Clients take a break from their exciting Cruise to explore the reefs of TAR Park!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 @ 22:14 Diving Malaysia, News


It’s a beautifully clear day and the morning sun sets a tropical glow on everything in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, our clients from the visiting Cruise Ship docked at Sabah Ports, Kota Kinabalu must be excited to explore the underwater world with us!

Our clients will be transferred by one of our fast speedboats, and from KK mainland to Gaya Island it only takes 7 minutes, giving us plenty of time to conduct 3 open water dives throughout the day.

Firstly, the island team of PADI professionals must check dive details, before trying scuba diving equipment rental for a good fit. All clients receive a briefing from a professional guide, no matter what their island activity is because we maintain our reputation of great customer service by insisting safety as top priority!

Get in touch with one of our friendly and helpful Head Office staff to arrange an unforgettable day to spend at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC beach house on Gaya Island, Borneo!

Fun Snorkelling Session in Borneo For Dubai International School Students

Friday, July 5th, 2013 @ 15:12 Diving Malaysia, News, Wild Borneo Expeditions


All of us from Downbelow love having guests and especially those that come in numbers!

So a big thanks to our wonderful friends from Wild Borneo Expeditions for visiting our PADI 5-Star IDC Dive Centre with their international school group from Dubai.

They all had a great day with our team who conducted the snorkelling activities around the warm waters of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park.

We have lovely coral reefs without the crowds providing swimmers and snorkelers an ideal location for enjoying the tropical underwater world in a safe, comfortable environment.

The program is also an excellent pre-training experience for kids who want to explore the underwater world but are too young to dive with scuba in the open water.

Big Vic Goes for a Dive with Platinum CD Richard in Sabah

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 @ 16:01 Diving Malaysia, Gaya Island Animals, News


Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann introduced fellow instructor Big Vic to Ruby the Frogfish recently. They also had fun with a HUGE puffer fish on the same dive.

There are not many places in the world where a variety of marine life among healthy corals is situated just a few minutes away from the city. The Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is one such place and you need dive there at least once whenever you are in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Both Richard and Vic had an awesome dive & Vic got some first hand experience which will be useful for his upcoming Photography Speciality Instructor Course with Richard who is also an award winning Professional Underwater Photographer. Vic couldn’t ask for any other better teacher than him.

When Vic is done with the specialty course, he will in turn teach others how to take good underwater images.

Are you interested in photography? Why not take your skills to another level, and take photos of the vibrant and colourful underwater scenes.

Let us arrange your PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course with us today. We also have the Canon G12 with its underwater housing for rent from our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre.

Contact us for details.

Starting a 1 Month PADI Divemaster Internship in Malaysia

Saturday, June 18th, 2011 @ 16:18 Divemaster, Diving Malaysia, IDC, News

Sabah, Malaysia: We have a new intern on board at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island.1 Month Professional PADI Divemaster Internship in Malaysia

Meet Dan, he’ll be with us for a 1 Month PADI Divemaster Internship here in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Over the next month Dan will not only work towards his PADI Divemaster qualification, but he will also be knee deep in the dive business at our busy dive centre. He’ll get to learn the business of being a Divemater from the inside out.

The benefit of this, which is the added value of doing a professional SCUBA diving internship with Downbelow, is that by time he finishes the 1 Month PADI Divemaster Internship, he will be a qualified PADI Divemaster with actual dive centre experience.

With quality, Downbelow training behind his professional qualification, plus the experience gained through our dive centre with our diverse client base, he will stand out in a crowd of job applicants, because he will be able to hit the ground running at any dive centre.

We look forward to seeing Dan develop over the next month and will be sure to update the blog with what he gets up to.

If you’d like to enroll in a similar internship, email us or check out our Go Pro section for more information about our 1 Month PADI Divemaster Internship in Malaysia.

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

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