Whale Shark Dive in Kota Kinabalu on 1st Day of IDC

On Saturday everyone at the Downbelow dive station got to dive with whale sharks. From the guests, to the staff, to the IDC candidates and pro interns. A good whale shark day in Kota Kinabalu.
Our February Instructor Development Course candidates had a super treat on Saturday during the 1st day of the IDC.

Resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann rounded them up for their first dive of the IDC skill circuit.

It was a beautiful day in Kota Kinabalu and the waters of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park were clear, blue and inviting.

As it turns out, perfect conditions for a bit of whale shark diving in Kota Kinabalu too.

When they got in the water near Gaya island, which is just 10 minutes away from Kota Kinabalu city, a huge whale shark greeted them.

“Using the 35ft boat as a yard stick,” said a beaming Richard afterwards, “I estimate the whale shark to be about 30ft long.”

Richard also got a trove a great whale shark pictures, some of which are in the February IDC Photo Album on Facebook.

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