Monthly Archives: December 2011

Intern Kyla Learns about Staffing Open Water Diving Courses in Sabah

Kyla (with Matt) joined us just before Christmas for an intensive 1-month internship to gain both Divemaster and Open Water Scuba Instructor qualifications. Moving at pace, they have been integrated into the island team to absorb as much knowledge and as … Continue reading

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Intern Matt Gives His First Briefing on Diving in Sabah

Matt, together with Kyla, will be with us for the next month doing both a PADI Divemaster and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course. For them to perform this pressured feat, they have to be both focussed and dedicated, as … Continue reading

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And a Merry Christmas it was on Gaya Island in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Christmas 2011 has come and gone and once again our PADI 5 Star Dive Centre on Gaya Island in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, celebrated it in true island style. BBQ’ed turkey anyone? Resident PADI Course Director Richard took time of from … Continue reading

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Intern Sam Assists on Discover Scuba Diving in Kota Kinabalu

Sam, our new professional scuba diving intern, had her first opportunity to assist on a course this week. Tim and Cyril were conducting a Discover Scuba Diving course for some of Downbelow’s clients and Sam joined them. Sam joined us … Continue reading

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Intern do PADI Emergency First Responder Course in Sabah, Borneo

Our 4 interns are already hard at work at Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island in Kota Kinabalu. Under Downbelow Instructor Tim Tam’s guidance the group took to their first course, eager to get the learning … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from all of us here at Downbelow

To all our valued customers, past, present and future, from all of us here at Downbelow in Kota Kinabalu Sabah: may your Christmas be merry and your new year be jolly! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Peace be … Continue reading

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Divers to Complete Divemaster and IDC in One Month

Eager and diligent divers, Matt and Kyla, joins us this month to blaze a trail towards becoming professional scuba divers in Kota Kinabalu. Aiming to complete both their Divemaster and Instructor courses in one month, they will have their work … Continue reading

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Kota Kinabalu bids farewell to Professional Intern Joe

The Downbelow team bid a fond farewell to one of our veteran interns who recently completed his 2nd professional diving internship with us here in Kota Kinabalu. Joe Bourne’s 1st internship with us qualified him as a diving instructor when … Continue reading

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New Intern Joins Rescue Course in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

A new intern joined Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island recently and is aiming for our February IDC in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Hailing from Canada, our new intern Sam is currently a PADI Divemaster with 60 … Continue reading

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Local Divemaster Intern Kicks off with Shark Knowledge in Sabah, Borneo

New local divemaster intern Clarence joins Downbelow’s local internship program and kicks off with some practical shark knowledge. From our blogs you will know that we’ve fully embraced Project AWARE’s shark initiatives this year. Our AWARE Shark Conservation Speciality, for … Continue reading

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