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June 2017 PADI Instructor Development Course

It has officially began! The June 2017 PADI Instructor Development Course kicks off at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures with our awesome candidates Rebecca, Fiona, Stuart and Brenon. And joining them is our very own local Work For A Career intern Jack who will train to be a full time Downbelow Instructor.

The candidates will all gain extensive and valuable experience during the course as PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann together with Master Instructor Mohd Fauzi and our Go PRO team train them with real world knowledge at Dive Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, just minutes away from our HQ.

June 2017 PADI Instructor Development Course
 
Complementing our island dive centre, all logistics are located conveniently in Kota Kinabalu with our mainland office, classrooms in KK Times Square and purpose build internship accommodation at Downbelow Adventure Lodge and Downbelow Dive Shop for all equipment needs.

June 2017 PADI Instructor Development Course  
Our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is conducted over 16 days but we encourage candidates to join us for our 1 month Go PRO PADI Instructor Internship program which is fantastic value for money as it includes UNLIMITED scuba diving so you can log more dives, gain more experience and benefit from our preparation workshops.

As with all our IDC’s, the June 2017 PADI Instructor Development Course will cover all aspects of the professional dive industry required to comfortably prepare our candidates for the  PADI Instructor Examination. Stay tuned to our blog for updates on our candidates Rebecca, Fiona, Stuart and Brenon!

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May 2017 Monthly Newsletter

Hi everyone! In this post, get to know more about Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures and read about our activities in the May 2017 Monthly Newsletter. We have gathered a selection of special happenings for your reading pleasure as well as to showcase the beauty of Sabah and give you an insight on us as a company. This month, our local Work For a Career intern became a qualified PADI Divemaster, our Expedition Borneo group from Denmark arrives to explore Sabah Borneo, the Downbelow family grows and many more exciting news!

To download the newsletter, click here. For further info, you can contact us at +6012 866 1935 or email us at info@DownbelowAdventures.com.

May 2017 Monthly Newsletter

May 2017 Monthly Newsletter

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Exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve

At Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures, holidays are part of the job for the team! Being familiarised with our packages and having their own experience participating in them is very important. So when our Travel Consultant, Phylicia goes on a wildlife safari, we were thrilled to hear about it. After winning an awesome lucky draw prize during our Staff Annual Dinner last year, Phylicia geared up and had an amazing adventure exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve.

Exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Upon arriving at Tabin Wildlife Resort, Phylicia received a warm welcome and enjoyed the Pandan and Ginger drink that was served. Her guide Alister gave a short briefing of the activities that she will do, followed by showing her around the resort.

Exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve

White Crowned Hornbill

During trekking, night walks and at the observation tower, Phylicia was able to see a variety of interesting wildlife. Among the rare species she saw was a Clouded Leopard at one of the tracks at night, a White Crowned Hornbill, Brown Wood Owl, Black Flying Squirrel, Red Flying Squirrel, Borneon Gibbons, Orangutan and Crested Serpent Eagle. And in exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve, she even saw a 106 year old Mengaris Tree.

Exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Buttress roots of tree that can help lost trekkers

An interesting information told by Alister is that among the lowland dipterocarp forest covering the reserve is a tree that can help people in the unlikely event they became lost. The tree can be spotted by its prominent buttress roots. By hitting the tree with a stone, it will emit a sound loud enough to be heard in a wide radius within the reserve. It is a known signal of distress and a rescue team will come if the sound is heard. Nature truly is amazing!

Exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve

Exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve

To rest in between jungle trekking, Phylicia was brought to Lipad Waterfall where guests usually take a refreshing dip before going ahead with the next activity. She also visited the mud volcanoes and enjoyed a foot soak made with local herbs to ease the soreness from all the wildlife spotting.

Phylicia is happy to be able to see the beauty of Sabah, Borneo while exploring Tabin Wildlife Reserve and we are glad she now has a first-hand experience of our highly recommended program to wildlife lovers. Contact our Travel Centre team to know more about Tabin or visit our page, come and book with us today!

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