Archive for October, 2008

PADI Open Water Course & Dive Computer Package

Friday, October 31st, 2008 @ 05:52 News

Downbelow PADI 5 Star Dive Centre in Kota Kinabalu and Gaya Island are very pleased to offer the PADI Open Water Course & Suunto Gekko Wrist Dive Computer at an Incredible bundled price promotion of RM 2141.00!

PADI Open Water Course & Suunto Gekko Wrist Dive Computer Package, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Asia

Nope we have not gone crazy we just have great dive equipment prices in our dive shop and are happy to pass them on !!

Throughout the PADI Open Water Diver Course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You will also be taught using the Suunto Gekko Dive Computer (Brand New) which will be yours to keep at the end of the course.

PADI Open Water Course & Suunto Gekko Wrist Dive Computer Package, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Asia

Suunto Gekko can be used with both air and enriched air nitrox, and it is designed to give the specifics of any diving situation, including decompression, at a glance.

Easy to use push buttons and a straightforward menu structure make Gekko simple to operate.

The extensive logbook memory stores up to 50 hours of dive profiles and logbook data including dive start time and date, dive time, maximum depth attained and temperature at maximum depth.

In addition the dive history keeps track of up to 999 dives and 999 dive hours, as well as the maximum depth ever reached.

Scuba Diving with a dive computer has many benefits, very simply put – dive computers constantly track a divers decompression status, allow for more time underwater by using multi level techniques, provide accurate depth/time recordings and decompression status is made simple with automatic calculations.

What better way to become familiar with using and diving with a dive computer than learning to scuba dive with your very own !!

Please contact us to book you PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course with the Suunto Gekko Dive Computer – only available while stocks last – In Stock Now !!

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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Discover Scuba Diving Try Dive for Beginners – Sabah Malaysia

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 @ 17:13 Guestbook

Richard, Jo,Eve, and the rest of the staff at Divedownbelow.

Adam and I just wanted to drop you a note to say how wonderful your operation is.

The recomendation for the river cruise was great.

Our Day with you was great fun. Even though the weather was a disaster, and did not allow us to dive as much as we had hoped.

Your staff was very attentive and pleasant.

Our boat trip back to the mainland in the 2 meter swells was almost as fun as the diving.

Again just wanted to say GREAT JOB. The hats and photo of “NEMO” was a excellant touch!

Hope to see you again..

Mac&Adam
Canada/USA

Nitrox Enriched Air Diving Course, TARP Kota Kinabalu

Monday, October 27th, 2008 @ 17:15 Guestbook

Got the pics, thanks Richard. And I really enjoyed the course, please tell Jo I said thanks :)

Nav

Fame at Last! Nepalese Pop Star Scuba Diving Downbelow

Monday, October 27th, 2008 @ 15:49 British Army Gurkha, Groups & Schools, News

 

Fame at Last !!  Nepalese Pop Star Scuba Diving Downbelow !

I must admit to getting a little star struck when in the presence of celebrities which is why i wasn’t invited to Richard’s day out with Brad Pitt !

One celebrity that i did have the pleasure of meeting though is Deepau Gurung – a famous Nepalese Pop Star, fondly remembered as Poppy.

Poppy is also Corporal within the British Royal Gurkha Regiment. He was a participant with one of our Adventure training groups this year.

The Gurkhas, a British special ops unit that has existed since 1815 are considered to be some of the finest soldiers in the world, as is evidenced by the high regard they are held in for both their fighting skill, and their smartness of turnout on parade.

Today there are 3400 troops within the British Army, they are all gentlemen and we are very honored to be given the opportunity to conduct their Adventure Training.

During Poppys program he completed the PADI Open Water Course. He enjoyed his AT week so much that he then returned with another group for some daily fun diving.

We had dinner with Poopy and the rest of his group at the Moonbell Restaurant in KK and Poppy charmed us with a few tunes and signed his autograph for me (pictured left with Richard) !!

We hope to see Poppy again and wish him and the boys all the best in their careers and happy diving.

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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Adventure Sports Training, Team Building & Corporate Events Sabah, Malaysia

Sunday, October 26th, 2008 @ 21:39 News

 

Adventure Sports Training, Team Building, Corporate Events Sabah, Malaysia Asia

With our Adventure Sports Training & Team Building Season 2008 almost coming to an end (only one more group to come), we thought we should write a quick review.

Also, a “BIG Thank You” to the Downbelow Staff Team, Sabah Parks, Friends and Colleagues.

Its been a hard working year but great fun and once again we’ve met some fabulous people.

Probably our biggest achievement this year was our British Army Royal Gurkha Riffles Event for 291 pax.

Run over a period of 8 weeks this was the largest single PADI Certification Event in Malaysia and arguably in South East Asia!

During the program participants camped at our Beach House Adventure Centre on Gaya Island within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park TARP.

Adventure Sports Training, Team Building, Corporate Events Sabah, Malaysia Asia

Every participant completed a PADI Certification including Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water Course, Advanced Open Water Course and Rescue Diver Course.

In addition we conducted Sea Kayaking, Skin Diver Programs and White Water Rafting.

After days of Adventure Training & Team Building participants went trekking along the fabulous Gaya Island Trails, played volleyball and football.

Since conducting the event we have received numerous emails from the British Army with glowing feedback from organizers and participants, to the extent that we’re now making plans for the same program next year.

We will soon be updating our Photo Album page to include many of the images taken throughout the event.

