Monthly Archives: October 2011

Next Instructor Development Course Soon in Sabah, Borneo

Downbelow’s next PADI Instructor Development Course IDC in Sabah, Borneo is now just around the corner, a mere 15 days away. The Instructor Development Course is a 10-day course during which the PADI Divemaster is prepped to become a PADI … Continue reading

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Wellson Wraps up PADI Rescue Diver Course

Downbelow’s Assistant Base Leader and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Wellson has just wrapped up the PADI Rescue Diver Course we spoke about a couple of day ago. Our 2 local interns, Jerry and Victor, did the course with Ridzal, … Continue reading

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Intern Help with 27 DSDs from Sandakan Polytechnic

A group of 27 students from Sandakan Polytechnic invaded our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre earlier this week. Doing a study-tour of Kota Kinabalu, the group was discovering the tourist attractions on this side of Sabah and decided to … Continue reading

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Local Interns join MSD Challenger for PADI Rescue Diver Course

Yesterday our local interns Jerry and Victor joined Downbelow’s Master Scuba Diver Challenger Rizal, for the start of the PADI Rescue Diver Course. For Jerry and Victor the Rescue Diver Course is the next rung on the ladder of their … Continue reading

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MSDT Intern Trains Local Divemaster Intern in Kota Kinabalu

Sabahan and new Divemaster Intern Hillary, recently joined our Local Scuba Diving Internship program and has started his journey towards becoming a PADI Divemaster. The first qualification that he gains on his Divemaster quest is the PADI Open Water Scuba … Continue reading

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Shevvy From Switzerland Join IDC Internship in Sabah, Borneo

A few days ago we introduced you to Shevvy, our news Instructor Development Course Intern who joins us for our next IDC in November. Well, Shevvy wanted to say “hi”, so check out the video below and meet him in … Continue reading

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Scuba Intern Trains Office Staff & Friend in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Downbelow’s office staff regularly have the opportunity to go diving and nobody has taken advantage of this perk more so than Sarah. Sarah, who is a travel consultant with Downbelow, is gradually making her way through the PADI System of … Continue reading

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Local & International Scuba Diving Interns Team Up

Part of doing a professional diving internship at Downbelow is the people you get to meet and the non-diving knowledge you gain. When our international interns and local interns team up, good things happen. Both locals and international interns learn … Continue reading

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Dive Intern Joins for November Instructor Development Course

Shevvy, from Switzerland, is our newest Professional Scuba Diving intern, and will spend the next couple of months with us at Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre. Shevvy joined us on 15 October as a PADI Divemaster and will … Continue reading

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Interns Help Out With Net Removal From Marine Park in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Those pesky nets! Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre is located on Gaya island, which forms part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. As a marine park you’d imagine fishermen would give it a wide berth; in Utopia … Continue reading

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