PADI IDC Theory: Skills and Environment

It's easier than you think

PADI IDC Theory: Skills and the Environment. PADI Course Director Steve Prior explains why it’s easier than you think!
Lots of Practice Questions, Videos and Presentations
The Online course makes sure that nothing is left out. 
Steve takes you through every subject in an easy to follow process. 
Lot’s of questions, quizzes, Mock Exams to check your progress. 

PADI IDC Skills: and Environment - Skills

The Basics

The SKILLS section of a PADI IDC Skills and Environment exam can be divided into easy and familiar subjects: Open Water course skills, PADI Programs and questions from other PADI IDC Exam topics. 

How it works

Open Water Course
Favourite questions focus mostly on two skills: 
Emergency Weight Drop, where it’s important that the weight is dropped away from the body to avoid snagging on equipment and CESA where it’s important to keep all equipment in place, particularly the regulator. 
PADI Programs
Questions regarding the benefit of Discover Local Diving, where it’s beneficial to be introduced to a new dive site by local guides, and ReActivate, where divers can refresh the skills that are relevant to their individual needs and experience levels.

Other IDC Exam topics
You are likely to find questions from the Physiology Exam. For example there might be questions about Stomach (or Diaphragm) breathing. Also questions from Equipment Exam. For example, the importance of doing a weight check on the surface if you switch from steel cylinder to aluminium or vice versa. 

Test yourself with these PADI Exam questions on Skills and the Environment

These videos are from our online Preparation Course. Please don’t over complicate Skills and the Environment questions. They’re easier than you think. More information here: PADI IDC Theory Preparation Course  Or sign up for a course here: 

PADI IDC Skills: and Environment - The Environment

The basics

The Environment part of the IDC Skills and Environment exam is mostly made up of natural behaviours in the ocean, and techniques of how to handle different situations.

This might help

Natural Behaviours in the ocean
You’ll find questions about rip currents, where trapped water between obstacles  flows seaward creating a danger. Also questions about wind causing waves, or the behaviour of the Coriolis effect where major ocean currents flow clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti or counter clockwise in the southern hemisphere. You might get questions about local tides, particularly that it’s often better to dive at high slack tide.  
How to handle different situations
This area covers the suggestion that you should stand sideways against surf when entering the water and use ripples in the sand as a navigation aid. It also covers search patterns and what headings to use when swimming a square

These tips are from our online Preparation Course.  It’s easier than you think. More information here: PADI IDC Theory Preparation Course  Or sign up for the course with the link below. The cost is £125 for one year access. 

PADI IDC Skills: and Environment - First Aid

The Basics

Even though this is a PADI IDC Skills and the Environment section, you’ll find a lot of questions about Rescue and First Aid

This might help

Rescue 
You will find questions that emphasise that you need to establish buoyancy any time that you meet a diver in trouble at the surface, and There are also questions about the need to give 100 pct. Oxygen to victims suspected of suffering from DCS. 
First Aid
The First Aid questions range from a reminder that one person CPR is 30:2 through to Marine stings, where it’s advised to rinse the sting in the same water and to treat jelly fish stings with vinegar. 
Also questions about the need for a suspected drowning victim to get medical advise, despite feeling well. 

Test yourself with these PADI Exam questions on Skills and the Environment

PADI IDC Theory Preparation Course

Videos and Presentations
The PADI IDC Theory Preparation  course has a lot more videos, presentations and guidance to help you prepare. 
Keep it simple!
Despite the course being friendly and simple, there is nothing missing. PADI Dive Theory, and PADI Standards are all fully covered. You’ll find no nasty surprises on your PADI IDC. 
Over 700 Questions
After each lesson, there are quiz questions where you can test your knowledge. In addition there are 10 mock theory exams. All with the same format and content to the final PADI exams that you’ll find on your course. 
More information click here: IDC Theory  Preparation course    or Sign up for the Course PADI IDC Theory Preparation

PADI IDC Theory Preparation Course
PADI IDC theory Skills

These videos are from our online Preparation Course. Please don’t over complicate Skills and the Environment questions. They’re easier than you think. More information here: PADI IDC Theory Preparation Course  Or sign up for a course here: 

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Every subject, every topic explained in a fun way.

100’s of questions. Mock exams.

 

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