Sabah is the second largest state of Malaysia and is located in the eastern part of the country on the 3rd largest island in the world, Borneo in South East Asia.
Below we highlight, in one place, some of the benefits of a PADI IDC Instructor Development Course in Sabah.
First an foremost your number 1 choice for a PADI Instructor Development Course IDC should be Sabah, because not only is it summer all year round, but Sabah is also known as The Land Below The Wind for the simple reason that it is below the monsoon belt.
This means Sabah is free of adverse seasonal tropical storms, so any time of the year you want to join one of our professional SCUBA diving internships or PADI IDC Instructor Development Course, the weather is right.
Of course, when it comes to diving, Sabah is world renowned and apart from the obvious and well known diving treasures to be found at Sipadan, a PADI Instructor Development Course IDC here also puts you in proximity to Layang Layang, Pulau Tiga – Survivor Island, World War II Wrecks along the west coast and Labuan, Lankayan Island, Kapalai Island and Mantanani. Plenty of nature’s treasures, and that’s just under the water.
To be sure, the PADI IDC Instructor Development Course requires focus and commitment, but when you have a break, before or after the IDC, Sabah’s most well known icon lies in wait for you to challenge – Mt. Kinabalu.
Malaysia’s highest mountain and one of the most accessible peaks in South East Asia, Mt. Kinabalu is a dry-land challenge the likes of which we known Instructor Development candidates like to take on. When you do your PADI IDC in Sabah, the challenge is yours to accept.
Mt. Kinabalu is just the start of it, because Sabah is Malaysia’s No.1 nature destination.
Rivers with unique Borneo wildlife inhabiting its shores, orang utans, the peculiar proboscis money, swifts that produce bird nests in Gomantong Caves – one of the world largest bird nest harvesting sites, Turtle Island, the Lost World of ancient rainforest in the Maliau Basin, and whitewater rafting in the Borneo jungle are just some of the things you can look forward to experiencing during time here on your professional diving internship or PADI Instructor Development Course IDC in Sabah.
But who will you meet during your PADI IDC Instructor Development Course in Sabah? The state of Sabah has a population of just over 3 million people who comprise 32 officially recognised ethnic groups and share between them over 80 languages and dialects. Talk about a cultural melting pot to give depth to your PADI IDC experience in Sabah.
If you’re looking for an PADI IDC destination that has easy access to the rest of South East Asia, then look no further than Sabah. With large regional centres a mere 2 – 3 hours away, with low cost carrier options on most routes, Sabah is ideal for the globe trotting Instructor Development Course candidate.
Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Guangshou, Manila and Jakarta are all short flights away, and Seoul and Tokyo still within easy reach.
Sabah‘s immigration entry requirements are similar to everywhere else in Malaysia, yet separately controlled. Still, visitors from most countries can easily stay the duration of the PADI IDC Instructor Development Course or professional SCUBA diving internship without special requirements. Email us to check the nitty gritty for your nationality.
Another benefit of a PADI Instructor Development Course in Sabah is the easy access to Sabah’s interesting neighbours on Borneo: the duty free island of Labuan, the rich history in Brunei, the sister state Sarawak and the untamed part of Indonesia in Kalimantan.
Most of Sabah can be easily navigated without your own transport as busses cover the state from the northern tip to the southern borders, and from Kota Kinabalu on the west coast to Semporna on the east coast and most places in between. Cheap and easy Sabah, ideal for your PADI IDC Instructor Development Course.
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