Archive for September, 2008

Best Western Kinabalu Daya Kota Kinabalu Accommodation and Scuba Diving Package Promotion

Monday, September 29th, 2008 @ 05:18 News
Best Western Kinabalu Daya Kota Kinabalu Accommodation and Scuba Diving Package Promotion

PADI 5 Star Dive Centre Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures is offering an end of year Scuba Diving Special Discount Package in Kota Kinabalu and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TARP).

This 4 Night, 3 Day Scuba package includes Accommodation and Buffet Breakfast in Kota Kinabalu City.

Centrally located the hotel offers very good mid range accommodation twin/double rooms with en-suite bathrooms, internet and satellite TV.

With a great watering hole on the ground floor Scuba divers of Downbelow can enjoy beer buckets at discounted rates, arguably the cheapest in town !!

The diving package includes 3 full days of diving (9 guided dives in total), equipment rental, jetty fees, park fees, lunch and refreshments all included – NO HIDDEN Extras!

Our vans will collect you and take you to the Sutera Harbour Marina for a 10 minute speed boat ride to our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre located at The Beach House on Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

This is where we surface interval and take our lunch break, all dive sites are within a a few minutes from our centre. You will also have time to look around, its very peaceful and surrounded by primary rain-forest with wildlife.

Best Western Kinabalu Daya Kota Kinabalu Accommodation and Scuba Diving Package Promotion

This really is a fabulous offer, pre booking is advised as availability is limited! Prices are based on 2 person bookings. For single travelers there is an additional surcharge.

You can discover more information about the daily diving and marine life you are likely to encounter here on our daily diving page.

The park offers some great diving for beginners and experienced divers alike, lots of hard and soft coral, great macro life, schools of tropical fish and many prized critters.

You can find more info about Tunku Abdul Rahman Park ( Tarp ) the park here Scuba Diving TARP.

We have a Dive Shop and Classroom located on the KK mainland, please feel free to drop in, we offer free wireless internet and refreshments.
 

Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures inspires community to clean up local waters for International Cleanup Day

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 @ 03:23 News, Project AWARE

In a bid to improve the health of underwater eco systems Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures rallied 50 volunteers to clean up their base station and House Reef on Gaya Island including the ocean, beaches, mangrove area and rain-forest trails to help make clean waters a reality.

Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures inspires community to clean up local waters for International Cleanup Day

The cleanup event was spearheaded by Project AWARE Foundation who coordinate the global volunteer effort devoted to cleaner, healthier oceans.

Every year seven million tonnes of rubbish enters the world’s oceans. Marine debris kills more than one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles each year.

“Dive Centres like Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures are instrumental in the global fight to wipe out marine debris.

We could not make a difference without their support,” said Mike Holme, Executive Director of Project AWARE. “Project AWARE thanks Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures and all the local volunteers for their commitment to marine conservation. Local clean ups are a fantastic example of how people can work together to take action and make a positive contribution to the local community.”

The management of Downbelow said “Thanks to the commitment of passionate local divers and volunteers we have made a real impact cleaning up the local area. It is amazing what can be achieved and we’d like to thank Sabah Tourism Staff, holiday makers from London and Germany, Scubazoo Staff, KK Dive Club Members, Sabah Park Staff, Local Travel Agents, Family Volunteers and Local School Children for their efforts. In total we removed 403kgs of rubbish from the area”

Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures inspires community to clean up local waters for International Cleanup Day

We have submitted data from the event to Project Aware. With so many volunteers diving for debris and collecting vital information on different types of materials entering aquatic environments, International Cleanup Day is the most effective event of its kind.

Project AWARE submits all the data collected to the Ocean Conservancy. The data becomes a powerful tool that is used to inform the public, governments and businesses of the damaging effects of debris.

This clean up day has made such a great difference to our local area we will be running these volunteer days regularly and will post all such events.

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PADI Instructor Development Course, IDC Kota Kinabalu Sabah. March 2009.

Monday, September 15th, 2008 @ 21:33 News

Downbelow PADI 5 Star Dive Centre – Kota Kinabalu are pleased to announce next years PADI Instructor Development Course to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor beginning 14th MARCH 2009

PADI Instructor Development Course, IDC Kota Kinabalu Sabah. March 2009.

Covering areas as diverse as risk management, teaching children, the business of diving and PADI standards and procedures, the IDC is designed to develop a rounded diving educator who can work anywhere in the world.

