We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed website!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed website!

Our business is growing and so is our website.We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website.

Visit us at our new web address www.downbelowadventures.com.

We wanted to make the latest website faster, easier to navigate and more user-friendly with plenty of information.
We hope that you enjoy our new website and that you find it easy to navigate and pleasant to use.

 

Celebrating Halloween 2015 with a ‘Ghost Net’ removal!

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Celebrating Halloween 2015 with a ‘Ghost Net’ removal was fitting – to show the macabre effects on the local marine environment in TARP from an illegally dumped fishing net!

Soon after the net was found on a dive site, a team of our dedicated and full time professionals and Go PRO interns assembled to remove it, and they did it in a single dive. Internship candidates Mike, Ian, Ashley and Katie valued the experience so much, for the positive contribution towards the Project AWARE movement, and a passion that divers share: marine conservation! It’s been more than 150 net removals in the past decade, all of which have been fully sponsored by our Downbelow operations with necessary dive logistics and the manpower of experienced professional divers, and our support for Sabah’s local environmental authorities to preserve and protect will continue indefinitely!

Get more details on how to get involved in marine conservation projects at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, in Sabah, Borneo!

Simplest decision to Go PRO in Sabah!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 @ 08:00 News, Professional Diving Internships

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It’s the simplest decision to Go PRO in Sabah with Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures!

Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann, our Go PRO team, and our island staff team of PADI professionals: support internship candidates 100% on their journeys to achieve their goals to live the diving dream. It’s an unforgettable time in life to be a professional diver, particularly as a full time PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, and our award winning PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the route to start the diving dream.

For more information on becoming a ‘Pro Diver’ under our Go PRO internships, contact us for a personalised itinerary suited to your needs.

Downbelow’s interns protect the TARP environment!

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Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures’ interns protect the TARP environment from the many hazards of an illegally discarded fishing net!

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park’s 5 islands is a protected area, which is difficult to police because of its close proximity to mainland Kota Kinabalu city centre. And where there is a high population of tourists and residents, so much more marine debris enters the marine ecosystem. One of the worst marine debris is a fishing net because it’s still ‘fishing’ underwater, until it is removed. Project AWARE ambassador, resident PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann of our Go PRO team, leads a group of our professional scuba diving interns to remove the net from further damaging the delicate coral. Marine conservation is one of the most fulfilling dive lifestyle experiences any professional divers can have, and whenever possible our operations involves those in training to organise such projects!

Get more details on a Go PRO course at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre facilities in Sabah!

PADI Instructors get deeper into their career!

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 @ 08:00 Courses, News, Professional Diving Internships

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At a pre-determined dive site within the Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park, PADI Instructors get deeper into their career by qualifying as PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructors!

Go PRO team leader and resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann, conducts the course for our newly qualified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors, as part of their PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) internship program. They will still need to certify a total of 25 students (not more than 5 from non-diving courses) to apply for the MSDT rating, but before then they are free to teach as many students those PADI Specialties they’ve qualified as Instructors!

Contact us at our HQ to discuss with our Go PRO advisors on a suitable internship for yourself to build an exciting career in professional scuba diving.

Happiest Go PRO interns at Downbelow!

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 @ 08:00 Divemaster, News, Professional Diving Internships

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Natalia, one of our happiest Go PRO interns at Downbelow, just completed her PADI Divemaster internship program with our Go PRO team member PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Strike!

Strike’s mentorship of Natalia is heavily supported by our Go PRO team’s ‘team-teaching’ method; and for the past month, Natalia has learnt so much about the professional scuba diving industry because she had been living the diver lifestyle at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in TAR marine park of Kota Kinabalu.

She has gained a lot of confidence as a dive leader, and she will continue her diver education on our next PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) too!

For more details on Go PRO internship programs such as Natalia’s, contact us to speak to our helpful and experienced Go PRO advisors.

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!

Go PRO PADI Platinum level of attention!

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 @ 08:00 Divemaster, News, Professional Diving Internships

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‘Work For a Career’ PADI Divemaster internship candidates, Chris and Oliver, receive the Go PRO PADI Platinum level of attention!

It’s been an amazing journey for them as they’ve observed the smooth running of Downbelow’s premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre facilities based in the Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park.

Mentor resident Platinum PADI Course Director, Richard Swann, couldn’t be happier with their development so far. Richard and Downbelow’s Go PRO team are very much looking forward to developing Chris and Oliver even further on our award winning PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and certify them as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors (OWSIs)!

Follow the rest of their journey on our many social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, and contact us as soon as you’re ready to Go PRO yourself!

It’s been 100% success for Go PRO interns!

Friday, August 7th, 2015 @ 08:00 Courses, Divemaster, News, Professional Diving Internships

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This month has been really lively at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre with lots of PADI Divemaster candidates; and better yet, it’s been 100% success for our Go PRO interns too!

Go PRO team member and PADI Master Instructor Paul Jones, congratulates our latest PADI Divmeatser graduates on their successful completion of all performance requirements, and soon they will receive their confirmation from PADI to start living their diving dream!

Rene and Huimei from Holland, learnt to dive on the PADI Open Water Diver course the previous summer at our Gaya Island beach house; and with each return trip to Kota Kinabalu, they continued their diver education with our dive operations.

We won’t be surprised to see them once again later on in this year, or the following summer, to enrol on our award winning PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)! It’s natural and logical for Divemasters to continue onto qualify as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI), and they’ve got the advantage that our Go PRO team know their leadership capabilities very well already!

Get more details on our Go PRO internship programs to complete professional scuba diving training with our Downbelow Go PRO team when you contact our experienced advisors at our HQ in Kota Kinabalu!

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