Since the early 1990’s Christopher Lee, the owner and a PADI Course Director at Simply Scuba, has been teaching PADI scuba diving courses full time. Chris opened Simply Scuba to ensure that Singaporean divers have a professionally managed and organised dive operator which provides options for those based in the city.

Chris understands the importance of feeling comfortable in the water and, as a passionate dive instructor, makes it his mission to help divers develop skills to achieve this.

Simply Scuba are dedicated to not only certifying divers, but to helping divers to become able, capable and confident underwater. Simply Scuba offers a full range of PADI courses from beginner to advanced levels – including professional levels.

When you take a PADI course with Simply Scuba you won’t just leave with a certification, you’ll leave with a sense of achievement and a whole new skill set. Having these skills and confidence is so important as you’ll truly be able to enjoy the incredible underwater environments in which you dive.

Simply Scuba is passionate about marine life and we understand that’s why people generally want to learn how to dive – to see coral reefs, tropical fish and all of the wonders of the underwater world. If you learn, or continue to develop your skills, with Simply Scuba you won’t just receive a certification card – you’ll receive a lifetime of diving opportunities around the world because you’ll feel as at home underwater as you do on land – that’s the foundation on which Chris has built Simply Scuba.

Are you having problems with buoyancy? Are you finding you go up and down throughout a dive? Are you struggling with depth control? Do you feel generally “out of control”? These are all factors that prevent certified divers from continuing in their diving journey and therefore missing out on phenomenal opportunities to see parts of the planet that so few are privileged to see with their own eyes. If any of these factors relate to you then come and see us – we can help.

If you want to learn how to dive, we offer courses which are based around your schedule – not ours. We understand that people have busy work schedules, family lives and study commitments throughout the day and so we offer evening sessions and even online learning which you can complete at home. Of course, you’ll need to dive in the ocean to get certified, so we make that an extra special occasion and convenient too. We use both dive sites in Singapore and Tioman on a regular basis. 

If you are already certified but unsure about what to do next, then our advice is not to give up – come and join us for either a PADI course or a diving weekend and we can convert your fears to confidence. We can show you how diving can be a life changing experience and not just something to check off your bucket list.

We will hope to hear from you.

We offer from beginner to instructor level. Weekly programme.


Develop Your Diving Skills with Simply Scuba Singapore


Are you a certified diver? Do you want to develop your diving skills but are not sure what is the next PADI Course for you to take? At Simply Scuba we provide the full range of PADI Courses through to Instructor level and we provide the most professional dive training in Singapore. Not only do we have our own pool to use here in the city and a full service dive centre, we also combine our courses with weekend trips to Tioman in Malaysia! We know how busy life can be here in Singapore so we structure our courses around evenings, online learning and weekend water sessions – meaning you don’t need to take time off work or change your schedule.


To find out what’s next for you, find you current PADI certification level in the list below and read on!


I am Open Water Certified:

Great! You are already certified and know the basics of diving. The next step is to take your PADI Advanced Open Water Course. The Advanced Course includes making 5 phenomenal dives in Tioman – which can be done in one weekend (2 days and 2 nights).

You’ll need to take the Deep Dive and Navigation Dive, and the other 3 dives are for you to choose. Once you have completed the course you’ll be certified to dive to 30 meters!


I am Advanced Open Water Certified:

As an advanced diver we know that you can take care of yourself so now it’s time to start learning how to take care of other divers through the PADI Rescue Diver Course. During the course you’ll learn how to prevent accidents from happening and how to act should an accident occur. We run the diving sections of this course over a 2 day, 2 night stay in Tioman and the theory can be taken online.

To become a PADI Rescue Diver you’ll also need to be certified as an Emergency First Responder (EFR). The EFR course teaches you how to perform CPR as well as first aid procedures. The EFR course can be taken at our dive centre here in Singapore. The course applies to diving and non-diving situations and is a great addition to your professional CV.


I am a PADI Rescue Diver:

PADI Rescue Divers can choose to continue as recreational divers and become a PADI Master Scuba Diver – which is often referred to as the “black belt of scuba diving” or decide to become a professional diver by becoming a PADI Divemaster.

