It was a big day for Karen Pym and Chris Jones as they completed their PADI Divemaster course in the sunny Gaya Island, Borneo. They are now professionals in the world of diving!

On hand to personally congratulate them was Downbelow Manager and IDC Staff Instructor Paul Jones.

They won’t pack their bags yet as their educational journey will have to go through another important step and that is the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) happening next month.

The instructor development course will do exactly that: develop the candidate into an instructor. Once the candidate is ready, he or she will sit for the PADI Instructor Examination (IE), a standardised 2-day evaluation of the candidate’s abilities by PADI Instructor Examiners from PADI Asia Pacific.

However with close mentoring and highly experienced trainers from Downbelow, our candidates will not face too much difficulty in passing the IE.

The candidates can take comfort by checking our records – we have 100% passing rate!