Monthly Archives: March 2012

Big Group Experience for Professional Intern Liz

One of the value propositions of Downbelow’s professional internships is the opportunity to gain a broad spectrum of invaluable experience, which very few dive centres can offer. Downbelow has a constant stream of interesting and diverse customers who come to … Continue reading

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Fleeting Whale Shark Sighted in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Earlier in the week we posted about having seen a whale shark over the weekend in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Our resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann, assisted by pro intern Liz Street, was conducting the Fish ID dive of an … Continue reading

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Pro Intern Assists Adventure Diver Course in Sabah, Borneo

It was a beautiful Sunday yesterday, blue skies, clear water; quite perfect for diving really. As usual Downbelow’s PADI Course Director Richard Swann was out in the water, this time with 6 divers from the University of Glamorgan group, presenting … Continue reading

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Liz Street Almost Qualified as a PADI Divemaster in Borneo

Our newest professional divemaster intern here in Borneo, Liz Street, who joined us a few short weeks ago, is making swift progress towards becoming a PADI Divemaster. This week she was already conducting her second Discover Scuba Diving program with … Continue reading

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Pro Interns and Staff Says Goodbye to Danish Group 1

It’s been a busy week on Gaya island here in Kota Kinabalu and both local and international interns were kept busy with big group logistics. The 18 strong Danish adventure group took part in 16 Open Water and 2 Advanced … Continue reading

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More Whalesharks Sighted in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

None of Downbelow’s staff or professional interns were in on the action this time, but this Sunday passed there were more whalesharks sighted in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo. Our guests were out on a dive not too far our PADI 5 … Continue reading

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Course Director Richard vs. Shark Ambassador Finley

Our resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann attended the PADI CDTC Celebratory Reception in Kota Kinabalu recently, and bumped into a famous figure. Project AWARE Shark Ambassadors Finley and Finn made a much anticipated appearance a the ball, and Richard … Continue reading

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Newly Minted Divemasters Gain Group Experience

They may only recently have qualified as PADI Divemasters, but professional interns Leanne and Sara are already knee-deep in group diving experience. The big group of Danish adventurers we had on the island earlier this month for snorkeling, has returned. … Continue reading

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Interns Completes PADI Divemaster Course in Sabah, Borneo

Time has flown by for our professional scuba diving interns Leanne and Sara who have just completed the PADI Divemaster courses with Downbelow. Sara, the adventurous Dane who first visited Downbelow in October last year, returned for her professional internship … Continue reading

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New Hyperbaric Treatment Chamber in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

When people think of Borneo, especial those who have never heard of Kota Kinabalu or Sabah, they often wonder about what facilities are available in case of certain dive emergencies. Well, put your mind to rest; Borne is HyTech. Recently … Continue reading

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