Category Archives: Whats Up IDC Candidates?

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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PADI Instructor Exam in Kota Kinabalu – Day 1 Success

Our Instructor Development Course finished up last night, leaving the candidates as developed as they can be before the start of today’s big PADI Instructor Exam. The big smiles and confidence beaming from the candidates hid any nervousness if they … Continue reading

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Fresh New IDC Staff Instructors Qualify in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

As our November Instructor Development Course enters the final stretch, we get to celebrate related achievements in advance. 2 of our international interns, Ollie and Sam, plus 1 homegrown staff, Wellson Lorons, have all completed their courses and qualified as … Continue reading

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November 2012 Instructor Development Underway in Sabah

Our November Instructor Development Course is now in full swing at Downbelow’s PADI 5-star IDC Dive Centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Richard Swann, Downbelow’s resident PADI Course Director, was , of course, on hand to welcome this eclectic group of … Continue reading

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The Eve of the November IDC in Sabah, Borneo

The time has arrived for Downbelow’s last PADI Instructor Development Course held here in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo. Starting tomorrow, the IDC runs through 19 November before wrapping up with the PADI Instructor Exam immediately following on 20 and 21 … Continue reading

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IDC Prep Starts on Halloween. It was a dark and stormy night…

It was a dark and stormy night… No, it wasn’t. It was a bright, sunny day, and not a vampire in sight. We see our PADI CD and his Instructor Development Course candidates in the office though, which is also … Continue reading

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Zero to Hero Interns Well on their Way

Downbelow’s local Divemaster trainees, Chunky, Pablo & Sanchez, are all well into their 1-year Zero to Hero professional training internship program at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island, Kota Kinabalu. Resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann … Continue reading

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IDC Candidates in Sabah, Malaysia Become EFR Instructors

From the moment our PADI IDC Class of Sep 12 landed here in Sabah, Malaysia, resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann knew he was dealing with a special group. “This was one of the most fun programs in a long … Continue reading

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September Instructor Development Course in Sabah, Malaysia

As predicted our Instructor Development Course started a little earlier than advertised, but the nearly full class of IDC candidates are quite happy in Sabah, Malaysia. The extra time will give our candidates a confidence boost when the PADI IE … Continue reading

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