So you have decided to come to Scuba Cat Diving on Phuket to complete you PADI IDC, great choice……. so why should you prepare yourself before?
The PADI IDC is NOT designed to re-teach you the skills and knowledge needed to become a Divemaster. All the skills and theory learnt then, should be reviewed BEFORE the start of your IDC.
Would you head off to university to complete a degree and expect to be retaught your previous education?
During the PADI IE you are required to sit 5 theory exams:
- General Skills and the Environment
The biggest hurdle faced by many candidates who took the old Divemaster Course or are new to the PADI system is that there is a gap between when they last completed the theory exams and now.
How can you get help to do this?
If you are feeling uncomfortable in this area and feel like you would like some extra tuition, then we recommend:
PADI have devised a revision tool for you for your dive theory
– 6 separate video presentation’s cover all the theory plus your diving skills.
The Physics of diving video presentation is 39 minutes long, and comprises of 68 different slides.
The areas covered are:
- Heat light and sound in water
- Pressure and Water
- Pressure Volume and Density relationships
- Gases underwater – partial pressure
- Gases underwater – Gas Absorption and elimination
You get the opportunity to test your understanding throughout the sections and then when you are happy, complete the final exam for that section.
The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving and Diving Knowledge Workbook. These are great for people who don’t have regular internet access, they can be used either as standalone revision or to compliment the e learning.
An IDC Staff Instructor, James Brabyn, who has worked with Scuba Cat Diving for a number of years has put together an IDC & IE Revision Guide DVD that can also assist you with your preparation, contact me for more details. This again is best used with the Dive Theory online.
Dont forget that the professional IDC team here at Scuba Cat Diving, PADI 5 * CDC are always here to help you prepare as well. So if there is any theory you just cannot understand then please give us a call or send an email. We will arrange a private tuition session before the start of the IDC to help you review the theory .
Your success in the IDC is directly linked to the amount of effort both you and our Staff put in prior and during your training here.
Ensuring you are fully prepared before arriving in Thailand will help you to succeed, and I dont mean just pass the IDC/IE but to become a fully rounded highly employable PADI Instructor.