PADI IDC Prep  12,000 THB

Our Indepth PADI IDC Prep is fun 3 day program. It designed to help IDC candidates refresh their Dive Theory and Instructor level Skill Demonstrations before the start of the PADI IDC. We will take you though the 5 Dive Theory Exams you are required to pass in the IDC and IE.

These are: Physics,Physiology,Decompression Theory and the RDP,Skill and Environment,Equipment.

In addition you will spend 1/2 day in a 5m deep pool practicing your Skill Circuit of 24 skills. As well as running through PADI Rescue Diver Course Rescue Exercise #7. Not only will you perform Rescue Exercise #7 but also we will look at how to Demonstrate it. 

PLEASE NOTE: Since the PADI Divemaster Course was revised in 2010, the Dive Theory taught on the PADI Divemaster Course is no longer the same as the level expected on the IDC and at the IE! 

Join us for our IDC Prep and Get Prepared ...

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Pre-requisites: PADI Divemaster or leadership-level certification and 60 Logged Dives
  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Digital/Online Study: Yes
  • Availability: See IDC schedule
  • Personal Tuition: 1:1 tuition available

Our Indepth PADI IDC Prep

There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the key to a relaxed and successful PADI IDC program is without doubt being properly prepared. We cannot emphasis this enough.

Our Indepth IDC Prep is a fun 3 day program designed to help IDC candidates prepare for their PADI Instructor Course. Our IDC Staff will give indepth presentations on all 5 PADI Dive Theory topics. In addition we will also give you TWO Dive Theory Exams that we know you have NOT seen before.

The 5 Dive Theory topics are:

  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Decompression Theory and the RDP
  • Skills and Environment
  • Equipment

Furthermore you will spend a 1/2 day in the pool working on your Instructor level skill demonstrations. These are the 24 skills from the PADI Divemaster course Skill Circuit. Time allowing we will also review Rescue Exercise #7, Knot Tying and Lift Bag use. These skills should not be new to you, however you are expected to be good at them on the IDC and IE.

After all, there is little worse than finding yourself in the middle of an IDC and still having to study Dalton’s Law and Partial Pressures. Or how about Archimedes Principle? Do you divide by 1.03 or multiply? How good are you at working out the Minimum Surface Interval on the eRDPml?

PLEASE NOTE: Since the PADI Divemaster Course was revised in 2010, the Dive Theory taught on the PADI Divemaster Course is no longer the same level as what is expected of you on the IDC and at the IE! Because of this we believe our THREE DAY IDC Prep that we have been running for the past 17 years has become even more important.

Remember: there is NO Dive Theory taught on the IDC. Moreover you are still required to have a minimum score of 75% on all 5 Dive Theory exams to successfully complete an IDC.

There is also an option to study your PADI Dive Theory online before you join our PADI IDC Prep. This is called PADI Dive Theory on-line. This was designed to fill the knowledge gap between what you were taught on the PADI Divemaster Course and what is expected of you at the IDC and IE.

During Confined Water we will have you demonstrate the 24 skills of the PADI Skill Circuit. Then once we have seen at what level your skills are at we then workshops working on your skill demonstrations. Don't worry one or more of our Indepth IDC Staff will also demonstrate these for you and will be giving you suggestions along the way. You will be pleased to know that the Evaluation Criteria is exactly the same as on your PADI Divemaster Course. If you need to remind yourself you can find this in in your Instructor Manual in the Divemaster Course section.

Remember there are lots of different ways to do the skills. We will show what we have found to be easiest to way to demonstrate the skills. And also show you some of the tips and tricks that we have learnt over the 25+ years that we have been doing this.

Time permitting, we will run a Rescue Exercise #7 Workshop. This is to make sure that you are familiar and comfortable with PADI Rescue Diver Course Exercise #7: Unconscious Diver at the Surface. This needs to be demonstrated using both the Mouth to Pocket Mask and Mouth to Mouth methods of in-water resuscitation. Again this is exactly the same as you have already done on your PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Divemaster Courses. The difference is that this time you are going to be DEMONSTRATING it as the instructor not just performing it as a Rescue Diver Class student.

