Hosting the September 2015 PADI Instructor Examination!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 @ 08:00 IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships

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Once again, Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures, are hosting the September 2015 PADI Instructor Examination (IE) in Kota Kinabalu!

Downbelow’s reputation in professional scuba diving training is of a high standard because of a priority in diver safety and the 100% support of internship candidates too – and why our operations repeatedly host the Kota Kinabalu PADI IE!

Our Go PRO team’s September 2015 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) has been no exception, with all candidates qualifying to enrol on the IE for the opportunity to certify as Open Water Scuba Instructors after the 2-day evaluation. Asia Pacific IE Examiner, MacGill Cheng, welcomes the candidates with an orientation on the first day before administering their dive theory, PADI Standards exams.

The Downbelow team wish the very best to our 6 candidates: Alex, Leanne, Kelvin, Akmal, Oliver and Chris, who have worked so hard the past couple of weeks in preparation!

Contact our Go PRO advisors about our next IDC in Sabah, Borneo, to Go PRO yourself!

September PADI Instructor Development Course begins!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 @ 08:00 IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships

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Downbelow’s September PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) begins with a couple days of pre-IDC preparation for our Go PRO team to assess the candidates’ needs!

Our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre welcomes Go PRO internship candidates: Leanne, Alex, Akmal, Kelvin, Oliver and Chris to their Instructor-level journey!

Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann and the Downbelow Go PRO team will be supporting the professional scuba diving students 100% so they can achieve their goals of successfully passing their PADI Instructor Examination (IE).

Plan your own ‘Pro Diver’ career when you contact our experienced Go PRO advisors at our Kota Kinabalu HQ!

Another 100% pass at the PADI Instructor Exam!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 @ 08:00 IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships

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Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures celebrate once again as our Go PRO internship candidates successfully achieve another 100% pass at the PADI Instructor Exam (IE) in Kota Kinabalu June 11th–12th!

One of the happiest and most memorable moments for a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is the last day of their 2-day IE, because of the determination they contribute during their PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), which takes an intensive 16 days to complete!

To work as a full-time PADI Instructor is always worth the hard work, to travel around the world teaching others the sport of scuba diving in exotic paradise locations, such as Sabah, Borneo! There’s plenty of incentive for our candidates even during their Go PRO internship programs – they receive a special discount on any product of our KK Dive Shop, as well as all tour packages at our Sabah Travel Centre.

Our travel experts can create an itinerary similar to our very popular Expedition Borneo program, which combines all the very best of Sabah’s adventures: Mount Kinabalu, wildlife safari along the Kinabatangan River, white water rafting, Salt Trails jungle trek, dive at world famous Sipadan Island!

Enrol on a Go PRO internship when you get in touch with our advisors, and receive the many benefits to explore Sabah simultaneously to professional diver training!

Another PADI Instructor Development Course at Downbelow!

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 @ 08:00 IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships

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For the second time this year, our Go PRO team conduct another PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Downbelow’s premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre!

This June 2015, our candidates are as follows: Melanie, Janine, Julia, Steph, Bob, Jason, Tatiana and Rob. They’ve chosen us, at Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures, for our highly successful Go PRO internship programs, which include so much convenience.

To give our interns the very best chance to successfully accomplish their goals to qualify as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors, we personalise each itinerary with a high degree of customer service.

It’s going to be a lot of hard work as soon as our resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann delivers the course orientation until the Kota Kinabalu PADI Instructor Examination (IE) on June 11th and 12th! For this reason, our Go PRO advisors add attractive special discounts for our Go PRO interns to experience other travel and tours packages our Sabah Travel Centre can arrange, such as climbing Mount Kinabalu or scuba diving the famous Sipadan Island!

For more information on our professional scuba diving courses get in touch with one of our experienced and helpful Go PRO advisors based at our Kota Kinabalu HQ, Sabah, Borneo!

Four PADI Divemasters ready for the IDC!

Friday, May 29th, 2015 @ 08:00 Courses, Divemaster, IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships

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At our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, four PADI Divemasters are ready for the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)!

Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann has mentored Go PRO interns, Julia, Steph, Bob and Jason, to qualify in the first professional level in the PADI diver system of education under our highly successful and attractive Go PRO internship programs.

The foursome are also enrolling on the next step of their professional diver education to certify as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, after completing our Go PRO teams’ award winning IDC and passing the PADI Instructor Examination too!

Go PRO advisors based at our Kota Kinabalu HQ needed to arrange their internships specifically to suit their goals, which means more than the minimum duration of 1 month. All candidates take advantage of other benefits we offer on the internships, particularly the special discounts when purchasing any dive equipment from our Kota Kinabalu Dive Shop and programs from our Sabah Travel Centre. One of our most popular amongst interns is our 2D1N standard mountain climbing package to reach Mount Kinabalu’s Lows Peak!

Get more details on our Go PRO internship programs to qualify as a professional diver in Sabah, Borneo, when you contact our Go PRO advisors!

Award-winning Go PRO internships at Downbelow!

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 @ 08:00 IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships

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Go PRO internships at Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures are award-winning, and for the 4th consecutive year in a row, resident Platinum PADI Course Director and Managing Director Richard Swann, achieves Platinum status!

Attaining Platinum-level is very special to our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre because it means that the active teaching we conduct on our Go PRO internship programs is being noticed within the professional scuba diving industry.

