PADI A.I – Assistant Instructor Course
Are you a Divemaster, thinking of becoming an Instructor but not sure? Then why not try the Instructor experience and become a Assistant Instuctor.
The Instructor Development Course is split into two section’s, the Assistant Instructor Course is the first part and the Open Water Scuba Instructor is the second part. You can either do these two course’s seperatly or together as a full Instructor Development Course. Doing the Assistant Instructor Course will give you an insight to the duties and responsibilities of an Instructor before becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor. As a Assistant Instructor you will be able to present the knowledge development elaboration for any PADI Diver course under the direct supervision of an Instructor. You will be able to present skills training under the direct supervision of the Instructor during confined water dives. Conduct open water surface skill evaluations during Open Water Diver course dives, indirectly supervised. Teach and certify Peak Performance Bouyancy Speciality Divers under the instructor’s indirect supervision. Independantly teach AWARE Coral Conservation and Project AWARE specialty courses. You will beable to independently conduct Discover Scuba Diving in a pool or confined water aswell as conduct PADI Seal Team Aquamission’s. After completing the corresponding Instructor training conduct Digital Underwater Photographer and Oxygen provider specialty courses.
So you can see there are many duties as a Assistant Instructor and you are also able to teach some of the PADI programs.
Our A.I Course
At Scubascene we pride ourselves on our high standards and professionalism, along with these attributes you will find a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. To become certified as a PADI Assistant Instructor you will attend seven curriculum component’s which will be presented to you by our PADI Course Director or one of his experienced Staff Instructor’s at the Dive Center. During your academic session’s you yourself will present at least two knowledge development teaching presentation’s, don’t worry you will have plenty of practise. You will present at least two confined water teaching presentations and at least one for open water integrating two skills. You will demonstate competence at performing all dive skills listed on the skill’s evaluation, exactly the same as your skill circuit during your Divemaster Course. Successfully complete the PADI Divemaster rescue skills assessment in open water and a standards exam which is a open book exam with your Instructor manual.
- PADI Divemaster certification or leadership level with another organization
- 18 Years old
- Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months
- 60 logged dives, showing proof of experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.
- Certified diver for at least 6 months
- Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months