A variety of scenarios are important for your development as a PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor, but also vital for landing that dream job. The greater the variety of experiences under your belt, the greater your offering to potential employers.
At Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre, a wide variety of experiences are available. Our dive centre is the most popular in our area, highly rated, consistently busy and we dive every day.
We frequently host groups of sizes ranging from 4 to 30 and, on any given day conduct a generous number of courses from the PADI spectrum be it Snorkeling, Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water Courses, Advanced Open Water Courses, lots of PADI Specialties, NITROX, Tec & Gas Blending, Rescue & EFRs and the full Go PRO continuing education portfolio from OWSI to PADI Staff Instructor.
Downbelow offers you the variety of experiences you need for a successful dive internship and becoming a well rounded, highly employable PADI professional.
Our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the core of PADI Scuba Instructor training.
The IDC develops your PADI Divemaster skills into that of a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, who can teach students in a classroom, confined and open water environment. For the best results, we recommend that you join us for a Go PRO Internship, this way you will also benefit from UNLIMITED scuba diving from our island dive center. The added time will open up the world of our busy PADI 5-Star IDC Dive Centre to you, giving you the opportunity to not just learn about being a dive instructor, but being a dive operator.
During our internship you will gain real world experience, which enhances your instructor development and at the same time enjoy lots of pleasure diving to increase your general diving skill and experience.
Conducted alongside our professional scuba diving internships, we have an ongoing local internship program that provides diver training and career development to local people and it benefits both local and international interns through exposure to new languages, cultures and friendships.
Our Daily Diving Program consists of 3 Boat Dives a day and we dive inside and offshore of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park to 49 dive sites accessible to us so there is plenty to choose from. Diving here in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and offshore along the west coast is very good, our guests are always very surprised to see such a variety of Marine Life and healthy corals. The park offers some great diving for beginners and experienced divers alike, lots of hard and soft coral, great macro life, schools of tropical fish and many prized critters.
In addition, we are very fortunate to be located in the annual migration path of the Whale Sharks and Manta Rays, which occurs during the months of March and April. We also have some incredible wreck dives upon WWII ships that were torpedoed by US submarines in the second world war. Follow this link to find out more.
Dive sites within the park are predominantly sloping coral reefs, mangrove areas and sand slopes with plenty of fish life and macro subjects. The TAR Park’s diving sites are ideal for photographers of all levels.
Our PADI 5 STAR IDC Centre has a great vibe, its always busy and lively with guests. With so much knowledge of the diving industry to absorb at Downbelow as soon as you start your internship you will learn quickly the inner workings of a dive operation and utilise this experience for your future scuba diving career.
We generally find the hardest part of a GoPro internship with Downbelow, is leaving!