Monthly Archives: May 2016

Staff Rescue Workshop & Stress Test

Safety is a crucial matter for us at Dive Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre – we always put it first above all. So what did we do to up-skill our team about safety?

As part of our ongoing training effort, Platinum PADI Course Director Richard conducted a “surprise” real-world rescue scenario and stress test with the team! Without their knowledge except for Richard, a simulated accident was made to observe how effective the team would respond. The team then performed standard safety procedures to the unconscious victim with the supervision of Platinum Course Director Richard, as his role is coaching and rescue situation management.

After completing the task, an open discussion on possible improvements was held. With the simulated accident still fresh in our minds, Richard and Pablo gave review of oxygen provider skills and finally an in-water session with extra focus on working as a team. This is important because we are rarely alone in the unlikely event an incident may occur.

Overall the rescue workshop was great fun! It provided great training and valuable lessons to keep our team sharp and attentive. This is just one of the things that make Downbelow Marine and Wildlife different, and we are looking forward to giving more trainings to our teams this year.

Staff Rescue Workshop & Stress Test2016-05-30T02:57:52+08:00

Poring Hot Spring’s Late Booking Promo

Exciting news for those who love nature!!! We are offering LATE BOOKING promo for a trip to Poring Hot Spring, Ranau. The package is priced at only RM100 per person!!!

This package includes Return Transfers from Kinabalu Park to Poring Hot Spring, a pleasant 1 Night Stay at Serindit Hostel within walking distance to the hot spring park, 1 Buffet Dinner and 1 Buffet Breakfast. The price is also inclusive of GST.

The promotion is for the 25 MAY 2016 (Wednesday) trip. Only 10 places left, so hurry! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity! Kindly contact us at (+6) 012 866 1935 or visit our Travel Centre to make your booking now!

Poring Hot Spring’s Late Booking Promo2018-02-03T00:58:18+08:00

Salt Trail Presentation and Briefing

After their trip in Sandakan the Expedition Borneo group from Denmark was briefed about their next destination, the Salt Trail.

Located within the confines of Crocker Range Park, the Salt Trail is a jungle trekking route originally used by local traders.

At regular intervals they journeyed to the markets of towns on Sabah’s west coast to barter with their fresh produce for notably salt, as well as other goods.

Although some of the easier accessible villages are connected by roads, the Salt Trails are still the only access route to some of the more remote villages in the park, particularly those near the upper part of the Papar river and near Tambunan.

For 4 days and 3 nights, the group will venture into the Salt Trail and experience nature like no other as well as catching glimpse into the life of the villagers there.

It is a challenging yet exciting adventure, as the environment and surroundings of the trail will put the group out of their comfort zone. However, the journey undeniably promises an amazing and unforgettable experience.

Before leaving, they were briefed about vital preparations and given tips for their trek at our Downbelow Adventure Lodge. What to bring, what to expect during the trek, wildlife they will encounter; our team made sure they were given enough information to ensure that they have an incredible time at the Salt Trail.

Salt Trail Presentation and Briefing2018-02-03T00:58:18+08:00

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort visits Downbelow

Downbelow Travel Centre was delighted to see Olga from Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort embodies the true passion of hospitality excellence and they are celebrating their 20th anniversary of its Garden Wing this year.

Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures is an authorized agent for our trusted partner Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort, providing our shared clients a variety of island activities at our premier PADI 5 Star Dive Centre on Gaya Island. Our new Travel consultants will be visiting the luxury facilities of the resort later this month to get firsthand experience to better serve our guests’ holiday expectations in Sabah.

Contact our Downbelow Travel Centre and we will arrange and create a program to cater for your memorable trip in Sabah.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort visits Downbelow2018-02-03T00:58:18+08:00

Platinum Status again for Downbelow PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann

Downbelow Managing Director and resident PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann was awarded the Platinum status again by PADI for Instructor Development.

Richard is one of only 71 Course Directors worldwide this year who were given this prestigious award.

This is an acknowledgement of our commitment and dedication in providing professional diver training and quality education through our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Borneo. Thanks to Downbelow’s Go PRO team for all their support as this is truly a team effort! Thanks also to the candidates who chose Downbelow for their IDC. We hope you are all working somewhere warm and sunny.

Check out our wide range of dive courses, from the recreational divers to those seeking a career in the diving industry. We have courses that cater to any level of experience.  We’re looking forward to our next IDC, which will be starting May 24th! For more information on continuing your diver education to Go PRO, get in touch with our Downbelow Headquarters Travel Centre in Kota Kinabalu.

Platinum Status again for Downbelow PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann2016-05-11T04:54:19+08:00

Our staff at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures

One of the lasting memories for anyone about any trip will be the people they interact with. For this reason Downbelow have developed an outstanding team to deliver safe, enjoyable programs & holidays to exceed their clients’ expectations.

Part of our team is at PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island while the rest is at our Headquarters in KK Times Square.

When you visit us, you will find our staff friendly and welcoming. They leave such a positive impression that many of our guests repeatedly come back. One of the reasons our staff stay at the top of their game is our regular team workshops. Our team provides guests with outstanding customer service and professionalism because they love their jobs.

Get in touch with us to discuss various activities we offer! Our team at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures can’t wait to meet you!

Our staff at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures2018-02-03T00:58:18+08:00