Monthly Archives: June 2012

Downbelow Rescue Divers become Divemaster Interns

Our recent PADI Rescue Diver are now officially Divemaster interns. Meet Brian, Linda, Marissa and Laura; a crazy bunch by the looks of it. They will be spending the next few weeks with Downbelow getting to grips with all things … Continue reading

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Recently Qualified Instructor Interns Gains Experience in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Victorley, wearing the red shirt in the picture above, recently graduated as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with Downbelow. He is one of the talented members of our successful Local Internship Program and have been with us now almost … Continue reading

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Pro Scuba Interns Gain Net Removal Experience in Sabah, Borneo

We’ve had one of those incidents recently where you’re glad for the experience, but saddened that you have to get the experience. I’m talking about net removals, which we do here in Kota Kinabalu’s TAR Marine Park on average once … Continue reading

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Successful PADI Rescue Divers Start Divemaster Internship in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Congrats are in order and goes out to our group of students who successfully completed their PADI Rescue Diver course with Downbelow in Kota Kinabalu. For the 2 students from the Sandakan Politeknik, it wraps up their week with us … Continue reading

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Sabah Scuba Diving Interns Get to Share Their Passion for Sharks

It’s been a busy week at Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre here offshore Kota Kinabalu in Sabah as we’re hosting two large groups. The one group comes to us from the Sandakan Politeknik. They’re spending a week with … Continue reading

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Interns in Kota Kinabalu take on the PADI Rescue Diver Course

Downbelow’s internship program will soon see a flurry of new activity when we have a bunch of Divemaster interns sign up to take the step to professional diving. First, however, the entry requirements need to be met, and for that … Continue reading

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New OWSIs Become Shark Aware Instructors in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Downbelow has added 3 more AWARE Shark Conservation Speciality instructors to the growing army of shark protectors. Our recently-qualified-as-Scuba-Instructor interns attended the pro-shark course at Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island in Kota Kinabalu, where they … Continue reading

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New OWSI Take on Speciality Instructor Courses in Kota Kinabalu

After the recent Instructor Development Course that Downbelow hosted for the month of May, several of the candidates stayed behind to complete their professional diving internships with us. It was also a great opportunity to squeeze resident PADI Course Director … Continue reading

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Gaining Experience as a new Instructor at Downbelow in Kota Kinabalu

Kimberly successfully qualified as Open Water Scuba Instructor with Downbelow during the recently complete May IDC. Now all she can do to maximize her employability when she sets off into yonder is gain experience. Luckily Downbelow’s got her covered, as … Continue reading

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Downbelow’s new OWSIs qualify as EFR & O2 Speciality Instructors

Our motley crew of May IDC graduates reappeared in the office this week to complete their Emergency First Response Instructor courses and Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor courses to boot. The Emergency First Response and Emergency O2 Provider courses are essential knowledge, and all PADI … Continue reading

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