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. As future marine scientists, these students will spend time underwater learning the skills they will need to later conduct their research and gather data. For that, they will need to learn how to dive and most importantly master the art of underwater buoyancy.

This is where Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann and his instructor team step in to help. First the students will complete the PADI Open Water Course and later, they will learn how to fine tune their buoyancy skills. In addition to that, they will also learn coral identification, fish sizing, mapping & conducting underwater surveys.

Downbelow hosting students from Cardiff University is an annual affair as we have the experience and skills to teach the necessary diving skills and knowledge these budding scientists need. Our dive centre is also a perfect setting for student groups wishing to complete any marine-related study trips or environmental program and also at the same time learn how to scuba dive. With a shallow secluded confined water natural lagoon just in front of our dive centre the students can focus and take their time learning new skills.

The water here gradually slopes to 20M of depth which provides great variety for all levels of courses and programs. So if you are looking for a dive centre to complete just about any scuba diving course or even your PADI IDC in Asia then look no further than Downbelow!

Send us an email today if you have any questions.

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