Joanne Swann

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About Joanne Swann

Company Director, PADI Master Instructor, Adventurer, Entrepreneur & Homemaker ! Joanne has worked in the travel & corporate world since 1992. A passionate conservation minded marine & wildlife enthusiast. Together with her husband Richard Swann they founded Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures based upon their own travel & dive experiences.

Planning for a Scuba Diving Career

Are you planning to become a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor? Then you are in the right place to learn more on how to achieve your dream of becoming a PADI Instructor and live the PADI dream. Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures is a premier PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Centre (CDC), the elite of PADI Dive Centres and we have developed a reputation for excellence, earning a plethora of PADI & industry awards.

Professional PADI Dive Instructors in Sabah Borneo by Down Below Adventures

Our goal is not just to certify you as a PADI Instructor at the end of the PADI Instructor Development Course, but also to help you be fully prepared for the real world of professional scuba diver training and at the same time to give you the best chances of employment, anywhere in the world. As you would expect from a PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre, we have good network contacts who are often looking for employees; and to date, newly qualified instructors looking for their career in scuba diving have found employment.

We conduct five IDCs throughout the year so check out our annual IDC schedule.  We are the only dive centre in Sabah to boast two PADI Course Directors. Our Platinum PADI Course Director is British born Richard Swann who is also our company Managing Director. With over 20 years of experience in the scuba diving industry, Richard was awarded PADI’s Platinum Course Director status and was one of only 71 Course Directors worldwide to earn this level of recognition last year. Our second resident PADI Course Director is Fauzi (aka Pablo). He is a local Sabahan and highly respected instructor trainer. Read more about Richard Swann our Platinum PADI Course Director & his professional instructor team.

One of the huge advantages of choosing to do your PADI IDC with us is the small class size that we guarantee. Since the whole course is focused on practicing your teaching techniques both in the classroom and in the water, a small group means that you will get more practice. We have a 100% pass rate for both our IDC course and the IE (PADI Instructor Examination).  We support you all the way and if we feel that you need extra support to be successful in the IE, we will advise and work with you to ensure you are well prepared; which is why our success rate is very high!

 

Down Below Adventures' beach house and jetty in Pulau Gaya, Sabah, Borneo for Scuba Diving

We operate two PADI 5 Star CDC in the marine park. The first known as the Beach House is located on Gaya Island located just 10 minutes boat ride from KK. We are the only operator here – away from the crowds. Our second dive centre is located on Manukan Island, 10 minutes speedboat ride from KK and within the resort. The advantage to you as a Go Pro candidate is that you will get to experience two very different dive centres during your program which is beneficial to your training and career in the industry. Take a look at our Platinum PADI Course Directors FB wall and you can get a good idea of what we are up to in paradise. We are renowned for providing an exceptional standard of training.

Our FAQ page features a list of frequently asked questions. Hopefully, you will find all your questions answered here.

Contact us now to book your PADI IDC and get ready to jump-start your PADI Instructor career on the beautiful island of Borneo!

Alternatively, follow us on our adventures in Borneo to get to know us better via Facebook Page and Instagram .

Planning for a Scuba Diving Career2019-06-14T11:46:42+08:00

Top 15 Must Try Foods in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Sabah is a true melting pot of cultures and races and that is reflected by the plethora of delicious food that can only be experienced here. The natives of Borneo have welcomed people of all races for more than a century to their beautiful land and this has given birth to cuisines unseen (and we think you have never tasted!) in any other parts of the world. Taste the local cuisines prepared by the natives of Borneo, namely the 5 major ethnic communities – Kadazan Dusuns, Muruts, Lundayeh, Rungus and Bajau. Their diet rich with produces of nature, filled with leafy greens, wild meats, edible flowers and medicinal herbs sourced from the forest and sea. The naturally good nature of the locals has made other races feel welcomed and in return, Sabah can now boast of its multicultural community and immense selection of authentic local and fusion food! Here is our list of top 15 must try foods in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Hinava, Tuhau and Bambangan

Becoming increasingly easy to find in the city of Kota Kinabalu, these traditional dishes are some of the best of native food. Probably the most popular of all the Native’s traditional dishes and normally served as a side dish. Hinava is saliva-inducing dish that is made of fresh slices of fish, marinated with onion, lime juice, birds-eye chilli, bitter gourd, and ginger. Tuhau may be a wild ginger but when prepared correctly, it can be eaten as a condiment or on its own with just steaming hot white rice. Unlike its’ very popular cousin, Bambangan is a sour jungle mango that is dearly loved by locals and easily found in wet markets.

