Ian lives out his diving dream in Borneo!

Monday, July 28th, 2014 @ 08:35 Master Scuba Diver Trainer, News

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The diving dream for Ian, our Go PRO intern, is a reality since he’s come back to the our Gaya Island beach house in Borneo for another Go PRO internship program to increase his teaching experience!

In June, 9 candidates of the Instructor Development Course (IDC) successfully completed the Instructor Examination (IE) to become PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors, and Ian was one of them!

However, not long after his achievement, Ian returned to continue his professional dive education to increase his chances of employability by completing another 1-month Go PRO internship program to include the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating.

Part of the professional-level is to certify 25 student divers and Ian has most definitely exercised his awesome instructional abilities for our clients. Recently, two of our international clients qualified as PADI Advanced Open Water Divers thanks to Ian’s teaching!

Get in touch with one of our Head Office members of staff who will discuss a professional internship program to suit your individual needs to live your own dive dream in Borneo!

Congratulations to Martin for completing his MSDT internship!

Monday, March 17th, 2014 @ 09:37 Master Scuba Diver Trainer, News

Downbelow Intern Completes MSDT in Borneo

Martin is one of our professional interns, and he has completed all of his professional scuba diving training at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island Borneo!

Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann congratulates his professional student on achieving his most recent success, the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT).

Martin began his journey to live the diving dream about a year ago, starting with the PADI Divemaster course and returning to further his scuba diving career by enrolling on the Instructor Development Course (IDC).

Martin returns to Borneo yet again, after travelling and gaining some teaching experience, to continue his professional dive education with the MSDT program.

Our internship candidates often return to continue their dive education with us on Gaya Island because of our high standards of customer service and safety always being a top priority.

Contact one of our Head Office staff to discuss a suitable internship program to begin your journey to live the diving dream!

MSDT interns Sophie and Martin conduct the PADI Enriched Air Specialty Diver course

Friday, February 21st, 2014 @ 17:20 Master Scuba Diver Trainer, News

MSDT Interns Nitrox Speciality

Go PRO interns Martin and Sophie conduct the PADI Enriched Air Specialty Diver course, role-playing as student and PADI Instructor.

Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann overlooks the candidates’ instructional abilities during their analysis of the oxygen content in an enriched air cylinder.

Before qualifying as a PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty Instructor, candidates must be already certified in the PADI Specialty. However, on our internship program, which integrates the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer course, the PADI Specialty and the Instructor-level for that PADI Specialty are conducted concurrently.

Contact us at our Head Office in KK Times Square to find out what PADI Specialties you want to try and we will arrange a program to help you achieve your goals!

CD Richard gives advice Go PRO interns Sophie and Martin on their MSDT choices.

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 @ 15:14 Master Scuba Diver Trainer, News

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Downbelow’s resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann discusses with Go PRO interns Sophie and Martin on the variety of choices available to reach their goal of PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating!

PADI Specialty Courses are very popular amongst recreational scuba divers and encourage versatile experiences to develop confidence. In order for a PADI OWSI to teach these specialities, we must first learn them thoroughly and know how to teach them ourselves. The scuba diving industry recognizes the PADI MSDT as a rating that indicates a dive educator who is passionate about their professional development and has experieince and knowledge in fields of speciality training.

A student certified in five PADI Specialty Instructor courses and certified 25 student divers is qualified to apply to be PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer!

Sophie and Martin will find their 1-month Go PRO internship program less intense than their past Instructor Development Course, because they’re learning to teach their scuba diving passions!

Contact any of our Head Office team at KK Times Square to discuss the many options we offer to improve your dive career path to make the most of out of your dive lifestyle!

PADI MSDT Vic teaches the PADI Rescue Diver course today!

Friday, February 14th, 2014 @ 09:44 Master Scuba Diver Trainer, News

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Vic, is one of our full time PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island and he’s teaching the PADI Rescue Diver Course to three very enthusiastic students!

The PADI Rescue Diver course is awesome fun for everyone involved, the Instructor too!

Today, Vic’s students are: Madja who is one of our new Go PRO interns, Cindy, one of our boat captains, and Irfan who assists in our dive shop.

The course focuses on the wellbeing of other divers and Vic will prepare his student divers, to understand the skills and knowledge of the course by applying it to their PADI Divemaster course. All three of the students aspire to become a PADI Divemaster and the level of supervision will be heightened because they will be a Go PRO dive educator!

Interested in PADI Rescue Diver? How about Go PRO? Our Downbelow Head Office staff are an experienced and friendly team who will suggest an itinerary to suit your individual needs for your scuba diving goals!

Successful Sept PADI IDC Graduate Now on MSDT Program Malaysia

Monday, October 7th, 2013 @ 12:33 Master Scuba Diver Trainer, News

IDC Graduate now Diving Instructor

Graduate from the recent successful September 2013 Downbelow PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Kaman Ng, who is now a fully qualified PADI Dive Instructor, is staying around for a while gaining experience in our busy PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre.

She has enrolled onto the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) program with PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann.

The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets a dive instructor apart from others based on the commitment to continue dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well. An MSDT also gets to teach specialty diver courses – which opens the door to lots of fun while working.

Great work Kaman live the dream!

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