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PADI Assistant Instructor Course (AI)

Pre-requisites: You must be: A PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organisation. A minimum of 18 years old. Have at least 60 logged dives, including experience dives in night, deep, and navigation. Be a certified diver for at a minimum of 6 months CPR and First Aid Trained within the last 24 months. Fit for diving and submit a General Practitioner’s (GP) Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
Pricing: £395 for course fee’s You will need the PADI Instructor start-up pack. Your own equipment. Excludes lake or boat fee’s and application to PADI.
Need more info: regarding the Assistant Instructor course? EMAIL – US

padi-cdc-dive-centreBecoming a PADI Assistant Instructor takes you from Divemaster to a level of Teaching Scuba Diving to others with the back-up of an OWSI Instructor or higher being around. If you’re not sure if instructing is for you, then the assistant instructor program gives you the chance to teach without completing the full OWSI program. Look below at what you can do as an assistant instructor. Completing a full IDC or attending an OWSI program after the AI course prepares you to sit the PADI Instructor Examination (IE) at a location of your choice. On passing the IE you are then prepared and ready to teach the core PADI programs anywhere in the world that you plan to go to. Many of our Instructors after completing the IE have great jobs either here in the UK or abroad in Malaysia, Thailand, Cayman, Indonesia, Australia to name just a few superb location’s. They have the job that others are envious of and a life of excitement, meeting new people and going places doing what you love and are passionate about.

Be ready to experience how much fun and enjoyment you can have with an exciting career that can take you to all locations on the globe!
You will also need to purchase an Instructor Ultimate startup pack containing all your manuals, slates and DVD’s.

As an Assistant Instructor you will be able to:
Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water
Conduct PADI Seal Team and Master Seal Team Aqua-missions
Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
Present initial skills training under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor during confined open water dives
Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
Under the direction of a PADI Instructor teach and certify the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers
Teach the Project AWARE Specialty courses
Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course Under the direction of a PADI Instructor
Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty courses after gaining the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating

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During the assistant instructor course you will build upon your abilities as a Divemaster learning to:
Organise and supervise scuba diving activities develop your own teaching skills.
There is Knowledge development through home self-study, some quizzes, presentation lectures with our Course Director (Robert Varns) or one or more of our IDC staff instructor’s or master instructors.
You will complete the following:-
A Confined water skill review
Learn how to assess/develop candidate presentations in confined water
Candidate presentations in open water,
An open water rescue assessment
Your PADI Assistant Instructor Course consists of three main sections:
1) Independent Study · Knowledge Development
2) Academic Training covering · PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Programs · Developing Knowledge Development Presentations · Teaching Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialties · Teaching in Confined Water · Conducting Open Water Training Presentations
3) Practical Applications · Confined Water and Open Water Teaching Presentations · Standards Exam · Dive Rescue Skills Assessment

You will need the following training materials
The PADI IDC crew pack which includes all the materials needed for you to prepare for an PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor course. The crew-pack includes: Instructor cue cards for all PADI’s core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster) Related reference materials Lesson planning slates for confined and open water Quiz and exam booklets for OW AOW and Rescue courses
All the specialty outlines on CDROM Plus other reference material’s.

Why not start your Instructor dive theory on-line with us.


I have this qualification, what’s next? Become an: OWSI OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR

Required forms to download, print and return to Dive Machine for this course
Booking Form
Dr’s Medical Form
Continuing Education Administrative Form


Dates shown below are for Divemaster & Instructor programs only