Category Archives: Conservation

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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Have your students live the diving dream too!

Living the diving dream for our Go PRO internship candidates is experienced everyday on their program of professional dive training at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island, as well as our recreational divers! Whenever possible, … Continue reading

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Inspire others to experience the marine environment!

It’s not enough to provide superb skills of supervision and control during activities, a PADI professional must inspire their students to protect the beauty of our marine environment because after all, it’s the same fascination that led a dive educator … Continue reading

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Snorkel to make a difference with us!

PADI professionals Vic and Mac conduct our popular snorkel safari program for our international clients visiting our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island. We are committed supporters of the Project AWARE organization, as we share the … Continue reading

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Moving forward with eLearning!

eLearning is fast becoming a popular route for student divers to fulfill the dive theory requirements of their PADI course and there is a bounty of benefits to the modern learning method. It’s faster, user-friendly and very flexible for the … Continue reading

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Students of Cardiff University Complete Borneo Field Trip

After an exciting and marvellous 2 weeks stay at our PADI 5-Star IDC Dive Centre, it was time to say goodbye to the students from the Cardiff University. The students were here to learn how to gather information from the … 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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Downbelow Trainees & Interns Benefit Getting Involved in our Conservation Work

Besides our passion for teaching, we are also very passionate on conservation and protecting our beloved Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. For our trainees and interns, they greatly benefit from these passions because aside from adding to their knowledge and strive … Continue reading

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Doing Everything We Can In The Name of Conservation

At Downbelow everything we do, we are always mindful of nature and we try to minimise our ecological footprint as much as possible. We commit to designing experiences and providing courses that foster appreciation, awareness and conservation of the environment. … Continue reading

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