Air check must be vigilant!


After so many dives and so many hours, a PADI Instructor can guess what their tank pressure is and 9 times out of 10 upon checking will get it spot on.

Student divers are, for obvious reasons of different experience and not so adept. However, there will be a change in PADI Standards for the principles of air check to be made a formal performance requirement for the student diver to complete.

Within the PADI Open Water Diver course, planning the dive is a performance requirement, but that is such a broad term!

Checking air becomes a force of habit, as will being a PADI Instructor. Student divers will only follow what their dive educator themselves practice, so as a responsible leader make it a habit to regularly ask your student divers how much air they have!

After each Instructor Development Courses (IDC), of which we conduct 5 every year at our PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre on Gaya Island, the candidates appreciate how the PADI system of dive education is a structured curriculum that develops good dive habits.

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