Our 2016 & 2017 Instructor Development Course (IDC) Dates!

Our 2016 / 2017 Instructor Development Course (IDC) and Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) course in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah have set dates.

The schedule is confirmed, to coincide with the dates of the Instructor Examination (IE) set by PADI Asia Pacific, so let us know which dates are suitable for you to book a place on our IDC!

It is encouraged for you to arrive 3 days before the 
start date of our IDC to participate in our Pre-IDC preparation, as well as staying an additional 3 days after the IE to complete the EFRI (if required).

PADI Instructor Development CourseInstructor Examination (IE)
1st – 14th Feb 201715th – 16th Feb 2017
11th – 24th April 201725th – 26th April 2017
10th – 23rd June 201724th – 25th June 2017
2nd – 15th Sept 201716th – 17th Sept 2017
22nd Nov – 5th Dec 20176th – 7th December 2017

Our Platinum PADI Course Director & the GoPro Team

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Dedicated Trainers PADI_5_Star

Your PADI Course Director and the people that teach professional level courses are of utmost importance to your success throughout your internship and as a foundation for your career as a scuba diving professional.

Our resident British Platinum PADI Course Director, Richard Swann heads-up the team of highly trained instructor trainers.

We have built a reputation for training and delivering PADI Instructors that are ready for the work place. Awarded for our contribution to Instructor Development and achieving Platinum PADI Course Director Status over consecutive years support our claim for excellence.

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Instructor

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is a complete package that takes the already certified PADI Divemaster to another level. During this course the PADI system of diver education is introduced by our dedicated Go PRO team.

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PADI Divemaster
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Divemaster

The PADI Divemaster Course is the first professional level of your scuba diving career and you will find unique challenges and possibilities when entering the professional world of scuba diving.

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Testimonials

One stop shop for marine and wildlife adventure
I spent a month with Dive DownBelow studying to be a PADI Open Water Instructor. Great location (near markets, shops and cafes), professional staff and a fun experience all round.
Carl Carter, GoPro IDC Candidate
Made my one month stay full of fun and happiness!
I completed my IDC with DownBelow on June and found that it’s surely a good choice. The instructors, dive masters, and all the other staff are professional and put safety as top priority. I was also impressed by their awareness of environmental conservation and the work they have done to protect the local environment.
Polly Yuen, GoPro IDC Candidate

Visit Other Areas of our Company

Downbelow
PADI 5 STAR IDC Centre

Based at The Beach House, Gaya Island where rainforest meets reef. Our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive & Adventure Centre offers Daily Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Sea Kayaking, Trekking and the full range of PADI Courses from beginner to GoPRO.

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Downbelow
Adventure Lodge

Our newly established accommodation based in KK Times Square offers twin or family rooms with private bathrooms or a unique style of dormitory room with communal bathrooms. The expedition style lodge is ideal for those people wishing to combine basic clean and secure comfort at an affordable price.

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Downbelow
Adventure Lodge

Our newly established accommodation based in KK Times Square offers twin or family rooms with private bathrooms or a unique style of dormitory room with communal bathrooms. The expedition style lodge is ideal for those people wishing to combine basic clean and secure comfort at an affordable price.

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Downbelow
Travel & Tours Centre

We offer tailor-made tours, trips and holidays to suit your budget and wish-list. Designed for the independent traveller, family or group wishing to organize time and cost effective trips within Sabah, Borneo. Our high level of repeat business and pride in what we do testify to our success.

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Dive Shop

Based at our HQ in KK Times Square, we are the largest Dive Shop in Sabah. Offering known brands such as SUUNTO, Dive Rite, MARES, BARE, Rip Curl, GoPRO Hero, Igloo and much more.

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Downbelow
Dive Shop

Based at our HQ in KK Times Square, we are the largest Dive Shop in Sabah. Offering known brands such as SUUNTO, Dive Rite, MARES, BARE, Rip Curl, GoPRO Hero, Igloo and much more.

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Lots of Adventures to be Enjoyed After Completing Your Internship

Our Commitment to Conservation!

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During the past 15 years the company has established itself as a leading conservation and education provider locally and on the international platform. At Downbelow we are committed to responsible tourism. We design experiences and provide courses that foster appreciation, awareness and conservation of our environment and development of local people. In the course of this labour of love, our effort has been acknowledged by various publications and awards. To date, Ghost Net Removals, Underwater and Beach Clean Ups, Coral for Life, Tree for Life & Project Aware remain a large focus of our day to day life Downbelow!

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What Makes Downbelow Different ?

  • Full Service Island Based PADI 5 STAR IDC Centre – Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
  • Own and Operate Our Adventure Lodge Accommodation – KK Times Square
  • Fully Comprehensive Quality Control Standards and Procedures
  • Resident Platinum PADI Course Director – In House and Full Time
  • Gained International Awards for Excellence, Education and Experiences
  • Awarded the PADI Green Star Award for Environmental Practices to Reduce our Environmental Footprint
  • Hassle FREE – airport to airport service all under one company.
  • Dedicated experienced travel consultant for planning your trip, during your trip and post trip support.

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