You are an experienced Divemaster and are now keen to move further up the professional diving ladder. Your next logical step is Assistant Instructor.
The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) consists of two parts: the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) programme. Each course can be followed separately or the two parts can be combined.
As an Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional, but you also start to learn the PADI system of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and can take on limited teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience towards becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Under the guidance of one of Scubaducks’ instructors, you will build on your existing abilities to organise and supervise scuba diving activities while concentrating on developing your teaching skills. Once you have qualified as an Assistant Instructor you will be able to:
Teach classroom presentations (under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor)
Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills (under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor)
Teach the Peak Performance Buoyancy, the Project AWARE and the Digitial Underwater Photography Speciality courses
Conduct Try Dive and Scuba Experience programmes
Teach Emergency First Response courses, after successfully qualifying as an EFR Instructor
Conduct Seal Team Aquamissions
Minimum age 18 years
Minimum 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
Emergency First Response certification within the last 24 months