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Welcoming Two New PADI Divemasters!

In a 1-year local Go PRO internship program by Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures, Nunuk and Clarence have completed their PADI Divemaster course at our 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Gaya Island.

Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures is always supportive of young Sabahans trying to make a career in the world of ‪Scuba Diving‬.

Our “Work For a Career” trainees are always watching our ‪prodivers‬, learning, assisting and getting involved every chance they get. Nunuk and Clarance have mastered all performance requirements and when they receive their confirmation from PADI, they can start living their diving dream as a PADI Divemasters, fully qualified Go PRO divers! Our Downbelow resident PADI Platinum Course Director Richard and the whole Downbelow team are very proud of Nunuk and Clarence’s achievement! Congratulations!

Contact our Head Office for more information on our Go PRO internship programs, which can be catered for either local or international clients, and their individual career goals to Go PRO in Sabah, Borneo!‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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Success for PADI Scuba Instructors!

The world has four new PADI instructors. Great job and well done to candidates Marion, our very own “Work for a Career” candidate Oliver, Anna & Patrik you have worked so hard & now the reward is yours so go ‪”Live The Dream‬!” Big thanks also to PADI examiner Robert Scammell for an excellent ‪Instructor Examination perfect role model performance.

Our very own PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann & our ‪GoPro Instructor Development Team‬ retain 100% success for all who have completed the Instructor Development Course with us.

Needless to say we are all delighted, thank you for choosing Downbelow for your professional program guys we appreciate your support! Now go have a beer or ten!

Visit our dedicated GoPro website if you want to pursue a career in Scuba Diving.

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PADI Divemaster/Instructor relationship at Downbelow!

The PADI Divemaster/Instructor relationship at Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures is necessary for our dive operations to run smoothly!

Timmy imparts great advice for Nunuk with his own experience of diver supervision from when he completed the PADI Divemaster!

Recently PADI Specialty Instructor Timmy conducted the PADI Open Water Diver course for 3 of our guests and one of our HQ office staff, with the assistance of PADI Divemaster Trainee Nunuk. Timmy imparts great advice for Nunuk with his own experience of diver supervision from when he completed the PADI Divemaster course himself when he was in Nunuk’s position as a ‘Work For a Career’ internship candidate.

Get in touch with our Go Pro advisors for more details on our professional scuba diving internships!

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Conservation-minded from the beginning!

From the beginning of their ‘Work For a Career’ training, our PADI Divemaster trainees have been encouraged to be conservation-minded!

To successfully complete the year they will have many an opportunity to contribute in our conservation programs!

It’s a wonderful reward to witness divers, relatively new to the professional dive industry, to care for the environment with a real passion to protect and preserve. Training on our incentive program, it is required for candidates to exhibit their passion for the marine environment, and to successfully complete the year they will have many an opportunity to contribute in our conservation programs!

Get more details from our Go PRO advisors on our professional scuba diving training and various conservation programs we conduct at our Gaya Island beach house.

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‘Work For a Career’ PADI Divemasters aiming for IDC!

Downbelow’s ‘Work For a Career’ PADI Divemasters are already aiming for the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)!

As our newest Divemaster trainees, Nunuk and Clarence, are taking the opportunity to qualify as professional divers in our Downbelow-created local Go PRO internship program called ‘Work For a Career’. In 1 year, trainees need to prove themselves to be a valuable member of our dive operations island staff team.

From the PADI Open Water Diver course, all the way to the PADI Divemaster, our KK Dive Shop will provide them with the educational materials they need to succeed.

Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann takes over their diver education from when they reach the PADI Divemaster-level, and mentors them to reach for the next level: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor!

From the PADI Open Water Diver course, all the way to the PADI Divemaster, our KK Dive Shop will provide them with the educational materials they need to succeed.

They’ve still got a while to go, as they have only just begun their program, and we will remain supportive to maintain their positive attitude!

Find out more when you get in touch with our Sabah Travel Centre/Kota Kinabalu Dive Shop at our HQ, and begin an exciting career in the professional scuba diving industry!

‘Work For a Career’ PADI Divemasters aiming for IDC!2015-12-21T03:28:32+08:00

Practical experience as a PADI Divemaster!

Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann attests that practical experience as a PADI Divemaster on our Go PRO internship programs is a favoured learning method for our ‘Work For a Career’ trainees!

Now they have completed their PADI Rescue Diver course, Oliver and Chris have only just begun their journey into the professional scuba diving industry.

The more they ‘fine-tune’ their eyes to search for certain animals, the quicker they spot it for their diving clients who will be very happy to see it!

Richard shares his experience on the running of a smooth dive operations that prioritises diver safety. They will gain confidence with more knowledge they have, so for their ‘lesson’ recently, Richard briefs them on spotting underwater marine life. It’s a skill that needs practise, which is why many of our island staff team (even those very experienced senior PADI Instructors), go leisure diving during their days off too.

The more they ‘fine-tune’ their eyes to search for certain animals, the quicker they spot it for their diving clients who will be very happy to see it! Richard briefs the boys on how to find a ghost pipefish he spotted on a recent dive, with very precise details of its behaviour – because its behaviour dictates its habitat!

