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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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Lets face facts for a moment, the dive shop & Course Director who teach you to be a Scuba Diving Instructor is one of the most important decisions you make when doing an IDC, be it in Phuket, Thailand, or elsewhere in the world. Names & reputations count for a lot in the scuba industry & if you get it wrong you will spend 3 intimate weeks over your course regretting it. Don't trust your instructor education and future employablility to just anyone, trust it to a world reknown, professional & Five Star PADI Instructor Development Centre like Aussie Divers IDC Phuket, we will ensure you get the best PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor education that money can buy.

Your Course Directors will be with you throughout the IDC & IE, on hand for any and all questions regarding your course. Darren Gaspari is an exceptional dive, sales & business coach who will help you not only become a great dive instructor, but also impart knowledge that will one day be essential to you as a PADI professional who wants to start their own dive centre. Do not hesitate, get a world class dive education today with Aussie Divers IDC Phuket!

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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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