Pro diver and PADI Divemaster Laura with our resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann

Downbelow’s resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann proudly welcomed now professional scuba diver, Laura Bucalo, into the pro diving fold.

Laura spent the last couple of weeks with us at Downbelow’s PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island, here in Kota Kinabalu, where she’s been working towards her PADI Divemaster certification.

Well, the hard work and dedication has paid off and this week Laura was crowned as a fully fledged PADI Divemaster.

She will short sail off, literally, and start her journey as a scuba diving professional where – not the sky – but the Marianna Trench is the limit.

We wish her all the best of luck and hope to have her back, perhaps for an IDC internship, when she decides to take the next step and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Bon voyage, Laura!