PADI IDC candidates are required to have the following:

  1. Have been an Open Water Diver for a minimum of 6 months
  2. Must be Divemaster certified or higher rating
  3. Must have a certificate in medical training such as the PADI EFR
  4. Must have a minimum of 100 logged dives
  5. Must be EANX certified in order to take the PADI EANX Instructor course
  6. Must be medically fit for diving and provide a certificate from a doctor.