Sinalau Bakas

Touted as the must-have “pusas” (beer time snack), Sinalau Bakas literally means Smoked Wild Boar. Usually located  at the roadside along the winding roads towards Kinabalu Park, Kundasang. Take a break from your long drive up towards the majestic Mount Kinabalu and sample this local favourite snack. Squeeze some zesty lime on the wild meat for some extra flavor!

Tuaran Mee

Yellow noodles are boiled and then fried with your choice of topping. For something truly special, try the Beef Lihing Tuaran Mee. Chunks of beef marinated in Lihing ( local sweet rice wine) and fried with vegetables, and egg. Typically eaten in the morning before a fun day out at Tamparuli or a daytrip to Kundasang.

Fish Noodles

Depending on your preference, there are countless types of fish noodles available all around Sabah. For those who love something savoury for breakfast, try looking for a fish noodle shop that serves a clear fish broth cooked with preserved vegetables. Opt for Laksa if you like a bit of spice from chilli oil and creamy coconut milk in your meal. One may also settle for the typical local breakfast of Kon Lou Mee (dry tossed noodles in soy sauce) and a bowl of fish slices, prawns, and dumplings.

Kuih Cincin and Kuih Pinjaram

Quirky looking but oh-so-good! These teatime snacks are the childhood favourites of almost all locals. Kuih Cincin looks like an oversized flower and is made of rice flour, red palms and sugar, while Kuih Pinjaram is a teatime staple made of coconut milk, sugar and rice flour that looks like a fried UFO.

Ambuyat and Pinasakan Sada

Derived from the trunk of the Sage Palm, this starchy delicacy is eaten with prongs, or chopsticks! Twirling the gooey substance around the prongs, it is then dipped into Pinasakan which is a Kadazandusun stew made of the Basung fish broiled with Tumeric, Takab Akob (wild fruit) and Bambangan.

Sliced Pork Noodles

Better known locally as “Sang Nyuk Mian”, thinly sliced pork is blanched and served in a bowl of noodles, topped with scallions, deep fried shallots and lard. Most shops now serve it with a variety of stuffed tofu and meatballs.

Grilled Fresh Seafood

Be spoilt for choice when it comes to fresh seafood! There are countless seafood restaurants in Sabah but we like to go where the locals go! Take a walk along the Waterfront Kota Kinabalu towards the Handicraft/Fish Market during sunset and enjoy choosing your choice of seafood at the Seaside Night Market. Prepare to face a friendly crowd of vendors and please take care of your belongings!

Tawau Egg Noodles

Originating from Tawau, a plate of crispy fried meehoon is encased in a delicious egg pancake, stir fried pork,lobster balls, and fish balls are then added to the noodles and topped with gravy. Something truly different and very satisfying!

UFO Tarts

Made famous in Sandakan city, it is known in Mandarin as “cow dung tart”. This tart’s shape is similar to a UFO, a thin round slice of cake at the bottom is topped with custard and outlined with fresh honeyed cream or meringue. A sweet treat that leaves many travellers trying to bring it back home….and fail, as it has to be eaten fresh to retain its flavour.

Beef Soup Noodles

Arguably the most heartwarming of all dishes in this list. A great bowl of beef soup noodles should be served piping hot with its broth thick, fragrant, piled high with assorted cuts of beef. This dish is normally eaten for breakfast or lunch, and has many different types of noodle and broths to choose from.

Bah Kut Teh

A dark broth of herbs and marinated meat that is greatly sought after by locals and travellers alike. In the good old days, this dish was consumed in the morning before farmers went to work early in the morning. Now, it is mostly enjoyed during dinner and has a Halal version consisting of chicken, instead of pork. Bah Kut Teh is exceptionally enjoyable during cold and wet weathers as the medicinal properties of the soup will warm the body quickly.

