Monthly Archives: May 2012

New Diving Kids on the Block in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

As the sun set on our successful May Instructor Development Course this weekend and our pro diving interns prepared to fly the coup, 2 new recruits joined our Local Divemaster Internship program. We wish a warm welcome to local boys … Continue reading

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PADI Instructor Exam Success with Downbelow in Sabah

It was an action packed weekend for our PADI Instructor Development Course candidates as they took part in the PADI Instructor exam. The future-determining exam conducted by a PADI Examiner who flies in for the event, George Wegmann on this … Continue reading

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PADI Instructor Examination in Kota Kinabalu this Weekend

There was an air of anticipation in the Downbelow classroom today as our Instructor Development Course candidates were feverishly preparing for the PADI Instructor Exam this weekend. Taking place at Downbelow’s dive centre on Gaya island in Kota Kinabalu, the … Continue reading

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Paul Becomes a PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Paul Jones – IDC Staff Instructor. We suspect he might like the sound of that. Paul, who came to us as a Divemaster almost a year ago to do a 4 month IDC Internship with us, qualified as a PADI … Continue reading

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The May 2012 Instructor Development Course Almost Complete

We’re in the home stretch of May 2012′s Instructor Development Course here in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah with the Instructor Exam now only 4 days away. The 7 Downbelow IDC candidates have been very fortunate with day after day of exceptionally … Continue reading

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Kota Kinabalu Instructor Development Course in new Downbelow Classroom

Our 7 candidates on the May Instructor Development Course here in Kota Kinabalu is hard at work preparing for the PADI Instructor Exam. They are also the first batch to utilise Downbelow’s new classroom in the recently moved-into offices in … Continue reading

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New Offices and IDC Classroom for Downbelow in Kota Kinabalu

It’s been a busy week here at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures in Kota Kinabalu. We’ve moved into new digs, necessary because of our expanding work force, which in turn is required to serve our customers, students and guests better. … Continue reading

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Big Group Experience for Professional Diving Interns in Sabah

Our next group joining Downbelow’s Borneo Adventure has arrived at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island in Kota Kinabalu. As always, the group will be under Downbelow’s wing while they take part in a slew of … Continue reading

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IDC Candidates Gain Real World Experience at Downbelow

The May Instructor Development Course is starting very soon and the Downbelow IDC candidates are all assisting our Go Pro team on the latest adventure group that are visiting us on Gaya island. The adventure group in question is with … Continue reading

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Kota Kinabalu IDC Candidates Benefit from 1 Month Internship

The benefit of a scuba diving internship cannot be overstated as our Kota Kinabalu IDC candidates benefit from their 1 month internship with Downbelow. Although our next IDC only starts on 16 May, all 6 our candidates are already on … Continue reading

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