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PADI Assistant Instructor Course (AI)
IDC Koh Tao, Thailand


The Full PADI IDC Course
Assistant Instructor Course
The Instructor Exam
PADI Education Materials
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The PADI Assistant Instructor course provides PADI Divemasters and leadership level dive professionals from other training organizations the opportunity to further their training as instructional assistants and dive educators.


6 day program on Koh Tao
2 Day optional Prep course (theory and skill reviews)


The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). Successful completion allows a candidate to start Part 2, the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI).


Course Price: 20,000 THB - Contact & Booking >>>



What Will You Learn?


Building on skills and abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, during the Assistant Instructor course we will focus on developing teaching skills.


Some of the things we will cover include:


Instructor level dive theory
Instructor level demonstration quality skills
Learning Instruction and the PADI system
How to teach in the classroom, swimming pool and open water
General Standards and procedures for the courses and programs a PADI Assistant Instructor is certified to teach



What Can You Teach?


In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a certified PADI Assistant Instructor you can:


Teach academic presentations (under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor)
Present initial skill training during Confined water training (under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor)
Evaluate Open Water diver course surface skills (under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor)
Teach and certify PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers (under the direction of a PADI Instructor)
Teach AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty courses
Conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diver experience in a swimming pool or an open confined water environment
Conduct PADI Seal Team Aqua Missions
Teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photography specialty course (under the direction of a PADI Instructor) after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty Instructor rating





The application fee for the PADI Assistant Instructor course is $AUS 100. This is paid by the candidate, directly to PADI via credit card.



PADI Materials


For your own set of PADI Instructor Manuals & Materials, you can purchase our IDC "Crew Pack".


Price: 18,500 THB


The PADI IDC Crew Pack includes:


PADI Backpack
PADI Guide to Teaching (Paper version & CD-Rom)
Diving Knowledge Workbook
PADI Quizzes & Exam Booklets [Open Water, Rescue Diver, Divemaster]
PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual (CD-Rom)
Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Outline
PADI Open Water course Prescriptive Lesson Guides (CD-Rom)
Positive Approach Selling (DVD)
Dive Lesson Planning Slates [Confined and Open Water)
Open Water, Advanced, Rescue Diver, Divemaster course Instructor Cue Cards
Hologram Decal
Instructor Candidate Information
Emergency First Response Instructor manual




   IDC News


..  July 2016


Climbing The PADI Pro Ladder - "I'm living the dream. I've got a job that most people are jealous of - I'm a PADI Instructor. Four years ago, I had a stable, 'normal' job, working weekdays, from 8.00am to 6.00pm...."


..  May 2015


2015 PADI Business Academy, Bangkok - "People associate a career in the scuba diving industry with the sun, sea and lots of fun. This of course is true, but to be successful, there are other important aspects of the industry a PADI Professional must master...."


.. April 2015


Is experience necessary to become a successful Dive professional? - "When one starts down a new professional career path, the urge to jump right in at the deep end is sometimes overwhelming. In most professions, this works very well but when it comes to SCUBA diving...."
Who are PADI? - "The most common statement I hear from customers over the 17 years I have been a PADI Member is "I want to do my PADI". This is of course the world’s most popular entry level scuba training course...."


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