Downbelow’s resident Course Director Richard Swann was awarded Platinum PADI Course Director Award for the year 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.


Our Instructor Development Courses (IDC) conducted at our award winning PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre in Kota Kinabalu, propel recreational divers into the realm of professional divers.

Professional divers belong to that special breed of person who loves scuba diving so much they do it for a living.

Under full time, resident PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann and his GoPro Team of Master Instructors and Staff Instructors we conduct five IDC’s Instructor Development Courses in Sabah, Malaysia every year.

If you are interested to join our future IDCs, consult our Next IDC Page.

In the meantime, in the photos below you can see what IDC candidates who came before got up to during their IDCs and internships and how much fun they had during their Downbelow’s PADI IDCs in Sabah Malaysia.

Contact us if you require information about anything that you spy on these pages.

We now run 4 IDCs each year! Check out the Next IDC page for the schedule, or if you’re keen to join, please email us.