PADI AI Course

PADI AI Course
PADI AI Course
Brand: PADI
Price: $800.00
Brand: PADI
Price: $800.00
Our Assistant Instructor program will prepare you to function as a instructional assistant. As Australia's leading dive centre our expertises will not only teach you to be an Assistant Instructor but it will also ground you well with a good understanding of how a dive centre should effectively operate.
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IDC training


As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. It's a great way to gain experience in order to a PADI open water Instructor.
The course runs over two consequitive weekends. There is some online training to be done prior to the course.

What You Learn

You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. You learn through:

  • Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations


IDC training


To be certified as a PADI Assistant Instructor, an individual must meet the following performance requirements:

1. Attend the seven IDC Curriculum Components including:

a. Course Orientation

b. Learning, Instruction and the PADI System

c. PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Programs

d. Developing Knowledge Development Presentations

e. Teaching Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialties

f. Teaching in Confined Water

g. Conducting Open Water Training Presentations

2. Present at least two evaluated knowledge development teaching

presentations and score a 3.5 or higher on at least one presentation.

3. Present at least two evaluated confined water teaching presentations

and score a 3.4 or higher on at least one presentation.

4. Present at least one integrated (two skills) evaluated open water teaching presentation and score a 3.5 or higher on each skill.

5. Demonstrate competence at performing all 20 dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation. Candidates must earn 68 total points, with no individual score below 3.

6. Score 75 percent or higher on the Assistant Instructor Standards Exam and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Scores less than 75 percent require a retest.

7. Successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment in open water.



IDC training



You will need to have the following materials prior to your course commencement as per PADI requirements:

  • PADI Open Water Manual*
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet *
  • PADI Adventure in Diving*
  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual*
  • Rescue Diver Final Exam booklet *
  • PADI Divemaster Manual*
  • Divemaster Final Exam booklet *
  • Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving*
  • Specialty outlines for PPB, Project Aware, Aware CRC
  • The Best of the Undersea Journal*
  • Law & the Diving Professional*
  • Business of Diving*
  • Children & Scuba Diving*
  • Instructor Manual *
  • IDC candidate workbook *
  • Recreational Dive Planner, the Wheel, Table and e-RDP
  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba diving *
* Items included in IDC crew pack bought at discounted rate (see options)
*Items available from our library (fee applies)





  • Student Kit
  • Tanks & Weights
  • Air fills and pool fees
  • Professional tuition, counselling and career advice
  • Morning/afternoon teas whilst in classroom
  • Professional Instructor pack, containing all stationary required for teaching.
  • Photos


  • PADI Fees and charges. (Approximately A$120)
  • Gear Rental (see options)
  • IDC Crew Pack (see options)
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