platinum Course Director?

Our Course Director Richard Mei was awarded the Platinum status again by PADI, and CD Jacki Ng, the Silver Status for their work in teaching PADI Professionals in 2014. In the world of PADI Professionals, there are few achievements higher and it is something that we actively monitor and strive towards in ADA. As divers are … Read more

PADI Seahorse Specialty Instructor Training

Almost as soon as I came back from my PADI CDTC in March this year, I certified my first instructors-level candidates as PADI Seahorse Distinctive Specialty Instructors, in a series of training sessions in Singapore, as well as one in Jakarta. It felt right, doing this amalgamation of things that preoccupy me; Observation of Nature, Conservation and Education. Also because the next … Read more