Monthly Archives: September 2012

Real-world Experience for Qualified Professional Scuba Interns

Our recently qualified PADI Instructors are reaping the benefits of their Downbelow professional scuba diving internship – they are getting real-world, hands-on experience in Sabah, Borneo. A handful of the professional interns who took part in our hugely successful September … Continue reading

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Newly Qualified PADI OWSI Now Gaining Experience in Sabah, Borneo

It was a veritable scuba diving frenzy at the our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Sabah, Borneo yesterday as students were learning and instructors were teaching everywhere you looked. Our fresh batch of newly qualified PADI Open Water … Continue reading

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New OWSI Become AWARE Shark Conservation Instructors

“Our September IDC candidates and newly qualified PADI OWSI are a very conservation minded bunch,” remarked resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann during the recent AWARE Shark Conservation Speciality Instructor Course. “They’re all very keen to spread this information,” he … Continue reading

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New PADI Instructor Gains Experience during Internship

One of our recently qualified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors, Nena, is still with Downbelow completing her internship. She took her first student under her wing yesterday. Nena was part of our very loud and very triumphant group of IDC … Continue reading

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Sabah, Borneo to Host November PADI Instructor Course

Sabah, Borneo is the location for the next PADI Instructor Development Course taking place in November. Hosted by Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre under the guidance of resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann, the November IDC promises to … Continue reading

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November PADI Instructor Course (IDC) in Sabah, Borneo

The next PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) will take place from 9 – 21 November here in Sabah, Borneo. The September IDC is well and truly over, the IDC candidates have all passed and Sabah, Borneo has become a fond … Continue reading

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Our Sep IDC Candidates Taste Success in PADI Exam

Success! The entire PADI IDC Class of September 2012 has graduated and are now fully fledged PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors. “Great job guys”, said elated resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann last night after the exam results were release. … Continue reading

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The Start of the PADI Instructor Exam in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

The class of September 2012 is in the home stretch, the final dash to the finish line that will determine whether or not they will become PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. After many weeks of hard … Continue reading

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The Next PADI IDC in Malaysia Scheduled for November

Our current batch of PADI IDC Candidates are in the home stretch of their Instructor Development Course, but we already look forward to the next PADI IDC in Malaysia. Scheduled for November, the next PADI IDC takes place in Kota … Continue reading

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IDC Candidates in Sabah, Malaysia Become EFR Instructors

From the moment our PADI IDC Class of Sep 12 landed here in Sabah, Malaysia, resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann knew he was dealing with a special group. “This was one of the most fun programs in a long … Continue reading

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