A big group of Instructor Development Candidates at Downbelow's dive station for the Instructor Exam

Downbelow hosted a successful PADI Instructor Exam at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya island this weekend.

Conditions were perfect, candidates were well prepared and George Wegmann from PADI was on the scene to asses all the IDC candidates to ensure they meet the stringent PADI criteria for becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI).

Our Gaya island beach house was abuzz as our own candidates were joined by dive centres as far as Semporna for this PADI Instructor Examination.

Taking place over 2 days on 26 & 27 May, the PADI Instructor Examination required the IDC candidates to demonstrate their skills in knowledge through various practical demonstrations and theoretical exams.

We’re happy to report that all went well and that the candidates proved their mettle as diving instructors.

Congratulations to the newest PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors; we hope you’ve recovered from the celebrations.