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Dive Standards Mock Exam E

Instructor Development Course – IDC Dive Standards Mock Exam E

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Use PADI’s Instructor Manual to answer the following questions:

1) True or False. The PADI Membership Commitment Code of Practice states that Members shall put the safety of diving clients and students as your first priority and responsibility. In doing so, abide by the requirements and intent of PADI Standards and Procedures in the PADI Instructor Manual, PADI’s Guide to Teaching, Training Bulletin and other updates while applying your best judgment during the PADI courses and programs you conduct.

2) True or False. With exception of the Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver and Coral Reef Conservation, an instructor may not teach a PADI Specialty Diver course until certified as PADI Specialty Instructor for that specialty. Can teach Project AWARE Specialist as well

3) True or False. The minimum age prerequisite is 18 years old for enrolling in a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor Development Course.

4) Student divers need to complete administrative paperwork, such as a PADI Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement, PADI Release of Liability/Assumption of Risk/Nonagency Acknowledgment Form – General Training or PADI Statement of Risk and Liability/Nonagency Acknowledgment Form – General Training,
EU Version, PADI Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding and a PADI Medical Statement.
a. Only if the student has not taken a course from the instructor before.
b. Only for the Open Water Diver course.
c. Before any inwater actitivies, as part of every scuba diving course.
d. Only if the student has not previously taken a PADI course.

5) True or False. For continuing education courses, in preparation for the dive and before beginning open water dive skills, a PADI Instructor is required to generally assess the diver’s diving knowledge, diving skills and comfort level in-water.

6) True or False. Confined water is defined as any body of water that offers swimming pool like conditions with respect to clarity, calmness and depth. It has both shallow water and water sufficiently deep to allow student divers to meet all skill performance requirements.

7) True or False. During the Open Water Diver course, have student divers demonstrate re-securing a loose cylinder band during any confined water dive either at the surface or underwater.

8) During the Open Water Diver course, student divers have to master the emergency weight drop skill. By PADI Standards this skill should to be completed ___________________________________.
a. during confined water training.
b. during open water training.
c. only as a dry practice, not in water.
d. Both a and b are correct

9) Temporary certification cards can be issued:
a. To any student the instructor believes is likely to finish the course.
b. Only to the students who have met all of the course requirements.
c. Only to students referred to other instructors to complete open water training.
d. Immediately upon exiting the water.

10) True or False. The maximum student diver-to-instructor ratio for scuba training in confined water is 8:1 with a certified assistant required for each two additional student divers.
False GS & P Ratios – Confined Water Dives – 10:1 (you may add up to 4 more student divers per certified assistant.) – Page 26 – 27

11) True or False. For each certification, reinforce to divers that they are responsible for diving within the limits of their training and experience.

12) A certified assistant is defined as:
a. A diver who holds a leadership level rating from any diver certification organization.
b. A PADI Divermaster candidate who is in training.
c. A Teaching status PADI Instructor, PADI Assistant Instructor or Active Status PADI Divemaster.
d. All of the above.

13) True or False. PADI Members must submit a PADI Incident Report Form to their PADI Office immediately after they witness or are involved in a diving or dive operation-related accident/incident, regardless of whether the incident occurred in or out of the water; is training related, recreational, technical or seemingly insignificant.

14) True or False. As a PADI Member, you agree to perform a personal readiness self-assessment before
you teach or lead others on dives. This includes evaluating your physical health and fitness for diving as well as your ability to supervise and respond to diver emergencies on that day and at that location.

15) True or False. Regarding PADI Specialty Diver courses and very large aquariums and specifically-constructed environments designed for recreational diving, you may conduct specialty diver courses with an Open Water Diver (or lower) prerequisite.

16) True or False. The prerequisites requirements for enrolling in a Peak Performance Buoyancy course include being 10 years old or older and having a Junior Advanced Open Water Diver rating or equivalent rating.

17) True or False. The student diver-to-instructor ratio for the Peak Performance Buoyancy course is: 8:1.

18) Which of the following pieces of equipment are required for each Skin Diver course student?
a. Mask, fins and snorkel only
b. Snorkeling equipment and a thick wet suit for buoyancy
c. Snorkeling equipment, wet suit and buoyancy control device
d. Fins, mask, snorkel and buoyancy control device

19) The maximum student diver-to-instructor ratio for confined water training during the PADI Skin Diver course is:
a. 6:1
b. 8:1
c. 10:1
d. 16:1

20) True or False. To participate in the Bubblemaker experience, an individual must be at least 8 years old.

