Category Archives: Whats Up IDC Candidates?

Dive theory workshop at IDC classroom in the Downbelow Head Office

Dive theory workshops are essential for developing academic knowledge to prepare for the instructor examinations. The theory workshops are conducted at our KK Times Square Head Office, where we have purpose-built classrooms for the Instructor Development Course (IDC). Dive theory … Continue reading

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Nov 2013 PADI IDC Candidate Building his Experience

Downbelow’s Nov PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) candidate Thibaut Deshautels getting in some early experience before his IDC program starts next month as he assisted Downbelow IDC Staff Instructor Welson who was conducting the PADI Open Water course with our … Continue reading

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PADI IDC Success in Borneo

It’s a wrap! the May 2013 Borneo PADI IDC has officially ended & the June IE completed with all of our candidates making the grades! Congratulations to our candidates this time, Vui How, Noordin, Frances, Michael, Holly, Beth, Charlie and … Continue reading

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PADI Instructors Exam Day 1 in Borneo

Yesterday marked the start of the PADI Instructors Exam (IE) in Kota Kinabalu. For our current PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) candidates, there will be butterflies in the stomach because no matter how much you have prepared yourself for this … Continue reading

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IDC Candidates Involved Again in Net Removal

This is probably is a new record for us although we are not happy about it. The Downbelow team of staff and pro interns removed yet another illegal fishing net found within our beloved Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. This is … 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 IDC Interns In Another Conservation Activity

It seems there is no stopping PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann and his team of professional-level interns from cleaning up the ocean these past few days. Barely a week after removing an illegal-net from the waters of Tunku Abdul … Continue reading

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PADI IDC Borneo Candidates Now PADI Emergency First Response Instructors (EFRI)

The current PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is progressing well for our candidates. A quick check with them over the weekend saw them already qualified as PADI Emergency First Response Instructors (EFRI). In case you didn’t know, EFRI is a … Continue reading

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Success at Downbelow’s PADI IDC in Sabah, Malaysia

Yesterday saw the second day of the Downbelow’s PADI Instructor Exam wrap up, thereby concluding a very successful November PADI Instructor Development Course in Sabah, Malaysia. All of our IDC candidates passed with flying colours. 6 brand new PADI Open … Continue reading

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