Monthly Archives: September 2011

Master Scuba Diver Trainer Internship in Sabah, Malaysia

Allow us to re-introduce you to our newest international intern Joe. Joe was with us last year as a professional intern on the Instructor Development Course IDC, during which he qualified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor OWSI. Returning … Continue reading

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Search & Recovery Dive with Divemaster on Gaya Island

Fresh back from his Honeymoon, our PADI IDC Staff Instructor James got right back into the swing of things. As fast as you can say newlyweds, James had rounded up Divemaster Intern Nigel and Instructor Cyril for a Search & … Continue reading

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Fully Qualified Diving Instructors Are Also EFR Instructors

To be a fully qualified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor OWSI, you must also be an Emergency First Response Instructor EFRI. During our last Instructor Development Course IDC our candidates successfully completed the IDC and passed their PADI Instructor Exams … Continue reading

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Farewell PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor OWSI Roy

Last Wednesday we said a fond farewell to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor OWSI Roy from Hong Kong. It was just a short month ago that Roy joined Downbelow for a 1 Month IDC Internship as a PADI Divemaster and, … Continue reading

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Doing Knowledge Reviews during Borneo Divemaster Internship

It’s study time for our local intern Jeff and international intern Nigel. Knowledge reviews during their Borneo divemaster internship will help them retain the knowledge they will gain during their professional scuba internships. Helping with this vital part of the … Continue reading

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Discover Scuba Diving Briefing 3 Days before Instructor Exam

Three days before the impeding Instructor Exam our IDC candidates did the Discover Scuba Diving workshop. The Discover Scuba Diving program allows uncertified divers to experience the underwater immediately without qualifying. It is part and parcel of being an Open … Continue reading

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IDC Candidates Give Confined Water Briefings

During the final stages of our recent Instructor Development Course IDC here in Kota Kinabalu, our IDC candidates had to give confined water briefings to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Here Roy (far left) is getting ready for this lift … Continue reading

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Instructor Roy Teaches Divemaster Interns in Sabah, Borneo

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor OWSI Roy have been busy with the training of our Divemaster interns here in Sabah, Borneo. Jeff, local Sabahan divemaster intern and Nigel, one of our international interns are benefiting from Roy’s experience at Downbelow’s … Continue reading

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Local Divemaster Intern Victor Learning the Ropes

One of our newest local Interns Victor is obviously quite keen. On his off day the other he was back at the dive centre to get yet more experience. Victor just recently completed his PADI Open Water course with our … Continue reading

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Emergency First Response Course During Divemaster Internship

Part of being a professional PADI Divemasters is the responsibility you have to take for the divers under your care, be that above the surface or below. To ensure the divemaster is capable of taking this responsibility, they have to … Continue reading

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