Dive Theory Exam Success

Dive Theory Exam Success came to Scott and Buddy on the very first day of their PADI Instructor Development Course. Their dive theory exam success is a just reward for the time and effort the guys have devoted to preparing for their PADI IDC. In the weeks leading up to the start of the course, they have been revising their dive theory knowledge with Steve Prior, through his distance learning...
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IDC Revision for Lungs on New Website.

PADI IDC Revision for Lungs. The New Website has now been released. It’s full of IDC Preparation videos and sample questions. Take a look at this one, it’s about  IDC Revision for Lungs There is a lot of information on this video.  First of all it describes Dead Air Spaces. It describes exactly what Dead Air spaces are, and specifically what PADI questions you are likely to find....
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Understanding Displacement – Just Like That!

Understanding Buoyancy, just like that!  Has platinum PADI Course Director Steve Prior taken up a new line of work, impersonating Tommy Cooper?  No, Steve is just explaining an alternative way to understand buoyancy during his PADI IDC Preparation course. Over the years, Steve has put together this course to help the students who don’t understand the textbook explanations.  “Some...
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Cut the Crap with Prior Knowledge

“We have learnt so much in the last 2 days during your prep course Steve. We’d have been crazy not to have done this.” So says Maria and everyone agrees with her whole-heartedly. The last two days have been crammed full of explanations, fresh ideas and enlightenment.  What’s more, the IDC Candidates have lapped it up. Today was mostly focused on skill demonstrations which culminated in the 24...
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Why does PADI DM Physics need to be so confusing?

Once again, Prior Knowledge comes to the rescue. Martin came to see me on Saturday. Martin is a PADI Divemaster heading towards his PADI IDC.  As usual, Martin’s head is full of numbers, confusion, equations and formulas. None of which make sense. So why is this problem so common?  When you look at the way that these subjects are first taught to people, it’s not difficult to...
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