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November 2017 PADI Instructor Development Course

The November 2017 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) has officially started at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures with our two resident Course Directors Richard Swann and Mohd Fauzi aka Pablo! We wish the best of success to our candidates Bart, Yoke, Matt, Kevin, Akiko, Michael, Tabby, Evan, Ashok and Alex. We are also joined by Kalani who has returned to take his PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course.

November 2017 PADI Instructor Development Course

November 2017 PADI Instructor Development Course

So we can give the very best service to our candidates, our Course Directors are supported by Staff Instructors Michael, Oliver and Chris from our in house Go Pro Team! The journey begins – keep reading our blog for more updates on our November 2017 PADI Instructor Development Course.

November 2017 PADI Instructor Development Course2018-06-26T07:31:40+08:00

Marine Conservation Program with Rip Curl Malaysia

What a super awesome and truly memorable day at Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre Gaya Island as we held the Downbelow X Rip Curl Marine Conservation Program 2017! The marine conservation program with Rip Curl Malaysia was in support of two causes that are important to us. Marine conservation and animal welfare need as much monetary aid as possible, so all proceeds from the fundraising we did are channelled 100% to Project AWARE Foundation and SPCA Kota Kinabalu!

Marine Conservation Program with Rip Curl Malaysia

Participants of the Downbelow X Rip Curl Marine Conservation Program 2017

We thank all of you for your donations and attendance in the marine conservation program with Rip Curl Malaysia! The program aims to raise awareness, educate and encourage action towards the global problem of marine debris and the importance of preserving our coral reefs – this is what we emphasise in our daily operations at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures.

Marine Conservation Program with Rip Curl Malaysia

Beach Clean Up at Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre

100 local and international participants consisting of marine science students from University of Malaysia Sabah, staff from Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, members of the Borneo Tribal Squad, SPCA Kota Kinabalu, Downbelow’s own Go Pro Interns and the public took part in the program. They were joined by celebrities Malaysian Personality Daphne Iking, MMA Fighter AJ “Pyro” Manson and MMA Fighter Ann “Athena” Osman who came to the event to give their support to the causes! Participants had the opportunity to help save the ocean by doing beach cleaning and coral planting together with the Downbelow Team.

Marine Conservation Program with Rip Curl Malaysia

Marine Conservation Program with Rip Curl Malaysia

Downbelow’s Managing Director and PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann delivered the Coral For Life Presentation highlighting the threats reefs face and what we can do to held as ocean heroes! It was amazing to see everyone come together as a community during the program and show how much they care for the local marine environment!

Marine Conservation Program with Rip Curl Malaysia

Marine Conservation Program with Rip Curl Malaysia

The day had a very personal, warm and family-like atmosphere because of everyone’s energy, enthusiasm and passion towards the causes during the marine conservation program with Rip Curl Malaysia – it was overall a really great day and good job to everyone who put their utmost efforts into the marine conservation activities!

Marine Conservation Program with Rip Curl Malaysia

Malaysian celebrity Daphne Iking during the Coral Planting activity

We are still fundraising for the causes, so if you wish to donate to Project AWARE Foundation and SPCA Kota Kinabalu, CLICK HERE.

Marine Conservation Program with Rip Curl Malaysia2018-02-03T00:58:14+08:00

October 2017 Monthly Newsletter

Hi everyone! In this post, get to know Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures and read about our activities in the October 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, it had been very eventful and lively with Downbelow office girls Phylicia and Rachel taking up the PADI Open Water Course, local PADI Divemaster Course interns Kevin Ei Leen completes their training with flying colours, a group of young scouts from Singapore comes to Downbelow PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre for their PADI scuba course and marine conservation program, the Downbelow Team attends the ITB Travel Fair Singapore 2017 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.

October 2017 Monthly Newsletter

October 2017 Monthly Newsletter

October 2017 Monthly Newsletter2018-02-03T00:58:14+08:00