Learning Centre

How wil you become a PADI Instructor?


What happens on a PADI IDC?

What will you do on your IDC?

The 2020 PADI IDC explained

The new PADI IDC

PADI IDC Internships

The benefits of doing your PADI IDC Internship

PADI Equivalent Qualifications

A list of PADI equivalent qualifications from other agencies

PADI IDC Preparation Guide

Dive theory for instructors

Advice for those that struggle with theory

How do you prefer to learn?

Don’t teach courses – Teach People! 

How to ACE Physics

AS it says on the tin!

FULL Online Preparation Course explained

Promotion of Full Online Course

By Teaching we Learn

Prepare for your IDC and be a great teacher at the same time.

How to pass your PADI IDC

6 tips on how to pass your IDC

Prepare for your PADI IDC and IE

Tips on how to prepare for your PADI IDC

12 top reasons why you should prepare for your PADI IDC

Make sure that you’re ready and match fit! 

How to master the 24 skill PADI IDC Skill Circuit

Tips and video on why PADI Skill demonstrations are important. 


Change your life

Old Life, New Life

From Beginner onwards....

How long does it take to become a PADI Instructor?

A brief path from beginner to PADI Instructor

ReActivate yourself back to scuba diving 

The PADI ReActivate Program. 

From Divemaster onwards...

How to ace the Divemaster exam

Tips and advice on the DM exams

From Divemaster to Instructor

a journey of passion

NOW is the time to become a PADI Instructor

With covid restrictions easing, there’s never been a better time.

How to Become a PADI Divemaster

Guidance to change your life

How to become a PADI Instructor

What is the training process?

6 Technical diving skills we all need to master

6 skills every diver needs to master

The rewards of helping people meet their dreams

The benefits of being a PADI Instructor

What makes a GOOD PADI Instructor?

What is the difference that makes the difference?

Become the best PADI Instructor in the world

What would it take?

PADI Instructor – Personal Development

Why should you improve?

PADI Rescue Diver Adventure Dive – what’s new?

Quick update with questions/answers

Motivate Inspire and Empower your Students

Prior Knowledge

PADI Instructors – Practice makes permanent 

How habits can change both Students and Instructors

How to learn F.A.S.T.

A technique to help you learn (and teach)

Student Centred Learning

How to put Students in control over their own learning

Teaching skills to new PADI divers

4 powerful teaching strategies 

PADI skills in confined water

Introduction to an online course

Buoyancy Control – Allow people to learn 

How to teach beginners

What makes a GOOD PADI Instructor?

What is the difference that makes the difference?

PADI Instructor – Personal Development

Why should you improve?

2023 Changes to PADI Dry Suit training courses

10 questions quiz to bring you up to speed with recent changes

Positive Coaching – An Instructor’s secret weapon

What is Positive Coaching?

Allow people to learn new skills

Teaching skills in the most natural way

Confined Water Briefings

Briefings that create true Ownership of Learning

Confined water debriefings

Debriefings for confidence and self esteem

Confined water lessons

Lessons that empower your students

PADI Rescue Diver Course

How to teach the Rescue Course

Why do people scuba dive?

The power of “YES!”

So, where would Prior Knowledge help you?

1. PADI IDC Theory Preparation Course

I find it odd, that people do fail in dive theory and standards exams.

It’s strange because this is the one area where you can fully prepare before you start your course.

In this fun Online course there are loads of videos covering every subject that you’re likely to find and quizzes to make sure that you’re up to speed.
Get confident in knowing your PADI exam answers with mock exam papers

For full Details:
Go To: 
(It covers PADI Standards as well)

2. PADI IDC Mock Exams

OK, not exactly an online course, but an opportunity to test yourself.

Find out if you do have the prior knowledge for your theory and standards exams

4.Distance Learning

Let me be your Personal Coach!

We’ll go through the exams together working on your strengths and weaknesses

For full Details: 
Go To:


Tips on what you'll need for your PADI IDC

More Prior Knowledge tips

There are some practice questions for you to try out here:
Test yourself here! 

Last modified: 26th February 2024
Author: Steve Prior

Meet Steve Prior


Steve Prior

Steve became a PADI Course Director back in October 2000. 
Over the years he developed many techniques that helped people pass PADI Dive Theory and PADI Standards exams.  

For example, his YouTube channel has over 5000 subscribers and over 450,000 views. And his Distance Learning program and online course helps people from all over the world  become confident with PADI exams.

Coaching Academy
In addition to teaching PADI Dive Theory and Standards, Steve has developed a Coaching Academy for PADI professionals, which focuses on natural ways for people to learn and to teach.

Platinum Award 
He has taught over 5500 PADI certifications and reached the prestigious “Platinum Status” for 12 consecutive years. You’ll see on the videos, he is just as passionate now as he ever was.