The boys will be getting lots more experience guiding as we have plenty of adventure travel groups, such as Expedition Borneo, arriving at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre to explore TARP!

For more information on the variety of diver experiences our Go PRO internship programs offer, contact our Kota Kinabalu HQ to discuss a suitable itinerary with our experienced and helpful Go PRO advisors!

Practical experience as a PADI Divemaster!2018-02-03T00:58:37+08:00

PADI Divemaster: Professional dive training on an internship

Professional dive training on an internship to complete the PADI Divemaster will benefit much more than just completing the formal performance requirements!

Our Go PRO internship programs to include professional dive training on any of the professional courses we conduct at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre is really beneficial to our candidates, as they get to fully experience the real dive lifestyle and be prepared for the dive industry!

Resident Platinum PADI Course Diretor Richard Swann leads our Go PRO team of PADI Instructor Trainers, who are responsible for the development of all professional dive training.

Azhar and Adam have completed the formal performance requirements for their PADI Divemaster course, yes, however they received so much more on their 1-year professional internship, which is catered to suit our local candidates. This “Work for a Career” program is fully sponsored by Downbelow.

Experiencing the dive lifestyle includes a variety of activities, such as participating on marine conservation projects, assisting our team of PADI professionals on the conduct of their various PADI courses and programs, observing the running of a smooth dive operations.

Resident Platinum PADI Course Diretor Richard Swann leads our Go PRO team of PADI Instructor Trainers, who are responsible for the development of all professional dive training. The team are more than satisfied with the boys’ progress, and anticipate their professional development to continue further!

For more information on developing your dive skills and Go PRO in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, contact one of our Go PRO advisors to create a suitable itinerary catered to your individual goals.

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Local and international PADI Divemaster candidates train together!

This October has seen a great run of PADI Divemaster professional dive training for our both our international Go PRO internship candidates as well as our Go PRO interns of the local community!

PADI Instructor Timmy assists resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann to conduct professional dive training of the PADI Divemaster course for a group of interns at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island.

Local Go PRO interns include Danny, Azhar and Adam; and our international interns are Jason and Maria.

All participants have built friendships during their dive training, which is one of the most rewarding aspects of a Go PRO internship program.

Experiences on their workshops and practical scenarios of dive training have been successful and fun too! All participants have built friendships during their dive training, which is one of the most rewarding aspects of a Go PRO internship program. In one month, which is the minimum for any of our Go PRO internships, candidates are sure to find lifelong friends during their experience as they Go PRO!

Get more information about our Go PRO internship programs when you contact one of our experienced and helpful Head Office staff. Our travel experts will create a suitable itinerary for you to start living your diving dream in Sabah!

Local and international PADI Divemaster candidates train together!2018-02-03T00:58:56+08:00

Welcoming 2 new PADI Divemaster’s in our local community!

In a 1-year local Go PRO internship program, Mac and Kerry have completed their PADI Divemaster course at our Gaya Island beach house under the tutelage of their mentor, resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann!

Once all performance requirements are mastered, the application is sent to PADI Asia Pacific for processing and Mac and Kerry will soon get their confirmation that they are of active status PADI Divemasters, and can start living their diving dream as a fully qualified Go PRO diver!

Richard and the whole Downbelow team are so proud of Mac and Kerry’s achievement, and we anticipate them to further their professional dive education!

Both Kerry and Mac joined our Dive Centre without any experience in the dive industry, let alone diving, but once they experienced it on the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, they got hooked! Richard and the whole Downbelow team are so proud of Mac and Kerry’s achievement, and we anticipate them to further their professional dive education!

Contact our Head Office for more information on our Go PRO internship programs, which can be catered for either local or international clients, and their individual career goals to Go PRO in Sabah, Borneo!

Welcoming 2 new PADI Divemaster’s in our local community!2018-02-03T00:58:56+08:00

Maria is guided by Danny at our House Reef!

Prior to the mapping project of the PADI Divemaster course, local Go PRO internship candidate Danny conducts an orientation dive for our international Go PRO intern Maria’s familiarization of our dive training environment!

With more than a months’ time to familiarize with our training lagoon, we’re confident Maria will be successful on our Go PRO internship program!

Both candidates are currently completing the performance requirements of the first professional level of the PADI system of dive education to be qualified as PADI Divemasters. Danny, as all our local Go PRO interns, certifies as PADI Divemaster under our Downbelow-created 1-year ‘Work for a Career’ program and Maria will be developing her professional career further, by enrolling on our next PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) starting in November to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor! With more than a months’ time to familiarize with our training lagoon, we’re confident Maria will be successful on our Go PRO internship program!

Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann and our Go PRO team of PADI Instructor Trainers are passionate dive educators and will be following the two candidates’ progress throughout their dive training. For further information on our Go PRO internship programs and how our Go PRO team can offer their professional experience for you to Go PRO in Borneo, contact our Head Office!

Maria is guided by Danny at our House Reef!2018-02-03T00:58:56+08:00