Monthly Archives: July 2012

Gap Year Group Arrives at Downbelow in Sabah, Borneo

The first of 3 Gap Year groups from the UK has arrived at our dive centre on Gaya island here in Kota Kinabalu. The groups will spend some time with Downbelow in Borneo and will start by learning how to … Continue reading

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Instructor Development Course Intern Gains EFR Instructor Experience

Former intern and Downbelow Instructor Liz street was conducting a Rescue Diver and Instructor course yesterday, and had September IDC Intern Maija on hand to assist. The major benefit of arriving far in advance of the Instructor Development Course is … Continue reading

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September IDC Candidate Dives Right In

Moments after reporting for his Professional Internship with Downbelow in Kota Kinabalu, IDC candidate Victor was putting his shoulder to the grindstone. Victor is one of the early-bird arrivals for our September Instructor Development Course, who is starting their pro … Continue reading

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Canadian Instructor Development Course Candidate Join IDC in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann welcomed the newest member of the IDC Interns today, with the arrival of a candidate all the way from Canada. Mona Lim joins our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah … Continue reading

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IDC Interns Arrive in Kota Kinabalu for Malaysia’s Next PADI IDC

It’s almost time for our next PADI Instructor Development Course here in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and our candidates are arriving, ready for action. True, there is just over a month to go until our September IDC, but our professional scuba … Continue reading

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PADI Divemaster Course Completed in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Another quality diving professional has been minted at Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Laura came to us a couple of weeks ago seeking to upgrade her diving skills to a professional level. Resident PADI … Continue reading

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Rescue Divers become PADI Divemasters with Downbelow in Kota Kinabalu

It was just 2 short weeks ago that Brian and Melissa joined Downbelow’s PADI Divemaster program in Kota Kinabalu. Taking that first step into the professional realm of scuba diving, they spent the last couple of weeks with us on … Continue reading

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Divemaster Candidates on Track to become Professional Scuba Divers

Our latest batch of PADI Divemaster candidates have found their stride at our island dive centre on Gaya island, offshore Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. Under the wing of resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann and his Go Pro Team, the … Continue reading

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