PADI IDC Prerequisites. 6 months certified diver. EFR. Hologram. eLearning

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PADI IDC Prerequisites.


PADI IDC Prerequisites.  What you need to know before you sign-up with your Course Director Dan Robinson.

You need to have been a certified PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent for a min. of six months before the start date of your IDC.  Please let me have your PADI Divemaster number, your full name and date of birth so I may do your PADI Dive ChekR for you.  I can also check your SSI, NAUI and TDI/SDI records.  Please e-mail me scans or photos of both sides of all non-PADI cards or BSAC log book certificates, etc..  I need to see. OW. Advanced/Adventurer. EFR. Rescue. DM.

PADI will not put you in Teaching Status until you prove you are a current instructor for both Primary and Secondary Care.  Primary Care is CPR/Basic Life Support.  Secondary Care is First Aid.  EFR Instructor meets these PADI IDC Prerequisites and I will train you as EFRI free-of-charge with my IDCs.  PADI will not process your EFRI rating unless you have current both CPR and 1st Aid student/provider in the last 24 months.

On your PADI Instructor Exam you must pass each Dive Theory subject with a min. of 75 per cent..

  • Physics.
  • Physiology.
  • Recreational Dive Planner.
  • Skills and Environment.
  • Equipment.


You must first pass full sets of each of these topics with me on your IDC so that I can send you to your IE.  Take away the stress from your course and send me AUD A$130 now.  I will then send you an eLearning Gift Pass and you can master your Dive Theory before your IDC.  This is one of the PADI IDC Prerequisites and is not a part of an IDC.  I do give some IDC Prep free-of-charge on my IDCs, but this is a refresh/review.  We will not have time to teach you arithmetic or how to use the RDP or eRDPml or a laptop.  Written Exams are not available in e.g. Tagalog, Visayan, Dhivehi, Sinhala.  You may not have oral exams.

No PADI Instructor Examiner Worldwide may allow you to sit an IE, unless I fix to your Instructor Cert. of Completion the blue or silver holographic decal sticker as shown above.  This hologram comes with PADI’s Guide to Teaching, which ships with IDC Crew-paks.  You must also prove that you have bought your own EFRI Instructor Guide Manuals.  Primary and Secondary Care.  CPR & AED.  Care for Children.

IDC Staff Instructor Candidates do not sit an IE again.  PADI will not process your IDCS App. Form unless I write on it the code number that shipped with your Course Director Manual.  You will also need, e.g., large A4 (c.letter) Evaluation Slates for both Confined and Open Water.  Teaching Status MSDTs who are Teaching Status EFRIs may begin the IDCS Course straight away with just their first 25 certs. (or 125 DSDs/mix).  Learn how to grade your DMTs!  Train AIs through PADI 5* Dive Stores (or 5* IDC Stores).  Staff OWSI and IDC Programmes.  Get dive centre manager jobs.

You will need to pay for your IDC in full in advance and may not work in exchange for your course.  Internships are available where you pay to team-teach with more experienced staff for the chance to earn your first c.25 student certs..

You will need to bring with you.

  • Laptop, not tablet.
  • Basic calculator.  You cannot use your laptop for this.
  • Original PADI DSAT air RDP table and eRDPml, with both sets of Instructions for Use.  These are not in your IDC Crew-pak.
  • Knife.
  • Finger spool reel.
  • Surface marker buoy.
  • Pocket mask.
  • Large analogue compass.  Not the digital one on your dive computer.
  • Waterproof watch or dive computer that can have its dive mode turned off.


2015 PADI Asia-Pacific fees are below.  You will pay these on your card straight to PADI at the start of your IE.

A$785 IE.
A$227 IDC App.
A$156 EFRI App.
A$1,168 min. for OWSI.

A$330 IE Segment Resit.  (There are four segments.  Written Exams.  Knowledge Development.  Confined Water.  Open Water.)  I have a 100 per cent. first-time pass rate at the IE.

4 x A$89 =  A$356 for five Method 1 CD-trained Specialty Instructor Course Applications (five-for-four on same form)

A$147 IDCS App.

Multi-award winning PADI Course Director Dan Robinson, training confident, effective and efficientSM PADI Pros.  PADI IDC Boracay, Philippines.  Sri Lanka.  Maldives.  Thailand.  Worldwide.

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