Padi Assistant Instructor

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(IDC Part One)

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the IDC- and can be completed in as little as three days. During the course, you gain additional experience while continuing to learn the PADI System of diver education. PADI’s AI Course adds to your abilities as a dive professional, while giving you the necessary tools to finish the IDC in the OWSI program.


PADI AIs give classroom and pool presentations and evaluate PADI Open Water Diver course surface skills (under direct supervision of a PADI Instructor). AIs also teach some PADI Specialty courses, conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences (in some countries) and can conduct PADI Seal Team Aqua Missions.



During the Assistant Instructor course at Aquatic Adventures, you will undergo the following:  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



  • Course Orientation Learning Instruction and the
  • PADI System Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
  • Teaching the Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialties
  • PADI Discover Scuba and Snorkelling Programs
  • Teaching in Confined Water Conducting Open Water Training



  • PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another certification organisation
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have at least 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
  • Have proof of EFR Primary and Secondary Care or equivalent CPR and first aid training valid within 24 months of course commencement
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Provide a copy of a diving medical clearance valid within 12 months. The Australian Standard 4005.1 and the words “Fit to dive” must be on the clearance.
  • Be able to swim 800m
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11/53-57 Rimfire Drive HallamVic3803 Australia 
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