Tiago, now a Divemaster, is congratulated by IDC Staff Instructor James for a job well done

Tiago from Portugal, joined us barely a month and half ago for a Divemaster internship here in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

It feels like just yesterday that Tiago became part of the Downbelow family at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre.

During his time with us, Tiago has grown as professional diver.

Under the guidance of resident PADI Course Director Richard and his Go Pro Team, Tiago learned about the diving industry and gained invaluable insights into the business of running a dive centre.

During his divemaster exams, Tiago proved that he can talk the talk and walk the walk of a qualified PADI Divemaster.

It wasn’t just his academic performance for which we will remember the young Tiago.

He really endeared himself during his informal (but equally important) Snorkel Test; proof of a battled-hardened, action ready divemaster.

Tiago now embarks on his next adventure, and wherever he ends up we would like to wish them best of luck and hope to see him back in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah for, perhaps, our next Instructor Development Course?.

Adeus e boa sorte, Tiago!