Prepare for IDC
Give yourself the best chance of passing your IDC
Preparing for your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
There are numerous manuals that are available for you to read and study. Your IDC Workbook contains: knowledge reviews, several valuable articles, a pre-assessment standards exam and a pre-assessment theory exam. They are valuable and very useful exams and will greatly help you prepare .Familiarize yourself with all of the PADI manuals and their associated videos. Be sure to read and study the PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook, Diving Knowledge Workbook CD-Rom, PADI Encyclopedia and the Encyclopedia CD-Rom (the Encyclopedia has continually been updated and are now easy to use and understand.
But aside from theory preparation, by far the most important preparation you can do is with time spend assisting with classes, even if this is only in the pool for the confined water portions. The PADI Open Water CD-Rom and Open Water DVD are great tools that contain in-water demonstrations. Be sure to check out the various sections in the Divemaster guide of your PADI Instructor Manual (Physics, Physiology, Equipment, Skills/Environment and the RDP) and both the A & B versions of the PADI Divemaster exam booklet. Current figures show that approximately 90% of the people that fail at the IE do so because of the written exams. So take advantage of ALL available study materials. Remember, you must pass each of the five parts with a minimum score of 75% prior to attending an IE. If you fail any one of the exams you will need to take the entire exam again, with the same scoring criteria.
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