Coconut Pudding

In the Borneo humidity and heat, an ice cold Coconut Pudding is a welcomed relief. Pandan coconuts are normally used for their fragrance and sweet coconut juice. Usually paired with Satays(grilled skewered meats) and Lukan (saltwater shellfish) to complete a quick meal during a roadtrip towards Kudat, Pitas and Kota Marudu(the east coast of Sabah).

Tenom Porkrolls

Famous for producing amazing coffee, this little town also has locals craving for their juicy porkrolls encased in thin sheets of egg. Made fresh at dawn everyday, it is sold out before noon at the town market.

Pineapple Buns

Order a Pineapple Custard Bun a.k.a “Polo Pau” at a famed family-owned Keng Wan Hing coffeeshop at Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu. Easily spotted as a long line starts forming before lunchtime and the smell of freshly baked buns permeate the air!

Of course, there is a lot more delicious foods in Sabah but these are our top picks for now! Email us at info@DownbelowAdventures.com or contact us at +60128661935 to enjoy a worry-free holiday filled with the best of what Sabah has to offer! Here’s a quick way to discover all the beautiful sights and smells of Kota Kinabalu, check out our Best of Kota Kinabalu day trip program. You can also book online too!

Top 15 Must Try Foods in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah2019-07-04T16:11:32+08:00

April 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Hi everyone! In this post, get to know Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures and read about our activities in the March 2019 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 PADI Instructor Development Course for April 2019 begins at Downbelow PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre, the much awaited Downbelow build project is on its way to completion and our Springboard volunteer group from London arrives to assist with the construction work, we welcome the second Danish Adventure Group to Sabah for their one-month exciting Expedition Borneo program, a rare wildlife was spotted in the ancient forest of Danum Valley, and more exciting news here in the April 2019 Monthly Newsletter!

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

April 2019 Monthly Newsletter

April 2019 Monthly Newsletter

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What Is Scuba Diving Like In Tunku Abdul Rahman Park?

Dive Sites & Scuba Diving In TARP

There are not many places in the world that offer a bustling city full of modern facilities and then right on the doorstep, just 8 minutes by speedboat from the central entertainment district, a stunning tropical marine paradise. Sabah’s capital, Kota Kinabalu, is such a place and the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, locally known as the TAR Park, is home to Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive & Adventure Centre on Gaya Island, just 8 minutes by speedboat from the mainland.

Named after Malaysia’s first prime minister, covering and area of 50km², the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park was gazetted as a national park in 1974. Consequently the area’s fauna, flora and marine eco-systems enjoy the protection of the government appointed environmental body, Sabah Parks. So, what is scuba diving like in Tunku Abdul Rahman Park? Read on and we will tell you it’s fascinating dive sites and marine life!

The Dive Sites

Dive sites within the park offer some great scuba diving for beginners and experienced divers alike. TARP is also great for underwater photographers, providing lots of macro subjects in relatively shallow calm water.

The coral reefs feature lots of very healthy hard and soft coral. Our scuba diving guests are often very surprised to see such healthy corals so close to a city. We have 49 dive sites to choose from & our divemasters will choose the best dive sites depending on the sea & weather conditions, plus individual diver ability on the day.

Dive sites are predominantly sloping coral reef and sand from 2m to 25m depth. We also have mangrove areas providing protection for juvenile fish. In the park, we have the KM Kuraman Wreck Dive Site which is home to a variety of critters and offers a great intro to wreck diving, especially for those completing a PADI Advanced Course.

What Diving Is Like In Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Coral Reefs In TARP Is Home To A Variety Of Marine Life

The Marine Life

Macro life is what we are passionate about, but having said that, there are plenty of larger marine creatures to be found. We regularly see turtles and rays and one of our nearby dive sites became home to a small group of Black Tip Reef Sharks.

