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Your Safety Is Our Top Priority

At Downbelow, we nurture and teach our trainees and interns with commitment and passion. For us, someone with knowledge is like a burning candle, the more candles that exist, the brighter our place will be. Our 100% passing record speaks … Continue reading

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PADI IDC Graduate Teaches Student Effortlessly

Our recent PADI IDC graduate Ian has started teaching the PADI Open Water course and this is just a couple of weeks after successfully completing the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). Thanks to the nurturing he and the other IDC candidates … Continue reading

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Downbelow PADI IDC Dive Centre in Borneo Hosts Future Marine Scientists

Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island is now buzzing with Bachelors, Masters & PH.d Degree students from the Cardiff University. They are here on a 2-week field study which is a required part of their course. … Continue reading

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Thinking to Complete Your PADI IDC in Asia? Go with Downbelow!

One of the advantages of completing your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) with Downbelow is the calm training lagoon located right in front of our beach house on Gaya Island. All of our IDC candidates receive extra time to plan … Continue reading

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PADI IDC Graduate Is Back For The IDC Staff Instructor Course in Borneo

Our May PADI IDC is starting in a few days and all of our candidates have just about arrived and have checked themselves into our PADI 5-Star IDC Dive Centre but there is one candidate that stood out. He is … Continue reading

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Downbelow Nov PADI IDC Borneo Candidates Starts Their IE

Our Nov PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) candidates are facing their big day today as they take their PADI Instructor Exam (IE) in the presence of PADI Instructor Examiner Marc van der Poel who started the day briefing the future … Continue reading

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New PADI IDC Candidate Already Working Hard

The dust has barely settled from our last PADI IDC (everyone was victorious by the way) and we already have someone waiting for his turn. PADI Divemaster and July PADI IDC candidate Chris Lewis is getting ready for his turn and … Continue reading

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Asia PADI IDC Has Officially Started

The latest PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Asia has officially started last weekend with classroom sessions held at our head office in KK Times Square, Sabah. Our candidates for this round are Vui How, Francis, Holly, Beth, Mike, Charlie & … Continue reading

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Good Experience for PADI IDC Candidates in Borneo

The real benefit for our interns based in our PADI 5 Star IDC dive centre is that not only will they gain a huge wealth of experieince they will also see first hand how to run and schedule a busy … Continue reading

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Asia PADI IDC Candidates Start Their Free Prep Lessons

Downbelow’s current group of PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) candidates have started their course preparation presentations conducted at Downbelow’s KK Times Square office. The presentations were given by Downbelow’s highly experienced and qualified PADI Go-Pro instructor team led by PADI … Continue reading

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