Adventure Sports Training, Team Building, Corporate Events Sabah, Malaysia Asia

We have also had the pleasure this year of accommodating many other corporate groups and special interest organizations.

We are very fortunate to be based on a small island in the South China Sea, surrounded by stunning coral reef and rainforest – all this only 10 minutes from a bustling city !!

 

Sharks, Whales, Giant Sting Rays, Turtles and Mandarin Fish

Sunday, October 26th, 2008 @ 02:02 News

Sharks, Whales, Giant Sting Rays, Turtles and Mandarin Fish, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Tarp

Yes, Sharks, a Whale, Giant Sting Rays, Turtles, Mandarin Fish, Cuttlefish, Ribbon Eel, Octopus, Fascinating Jellyfish and schools of Snappers and Fusiliers are just some of the marine life that we have seen in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu THIS WEEK !!

Sharks, Whales, Giant Sting Rays, Turtles and Mandarin Fish, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Tarp

This is not to mention the Bornean Short Python, Pied Hornbills, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Long Tail Macaques and Green Crested Lizards that we saw during our surface interval !!!

Almost everyday we return buzzing from the marine and wildlife experience that us and our guests have experienced.

Almost everyday we return buzzing from the marine and wildlife experience that us and our guests have experienced.

To elaborate on the whale sighting, which is not a normal occurrence -“Whilst scuba diving one of our favorite dive sites just 5 minutes from our dive centre Downbelows boatman was drawn towards some enormous splashing”.

Almost everyday we return buzzing from the marine and wildlife experience that us and our guests have experienced.

Our divers were infact underwater at the time but Osmera (boatman) was a little perturbed, when realized he was watching a whale longer than our boat (37ft) surface and dive 5 times!

Coincidentally it was almost two years ago that we found a 21 meter Brydes Whales beached but alive on the reef at Gaya Island, perhaps we could be experiencing a migration – yet a new project for us to investigate!

Fortunately Richard has been taking his camera to the island this week so managed to catch some of the marine & wildlife on camera

Should you be interested to learn more about some of the Marine & Wildlife to be found in Sabah please peruse our Photography Section.

PADI Speciality of the Month – Enriched Air NITROX Course

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 @ 04:39 News, Promotions
PADI Speciality of the Month – Enriched Air NITROX Course

Downbelow PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, Kota Kinabalu have decided to make the PADI Enriched Air NITROX Course speciality of the MONTH for November 2008.

This means we’re offering the speciality at a discounted 10% OFF !!

Congratulations to James, Nav, Patrick and Tan who recently completed their Nitrox Course, now they can stay longer Downbelow !!!!

For more information on this popular speciality please see our dedicated PADI Enriched Air Nitrox website section.

For information on just some of the other PADI Courses we offer please peruse our dedicated web pages.

Email us to register for this super offer.

Nitrox Air Tank Fill, TAR Park Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 @ 04:32 News

 

Nitrox Air Tank Fill, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park TARP, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia

Downbelow PADI Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park TARP, rent Enriched Air NITROX Tanks to their divers and neighboring Scuba Diving Centres.

For more information on Tank fills and rental please contact us.

For information on becoming a Nitrox certified diver and enrolling on our PADI Enriched Air Diver Course, please peruse our dedicated pages.

Click for more Information on our Tropical Island Diving Paradise Dive Centre at The Beach House, Gaya Island, TARP.

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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Black Ribbon Eel discovered on Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Dive Site

Friday, October 17th, 2008 @ 04:20 News

Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in the TAR Park (TARP) was a buzz yesterday when the morning dive boat returned to the Beach House on Gaya Island with a group of very happy divers from Australia, UK, Denmark and Holland.

Black Ribbon Eel discovered on Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Dive Site

The excitement was over a Black Ribbon Eel that they discovered on a deep dive just a couple of minutes boat ride from our Island Dive Centre.

Our knowledge and experience tells us that these delightful little critters remain in the same area for some time, so revisiting this prize find should be possible.

Ribbon Eels (Rhinomuraena quaesita) are a rare find and quite secretive usually only showing their head and their distinctively large flared nostrils.

Should a diver get to close, they will hide away in their hole and probably stay hidden for a few minutes.

Black Ribbon Eels with a yellow dorsal fin are juveniles and sub adults.

To read more about Ribbon Eels please peruse our dedicated Marine Biology Section within our website.

Should you wish to Scuba Dive with us, please peruse our Daily Diving Package or PADI Courses Section.

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!

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 @ 01:51 News

Downbelow PADI 5 Star Dive Centre are running a PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course Speciality in Kota Kinabalu 20th & 21st October 2008.

This scuba diving course is one of PADI’s most popular specialties.

PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course - Kota Kinabalu Sabah

Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no stop time beyond the no decompression limits for air.

Diving with enriched air means more time underwater – but you need to be certified as an Enriched Air Diver to get enriched air fills.

Whether you’re into underwater photography or macro diving, at home or on holiday the PADI Enriched Air Diver course helps you get more out of diving by giving you more time underwater. Certification counts toward the Master Scuba Diver rating

Pre-requistite

To enrol on the course you must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization).

You will Learn

To analyze cylinder contents.
Plan enriched air dives using tables and dive computers.
Safely increase your no stop time.

Once qualified guests can rent NITROX tanks for their leisure diving from our PADI 5 Star Dive Centre and extend their bottom time Downbelow !!

For more information on becoming a PADI Enriched Air Diver please Contact Us to book your place on the course.

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!
Learn to Dive with PADI Scuba diving courses for divers visiting Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Borneo.
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