What a day it is for Tharmizi a.k.a. Timmy who received his PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certificate and card! It is official then, Timmy is now a professional dive instructor and is currently living the diving dream with Downbelow’s GoPro team, headed by PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann.

Timmy completed the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) with seven other candidates last February and all of them passed their PADI Instructor Examination, keeping Downbelow’s amazing 100% passing rate intact.

Downbelow conducts the IDC course over a period of 1 month just before the IE so that our candidates are fully prepared for the exams. For Timmy though his journey started more than a year before when he joined us as a trainee in our “Work for a Career” program. The course prepares and nurtures its trainee to become confident and qualified PADI Divemasters through multiple courses, workshops and also assisting and observing our dive instructors handle actual guests at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre.

After qualifiying as a PADI Divemaster, the IDC course takes the certified diver to another level. Completing the IDC and passing the IE, the candidates are then fully qualified to teach PADI courses from Discover Scuba Divers to PADI Divemasters.

So congratulations to Timmy – you are one of our top success stories from our local internship program!

If you would like to join our local internship program do contact us at Downbelow today. We will be happy to guide you to achieve your dream!