Category Archives: Misc

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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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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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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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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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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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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Achieve Higher Diving Status with the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

Our last PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) wrapped up earlier this month and once again, Downbelow sends out a big congratulations to all our candidates who passed the PADI Instructor Exam (IE). The newly minted dive professionals will now decide … 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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Downbelow Setup New Underwater Dive Training Area in Borneo

Platinum PADI Course Director and Downbelow Managing Director Richard Swann has been busy setting up a new underwater training facility to support our relentless dive training at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre. With the help of his PADI … Continue reading

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