21) Regarding the Discover Scuba Diving experience, which of the following statements are true?
a. In water too deep to stand up in, the ratio is three participants to one instructor or certified assistant.
b. The experience may be conducted in a pool or confined water.
c. Participants must learn to monitor their own pressure gauges.
d. Both b and c are correct.

22) True or False. Each Discover Scuba Diving participant should be equipped with a Mask, fins, scuba cylinder, buoyancy control device with low-pressure inflator, regulator and submersible pressure gauge.

23) How many participants may an instructor take on the Discover Scuba Diving open water dive if the instructor is accompanied by a certified assistant?
a. 8

b. 6

c. 12

d. 4

24) True or False. After Discover Scuba Diving participants complete the Optional Open Water Dive with a PADI Instructor, they can make additional open water dives directly supervised by a certified assistant.

25) True or False. To participate in Discover Local Diving, an individual must be at least 8 years old

26) True or False. To participate in a Discover Local Diving experience, an individual must show proof of a scuba diving certification.

27) True or False. To receive a replacement certification card with ReActivate on it, certified divers complete a ReActivate water skills dive.

28) The ReActivate program may be conducted by:
a. A PADI Instructor
b. A PADI Assistant Instructor
c. A PADI Divemaster
d. All of the above.

29) True or False. Children can earn PADI Seal Team membership by completing AquaMissions 1-10.

30) True or False. Active status PADI Divemasters may conduct the PADI Seal Team program in a pool.

31) True or False. A PADI Assistant Instructor can present initial skills training during confined water dives under the instructor’s direct supervision.

32) True or False. If the Rescue Diver Exam is not available in a language a student diver can understand, you can administer an oral exam for this diver.

33) True or False. Shallow water is defined as less than 2 metres deep.

34) True or False. It is within PADI Standards that the instructor can introduce free flow regulator breathing in Confined Water Dive 1.

35) True or False. The physician signing the medical clearance can’t be the student.

36) True or False. The minimum age to participate in the ReActivate program is 12 years old..

37) True or False. If an Advanced Open Water student diver has completed three training dives during the day, he can also take part in a night training dive if the surface interval before the night dive is minimum 3 hours.

38) True or False. You can conduct the PADI Seal Team AquaMission – Creature ID Specialist in a
sheltered bay that has lots of aquatic life.

39) True or False. The minimum age to enroll in the PADI Skin Diver course is 8 years old.

40) True or False. If children age 10-11 participate in open water dives the ratio is 4:1 with no more than two children in the group. This ratio cannot increase by adding a certified assistant.

41) True or False. When conducting the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course concurrently with the PADI Open Water Diver Course you must conduct Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive 1 skills any time during Dive
2, 3 and 4. Then conduct another dive beyond the Open Water Course dives to complete Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive 2 skills.

42) True or False. PADI Assistant Instructors are authorized to independently teach and certify Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers.
Professional Membership – Assistant Instructor Duties no. 4 (Under the Direction.) Page 176

43) The minimum age to enroll in a PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course is:
a. 10
b. 12
c. 15
d. 8

44) True or False. An Instructor who is conducting a PADI Deep Adventure Dive must directly supervise all student divers.
AOW Page 79 and Deep Adventure Page 82 #2

45) Who can enroll in the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course?
a. A PADI Divemaster.
b. A PADI Assistant Instructor.
c. A PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
d. All of the above.

46) The PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course has a minimum of _____ open water dives.
a. 1

b. 2

c. 3

d. 4

47) True or False. The PADI Sidemount Diver course may be conducted concurrently with the PADI Open Water course – integrate knowledge development, confined water requirements and practical application
anytime during the course. Complete Sidemount Dive 1 skills during Dives 2, 3 or 4. Conduct Sidemount Dives 2 and 3 after Open Water Diver certification. Minimum student diver age is 15.

48) True or False. During the PADI Search and Recovery Adventure Dive the divers must tie the bowline, two half-hitches and sheet bend knots underwater.

49) Who can conduct the PADI Sidemount Adventure Dive?
a. A PADI Assistant Instructor.
b. A PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
c. A PADI Sidemount Specialty Instructor
d. All of the above.

50) True or False. PADI Rescue Divers must participate in Rescue Scenarios 1 – 2 in open water prior to certification.

Hope you found this free sample PADI Standards Mock Exam useful. If you have found this useful to your IDC Revision / Studies, you will be glad to hear that you can buy the full Exam Pack that includes 10 Standards and Dive Theory Mock PADI exams (with answers) plus a bonus 75 question Pre-IDC Exam paper with answer keys.

Please click the link and BUY all 3 complete PADI IDC revision packs that includes lots of revision documents and 11 practice mock exams, the exams include all the questions and answers you will need to revise to PASS the PADI IDC

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