PADI Assistant Instructor Course (AI)
The PADI Instructor Development Course consist of two parts: Assistant Instructor (AI) and Open water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
The PADI Assistant Instructor Course brings you to a higher level. The next step after Dive Master. You will cover seven theory topics, practice and refine your skill demonstration and learn how to conduct knowledge developments for student diver. After the course, you be able to teach some PADI Specialty courses and be a valuable assistant. The AI course takes you 5 days. You can make the combination together with the 5 days OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor) Course and follow an IDC (Instructor Development Course), in 9 days which consist both parts.
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is your final step to become a PADI Instructor. You will have the chance to do things that others can only dream about. During the IDC (AI and OWSI), you’ll learn to use and adapt the PADI System of diver education to individual student needs. Comprehensive training, supported by a wide variety of PADI educational materials, earns PADI Instructors respect. PADI Instructors are recognized to be well trained employees, so your career of a lifetime is just around the corner! The IDC takes 8 to 9 days. After successfully completing the Program you will be qualified to join the PADI Instructor Exam.
What can PADI Assistant/Open water Scuba Instructors do?
• Teach Academic presentations and evaluate Open Water Diver Surface Skills
• Teach PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy and Project Aware Specialty Courses
• Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience
• Teach EFR Course after successful completion of an EFR Instructor Course
• ONLY FOR OWSI: Teach DSD, Open Water Diver Course, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver Course, etc.,
till PADI Dive master Course
Prerequisites for the IDC
• Be at least 18 years old and a certified Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another
recreational diver training organization
• Have a medical Clearance, signed by a physician, not older than 12 months
• have proof of certification in CPR/First Aid (EFR highly recommended), not older than 24 months
• Show proof of minimum 60 logged dives, inclusive night-, deep- and navigation dives and be certified
for at least 6 months
• have passport photograph (3x)
• Complete diving theory and Standards and Procedures exam which you get during the preparation day
• have a minimum of 100 dives before you enrol in the PADI Instructor Exam
We offer the full IDC but also you can follow separate the Assistent Instructor Course or OWSI Course outside of the IDC schedule.
If you are a member of another training organization, please ask here about the prerequisites to enrol into the IDC. If you are a Scuba Instructor from another training organization, then it is possible to do a Cross Over to PADI. We would like to invite you to follow the full IDC and there is a special offer for this. If you would like to get more information about our crossover program, please ask here.