Tips to pass on PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) examination
Scuba diving is an exciting outdoor activity that has over the years emerged as one of the most popular aquatic sports. Avid divers appreciate how fascinating this underwater activity can be, leading some to turn their passion into their profession by becoming diving instructor. And why not. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are highly sought after throughout the world. As such, diving can be turned from a recreational pastime to a well-paying career. If this is the path you want to go on and feel that you’re ready to take your diving interest to the next level, then all you have to do is take the PADI Instructor Development Course and pass the PADI IDC exam in order to get certified.
Here are some tips to help you to pass from PADI IDC exam:
Create A Study Strategy
Start by finding out what areas will be covered by going through manuals and the Encyclopedia. Focus on one exam at a time instead of cramming all the information at the same time. Read the Diving Knowledge Workbook and test yourself. If you have problems in certain areas, go back to the available resources and review until you are confident enough to answer correctly. If you still find yourself having problems, request for a class session on the specific topic.
The main resources you should utilize to understand diving theory include:
• Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
• Diving theory online
• Diving Knowledge Workbook
• Study sheets from your instructor
Physics Diving Exam Preparation
This exam is what most consider to be the hardest in the entire course. Start with Chapter 4 in the Encyclopedia and work towards completing Section 1 in the Diving Knowledge Workbook. Create short notes to help you understand the concepts. Start with definitions, and then move on to formulas and application.
Start Preparations Early
A good learner is always one step ahead. If you feel that you’ll be going through to instructor level, take the initiative and hit the books. Review the Dive Theory as well as other information that you may have already touched base on. Use study tools from your past courses and other resources that can help you expand your knowledge, including the workbook. Try as many quizzes as possible to gauge your understanding.
Remember, hard work, determination, focus and thorough preparation are key elements to passing your PADI IDC Exam. If you feel that you’re all set, visit your local PADI Five Star Career Development and speak with a PADI Course Director to get started with your PADI IDC. Contact Us now.