Sunday, November 30, 2014

IDC: Road to become a PADI Instructor (OWSI)

Becoming a PADI Dive Master

PADI bag with tons of materials to study

The PADI IDC was not an easy course. There are multiple classes, staff presentations, preparations, trainings. It was challenging to juggle between work and the classes.

Need coffee... And snacks to keep going...

I must be stupid...OWD final exam Question #26: What is the signal in the diagram.. I chose "I am thirsty"

9 Nov pool session. Going through the 24 skills again

15 Nov pool session. Confined Water Dive presentation

Pool session and Hantu weekend (22 & 23 Nov 14)

Unforeseen circumstance that almost made me postpone the IE

Bought a second hand laptop from Carousell for $110

Judgement day

The value of CESA can be found in your PADI Open Water Manual page 169: "The greatest value of Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent training is knowing you can do it."

Assessment at Hantu was quick


Thanks Rick for the book



Instructor Application Fee: $212 AUD
Instructor Exam Fee: $760 AUD


PADI Instructor Exam assessment (over 2 days)

1. Dive Theory Exam - Classroom: 1.5hrs for 60 MCQ for the following topics

  • Physics
  • General Skills & Environment
  • RDP - Recreational Dive Planner
  • Physiology
  • Equipment

2. PADI Standards & Procedures exam - Classroom: 1.5hrs for 50 True/False and MCQ

3. Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation - Classroom

4. Confined Water Teaching Presentations - Pool

  • Confined Water Presentations (1 random skills)
  • Confined Water Skills (5 random skills)

5. Open Water Presentations - Open Water

  • Present 2 random skills from Open Water assignment
  • Rescue Exercise 7 Demonstration

Useful guides at

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