Monthly Archives: April 2012

Victorley Successfully Completes Local Divemaster Internship

There was cause for celebration this weekend as local intern Victorley Marden successfully completed his PADI Divemaster Course and Internship with Downbelow. Victorley joined Downbelow’s local internship program last year with his eye on a professional diving career. He made … Continue reading

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Knot Tying for Interns Preparing for Kota Kinabalu IDC

Our interns have been quite busy recently, preparing for the next IDC which is now just a few weeks away. When not enjoying the awesome visibility diving with Downbelow has yielded recently, they were busy tying knots. Working on boats … Continue reading

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Pro Intern Gets Valuable Pro IDC Experience with PADI Course Director

It’s not often you get the chance to gain first hand experience conducting an Open Water Course with your PADI Course Director so close to your IDC. But that is exactly the opportunity that Professional Scuba Diving Intern and IDC … Continue reading

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Liz & Michelle Qualify as PADI Divemasters in Sabah, Malaysia

Our scuba diving girls are stepping up their qualifications, with the latest being Liz & Michelle earning themselves a PADI Divemaster qualification. Both Liz Street and Michelle Sinsua are participating in our Professional Scuba Diving internship under the watchful eye … Continue reading

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Kota Kinabalu PADI Divemaster Interns do Deep Dive Scenario

With Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre temporarily devoid of groups, attention shifts back to what our professional interns are up to. This week great weather accompanied the sessions our interns were engaged in. Resident PADI Course Director Richard … Continue reading

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IDC Candidate Increases Group Experience

Currently a PADI Divemaster, Sara has become a Instructor Development Course candidate, who will be joining our next IDC in May. Meanwhile, her professional scuba diving internship here in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah continues, and there is still much to learn … Continue reading

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Canadian Living in Hong Kong Join Divemaster Internship in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

This week Downbelow welcomed another Divemaster intern into the fold at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island. Ray, a Canadian living in Hong Kong, joins our Divemaster Internship in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. PADI IDC Staff Instructor … Continue reading

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Borneo Interns Making Great Strides Towards Divemaster Qualification

Our local and international divemaster interns are making great progress on their Borneo internships here at the PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island in Kota Kinabalu. Resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann is overseeing their progress on … Continue reading

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Interns Kept Busy with University of Glamorgan Group 2

The University of Glamorgan’s second group has been keeping our interns busy on Gaya island in Kota Kinabalu. The group picks up where the previous group left off and continues collecting data about the coral reefs and seagrass beds around … Continue reading

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Pro Scuba Internship All Girl Streak Continues in Sabah, Borneo

When Leanne departed this week, our gaggle of female pro interns were temporarily one woman down. Until, that is, Michelle entered the scene. Michelle joins the Scuba Sisterhood at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island this … Continue reading

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