PADI IDC Preparation

If you have already read through “Why Magic Resorts” then you will know how important the IDC preparation is. The first thing you can start is the PADI IDC Online. If you decide to buy the PADI Crew Pack (See Crew Pack Packages) from Magic Oceans, we will send you the codes for you to start the IDC E-leaning. If you decide to buy the IDC Crew Pack from another supplier, that’s great, just make sure it has the E-learning codes inside. We, at Magic Oceans, only conduct the latest version of the PADI IDC and the E-learning is compulsory, please make sure you buy the correct materials. If you have any questions, kindly contact

These are the subjects covered on the IDC online:

– Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
– General Standards and Procedures
– Risk Management
– Marketing Diving
– Start Diving
– Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
– Business of Diving
– Keep Diving
– How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP)

Dive theory

The next thing to think about is the dive theory. This is by far the most failed part of the PADI IDC and PADI IE, it’s also the easiest part to learn at home. As a divemaster, it is expected of you to be up to date with the latest dive theory. The best way to make sure you have all the knowledge is to take the theory online. The theory online goes through the 5 knowledge sections:

– Physics of Diving
– Physiology of Diving
– Dive Equipment
– Recreational Dive Planner and Decompression Theory
– Dive Skills and Environment

Skills and demonstrations

Diving skills and demonstrations are going to be practiced a lot during the course but, if you can get some practice in before you arrive it would be great. Things you should defiantly practice are:

– Tying knots (Bowline, Double half hitch & Sheep bent)
– Using a compass and setting a heading
– 20 basic skills (if you have access to the water)

2020 PADI IDC schedule at Magic Oceans Dive Resort

February 12th – 19th, 2020February 20th & 21st, 2020
May 28th – June 4th, 2020
(Facilitated by Pro Dive UK*)
June 5th & 7th, 2020
July 20th – 27th, 2020July 28th & 29th, 2020
September 4th – 11th, 2020September 12th & 13th, 2020
December 8th – 15th, 2020December 16th & 17th, 2020

*for the IDC course facilitated by Pro Dive UK, please click here.

Free advise
For the 20 basic skills, it is expected of you to do all the skills neutrally buoyant, resting on fin tips is fine. The skill that people have the biggest problem with is the “buoyancy weight check” while properly weighted. We will spend a lot of time practicing skill demonstration, but if you have the chance to brush them up before arrival it would be to your benefit.

PADI Instructor Course IDC E-learning