Yearly Archives: 2012

PADI Open Water Diver Course Students in Borneo, Malaysia

Our dive centre is really a hub of learning for divers. With the blue ocean located just a few steps from our door, our outdoor “classroom” teaches a variety of scuba diving subjects, from the popular PADI Open Water Scuba … Continue reading

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Perfect Place For IDC Internship Program

Imagine yourself swimming next to these beautiful coral reefs. The above image was taken within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo by our resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann. That is what our interns get to see whenever they … Continue reading

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High Tide Helps The Crew At Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Centre, Kota Kinabalu

We just love it when it is high tide at Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, especially when it comes on a busy day! As seen from the picture above, when it is high tide, we can unload our equipment … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas From Downbelow

All of us at Downbelow would like to wish all our past, current and future interns and friends a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for your continued support and good wishes for the coming New Year!

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Underwater Photography Briefing

This is how you do it! Our intern Jonny Kealy in action as he presented the Underwater Photography Speciality Dive briefing with resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann monitoring nearby. In his journey to become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, … Continue reading

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Conservation Efforts by Downbelow Didn’t Go Unnoticed

For the year 2012, the our PADI 5 Star Dive Centre has seen a lot of activities. However the most important events that we are passionate about are those related to conservation and preservation of the environment around us. Downbelow … Continue reading

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Chance Meeting With Dolphins For Our Intern

Our intern Jonny Kealy is with us here in Sabah, Borneo where it’s easy to be continually amazed by the beautiful scenery and abundant marine wildlife found at TAR Park. However, he probably never thought he would meet a pod … Continue reading

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Regular Servicing Makes Diving Safe

If there is one thing that our IDC interns can’t get enough of, is the unlimited diving that they enjoy at Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star Dive Centre. But even with the heavy usage of our diving equipment, you can be sure … Continue reading

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Suunto D9tx Titanium Dive Computer

First impressions count, so how about making a killer first impression with the very impressive Suunto D9tx dive computer available from Downbelow’s dive shop? The world’s first all-in-one trimix wristop dive computer it has everything diver serious about their professional diving … Continue reading

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Excellence by Local Intern after IDC in Sabah, Malaysia

Richard Swann, Downbelow’s resident PADI Course Director, proudly reflects on Victorley Marden, one of our Professional Scuba Diving Internship graduates from Sabah, Malaysia. Big Vic, as he is known on the island, is now on the full-time staff of Downbelow, … Continue reading

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