Monthly Archives: February 2018

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Keeping Downbelow Boats Reliable

In a busy PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre dive operation such as Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures, keeping Downbelow boats reliable and fully operational is very important for many obvious reasons. Needless to say safety is definitely top of the list.

We regularly service and maintain in house, however our boats do work very hard so from time to time a replacement power unit is more cost effective than trying to repair a tired engine.

We recently chose to exchange our 2x 150hp configuration for a single Yamaha F250 commercial grade option on one of our 35ft dive boats as these have proven to be a very reliable unit and able to handle the heavy dive equipment we regularly carry.

The Yamaha F250 is perfect for our Dive Operations

Swiftly supplied and installed for a reasonable price by our local Yamaha dealer EM Technology Marine Sdn Bhd we have her straight back to work within a day! After an hour of sea trials with our head Captain Cody and the installation technicians some height adjustments and fine tuning were carried out and we are set up to continue serving our divers with the reliable safe service they expect from the team at the Downbelow Dive Centre.

The Yamaha F250 has proven to be able to handle the weight with ease and also deliver reliability with speed when needed we have also noticed overall she uses less fuel than the previous twin engine set up so it comes well recommended!

If you own a boat in East Malaysia and are in need of a Yamaha marine engine, contact Alex Hii and his experienced team at E.M Technology Marine Sdn Bhd and if you require a great day of reliable scuba diving, come join us at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures PADI CDC!

Keeping Downbelow Boats Reliable2018-02-28T11:19:12+08:00

January 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Hi everyone! In this post, get to know Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures and read about our activities in the January 2018 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 as the first PADI Instructor Development Course for the year 2018 officially begins, our Downbelow guests had awesome wildlife adventures and saw Borneo Pygmy Elephants at Kinabatangan River, PADI Regional Manager Johnny Chew visits our head office to personally deliver the PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre plaque, a new product – the Seac Sub Murena 3.5mm high-waist pants arrives at Downbelow Dive Shop 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.

January 2018 Monthly Newsletter

January 2018 Monthly Newsletter

January 2018 Monthly Newsletter2018-03-22T14:44:20+08:00

Fundraising for Marine Conservation and Animal Welfare

On the 19th November 2017, the Downbelow X Rip Curl Marine Conservation Program 2017 was held in the beautiful Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Sabah Borneo. The event was fully sponsored by the Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures and Rip Curl Malaysia partnership that aims to raise awareness, educate, and encourage action towards the global problem of marine debris and the importance of preserving our coral reefs. 100 local and international participants joined the program at Downbelow PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre, Gaya Island and did beach cleaning as well as coral planting. The purpose of the program was to do fundraising for marine conservation and animal welfare, where all proceeds are channelled to SPCA Kota Kinabalu and Project AWARE Foundation.

Fundraising for Marine Conservation and Animal Welfare

Coral Planting activity during the Downbelow X Rip Curl Marine Conservation Program 2017

Through the program, we would like announce that the event had managed to raise a total of MYR 5,176.00 in donations for SPCA Kota Kinabalu and Project AWARE Foundation! We have channelled  MYR 2588.00 to each of these non-profit organisations. The fundraising for marine conservation and animal welfare would not have been possible without the generous contributions from participants and celebrities who care about these causes and came to the event. We would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in marine conservation activities with high spirits throughout the day at Downbelow 5 Star Career Development Centre. You are the superstars!

Fundraising for Marine Conservation and Animal Welfare

Marine Conservation and Animal Welfare – two causes that Downbelow are very passionate about

Fundraising for marine conservation and animals welfare are ongoing causes that would need as much monetary aid as possible. If you wish to get involved or make donations to these worthwhile causes, please get in touch with SPCA Kota Kinabalu and Project AWARE Foundation and find out how you can help.

Fundraising for Marine Conservation and Animal Welfare2018-02-03T00:57:59+08:00