Happy Guest Had Perfect Holiday with Downbelow

Dear Azlina

Thank you for your letter to us before you went on holiday (we hope you had a lovely time).

So good to meet you, after all your help planning our trip & thank you in person.

Our little car & driving went well, without problems. Thank you also to Shirley who I hope we didn’t get into trouble for helping with the hiring!!

At Lankayan (paradise) we swam with 2 turtles, saw one laying eggs & helped put hatchling babies into the sea. Very lucky to do all three.

Our hotel accommodation, Gaya Island snorkling & our Kinabatagan trip; all fantastic & thoroughly enjoyed by all 4 of us.

No negative comments on anything.

We wish to:-
THANKYOU all at D.D.B for making our holiday PERFECT!!!

It all went so smoothly, no worries, no problems & we just wished we were still in Sabah.

Will highly recommend you to everyone in New Zealand & hope to see you again in the future when we return!!

Big hugs & thank you again for our perfect holiday
Gayl & Pip Pearse, Lucy Pearse & Sam Gillgren

PS. We will post a report on Trip Advisor shortly.

Learn to Scuba Dive, PADI Scuba Diver Course TARP Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia


Short of time but still want to join a Scuba Diving course, learn how to scuba dive and experience the beauty of the Underwater World ?

Then we have the perfect solution for you – The PADI Scuba Diver Course which takes 2 days to complete.

PADI Scuba Diver Course – 2 days

The PADI Scuba Diver program is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for vacationers or people who only plan to dive a couple times a year.

As a subprogram of the PADI Open Water Diver program, the PADI Scuba Diver rating allows you to get certified quickly and easily by minimizing time constraints.

With the PADI Scuba Diver certification you can dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Instructor or higher professional on your next vacation or dive trip to a maximum of 12m. 

What do I need to start?

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a Scuba Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Scuba Diver program available

What will I do?

Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques.

You earn this rating by completing confined water dives in our lagoon in front of our island based dive centre (pictured below). You will also complete knowledge development sessions which take place at our island paradise below, plus you will make two open water dives in the surrounding tropical ocean.


How long will it take?

PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you, we allocate 2 days for this course.

Where can I go from here?
After completing the Scuba Diver program, you can at anytime continue your diving education by completing the PADI Open Water Course with any PADI Dive Center which will take an additional 2 days. 

How do I book my place ?

Please send us an email with your preferred dates and we’ll schedule your course.


PADI IDC Course OWSI Scuba Instructor Asia

IDC – Instructor Development Course, AI, OWSI & EFRI Course – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo Malaysia.

If you are hoping to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor we have 2 great programs that you can join.

We are offering an IDC 1 month Internship which offers exceptional value for money, you enjoy UMLIMITED Scuba Diving from our island based PADI 5 Star IDC Centre and free IDC prep. OR if you are short on time you can join us for your IDC Course which also includes free IDC Prep.



AI & OWSI (IDC) & EFRI Course
Dates: 27th August – 10th September 2010
IE: 11th & 12th September in KK 

1 month IDC Internship with Unlimited Scuba Diving & OWSI (IDC) & EFRI Course
Dates: 11th August – 10th September 2010
IE: 11th & 12th September in KK 

With our staff team of Course Director, Master Instructor and 2 Staff Instructors our staff to candidate ratio is very high which helps to ensure 100 % success !!!!

Covering areas as diverse as risk management, teaching children, the business of diving and PADI standards and procedures, the IDC is designed to develop a rounded diving educator who can work anywhere in the world.

The IDC begins and encompasses two PADI programs: The Assistant Instructor Course and The Open Water Scuba Instructor Course.

Together these two programs make up the full IDC.

Certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is by successful completion of the PADI Instructor Examination scheduled at the end of the IDC, confirmed for 11th & 12th September 2010 also in Kota Kinabalu.

This is where PADI Instructor Examiners fly from Sydney Australia to assess and examine the IDC Candidates.