February to April is traditionally whaleshark season however sightings are not guaranteed and quite rare but its fun to know we share their water and they could appear any time during the season. Schools of barracuda, snappers and fusiliers are common. We often see cuttlefish, moray eels, lionfish and pufferfish. Nudibranchs are common, so too are all 7 species of clownfish, all of which can be seen in just one dive site! Many species of crustaceans, scorpionfish, pipefish, demon stingers, cuttlefish and stonefish are also usual suspects. We often find frogfish, ghostpipefish and, once in a while, the highly prized blue ringed octopus!

Multiple day dive packages offer great value for money and you won’t see the same dive site twice – unless you wanted to of course, which does happen!

What Diving Is Like In Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Look Out For The Little Marine Life While In TARP!

Contact Us

If you are planning to travel to Sabah Malaysian Borneo and wish to experience what diving is like in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, we would be more than happy to arrange your scuba diving program at our Downbelow PADI 5 Star CDC Dive Centre Manukan Island or Downbelow PADI 5 Star CDC Dive Centre Gaya Island. Our knowledgable and friendly Travel Centre team can assist you with your enquiries about our packages, contact them at +60128661935 or email at info@DownbelowAdventures.com today!

And if you have your mind set to explore the underwater world of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park with us, why not book packages easily online and get instant confirmation within minutes? Click here and you will be well on your way to discover the beauty the park offers!

What Is Scuba Diving Like In Tunku Abdul Rahman Park?2019-05-07T14:03:34+08:00

March 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Hi everyone! In this post, get to know Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures and read about our activities in the March 2019 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 we welcome the first adventure group from Denmark for their one-month Expedition Borneo program, yet another illegally discarded fishing net has been safely removed from the ocean as our Downbelow team and guests contributed to marine conservation, a majestic male Orangutan was spotted feeding in Danum Valley Conservation Area by our Downbelow Directors Richard & Joanne Swann during their road trip to visit some of the best places to see wildlife in Sabah, Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures began the Downbelow Build Project in inland Sabah and construction has started on schedule, and more exciting news here in the March 2019 Monthly Newsletter!

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

March 2019 Monthly Newsletter

March 2019 Monthly Newsletter

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Best Child Friendly Holidays Sabah

Travelling as a family can be greatly rewarding. You will gain unforgettable memories that you can treasure for life. Many worldwide travel destinations offer wonderful life experiences that can strengthen bonds and enrich a family. Such destination is here in the land of adventures, Sabah Malaysia Borneo. With a variety of unique and wholesome activities to do, Sabah is a place that is ideal for both adults and children to explore. Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures is your trusted Borneo specialist to customise your family itinerary. Our lodge and day trips are perfect for family holidays and we are dedicated to ensuring the best child friendly holidays Sabah.

Accommodation For The Whole Family

When travelling, it is essential to choose the best place to stay for you and your family. With all options available you can be overwhelmed with information, making it hard to decide. Fortunately, we have just the accommodation you need conveniently located here in the centre of Kota Kinabalu City, Sabah, yet away from the noise.

Best Child Friendly Holidays Sabah

The Family Room at Downbelow Eco Lodge

Our Downbelow Eco Lodge offer rooms with facilities and amenities to suit all ages including the little ones. With affordable rates and no hidden charges, our online booking feature also provide ease for you to choose and confirm your room instantly within minutes.

The types of room you can opt for at our lodge are the Family Room (Gaya Room) and the Family En-Suite Room (Sipadan Room). Both air-conditioned rooms are specially designed with a great layout that will comfortably fit you and your children and provide a peaceful sleep before and after your adventures in Sabah. All our mattresses are 100% latex and natural, which is best for health of the whole family and means that bed bugs which can often be found in tropical accommodation can’t exist here at the Downbelow Eco Lodge.

Best Child Friendly Holidays Sabah

A Comfortable And Spacious Communal Area Where Kids Can Play And Rest

We have a spacious and cosy communal room where kids can spend their time playing, reading, drawing, resting, watching cartoons and other activities. We have also provided in the Downbelow Eco Lodge a travel cot that in-house guests can freely use.

