Not-really-so Big Victorley entertaining a big group of rec divers at Downbelow's PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island

Resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann proudly reflected recently on one of our local interns who has come a long way during his career with us in Sabah, Malaysia.

Big Vic, as he is affectionately and somewhat tongue-in-cheek known on the island, is part of Downbelow’s staff and a graduate of our successful Local Internship program.

Victorley joined us in June 2011, quickly showed his eagerness to learn and qualified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor in May 2012.

6 months later, Richard is proud to see that Downbelow’s Local Internship program in Sabah, Malaysia has helped Big Vic mature into an awesome, confident Downbelow PADI Instructor.

Yesterday he effortlessly entertained a big group of pleasure divers during their pre-dive briefing at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island.

Richard looks forward to seeing Big Vic grow further in his career as PADI Professional.

For more information about our internship courses, be it local or international, drop us an email, or come visit us in our office in KK Times Square in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.