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
if you have signed up for your idc with kai click here to access study materials
Get prepared by looking at the following and being comfortable with these subjects:
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 videos I prepared show a demonstration style skill for 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.
There are 24 skills in the PADI skill circuit and these are listed below.
Equipment assembly, adjustment, preparation, donning and disassembly
Pre dive safety check (BWRAF)
Deep water entry
Buoyancy check at surface
Snorkel to regulator & regulator to snorkel exchange
Five point descent (SORTED)
Regulator recovery and clearing
Mask removal, replacement and clearing
Air depletion exercise and alternate air source use (stationary)
Alternate air source ascent
Free flowing regulator breathing
Neutral buoyancy, using both methods oral & low pressure inflation
Five point ascent
Controlled emergency swimming ascent (CESA)
Hover motionless for 30 seconds
Underwater swim without mask
Remove & replace weight system underwater
Remove & replace scuba unit underwater
Remove & replace scuba unit on the surface
Remove & replace weight system on the surface
Headfirst skin dive
Swim at least 15 meters/50 feet underwater on a single breath while skin diving.
Snorkel clear using the blast method.
Snorkel clear using the displacement method.
Part of your IDC training is to be able to perform these skills at a demonstrations style level. The scoring is quite simple
You are unable to do the skill
You are able to do the skill with significant errors
You do the skill, but there are no exaggerated movement. It’s done as if you just do it without much thought given to the teaching.
You are using exaggerated movements.
You are using exaggerated movements, breaking the skill up into mini sub skills and it appears easy
Rescue skills and more
Have been certified as a PADI Openwater diver or equivalent
Have been certified as a PADI Advanced diver or equivalent
Have been certified as a PADI Rescue diver or equivalent
Be certified as a PADI Divemaster, PADI Assistant Instructor or equivalent qualifying rating
Be at least 18 years of age
Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
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
Have all required diving equipment (please contact me to discuss specifics and options)
Practice your rescue
You will need to do an 800meter snorkel swim
Practice makes perfect!!!