IDC Staff Instructor candidate Alvin (center) flanked by PADI Course Director Richard left and IDC Staff Instructor James on the right.Alvin, affectionately known as Bob, is one of Downbelow’s PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers at our dive centre on Gaya island in Kota Kinabalu.

It’s an exciting week for him, as Alvin is taking the next step in the PADI System of Diver Education.

He will be taking the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course during the next IDC, which is on now at our PADI IDC Dive Centre.

Resident PADI Course Director Richard Swann is keeping a close watch on him during the Instructor Development Course, running from 4 – 13 January, to ensure Alvin meets the requirements for PADI professionals at this level.

Passing the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course will earn Alvin a permanent spot on Downbelow’s Go Pro Team at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre.

Downbelow’s Go Pro Team is responsible for the fine training that professional scuba diver students receive from Downbelow, which is why it’s imperative that he meets Downbelow’s high standards and stringent requirements.

Godspeed Alvin!