PADI Assistant Instructor

This course begins the PADI Instructor Development process and is scheduled during the first 5 days of our Instructor Development Course (IDC).
It is designed for PADI Divemasters (or any qualifying certification from another training organizations) who would like to expand their knowledge, skills and duties as a more valuable instructional assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities.

IDC-prep1The PADI AI course takes PADI Divemaster training a step further by teaching these certified assistants how to introduce new knowledge and skills independently, or with minimal supervision, and learn to conduct additional PADI programs.
Throughout this 5-day course, you will be introduced to teaching techniques to conduct meaningful knowledge development sessions, confined water training and open water training dives. This course is a great way to gain experience in order to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Once you have completed your PADI Assistant Instructor course, you will be able to start the second section of the IDC, your PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Program.

 

Overview

The Assistant Instructor (AI) course is extremely rewarding and is designed to get you ready for your Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI). It will give you the necessary skills and knowledge for you to be a success when you complete the Instructor process. This program is an excellent option for you as a PADI Divemaster if you wish to gain additional knowledge and skills before you go on and finish your IDC.

What you’ll do

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

Consists of these three sections –

  1. Academic training.
    • How to structure and present a knowledge development presentation.
    • Teaching the PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Programs
    • Teaching Project Aware and Peak Performance Bouyancy Specialties
    • Teaching in Confined Water
    • How to conduct Open Water Training Presentations.
    • Familiarize yourself with PADI Standards and the necessary administrative paperwork
    • Workshops on basic marketing, sales and risk management techniques.
  2. Independent Study
    • Knowledge reviews
    • Revision of Dive Theory topics (Physics, Physiology, equipment, Dive skills and Enviroment and Decompression theory
  3. Practical Application
    • Confined Water and Open water Presentations
    • General Standards and Procedures exams
    • Diver rescue Skills assessment

What you can teach :

    • Teach knowledge development (classroom) presentations (under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor)
    • Evaluate Open Water Diver course surface skills (under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor)
    • Teach the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, Project AWARE Specialty course, Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course
    • Teach PADI digital underwater photography specialty course after successfully completing the specialty course with Jeff Glenn
    • Conduct part of PADI Discover Scuba experiences
    • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing the

Emergency First Response Instructor course with GoPro Asia

  • Teach PADI O2 Emergency Provider course after successfully completing the specialty course with GoPro Asia.

Prerequisites

To start your PADI Assistant Instructor course, you must be:

  • Dive Leader certification — PADI Divemaster or leadership-level certification with a recognized recreational diver training organization* who is either: an instructor member in good standing, or a diver with proof of certification in diver supervision and management including proof of rescue diving certification; 60 logged dives; documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.
  • 18 years old
  • Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months.
  • Certified diver for six months.
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.
  • Submit documentation of qualifying certifications for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership level, as necessary.

Materials

PADI Materials

  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching
  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual, or these specialty course instructor guides: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation
  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving
  • Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate
  • Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning slate
  • PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Adventures in Diving, PADI Rescue Diver, PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner – RDP Table and eRDPML, including Instructions for Use booklets
  • How to Use and Choose Dive Computers book
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exams, Rescue Diver Final Exams, Divemaster Final Exams booklet
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving and PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook

*As a PADI Career Development Centre, candidates completing the PADI IDC with Bans Diving Resort are permitted to enter the IE with less than 100 logged dives. PADI will process teaching status once the 100th dive has been logged.

All IDC candidates must have, in their possession, a personal, current set of the following materials for study and use during the course and for reference afterward:

  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • PADI’s “Guide to Teaching”
  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual, or these specialty course instructor  guides: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner – RDP Table and e-RDPML, including Instructions for Use booklets
  • How to Use and Choose Dive Computers book
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
  • Adventures in Diving Manual
  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual
  • Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster Final Exams booklet
  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving
  • Confined & Open Water Lesson Preparation slate
  • The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook

Additional Fees ontop of course booking below:

These are payable ontop of the course fee.

Paid directly via credit card to PADI
PADI Assistant Instructor Application – $100 AUD

฿20,000

To book this course, a 20% ( ฿4,000 ) deposit is payable now. The balance is due on arrival.

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