Archive for March, 2010

Downbelow Has Rekindled Their Interest in Diving

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 @ 15:05 Guestbook

Dear Richard

Thank you for taking good care of me & Nigel yesterday. After a long spell of not diving it was good to have someone like you to dive with! As you found out, I am not great with swells and even choppy seas. I am usually quite good under water.

However, despite problems with my buoyancy and losing my snorkel, I did enjoy myself – really!

You and your team were great – patient and very helpful. Don’t know if Nigel mentioned it – we used to have a hotel in UK but now have a holiday apartment here in KK, just to keep us out of mischief! I have previously referred some of our guests to you after reading the comments in Trip Advisor. Our guests were very happy with your service.

However, I felt that we need to try you out for ourselves – especially as we are living here, and to be able to advice and answer any questions our guests may have with regards to diving/snorkelling. We meant to come and dive with you a while back but events get in the way.

We knew and have tried some of the other operators (some are friends) but are happy to recommend you to our guests as I felt that you will look after their interests and safety.

You have rekindled our interest in diving again and hopefully will see more of us next time. Nigel is very happy with the pictures he took (or rather you took for him).

Regards
Theresa Rogers

Magellan Sutera Resort Hotel & Manukan Beach Resort, Scuba Diving Package, Manukan & Gaya Island – Kota Kinabalu

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 @ 20:57 News

 

Magellan Sea View Room

Resort & Island Accommodation & Scuba Diving Promotional Package

Stay in the Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort – for 4 nights, Scuba Dive for 3 days (9 Dives) then relax in a Beach Chalet on Manukan Island for 2 nights !!!

What a perfect way to spend your holiday in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah !!!

MYR 2,650.00 per person. Promotional Rate – based on 2 people sharing NETT

Includes:
4 Nights Sea View Room with Buffet Breakfast for Two People
3 Days Scuba Diving in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park from Gaya Island.
Hotel – Island return transfers, all park fees, jetty fees, refreshments, lunch, equipment rental included. Qualified Divers enjoy 9 boat dives, non qualified divers enjoy first morning Discover Scuba Diving Program followed by 7 Boat dives.
2 Nights Beach Chalet on Manukan Island including Breakfast for two and boat transfers on arrival and departure days.

Beach Island Accommodation Kota Kinabalu

Peak season surcharges apply to accommodation during:
From 15th July to 31st August 2010 (Summer Holidays)
From 21nd December 2010 to 4th January 2011 (Christmas, New Year)
From 1 – 7 February 2011 (Chinese New Year 2011)

Extra beds at RM 150 nett inclusive of breakfast
Peak season surcharge at RM 140 nett per room per night

For more information and to see images, view the Sutera Harbour Resort & Manukan Island – Beach Chalets pages.

Feel free to call us on +60 12 866 1935 or email us with your enquiry.

Scuba Diving with Turtles

 

Magellan Sutera Resort Hotel & Manukan Beach Resort, Scuba Diving Package, Manukan & Gaya Island – Kota Kinabalu

 

PADI Courses & What can we see Scuba Diving at Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 @ 08:10 News

We have been so busy recently in the Travel Centre & on Gaya Island that we have not had time to keep every body updated.

PADI Courses & What can we see Scuba Diving at Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

The dive sites around Gaya Island and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park are teaming with Marine Life right now, Seahorses, facinating Nudibranchs, Turtles, White Tip Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Lobsters and more – we have been posting a lot of finds on our Facebook page too.

We have been running lots of PADI Dive Courses from Try Dives, PADI Open Water Courses, Advanced Open Water Courses, Rescue Courses, Divemaster Courses and now the IDC Preparation sessions where the IDC Candidates prepare for the upcoming IDC Course later this month.

Congratulations to Fidelis Lester and Alvin (AKA Bob) for passing their rescue program and have now officially started the Divemaster course !

All three trainees are part of Downbelows long term staff training program for local team members.

More information on our courses and internships can be found at our IDC Course Asia website.

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 Courses & What can we see Scuba Diving at Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Super Macro Critters on Gaya Island – Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 @ 08:10 News

Super Macro Critters on Gaya Island - Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Richard has been in Macro heaven recently armed with his 105mm lens, diving with underwater photography enthusiasts to photograph some of the little critters of the reef.

This beautiful Seahorse can be seen on one of Gaya Islands nearby reefs, shot full frame with a 105mm lens, we will no doubt print it and add it to the gallery of images at our Dive Shop & Travel Centre in KK City.

Check out our Facebook page and see “Super Macro Fun in the TAR Park by Richard Swann” – the images are stunning, so too is Richards Nudibranch Album.

You can learn the art of Underwater Photography with us at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island, we have the perfect location, facilities and critters. Our staff team led by Richard have a wealth of knowledge that goes beyond standard courses.

Richard has many many years of experience in Underwater Photography and is more than happy to share this with friends & guests of Downbelow.

Enjoy UNLIMITED scuba diving where you can spend as long as you like (bottom time and air permitting) underwater getting that perfect shot !!

PADI Underwater Digital Photography Speciality Courses are available as well as Photography Clinics and underwater camera rental.

Feel free to call us on +6 012 866 1935 email us with your enquiry.

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!

Made Their Diving Experience a Fantastic Memory

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 @ 10:40 Guestbook

Menco's family with Downbelow staffersHi all at Down Below,

It has been a while now since we were your guests on your beautiful island for a couple of days. Just wanted to let you know that we have enjoyed staying, diving and relaxing with you guys a lot.

Richard, thanks for the great stories
Streisand, thanks for the fire coral (from Suzanne)
Calvin, thanks for showing us the shark
and Nora, thanks for the cold beers….

And all the rest, thanks for making our diving experience a fantastic memory.

I have attached a few photo’s of us and some members of staff.

Menco Veenstra
General Manager
Sharpstitch Embroidery Ltd

Made Their Diving Experience a Fantastic Memory

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