Monthly Archives: January 2013

First 2013 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) On-going

  The first PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) for the year 2013 is already underway with 5 hopeful candidates aiming to be PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructors by the end of the programme. They are also joined by 2 PADI … Continue reading

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Two New Fully-qualifed PADI Divemasters

Last weekend, Downbelow saw the qualifications of 2 new PADI Divemasters at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre. They are Jason from Australia and Azmi from West Malaysia. Congratulations boys – now that they have taken (and passed) their … Continue reading

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PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor Courses Underway in Sabah

Looks like our resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann will be facing a busier than usual schedule in the office and our beach house. Last Friday saw the commencement of the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course at our headquarters with … Continue reading

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Welcome Samantha – Our New PADI IDC Intern from Canada

Downbelow’s Go Pro team welcomes Samantha from Canada as she joins us as a PADI Instructor Development Centre (IDC) intern and will learn all the ropes to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor at the end of her programme. … Continue reading

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Combining workshops for PADI IDC and PADI Divemaster Candidates at Borneo’s 5 Star IDC Dive Centre

Downbelow resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann assisted by PADI IDC Staff Instructor Sam Broadie have been combining PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) preparation with PADI Divemaster training by conducting a confined water teaching workshop and at the same time … Continue reading

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PADI IDC and PADI Divemaster Interns assisting in Team Building Corporate Event

Our local and international PADI Divemaster & Instructor interns got more than they bargained for when a large group of 39 visitors from West Malaysia came to our beach house recently. While the group enjoyed PADI Discover Scuba Diving, Snorkelling … Continue reading

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International Interns Trio Completes EFR Course in Sabah

Our trio of PADI Divemaster international interns Jolene, Jason and Azmi are all ever-ready and prepared for emergency situation in cases where their skills are needed. They have just completed the Emergency First Response Course (EFR) with Tim Tam, one … Continue reading

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Interns Joined Forces to Fight Monster Net in Borneo

Once again our PADI Divemaster trainees and PADI IDC interns, both local and international, were called upon to be marine heroes. Downbelow’s dive guides found an illegally dumped net within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, a protected area and also … Continue reading

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PADI IDC Borneo Interns Receive Team Teaching

Our PADI IDC Interns were on the receiving end of some great team teaching sessions from Downbelow’s team of PADI Go PRO Instructor Trainers. Team teaching is a teaching process where different instructors are teaching different parts of the course … Continue reading

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International Intern Stefan Bucheler now a Certified PADI Divemaster

Congratulations to our PADI IDC intern Stefan Bucheler as he is now a fully qualified PADI Divemaster. Through dedication and hard work, he has conquered the first step in becoming a PADI Professional Diver. But he is not leaving our … Continue reading

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