More features of our lodge includes free access to high-speed wifi internet and usage of the coffee/tea amenities. As for safety, our security surveillance operates 24 hours a day on all communal areas, ensuring the protection of you and your family at all times. Our staff live at the lodge and the the complex has 24 hour patrolled security for everyone’s safe keeping – not that Kota Kinabalu is an un-safe place but its always re-assuring that safety is a priority.

Day Trips Tailored To Children

We offer many enjoyable, comprehensive and value for money day trip programs that are great for kids here in Kota Kinabalu. Only a few minutes away from Downbelow Eco Lodge, you can experience ocean fun with your family at our Downbelow PADI 5 Star CDC Dive Centres in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

Best Child Friendly Holidays Sabah

Snorkelling Is The Easiest And Most Popular Way To Explore The Ocean For Kids

See tropical marine life and colourful soft corals in our Snorkel Safari program. It is most suitable for children because this activity is easy, safe and fun at the same time. A professional PADI Instructor will first conduct an orientation at the pool or at the bay to practice important skills before heading out on our boat. We will teach you the basics of mask clearing, kicking techniques and snorkel use through shallow water instruction. After that, you are ready to swim and snorkel in TARP in search of “Nemo” and other fishes!

Best Child Friendly Holidays Sabah

Children Can Learn About and Experience Scuba Diving at Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures

If the little ones show interest in scuba diving and wish to try it themselves, our PADI Bubblemaker for Kids activity is perfect for them. This program introduces kids to scuba diving in a highly supervised, fun and relaxed manner. As part of this program, and under the guidance of a PADI professional, children divers learn basic safety concepts, put on equipment and swim around underwater in a closely supervised environment at our own private pool area. Once kids are comfortable with the scuba equipment and master the basic skills, the instructor will then bring them to experience their first Open Water dive (max 2m/6ft depth) at the shallow house reef area at the front bay. You and your family will enjoy beautiful island surrounding or just hangout by the pool to relax during the quick breaks in between sessions.

Another option to enjoy scuba diving is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program. It is a perfect holiday activity for non-divers who wish to go scuba diving and children can participate in it too. In this program, you can go through a knowledge briefing, learn basic scuba skills and go on an open water scuba dive to our ‘house reef’ together with the kids. It will be a very special moment when you experience the underwater world as a family.

Best Child Friendly Holidays Sabah

See Stunning Mountain Views In The Kinabalu Park Day Trip

For a private and relaxing day exploring Sabah’s amazing nature with children, we have the Kinabalu Park Day Trip program. The drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kinabalu Park from Downbelow Eco Lodge is approximately 2 hours and the journey itself will be enjoyable for the whole family. Enjoy the scenic route and catch glimpses of Malaysia’s tallest mountain, the majestic Mt Kinabalu along the way. Once there, spot rare and endemic species of flora and fauna when you stroll by rivers and mountain trails and learn about plants in the park at the Botanical Garden. After that you will visit the Poring Hot Springs where the kids can visit butterfly gardens, have fun at the canopy walkway and get a chance to see the world’s largest flower, Rafflesia.

Best Child Friendly Holidays Sabah

Join In On The Traditional Sabah Dance During The Cultural Extravaganza

Kota Kinabalu city itself has many interesting attractions. Our private and tailored Best of Kota Kinabalu Tour program takes you and your family to the best places to visit in the city and learn about the local people of Sabah at a cultural villages. Among the attractions you will visit are Signal Hill Lookout, Sabah Museum and Handicraft Market. At the cultural village, you and the family will explore five different ethnic homes of Sabah. The children will participate in fun activities such as blowpipe-making, henna-making, bamboo cooking, and try out the traditional bamboo trampoline. There will also be an exciting cultural show featuring traditional dances of multiple ethnic groups of Sabah that will entertain the kids.

We have a variety of day trip programs in Sabah and the above are only some of them. To see all of our day trip programs, visit our webpage here!

Contact Us

If you are planning to travel to Sabah Malaysia Borneo with your family soon, we would be delighted to tailor and customise a program just for you. Our knowledgable and friendly Travel Centre team can assist you with your enquiries about our child-friendly trips, contact them at +60128661935 or email at info@DownbelowAdventures.com today!