The IDC begins with independent self-study Knowledge Reviews and encompasses two PADI programs: The Assistant Instructor Course and The Open Water Scuba Instructor Course.

Together these two programs make up the full IDC.

Certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is by successful completion of the PADI Instructor Examination scheduled at the end of the IDC, confirmed for the 30th and 31st March 2009 also in Kota Kinabalu.

During the IDC you will learn how to successfully transfer knowledge and skills to others. Furthermore you will develop a clear understanding of The PADI Philosophy of Continuing Education and the full range of PADI programs, teaching materials and tools, including digital products, that are available to you as a PADI Instructor.

Once you have understood the basic teaching methods employed in teaching scuba and how to use the PADI system to it’s fullest, you will find teaching an easy and exhilarating experience !!

Downbelow is a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre Our international staff provide personal, premier service at our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development (IDC) Dive Centre, where we pride ourselves on small group tuition with extremely high safety standards & procedures.

Do visit us at our Dive Shop & Travel Centre where we offer free wireless Internet and refreshments.

Tel: +6 012 866 1935
Email: dive@divedownbelow.com

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Splash for Trash – International Clean Up Day 20th September 2008

Monday, September 15th, 2008 @ 16:58 News, Project AWARE
Splash for Trash – International Clean Up Day 20th September 2008

Downbelow Dive Centre and Project AWARE are calling all divers, snorkelers and water enthusiasts to make their data count and help reverse debris trends this September!

Whether you are a frequent beach/ underwater clean up volunteer or a beginner you will have a fun and rewarding day !!

Join friends and clients of Dive Downbelow to help clean up our house reef and beach.

Pick up plastic, styrofoam, flip flops and other debris from our beach and underwater before seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and other marine-life can get entangled or eat it. Prevent plastic pollution, save the oceans !!

Our venue is our base station at the PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, TAR Park, Kota Kinabalu. This is a land and water based event so all are welcome.

For more information please Contact Us.

PADI 5 Star Centre Award for Downbelow Marine & Wildlife in Kota Kinabalu

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 @ 01:49 News
Downbelow become a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre upgrade for our Scuba Diving Centre Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures.

This Prestigious PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center status is awarded, on an annual basis, to progressive PADI Dive Centers that excel in providing dive consumers with a full range of diver education programs, equipment selection, and experience opportunities and that actively promote aquatic environmental awareness.

A PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center is active in its community presenting a professional image consistent with, or better than, the norm of the marketplace.

These dive centers embrace the PADI System of diver education and are committed to providing customers with quality products, services and experiences.

We would like to thank all friends and clients of Downbelow past and present who have contributed to the success of our PADI Dive Centre and we look forward to exciting times ahead.

Please visit our dive shop & offices in Kota Kinabalu or email us for more information on our full Range of Scuba Diving Opportunities, Programs and Equipment Sales.

Kota Kinabalu Dive Shop Sold Out of Atomic Aquatics T2 Regulator in 1 Day

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 @ 23:50 News

Kota Kinabalu Dive Shop Sold Out of Atomic Aquatics T2 Regulator in 1 Day

No sooner had we launched the our new “Atomic Aquatics” Regulator Product Range we completely sold out of the Titanium T2 !!

Really there is no wonder. Known to be the Rolls Royce of Regulator Sets, recent reviews by Scuba Diving Magazine named them “the Ferrari of regulators” as this latest innovation from Atomic Aquatics earns the highest ergo scores of any regulator tested in the last four years, leaving other manufacturer ratings behind in ScubaLab tests.

Check out the Spec below:

T2 Regulators

The T2 from Atomic is designed to be the best performing and best looking regulator on the market.

The T2 is the perfect travel regulator, especially for remote diving destinations where every pound of excess baggage counts and regulator repair is not an option

• First and second stage components precision machined from solid billet Titanium that is lightweight and corrosion free

• An “all-Titanium comfort swivel” standard on all T2 regulators

• A new high flow second stage case and lever design that significantly lowers breathing effort at any depth from shallow water to beyond the limits

• Metal-accented front cover ring, adjustment knob, and AFC cover

• Factory sealed first stage to prevent outside contamination such as silt and sand

• Atomic Aquatics Jet seat first stage high flow piston first stage

• Deluxe padded travel bag

• Nitrox ready for mixtures up to 40% (Must be dedicated for EAN use)

• Patented Atomic Aquatics “seat saving” orifice

• Patented Automatic Flow Control (AFC)

Not to be forgotten is our Atomic B2 Range.