Also included, as preparation for the real world as an instructor after the IE, is the PADI EANx Nitrox Diver Course. And very importantly The PADI / DAN Oxygen Provider Course if you do not have this certification yet or need to refresh.

For those not yet certified as PADI EANx Nitrox Divers this is a great chance to learn some essential information and get certified. For those already certified as EANx Divers this is a chance to refresh their knowledge and skills.

If you were given the EANx final exam NOW would you still pass?

We are pleased to say that offer the PADI / DAN Oxygen Provider Course on ALL our Professional Level Courses.

This is because we believe it is vital that anyone involved in the scuba industry that is responsible for the welfare of others to be trained in Oxygen First Aid. As we all know Oxygen First Aid is the essential in First Aid for diving related accidents. The course will give you the basic knowledge and skills necessary to be able to give Emergency Oxygen First Aid. Similarly you will learn how to assemble and use various Oxygen delivery systems. These include Demand, Oronasal mask, Constant Flow and Pocket Mask with supplemental Oxygen.

Emergency Oxygen Certification and is required by Law in many areas of the world to be able to work in the Dive Industry.  

When it comes to CPR / First Aid, remember you are required to have CPR / First Aid training within the past 24 months. If you are not current then for those lacking current CPR / First Aid an EFR Update is available for free as part of the Prep. This focuses on the 10 skills that make up Primary Assessment and Secondary Assessment.

Please note: Cost of EFR recertification fees and EFR Materials not included.

A typical IDC Prep schedule looks like this. We may change the order of some things as we customize every IDC Prep slightly for each group of IDC candidates.

Day One

  • Registration & Course Orientation
  • Overview of IDC Course Materials: (Guide to Teaching, Training bulletins, slates etc)
  • Divemaster Theory Review: Physics
  • LUNCH
  • Divemaster Theory Review: Physiology
  • Divemaster Theory: Skills and Environment

Day Two

  • Divemaster Theory review: Recreational Dive Planner (RDP table and eRDPml )
  • LUNCH
  • Divemaster Theory review: Equipment
  • Review of Knot tying and rigging a lift bag
  • Review of Demonstration Evaluation Criteria and 24 Skills of the PADI Skill Circuit
  • Remedial Dive Theory?

Day Three

  • Skill Circuit and skills practice - pool
  • Skills Review: Exercise #7 unconscious diver at the surface – pool
  • Lunch
  • PADI EANx Diver Course?
  • PADI / DAN Oxygen Provider Course?
  • EFR - CPR / First Aid Update?
  • Remedial Dive Theory?

What are you waiting for?

Book yourself into your Indepth PADI IDC now and receive an email on How to start preparing for your PADI IDC!

What's after an Indepth PADI IDC Prep?

For once this should be fairly obvious ...

The next step is of course your PADI IDC as all our IDC Prep programs are scheduled as part of an  actual IDC program.

Remember there is NO Dive Theory taught on the IDC. However you still require a minimum score of 75% on all 5 Dive Theory exams to successfully complete an IDC.

Consequently to make sure you haven’t forgotten what you learnt on your PADI DM course, or similar. We strongly recommend everyone to take the IDC Prep! This allows you to focus on what is taught on the IDC. And not still be worrying about Partial Pressures, M Values and Half-times, signs and symptoms of Mediastinal Emphysema and so on.

A solid IDC Prep lays the foundation for a relaxed and well-prepared IDC ...

PADI IDC Prep Pricing Options: the most cost effective way to take PADI Instructor level Courses is by taking IDC packages

IDC Prep Pricing Options

These are some of the most popular packages however if the package you want or need isn't here:

tell Chris and he will tailor‐make one just for you!
IDC PrepIDC Prep10,300 THB
Pro Gold:Prep/ IDC/ EFRI / EANx Inst / MSDTfrom 58,600 THB
Pro Silver:Prep/ IDC/ EFRI / EANx Inst48,850 THB

These are some of the most popular packages however if the package you want or need isn't here: tell Chris and he will tailor-make one just for you !

For full details of IDC packages and pricing please go click here