Monthly Archives: February 2012

Interns Do Divemaster & Speciality Instructor Course Training

Downbelow’s resident PADI Course Director in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah had a great day out yesterday with a PADI training mash-up. Resident PADI CD Richard took the 4 Divemaster interns – Victor, Hilary, Sara and Leanne – under his wing, whilst … Continue reading

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Local Divemaster Intern Victor Spreads Shark Awareness

At Downbelow we care about the environment, which is always on our minds, especially when dealing with groups. The arrival of our February / March group of Danish adventurers presented an opportunity to further extend the reach of shark awareness … Continue reading

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Danish Scuba Diving Intern Helps Out With Adventure Group from Denmark

Life has come a full-circle of sorts for Downbelow’s international intern from Denmark, Sara Dooleweerdt. Sara, who is on a Divemaster internship with us since January, was part of an adventure group from Denmark that visited us last year September … Continue reading

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Professional Scuba Intern Graduates Divemaster Course in Sabah, Borneo

It feels like just yesterday that young Tiago joined us for his Divemaster internship here in Sabah, Borneo. Truth be told, it was a month and half since we met the aspiring professional scuba diver from Portugal at our dive … Continue reading

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Divemaster Training Course in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo

Our Go Pro Team is hard at work, we suspect, conducting Divemaster training with our local and international professional diving interns at our dive centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo. Resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann and his Go Pro … Continue reading

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New OWSI do Emergency First Response Instructor Course

Although all our candidates have successfully qualified as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors, before being certified, they have to achieve the Emergency First Responder Instructor rating. This last bit of essential diver education, plus Oxygen Provider Instructor, is what kept … Continue reading

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New Divemaster Sits for One Final Test: The Snorkel Test

As a brand new Divemaster there are some serious social requirements you have to meet, for which luckily there is a test. Once the seriousness of becoming a PADI Divemaster has been dealt with, the less-serious but also important Snorkel … Continue reading

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Goodbye February IDC, hello May IDC – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

And that’s a wrap! Congratulations to all the PADI Instructor Development candidates who sat the February PADI Instructor Exam in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Downbelow had a great time hosting the PADI IE at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive … Continue reading

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Feb PADI Instructor Examination in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo

All good Instructor Development Courses must come to an end. Our February PADI IDC in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo is doing exactly that; with a PADI Instructor Exam, of course. Yesterday our IDC candidates assembled for day 1 of … Continue reading

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Borneo IDC Candidates Prepare for PADI Instructor Examination

It’s a busy and exciting week at Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island off the coast of Borneo as our Instructor Development Course candidates are prepping for the upcoming PADI Instructor Exams. It’s been a whirl-wind … Continue reading

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