Best Child Friendly Holidays Sabah2019-03-23T10:46:01+08:00

February 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Hi everyone! In this post, get to know Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures and read about our activities in the February 2019 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 Downbelow Directors Richard and Joanne Swann goes on a road trip to visit some of the best places to see wildlife in Sabah Malaysian Borneo and were treated to amazing sightings of animals, successful Go Pro candidates in the PADI Instructor Development Course expanded their dive education and and took up multiple PADI Specialty Instructor Courses at Downbelow PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre, the Downbelow team together with our PADI course divers took time for marine conservation and remove an illegally discarded fishing net and helped save the ocean from further destruction, we welcomed Swansea University UK to Downbelow PADI 5 Star CDC Dive Centre Gaya Island for their marine biology field trip and more exciting news here in the February 2019 Monthly Newsletter!

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

February 2019 Monthly Newsletter

February 2019 Monthly Newsletter

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Effortless Travel In Borneo

In many ways technological advancement has changed the way we travel, making for hassle free and effortless booking options. In other words technology has totally revolutionised the tourism industry. Nowadays there are many online travel agents that allow you to book and plan your holiday at the click of a button. However with an overflow of feeds from different social media platforms, beautiful images and so many “must do’s” we are flooded with too much information and too many choices which can lead to a difficult decision process.

Research has shown that more than 70% of travellers now plan their trip on the internet, while only 13% still use high street travel agencies to prepare their itinerary.

While online travel agents offer the convenience of planning and booking your holiday via the world wide web, more effort and time will usually be necessary to research for a specialized attraction and very often in the online world you will meet sites giving you information with no proof of reliable sources. In Sabah for example there are plenty of niche attractions that do not get the recognition they deserve and may never be found just by hours of searching on the internet.

At Downbelow Adventures (aka Adventures in Borneo) we have recognised the need to filter the overwhelming amount of options presented to our clients.

With 20 years of credential, at Downbelow Adventures we pride ourselves as your Borneo Adventure Specialist. Our packages are tailor made by people who are passionate & highly experienced in the art of travelling. Our objective is for you to enjoy the best of Borneo and take away an experience of a lifetime – effortlessly. Whether you are looking for a budget friendly holiday package or a high end luxurious escape, our team of experts will create a personalised itinerary to best suit your interest and wish list maximising your time in country and saving you money. In other words, effortless travel in Borneo!

We also offer our clients the simplicity of online bookings with instant confirmation and payment with no booking & credit card fees. Online bookings still enjoy our full customer service with a dedicated travel consultant for tailored itinerary making a seamless and even more effortless travel in Borneo experience.

So get in touch with us today, tell us your travel dates, number of people traveling, your budget and your interests and we will present to you a tailored suggested itinerary. Alternatively visit our website where a selected number of tailored packages are available online.

Effortless Travel In Borneo2019-04-19T15:07:59+08:00

January 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Hi everyone! In this post, get to know Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures and read about our activities in the January 2019 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 PADI Instructor Development Course for the January 2019 intake begins for Go Pro Candidates Oriana, Neeves, Dan, Mira, Chris and Amanda, our Downbelow Guests had a great time climbing the majestic Mt Kinabalu and sailing in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in our Luxury Yacht Charter program, our team continues the battle against marine debris by conducting daily beach clean up, Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures have been selected by the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) Approved Centre (ComMac) for the delivery of scuba diving and adventure training services to their partners, and more exciting news here in the January 2019 Monthly Newsletter!

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 2019 Monthly Newsletter

January 2019 Monthly Newsletter

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December 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Hi everyone! In this post, get to know Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures and read about our activities in the December 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 Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures Managing Director and PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann conducts the PADI Dive Against Debris Specialty Instructor Training with our awesome Go Pro candidates at Dive Downbelow PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre, PADI IDC Staff Instructor Lulu and Senior Travel Consultant Joey represents the company to attend the Diving Resort Travel Expo Hong Kong 2018, Downbelow Director Joanne bought something special for the Downbelow Adventure Lodge‘s communal area, and 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.

December 2018 Monthly Newsletter

December 2018 Monthly Newsletter

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