IDC prerequisites and documentation

Please have all originals with you to present as well as a copy of each to leave in the IDC file!

  • Be a certified PADI DM or Assistant Instructor, or have an equivalent certification from other recreational diving organizations.
  • Minimal age requirement: 18 years old — ID/Passport verification.
  • Provide the PADI Medical Statement filled out and signed within 12 months of the beginning of the IE by a physician (the physician signing the release form cannot be the IDC candidate) — PADI Medical Statement.
  • At least 6 months prior to the beginning of the IDC be a certified diver with a minimum of 60 logged dives (log book) with documented experience in underwater navigation, night and deep dives.
    NB: to be allowed to partake in the IE you must have a minimum of 100 logged and documented dives.
  • Provide proof of completion within the last 24 months of medical rescue course for grown ups and children — EFR (or equivalent).
    NB: to be allowed to partake in the IE you must be a certified EFR instructor.
  • Full set of diving certifications – from entry level (OWD) to management level (DM), be it PADI certifications or equivalent certifications from other recreational diving training organizations.
  • 3 passport type photos, taken no later than 6 months ago.
  • Your personal diving CV.
  • If you intend to partake in the EANx Specialty Instructor training, you need to be EANx certified.