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IDC Prior Learning & PADI IDC Online

IDC Prior Learning & PADI IDC Online

What Should You Know Before Turning Up for Your IDC?

This is a question that gets asked many times via email by interested parties and the answer is never the same because it is highly dependent on what you already know, which is probably everything?

But so you don’t find yourself struggling with the IDC course requirements we suggest you know the following things before turning up.

Physical Dive Skills

You should know how to do the following things safely, correctly and without difficulty.

  • Deploy a surface marker buoy
  • Deploy a lift bag
  • Basic underwater navigation skills
  • Boat entry & exits
  • Assemble your diving equipment
  • Operate a dive computer
  • Blow Bubble Rings *

* Just kidding, ask one of your instructor to teach you though :)

Diving Knowledge

You should understand and be able to do, or generally explain the following things.

  • General diving knowledge
  • Safe diving practices
  • Equalisation theory
  • Basic Physics of and scuba diving
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Operate a calculator
  • Know the names of 5 fish *

* Just kidding, ask one of your instructor to teach you though :)

If any of this is unfamiliar you need to brush up on it and the best way to do that is by reading your Scuba Diving Encyclopedia which you should have received with your PADI Divemaster Pack.

The IDC prep days are great days for doing this is our air conditioned classroom, free wifi and close to great restaurants and bars.

PADI now offer part or the IDC Online

This allows the candidate to be able to get a good head start on what is quite long course.

The PADI IDC online frees saves on about 3 days of classroom lectures and the time saved can be put towards other learning activities.

  • 1. Learning Instruction and the PADI System
  • 2. General Standards and Procedures – Part 1
  • 3. Risk Management – Part 1
  • 4. Marketing Diving
  • 5. Start Diving
  • 6. Teaching PADI Specialty Courses
  • 7. Keep Diving
  • 8. Business of Diving
  • 9. How to Teach the RDP

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Living The Dream After Instructor Graduation

Finding work after becoming a Scuba Diving Instructor can sometimes be a daunting task, you are competing against people with much more experience who have been working in the industry longer. The best thing about doing your Instructor Course in Phuket is that there is almost always work for new instructors and Aussie Divers will help you to get it. We have awesome and varied post graduation programs, ranging from 'Ride Alongs' with our elite instructors to instructor internships where experience & responsibility can be had in real world environments with real customers, getting you the qualifications & certifications you need to be attractive to employers.

The absolute best way to ensure employability after you graduate to a fully fledged (OWSI) Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor is to continue your training with PADI, especially when it comes to the PADI instructor specialties we teach here at Aussie Divers. Once you have five Instructor specialties under your belt you will become an M.S.D.T or Master Scuba Diver Trainer, which looks much better on your diving resume'. Specialties include being able to teach the PADI Deep Diver (40m), Enriched Air Nitrox, PADI Wreck Diver, Sidemount Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer courses, plus many many more!

Instructor Specialty Courses

The Best Instructor Development Center In Thailand

Here at Aussie Divers IDC Phuket we do not worry about the number of divers or IDC candidates we have, we worry exclusively about the quality of your education, be it one person or many, you'll never feel abandoned or bored when training, working or diving with us. Maintaining relationships before during and after any courses done with us is what Aussie Divers is all about. To help manage such a huge base of divers & industry professionals we built this diver network, connecting on every social media platform we can think of coupled with extremely helpful blog articles, to keep you engaged & to keep you engaged with us for the entirety of your diving career!

Manni IDC Phuket Endorsements

Dominik “Manni” Groetsch

After looking for the right place to do my PADI Instructor Development Course & Instructor Exam's (PADI IDC/IE) I was referred to the awesome & WORLD's Best dive IDC Centre, Aussie Divers Phuket, by the PADI Platinum Course Director Christophe Pace. The boss… MASTER PADI Course-Director Darren Gaspari and his Team personally made my stay and the IDC course ended up being very enjoy and unforgettable. The training, practice and theory I received, wasn`t just made or designed to pass the PADI Instructor Exam weekend, it also personally gave me way more than needed and I am thankfull for it. During the whole IDC, the whole Aussie Divers team (Course Director, Staff Instructor's, MSDT's and OWSI's) showed excellent mastery of skill demonstration [...]

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Donald Booker

I did my PADI Divemaster course with Ashley Walker in Queensland in 2013. Ash mentioned he was having a great time working in Thailand with Aussie Divers. Ash convinced me to head to Phuket and to do my PADI Instructor Development Course with Aussie Divers Phuket. Darren and the team really made the course a couple of weeks to remember. Ash recommended that I do PADI IDC online and I am glad that I did. It freed me up to work on other parts of the course and even let me have a days break in the second week which I really needed. The support I got through the IDC not only from Darren and Ash but from the whole team was unbelievable. [...]

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Suzy Parrasen

I was referred to Aussie Divers Phuket and Darren Gaspari by Platinum Course Director Christophe Pace I had a very enjoyable and professional IDC with Darren and Ash. Both had a great sense of humor which made the course go quite quickly. Both spent extra time with me working on areas that I had trouble with. Unfortunately I am not very good at Physics and Physiology and both spent many of extra hours making sure that I was able to pass the exams comfortably. I came away from the course not only as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor but with a new approach on scuba diving. I also made many friends amongst the Aussie Divers team who made me feel like one of the [...]

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