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Pre-IDC Confined Water Presentation Workshop at Downbelow

Before the official start of the PADI Instructor Development Course at Dive Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, resident PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann dedicated a day in the pool at Manukan Island to introduce our June 2017 … Continue reading

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Join our June 2017 PADI Instructor Development Course!

Are you ready to Go PRO? Come and join the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Dive Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre where our dedicated Go PRO team are ready to assist you, and our resident PADI Platinum … Continue reading

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IDC Course Asia is BACK!

Greetings everyone! It has been a while but IDC Course Asia is BACK and do we have news for you. The past years have been an awesome ride – 100% success rates for all our PADI IDC candidates, inspiring stories … Continue reading

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Guarding the Ocean for the Benefit of the Marine Animals and Divers Alike

The Downbelow team has found another Ghostnet in our beloved Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and they promptly removed it. The net was still new when it was found and was sitting down on the reef at the depth of 12m … Continue reading

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We Don’t Just Share Knowledge, We Share Our Passion As Well

You have probably read from our previous post that our PADI 5-Star IDC Dive Centre is currently hosting a group of students from the Cardiff University for 2 weeks. As part of their Bachelors, Masters & PH.d Degrees they must … Continue reading

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Start Living!

Some people say, “Life starts when you step out of your comfort zone”. Inspired by our Expedition Borneo program where our clients spend 30 days challenging themselves with various activities all around Sabah, the staff of Downbelow led by Marketing … Continue reading

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Rare Marine Animal Makes Special Appearance at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Our future Marine Scientist students from the Cardiff University who are staying at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre received a special and rare treat during one of their dives when a rare Porcupine Stingray made a special appearance … Continue reading

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Choose Your Speciality Instructor Courses After Your PADI IDC

Following the completion of the May PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) program with everyone passing the Instructor Examination (IE), a few of our graduates stayed behind to continue their professional diving internship with us by taking a few speciality instructor … Continue reading

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PADI IDC Staff Instructor Teaches RDP

PADI IDC Staff Instructor Vui How teaching his PADI Open Water student Ben on using the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). The RDP guides the diver on making all dives no decompression dives. Proper planning ensures all dives are within the … Continue reading

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British Army Royal Gurkha Rifles Regiment Held Their Adventurous Training with Downbelow in Borneo

Downbelow has just completed qualifying a group of British Army Royal Gurkha Rifles with the PADI Open Water as part of their Adventurous Training (AT) program. For many years now, Downbelow has been hosting British Army’s Adventurous Training program in … Continue reading

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