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Posted 4th November, 2015
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Preparation for PADI IDC at Downbelow!

Preparation for the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre is to assist in a smooth transition from the PADI Divemaster level! Candidates: Jed, Michael, Sarah, Imane, Ian and Circus, are given the interesting and educational task of mapping the house reef dive site […]

Posted 1st November, 2015
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‘Ocean Explorer’ requirements: PADI Divemaster mapping skills!

It’s not an impossible dream! To be an ‘Ocean Explorer’, one of the requirements would be PADI Divemaster mapping skills or equivalent (at least!) Mapping skills in the course, require candidates to record in detail their underwater exploration, so that other divers may confidently dive it themselves in future using their map as a reference. […]

Posted 29th October, 2015
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Time to Go PRO at Downbelow has come again!

The time to Go PRO at Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures has come again in TAR marine park! Two of our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) candidates meet their mentor resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann, and they discuss the contents of their CrewPak with the Go PRO team leader. The most popular questions […]

Posted 26th October, 2015
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Love for SCUBA: Genetic? Or Downbelow Go PRO training?

We see a lot of families who share a love for SCUBA, such as the lovely Boulanger family learning the PADI Open Water Diver course. But is it genetic? Or Downbelow Go PRO training? Professional divers have different paths in life that lead them to finally ‘make the leap’ to qualify as PADI Open Water […]

Posted 23rd October, 2015
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PADI Divemaster training from the DSD!

‘Work For a Career’ interns receive PADI Divemaster training from the DSD experience! Clarence and Nunuk are taught by their colleague, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Chris, the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course before they continue onto the PADI Rescue Diver course. As soon as they’ve participated in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, […]

Posted 20th October, 2015
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Rip Curl: Makes PADI Divemasters look ‘Pro’!

Just to look the part, Rip Curl makes PADI Divemasters look ‘Pro’, but of course there’s more than appearance to being a professional diver. Appearance is the first impression a client has of an individual – it’s a reflection of their attitude, so our Go PRO team are always assessing our professional dive interns general […]

Posted 17th October, 2015
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Multimedia PADI tools at Instructors’ disposal!

There are numerous multimedia PADI tools at an Instructors’ disposal to conduct all courses and programs from the DSD to the PADI Divemaster course! PADI IDC Staff Instructor Mel and his PADI Open Water Diver students gather together on the deck of our Gaya Island beach house to openly discuss dive theory to complete the […]

Posted 14th October, 2015
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Developing Downbelow’s ‘Pro Divers’!

Resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann is passionate about developing Downbelow’s ‘Pro Divers’! Dedicated and full time PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Timmy is gradually working his way toward his PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating by continuing his professional diver education. Over the years at our premier PADI 5 Star IDC […]

Posted 11th October, 2015
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Develop leadership: Assist PADI Discover Scuba!

Go PRO internship candidate, Michael, assists Instructor Cindy’s PADI Discover Scuba Diving program to develop his dive leadership in preparation for our Go PRO team’s next PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)! At Downbelow Marine and Wildlife Adventures’ premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, Michael Maresca is currently completing his PADI Divemaster course performance requirements. […]

Posted 8th October, 2015
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PADI Downbelow internship: Recreational to PRO!

Ashley is one of our Downbelow PADI Go PRO internship candidates who will be qualifying from the recreational level to PRO Diver level! She is joined by our Swedish guests Nils and Marcus to complete the performance requirements of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. The trio learn a lot about many aspects of […]

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