Category Archives: IDC Sabah

A family of four enjoy their PADI Scuba Diver course with their experienced PADI Instructor Pablo!

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Pablo, conducts the PADI Scuba Diver course at our Gaya Island beach house and his students are a family of four! Pablo’s MSDT rating is a highly valuable qualification to possess for the professional … Continue reading

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Lots of PADI Instructors assigned to our Adventure Group to provide our high standard of dive training

Our first Danish Adventure Group of the year are almost complete with their PADI Open Water Diver course! Before boarding our fast speedboats to the dive site, the students are supervised directly to perform their pre-dive equipment check with one … Continue reading

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Gain valuable experience assisting on PADI Discover Scuba Diving!

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Martin assists one of our full time PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors Kaman, on the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island, Borneo! The … Continue reading

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CD Richard Swann & his team receive Platinum level again!

Congratulations to resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann who is awarded his Platinum level for the third year in a row! This year Richard is one of only 66 PADI Course Directors worldwide awarded Platinum level and he attributes … Continue reading

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All the best to our candidates for their PADI Instructor Examination tomorrow!

The PADI Instructor Examination (IE) is upon us once again and it’s the first of the year this February 12th and 13th! Our candidates have been working hard for a couple of weeks now and they’ve successfully passed their Instructor … 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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Sept 2013 PADI IDC Asia underway

Here we go again with the September 2013 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) featuring four candidates namely Sam, Hannah, Kaman and Roberto. Mentoring them as usual is platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann assisted by IDC Staff Instructors Paul, Liz, … Continue reading

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Downbelow Receives Award for Outstanding Contribution to Instructor Development 2012

Our office received a special visitor this week, it was none other than PADI Asia Pacific Regional Manager Mr Johnny Chew who came to present a special award to Dive Downbelow. It was from PADI and the award was for … Continue reading

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Another PADI IDC, another fun few weeks!

With all of our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) candidates already here in sunny Borneo that means the IDC is all set to go. Downbelow Managing Director and resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann started with the course orientation … Continue reading

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New PADI IDC Candidate Getting Valuable Experience in Asia

Karen Pym is one of our new IDC candidates who will join the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) starting on the 11th of July. She is now preparing herself in the best possible way by assisting Downbelow instructor Victor during … Continue reading

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