Monthly Archives: November 2011

Diving Intern & IDC Candidate Gains Unique Experience

There’s never a dull moment when you’re on a professional diving internship with Downbelow on Gaya island in Kota Kinabalu. With unlimited diving for all our diving interns and the fact that we dive every day from our Gaya island based … Continue reading

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Nov Instructor Development Course Success in Sabah, Malaysia

Our November PADI Instructor Development Course wrapped up on Gaya Island in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on Saturday. It was filled with good news for our candidates. Steven and Shevy both passed the PADI IE Exam and are now fully qualified … Continue reading

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Final Stretch for Instructor Development Course Candidates

Our resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann cheered from the sidelines today as our IDC candidates enter the final stretch of their PADI Instructor Exam. Today the candidates are on Gaya island at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre … Continue reading

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IDC Candidates About To Sit PADI Instructor Exam in Sabah, Malaysia

With the Instructor Development Course all but done, the IDC Candidate are about to sit for their PADI Instructor Exam here in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Yesterday our resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann was with Shevy and Steve in … Continue reading

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IDC Candidates Complete Instructor Development Course

Time has flown past for our Instructor Development Course candidate here in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and having completed the IDC, all that remains is their PADI Instructor Exam starting on the 25th. Yesterday Steve and Shevy effectively completed their IDC … Continue reading

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IDC Candidates Move on to Discover Scuba Diving Workshop

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors lead a life of teaching non-divers how to dive. Normally the beginner Open Water course takes 3 or 4 days, but sometimes, for whatever reason, prospective students might only have 1 day to get acquainted … Continue reading

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In Kota Kinabalu, Sabah IDC Candidate Gives First Presentation

Now in its second week, our November Instructor Development Course is moving along swiftly. A big part of being a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is information transfer via presentations. That is why presentation practice also makes up a big … Continue reading

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IDC Candidates sits for Practice Physics Exam in Sabah, Borneo

The first week of our November Instructor Development Course flew past, which means the Instructor Exams are not far off. This weekend our IDC candidates got better acquainted with what to expect from the theory exams part of the Instructor Exams. They … Continue reading

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Preparing for IDC Theory Exams in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Our Instructor Development Course candidates are back at the dive station on Gaya island in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The IDC is all about developing candidates to become Open Water Scuba Instructors, but to achieve that distinction there are first several exams to … Continue reading

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Nov IDC: On to the Risk Management Presentation

Our November Instructor Development Course continues in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Our IDC candidates are now back at the PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island, where the instruction development is ongoing. James, Downbelow’s Base Leader and IDC Staff … Continue reading

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