PADI IDC preparation

The way to be best prepared for the PADI IDC is simply to be just that.... be prepared.

You are now entering into the world of a professional PADI dive instructor. The term professional means to be ready, prepared, organized, presentable, and knowledgeable in your field.

You are required a have a full set of dive equipment

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if you have signed up for your idc with kai click here to access study materials


Acadmic preparation

Get prepared by looking at the following and being comfortable with these subjects:

  • Physics

  • Physiology

  • Equipment

  • Recreational Dive Planner

  • Skills and Environment

Understanding of the Diving Knowledge Workbook, and Encyclopaedia

Get into the pool

If you have access to a pool then get into it and get wet... practice makes perfect.

The video shows a demonstration style skill of a number of skills. Note the exaggerated movements and breaking up the skill into small parts. Your student will only pick up part of your demonstration, hence the exaggerated demonstrations. I urge you to practice all your skills to this level, which is what we call demonstration style quality.

This is how every skill must be done.

PADI skill circuit alternate air source

PADI skill circuit BCD removal & replace

PADI skill circuit Giant Stride Entry

PADI skill circuit Hover

PADI skill circuit hover using oral inflation

PADI skill circuit mask remove and replace

PADI skill circuit CESA

PADI skill circuit Regulator Recovery

PADI skill circuit Fin Pivot

PADI skill circuit 5 point descent

Rescue skills and more

PADI rescue exercise 7
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  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster, PADI Assistant Instructor or equivalent qualifying rating

  • Have a current medical less than 12 months old

  • Have a current First Aid certificate less than 24 months old (can be arranged by Quicksilver Dive)

  • Show proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives

  • Be a current PADI member

  • Have all required diving equipment (please contact Quicksilver Dive to discuss specifics and options) 

Practice your rescue

You will need to do an 800meter snorkel swim

Practice makes perfect!!!