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  • Aqua Vision Dive Center and PADI Dive School, Krabi, Thailand
  • Aqua Vision Dive Center and PADI Dive School, Krabi, Thailand
  • Aqua Vision Dive Center and PADI Dive School, Krabi, Thailand

IDC 24 Dive-Skills Circuit

Performing Dive Skills To Demonstration Quality. The Skill You Will Need To Perfect To Become A Scuba Instructor


Dive Skills Circuit - 24 Skills To Demonstrate

Any Scuba Instructor should be able to perform all scuba diving skills effortlessly and flawlessly, BUT - the main concern during the IDC and particularly the IE is that they should be performed to demonstration quality so that a student diver (or Instructor Examiner) will be able to repeat the skill without difficulty. This means Slow, Exaggerated movements are essential, and the skills will include something that you don't usually do under normal circumstances; Signals that clearly show what you are doing or about to do.

Rod VBateman PADI Course DirectorAll of these skills are an integral part not only of the IDC and IE, but of every dive course you will teach. I'd strongly advise you not to wait for the IDC to re-learn them, but to perfect them on any dive where you have the opportunity to safely practice the skills before your IDC.
Rod Bateman, Aqua Vision Course Director

 

Skills Session 1
1. Equipment Assembly, Adjustment, Preparation, donning and Disassebly.
2. Pre-Dive Safety Checks

Objective: Perform the pre-dive safety check. (Confined Water Dive 2) BWRAF commonly know as Begin With Review and Friend. There are several forms of buddy check, but almost all cover five most important principles.PADI will use BWRAF, which is broken down and describe below:

3. Deep Water Entry

Objective: Demonstrate appropriate deep-water entry(s).

4. Proper Weighting Bouyancy Check

Objective: Adjust for proper weighing, which is defined as floating at the surface with an empty BCD while holding a normal breath.

5. Snorkel and Regulator Exchange

Objective; Exchange snorkel for regulator and regulator for snorkel repeatedly while at the surface without lifting the face from the water. (confined water 2)

 


Skills Session 2
6. Descents

Objective: Demonstrate a descent using the appropriate 5 step method (SORTED)

  1. Signal Buddy
  2. Orientate - Look around, get your bearings to the boat or shore.
  3. Regulator - Exchange your snorkel for your regulator.
  4. Time - Note time / Start timer even / especially if using a dive computer.
  5. Equalise while Descending - Lift low pressure inflator hose and deflate your BCD, Equalize while descending, looking down.
7. Regulator Clearing

Objective: Clear a regulator while underwater using both the exhalation and purge-button methods and resume breathing from it. Commonly the two methods demonstrated is the arm sweep method and the first stage grab method where the hose is traced to the regulator (confined water 1)

8. Mask Removal and Replacement + Clearing

Objective: Completely remove, replace and clear the mask of water while underwater. (confined water 2)
This demonstration uses the thumb to push the top of the mask to the head when purging the water from the mask, we believe this could sometimes be problematic as students 'may' pull the mask away from the face causing water to flood back in so an alternative is to press the middle top of the mask or to press the two top corners of the mask against the face.

9. Air Depletion / Alternative Air Source Combined

Objective: Respond to air depletion by signaling out of air, then securing and breathing from an alternative air source (AAS) supplied by a buddy for at least 1 minute while stationary. (confined water 3)

10. Alternative Air Source Assisted Ascent

Objective: Respond to simulated air depletion by signaling out of air, then securing and breathing from an alternative air source (AAS) supplied by a buddy, swimto the surface ans gain positive buoyancy for both divers.


Skills Session 3
11. Free Flow Regulator Breathing

Objective: To breath effectively from a free flowing regulator for not less than 30 seconds.(confined water 3)

12. Neutral Buoyancy - Oral and Low Pressure Inflation methods

Objective - Use both oral and low-pressure BCD inflation to become neutrally buoyant. Gently rise and fall in a controlled manner, during inhalation and exhalation. (confined water 3)

13. Ascents

Objective : Demonstrate an ascent using the appropriate five step method. (STELA) - Confined water 1

  1. Signal buddy - Wait until instructor signals
  2. Time - Note time
  3. Elavate Arms - One hand over head, other on BCD control
  4. Look Up - Looking up and atround as you ascend
  5. Ascend - Swim Slowly to the Surface mainting neutral bouyancy.
14. CESA - Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent

Objective: Simulate a controlled emergency swimming ascent (CESA) by swimming horizontally underwater for at least 9 metres/30 feet while continuously exhaling by emitting a continuous sound. (confined water 3)

15. Neutral Buoyancy - Hovering

Using buoyancy control only, hover without kicking or sculling for at least 30 seconds (confined water 4)

16. No Mask Swim

Objective: Swim underwater without a mask for a distance of not less than 15 metres/50 feet, and replace and clear the mask underwater. (confined water 4)


Skills Session 4
17. Weight belt removal and Replacement (underwater)

Remove, replace, adjust and secure weight belt or weight system on the bottom in water too deep to stand up in. (confined water 5)

18. Scuba Unit Removal and replacement (underwater)

Remove, replace, adjust and secure the scuba unit and weights at the surface, with minimal assistance, in water too deep to stand up in. (Confined Water 5)

19. Scuba Unit Removal and replacement (surface)

Remove, replace, adjust and secure the scuba unit on the bottom, with minimal assistance, in water too deep to stand up in.. (confined water 5)

20. Weight Removal and Replacement (surface)

Objective: Remove, Replace, adjust and secure the weight at the surface, with minimal assistance in water that is too deep to stand up in.


Skills Session 5
21. Vertical Head First Skin Dive
22. Swim At Least 15 Meters Underwater On A Single Breath While Skin diving
23. Snorkel Clearing Using Blast Method (After ascending from skin dive)
24. Snorkel Clearing Using Displacement Method (While ascending from skin dive)