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver: To become a PADI Master Scuba Diver you’ll need to complete 5 PADI Specialty Courses. You can choose from an entire range according to the types of diving you like most. PADI Specialty courses are usually weekend courses and it’s often possible to complete two specialties in one weekend Tioman trip. You don’t need to take all 5 at once, you can spread them out over as much time as you like.
  • PADI Divemaster: The PADI Divemaster certification is the first level of professional diver. As a PADI Divemaster you’ll be able to organize dive trips, guide certified divers and assist PADI Instructors when they are teaching PADI Courses. This is the first step in turning your passion for diving into an income. If you don’t want to work in diving, the PADI Divemaster course is still an extremely challenging and rewarding program to take. For more information about the PADI Divemaster course, check our Divemaster information page here.


I am a PADI Divemaster:

You have already taken the first step toward becoming a PADI Instructor – the most sought after job in the diving industry! Becoming a PADI Instructor means taking the PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course). At Simply Scuba our IDC’s are taught by our Course Director Chris Lee who has decades of experience in the diving industry. Our IDC Singapore programs are carefully structured to fit around your working time and your schedule. We run our courses over evening classes and weekend trips to Tioman. We know your time is important and Chris has developed the schedule over years of understanding people’s needs. If you are thinking about taking your IDC in Singapore, contact us and we will give you more information and answer any questions that you have. If you’d prefer to send an email you can do so to:


Whatever your level is now, and wherever you want to go next, we are here to help you get there.

We hope to meet you soon!

Why Learn to Scuba Dive with Simply Scuba

Are you looking for adventure? Are you ready for a challenge? Do you want a way to get out of the city and explore? Perhaps you just want a new hobby and the chance to make new friends? The PADI Open Water Course is the first level of scuba diving certifications and it is your passport to dive here in Singapore and all over the world!
The PADI Open Water course involves three key phases; Knowledge Development, Confined Water and Open Water – this means you’ll spend some time studying the theory of diving then you’ll move on to learning diving skills in a swimming pool before heading out to the ocean to put your skills to use.
At Simply Scuba we have our own facilities here in Singapore so you’ll complete the theory and pool sessions around your existing schedule. Our theory sessions are on Tuesdays at 7.00pm at our dive centre. You can also opt to study from home with PADI eLearning – whatever works best around your schedule. Once you’ve completed the theory you can join a confined water pool session and these are held at Orchid Country Club at 10.30am on any Saturday.
Once you have completed these two elements we’ll take you for an incredible 2 day / 2 night trip to beautiful Tioman Island (Friday evening departures). This means you can complete your entire PADI Open Water Course without needing to take time off work or away from your studies! By the time you arrive in Tioman you’ll have confidence in your skills and you’ll be ready for your first exciting dives in the ocean!

Why Choose Simply Scuba in Singapore?

Simply Scuba is a PADI 5 Star IDC Training Facility with more than 30 years of experience in the diving industry. We have highly trained professional staff who are passionate about dive training, safety – and still having fun. We have a 100% safety record at home and in Tioman and we offer flexible schedules which you can fit around your existing commitments.
Don’t just believe us, here’s what our recent student says:
“Very happy taking OWD with Simply Scuba – everything from theory, pool session to real dives very well executed, high quality and good social fun people. Great equipment as well – highly recommend, and I will surely be continuing my diving journey with these guys”.
By: Lars Myrhøj Jensen / Facebook 5 Star Review

Completing the PADI Open Water course is just the first step to a lifetime of possibilities. As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you can sign up for our dive trips at any time. Diving in Singapore is varied and exciting – and it’s the perfect way to escape the city and forget about your busy schedule. For those with a thirst for travel, here in Singapore we are ideally located on the edge of the “Coral Triangle” which is the marine area that has the most abundant and varied marine life on the planet! Getting your PADI Open Water certification is your to ticket to start exploring some of Asia’s best diving destinations so what are you waiting for? Sign up for your Open Water Course with Simply Scuba today!

Make an online reservation here or if you have any questions about learning to dive in Singapore contact us and one of our professional team will get right back to you.

We are looking forward to exploring our underwater world with you soon!