Please visit our Dive Shop in Kota Kinabalu or email us for more information on our full Range of Dive Equipment.

Downbelow is a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre Our international staff provide personal, premier service at our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development (IDC) Dive Centre, where we pride ourselves on small group tuition with extremely high safety standards & procedures.

Do visit us at our Dive Shop & Travel Centre where we offer free wireless Internet and refreshments.

Tel: +6 012 866 1935
Email: dive@divedownbelow.com

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Scuba Dive Shop in Kota Kinabalu becomes Atomic Aquatics Reseller

Sunday, September 7th, 2008 @ 00:27 News
Scuba Dive Shop in Kota Kinabalu becomes Atomic Aquatics Reseller

Downbelow Dive Centre Kota Kinabalu is pleased to announce itself as an authorized reseller of Atomic Aquatics Regulators.

Atomic Aquatics continues to turn the dive industry on edge with its innovative products. First came the ground breaking Atomic regulator family, followed by the awardwinning SplitFins.

We currently have a Seasonal Special on the Atomic B2 First Stage Regulator. Only while stocks last !!

Scuba Dive Shop in Kota Kinabalu becomes Atomic Aquatics Reseller

Purchase the Atomic B2 First Stage Regulator Set and get an SSI Air 2 completely FREE !!

Please visit our Dive Shop in Kota Kinabalu or email us for more information on our full Range of Dive Equipment.

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PADI Divemaster Course TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Friday, September 5th, 2008 @ 16:14 News, Professional Diving Internships

Congratulations to James and Chris on completing their PADI Divemaster Course with Dive Downbelow, PADI Scuba Diving Centre in TARP, Kota Kinabalu Sabah.

PADI Divemaster Course TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

During their 3 week Divemaster Course they learned about Scuba Diving Science, Dive Planning, Dive Site Mapping, Conducting Divemaster programs, Assisting with Student Divers in Training, Diver Rescue Development as well as completing many pleasure dives.

They even managed to squeeze in two trips to neighboring Pulau Tiga – Survivor Island and a night dive !

Whilst they were here they became part of our team and we will all miss them but we very much look forward to them returning next year for their PADI IDC Course (Instructor Development Course).

Well done guys !!!

Should you be interested to learn more about our Divemaster Course and Internships please visit our dedicated website pages or contact us for more information.

Survivor Island – Pulau Tiga, Sabah Borneo

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 @ 01:25 News

Our Dive trips to Survivor Island – Pulau Tiga have become so popular that we’re now running a trip every week. Scuba Dive and Non Divers are welcome.

Made famous by CBS’s Survivor Island series Pulau Tiga makes for a very exciting day out.

Located 6 miles offshore Sabah in North Borneo this fascinating island was formed on September 21st 1897 by a volcanic eruption way off the coast of Borneo.

Survivor Island - Pulau Tiga, Sabah BorneoTo this day the warm mud oozes from geometric vents on the Pulau Tiga.

These mud baths are very accessible via a 1.2km walk through a well trodden jungle trail. The volcanic mud is said to have age reducing properties for the skin and can be bathed in!

Next to Pulau Tiga is Snake Island, named for the amount of Banded Sea Krates that lay their eggs on the rocky slopes.

A day trip or overnight visit to these very interesting islands is a must when in Sabah.

Our Pulau Tiga Day Trips include speedboat transfers, 2 guided boat dives, all park entry fees, jetty fees, free flow drinks, lunch and refreshments, guided walk to Mud Volcano and visit to Snake Island.

Pulau Tiga Overnight trips are also available.

The surrounding dive sites offer great variety of hard and soft coral with plenty of tropical fish life.

If you are interested to join us, please drop us a line or give us a call, visit our contacts page for contact information.

Downbelow is a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre Our international staff provide personal, premier service at our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development (IDC) Dive Centre, where we pride ourselves on small group tuition with extremely high safety standards & procedures.

Do visit us at our Dive Shop & Travel Centre where we offer free wireless Internet and refreshments.

Tel: +6 012 866 1935
Email: dive@divedownbelow.com

Visit our Facebook page to see what we get up to over here in paradise!
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