PADI IDC Required Equipment

You need to know the required scuba diving equipment for the PADI IDC and indeed throughout your scuba diving career.

PADI Instructors are required to wear specific equipment (not missing any) when they are teaching PADI programs. They are also required to have teaching items.

During the PADI IDC and PADI IE you will be expected to have the required scuba diving equipment when you are giving your teaching presentations.

While it is possible to hire the required dive gear from Ocean Tribe, as a dive professional you really should invest in your own set of scuba equipment. As the tools of the trade and something you will be working with day-in-day-out. We offer extreme discounts on dive gear from Aqualung, Scubapro, Fourth Element and Beaver to our go pro dive students. We can also advise on the best equipment to get as a dive professional starting out.

What is the Required Scuba Diving Equipment for the PADI IDC?

  • BCD
  • Regulator 1st & 2nd Stage
  • Alternate Air Source (Octopus or Air2)
  • Depth Gauge
  • SPG
  • Dive Computer/Timing Device
  • Compass
  • Cutting Tool
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • Exposure Suit
  • SMB & Reel
  • Surface Signalling Device – Visual/Audible


  • Measuring Tape (can be used in water)
  • Pocket Mask
  • Calculator
  • Good quality rope for demonstrating knot tying