Monthly Archives: January 2012

New Interns Join Downbelow’s Professional Internship Program

Downbelow’s resident PADI Course Director, Richard Swann, welcomed 2 new interns to the internship family at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island this week. Jake Yueng, from Hong Kong, joins us for the February Instructor Development … Continue reading

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Interns Practice Instructional Abilities in Preparation of IDC in Malaysia

Our 4 Instructor Development Course candidate and professional diving interns this weekend focussed on the February Instructor Development Course taking place at Downbelow’s dive station in Sabah, Malaysia. Our interns, Paul from England, Samantha-Lynn from Canada, Sara from Denmark and … Continue reading

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Deep Dive Scenario for Kota Kinabalu Professional Scuba Interns

Downbelow’s PADI IDC Staff Instructor James was busy yesterday taking our professional diving intern through their paces. Tiago, professional intern on our Divemaster course, and Paul, Instructor Development Course candidate, are feverishly preparing for the Divemaster exam and IDC respectively, … Continue reading

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Junior Open Water Course Experience for Intern Sam in Kota Kinabalu

Professional Scuba Diving Intern Sam teamed up with Instructor Wellson for a Junior Open Water Course. One of our younger guests signed up for a PADI Junior Open Water Course under the capable and caring guidance of Instructor Wellson. Sam, … Continue reading

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Interns Getting Emergency First Response Experience

Our professional diving interns Tiago and Sara spent some time this weekend going through the Emergency First Response course. PADI IDC Staff Instructor James lead them through the EFR course, which equips participants with the knowledge to effectively deal with … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year – Year of the Dragon – 新年快乐

Happy Chinese New Year to all our friends, customers and interns who celebrate the auspicious arrival of the Year of the Dragon. May health, wealth and prosperity feature prominently in your Dragon year and may it inspire you to realise … Continue reading

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International and Local Divemaster Interns do PADI Skin Diver

International Divemaster Intern Paul and Local Divemaster Intern Hillary teamed up recently to gain exeprience in teaching PADI Skin Diver. Paul is with us for a an extended period working toward becoming a PADI Divemater, whilst Hillary is a local … Continue reading

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Kota Kinabalu Interns Do Assignments to Increase Skills & Logged Dives

Our professional interns at Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Kota Kinabalu have had a couple of fun-filled, task days recently. The Go Pro training team have assigned each intern specific tasks to complete on each dive that … Continue reading

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International & Local Interns Team Up to Acquire Skills

Our International Intern Paul, with us to become both a Divemaster and a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, was busy with all things diving recently. Based at Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island in Kota Kinabalu, … Continue reading

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Goodbye Kota Kinabalu, says Interns Kyla & Matt

  We bid a fond farewell to Kyla and Matt who spend their last day with us yesterday on Gaya island. After a hectic 1-month, customised internship, they both successfully completed a PADI Divemaster course and the PADI Instructor Development … Continue reading

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