There are 58 Course Directors in the world who have achieved the Platinum status, and 25 of those Platinum Course Directors are based in the Asia Pacific region! It goes to show the popularity of completing professional diver training in the tropics amongst prospective candidates!

Downbelow’s Go PRO team are integral to the achievement of our Platinum status, for each valued member contributes to the beginning of our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) candidates’ career!

For more information on our highly successful professional scuba diving internship programs, get in touch with our helpful and experienced Go PRO advisors at our Kota Kinabalu HQ!

New dive Instructors qualify in Kota Kinabalu with Downbelow!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 @ 08:00 IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships

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On February Friday 13th, Go PRO interns qualify as new dive Instructors in Kota Kinabalu with Downbelow’s Go PRO team!

Our resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann, and all the Downbelow staff team, congratulate our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) candidates for their professional success!

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, is a paradise location that moves many of our clients to visit again and again in their future holidays; and especially interns.

Several are staying on for another internship program to increase their employability by enrolling on our PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) internship program, for which their mentor Richard will conduct all dive training!

Some of our interns are staying in Sabah for another week or so to explore more of exotic Borneo, such as the many other attractions that aren’t diving! Double the celebration when some of them finish the climbing Mount Kinabalu challenge and descending via Ferrata too!

Wherever their paths lead them all, we’re sure our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre will be graced by their presence once again in the future, and we’re really looking forward to see how they’ve developed professionally!

For more information on our Go PRO internship programs to qualify as a professional diver, get in touch with a Go PRO advisor at our Kota Kinabalu Head Office.

Go PRO team prepare only professionals to enrol on the PADI IE!

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 @ 08:00 IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships

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Downbelow’s Go PRO team prepare only professionals to enrol on the PADI Instructor Examination (IE), and everyone is confident our candidates are ready to successfully complete the next 2 days of evaluation on the next PADI IE in Kota Kinabalu!

Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann will be as relieved as his candidates once the results are out. Richard, and the Downbelow Marine and Wildlife staff team, believe everyone will be successful!

Wishing the very best to candidates Patrik, Francisco, Sam, Aisyah, Hutch, Wong Si Peng, Kerry, Azhar and Abdullah!

All 9 candidates have been working really hard for the past 14 days, displaying the desired teamwork needed to gain the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) qualification; using all facilities of our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre and multimedia classroom facilities at our HQ, to complete the various performance requirements of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).

In just TWO days, the Go PRO interns will be living the diving dream, but before all that excitement – they might like to see more of Kota Kinabalu and Sabah, like visiting Kinabalu National Park and our famous Mount Kinabalu!

We’re sure they will all be dedicated dive educators adhering to PADI standards of diver safety and active ambassadors of marine conservation as Project AWARE supporters!

Contact a Go PRO advisor at our HQ to live the dive lifestyle for yourself!

PADI Instructor Development: Downbelow leads the way in Sabah!

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 @ 08:00 Courses, IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships

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Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures leads the way in Sabah when it comes to PADI Instructor Development!

This is the first PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) this year, and our Go PRO team of PADI Instructor Trainers at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre are just as excited as our professional scuba diving internship candidates!

Especially our resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann, who heads up the Go PRO team and has personally trained our island staff to become the professionals they are today.

Everyone at the Downbelow operations, both Dive Centre and Head Office, warmly welcome: Azhar, Hutch, Abdullah, Kerry, Sam, Patrik, Aisyah, Francisco and Wong Si Peng to the beginning of their professional diving careers.

Work hard to become PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and you won’t regret it, because living the diving dream is a lifestyle like no other!

For more information on how to adopt the dive lifestyle yourself, contact one of the experienced and helpful Go PRO advisors at our HQ to create a suitable itinerary for your personalised Go PRO internship program in Sabah, Borneo!

First step to become a PADI Instructor? GO PRO internship!

Sunday, January 25th, 2015 @ 08:00 IDC, News, Professional Diving Internships

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A Go PRO internship at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre is the best first step to become a PADI Instructor!

Francisco can focus entirely on his professional dive training on our next PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), as many conveniences are included in his 1-month professional scuba diving internship.

His Go PRO advisor Sarah Jane, fills him in on the details of his itinerary at our Kota Kinabalu Sabah Travel Centre.

There are numerous benefits to completing an internship, and particularly at Downbelow. Internships, which are all under the mentorship of our Go PRO team and resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann, is a minimum of 1-month for the IDC. We conduct the IDC course over 16 days, however we advice our candidates to stay for the one month period so that can spend time with our Go PRO team and build dive leadership skills over a longer period of time to really absorb what’s involved in a dive lifestyle. This way candidates also benefit from our IDC prep programs. 

Go PRO interns may also take advantage of perks we offer, such as UNLIMITED scuba diving in the TAR marine park, and all products at both our KK Dive Shop and Sabah Travel Centre are discounted – just for interns!

We know what hard work goes into completing the IDC, and as a treat newly qualified Go PRO divers can explore more of Sabah as a treat for their success! One of the most popular and challenging adventures in Sabah is climbing Mount Kinabalu, and we have a ‘No Frills’ package 9for the budget traveller – perfect for newly qualified Instructors who are just starting their diving career, for example!

Get in touch with Sarah, or any of our travel experts, to create an awesome program to Go PRO and discover more of Sabah!

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