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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.

PADI now has a compulsory Digital IDC eLearning Crew pack

Topics covered are as follows:

1 – Getting Started
2 – Dive Theory for Dive Leaders
3 – PADI System Overview
4 – Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
5 – Discover Scuba Diving and Experience Programs
6 – The PADI Open Water Diver Course
7 – Risk Management and Legal Considerations 8 – Managing Risk
9 – PADI Quality Management and Licensing
10 – Introduction to Teaching Presentations
11 – Conducting and Evaluating Knowledge Development
12 – Confined Water Training
13 – Open Water Training
14 – Continuing Education and Leadership Courses
15 – The Business of Diving
16 – How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – required for crossover candidates; optional for PADI Members

The crew pack includes:

Guide to Teaching, IDC eLearning, Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor Guide, Project AWARE Specialty Instructor Guide, Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Guide, OW Quizzes and Exams, Rescue Diver Exams, Divemaster Exams, Diving Knowledge Workbook, OW Prescriptive Lesson Guides. Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai)

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Regulator Scuba Diving Phi Phi Best Day Trips Liveaboard PADI

Dive Theory Online (Option – Recommended)

Dive Theory eLearning is a comprehensive overview of dive physics, dive physiology, dive skills, environmental considerations, dive equipment, and decompression theory and the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). Each section consists of multimedia instructional material followed by questions to review what you’ve learned. You may find this course useful to prepare for your exams.

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
  • Swim 400 metres and treat water for 10 minutes
  • Rescue Skills including: Surfacing a simulated unresponsive non-breating diver. Providing aid at the surface. Exiting. First aid on boat/shore including rescue breathing for and administering oxygen to the victim using a rescue breathing mask.
PADI IDC Aussie Divers Phuket Confined Water

PADI IDC Aussie Divers Phuket Confined Water

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.

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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!

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