Equipment for IDC

During the IDC dives you must use the same equipment as your future students will use. During the course dive you will play three roles: Instructor, Divemaster and student. Minimum equipment requirements for PADI instructor candidates are:

  • BCD with inflator. Jackets preferred to wings
  • Regulator with octopus and gauge. DIN or YOKE.
  • Mask, fins, snorkel
  • Weight belt
  • Wetsuit or dry suit – suitable for the location and seasonal requirements
  • Stopwatch
  • Personal diving computer
  • Analog compass (not a computer)
  • One cutting tool e.g. knife or hook knife
  • Slate with pencil and vest fitting
  • PADI dive tables (blue RDP and electronic eRDP ML)
  • Sound and light warning device e.g. buoy and whistle
  • Ropes for tying knots
  • Pocket mask for rescue
  • Lift bag (recommended)
  • Flashlight if you want to become an instructor for the Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Night diver courses