Diving With OrcaNation

At OrcaNation, we are passionate about the ocean and everything in it! Our founder, Jeroen van de Waal, even wrote a book about it!
As a leading PADI 5-star instructor development centre, we teach a wide variety of PADI dive courses in Asia. If you are ready to learn to dive, our dive courses are suitable for complete beginners, all the way up to PADI Instructors. We focus on safety, quality and the preservation of our oceans. We use high-quality scuba diving equipment that is regularly inspected and maintained, and even have specially selected equipment just for children.
When learning to dive with OrcaNation, you can rest assured we follow the highest possible Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality standards. Our dive ratio is a maximum 4 students to 1 OrcaNation Dive Instructor, which is much lower than PADI's recommended ratio of 8:1.

Choose from our selection of PADI Courses and Dive Programmes:

Learning to dive is a life-changing experience, which is why it's so important to find the right dive partner for you. OrcaNation provides the best children's dive training as well as beginner scuba diver courses. We can help adults and children learn to dive in a range of dive locations across Asia, we work with experienced dive instructors who have been trained to the highest level of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality standards and we keep our classes small to ensure you receive the best dive training and support.

With a PADI Open Water certification, you’ll be able to dive anywhere in the world. PADI is the world’s leading and largest scuba diver training organisation. PADI's Open Water credentials are accepted everywhere and will show diver operators you’ve been trained professionally to a sufficient standard to dive in all kinds of locations and conditions.

As a PADI Five-Star Instructor Development Center, OrcaNation teaches divers how to achieve their professional diving goals while following the highest Health, Safety, Environment and Quality standards. We’ve been certifying professional divers for years and work with leading trainers including PADI's most advanced Course Directors.

PADI specialty dive courses and OrcaNation conservation dives are designed to focus on specific areas of scuba diving such as wreck diving, enriched air ‘nitrox’, or collecting crucial data for marine life conservation. Whether you choose to do a PADI Speciality dive course or conservation dive, they will provide in-depth knowledge and learning, letting you build on your scuba diving skills to become a more advanced and environmentally aware diver.

Liveaboard Experiences

Explore the beautiful waters around South East Asia on board the Orca Explorer Liveaboard and enjoy the luxuries of overnight sailing to your favourite dive destinations.

Not Sure Where to Start?

If you would like guidance on choosing the best PADI dive course or programme for you, our OrcaNation Customer Experience Team will help you choose the right course and dive location.


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For assistance finding the best scuba diving in Asia, planning a diving holiday, adventure camp, or if you've got questions about choosing the right scuba diving equipment for you, please get in touch.