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Congratulations on your decision to become a PADI Assistant Instructor. This course will likely be one of the most challenging diving programs you've taken and at the same time, it will be one of the most rewarding.
We invite you to attend an orientation session where we will review the course requirements and learn about how we can help you achieve your professional diving goals. Your instructor will provide you with “The Calendar of Excitement” that will provide you with the specific schedule of events for your course. Prior to your first scheduled class session, you will complete the nine Online Independent Study sections outlined below. Then you will participate in three days of training including: lectures/confined water skill circuit evaluation, classroom/confined water teaching presentations and open water skills evaluation/rescue assessment.
Since there is a tremendous amount of information that will be covered over a short period of time, we recommend that you review the following information outlining the important steps to help prepare you for this exciting course.
Finally, we want you to enjoy yourself! There's nothing more exciting and gratifying than teaching others about the fun, adventure and excitement of diving. We welcome you to the course and plan to do everything in our power to help you succeed.
To enroll in the AI course you must:
a. an instructor member in good standing, or...
b. 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.
To successfully complete a PADI Assistant Instructor program, you must meet the following performance requirements:
1. Complete the following Online Independent Study sections, found on the PADI website.
Note: There is a separate fee for this service:
a. Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
b. General Standards and Procedures
c. Risk Management
d. Marketing Diving
e. Start Diving
f. Teaching PADI Specialty Courses
g. Business of Diving
h. Keep Diving
i. How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) Note: this is optional for current PADI members but required for crossover candidates
2. Participate in the following IDC curriculum components:
a. Course Orientation
b. Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
i. Knowledge Development Teaching Presentations 1 and 2
ii. 4 E's Counseling Workshop 1
c. Teaching in Confined Water
i. Skills Demonstration Workshop
ii. Confined Water Teaching Presentations 1 and 2
d. Conducting Open Water Dives
i. Open Water Teaching Presentation 1
ii. Rescue Exercise Workshop
3. Present two knowledge development teaching presentation, scoring a minimum of 3.5 on at least one.
4. Present two confined water teaching presentations, scoring a minimum of 3.4 on at least one.
5. Present one integrated (two skills) open water teaching presentation, scoring a minimum
of 3.4 on each skill.
6. Perform all 20 dive skills in the Skill Evaluation, scoring a minimum of 68 total points, with no individual score below 3.
7. Score 75 percent on the PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. A retest will be required for candidates scoring less than 75 percent.
8. Complete the PADI Divemaster course – Diver Rescue assessment in open water.
Prior to the start of the program, you must have the following current PADI materials for study and use during the course and for reference afterwards. Note: Some of the items were purchased in previous course. The majority of the remaining items can be purchased in an IDC Candidate Kit.
Day to day attire should be that of a diving professional. No lewd clothing will be allowed.
Because there is a tremendous amount of material to cover in the course, you will need to come to class prepared and on time.
During your Divemaster course, you learned about Dive Theory (Physics, Physiology, Skills & Environment, the Recreational Dive Planner and Equipment). If you plan to continue your education and attend the OWSI (Open Water Instructor Course) and the PADI IE (Instructor Exam), you will once again be evaluated on your knowledge of these topics. The Dive Theory Online provides an excellent opportunity for you to refresh and refine your dive theory knowledge. Note: there is a separate fee of $115 for this service.
To purchase the Dive Theory Online, follow these easy steps:
1 - Visit www.padi.com/elearning, choose Dive Theory from the drop down menu and click on “Start Today”
2 - Create an account if you have never taken a PADI eLearning course before
3 - Fill out credit card information for your purchase
4 - Begin the Dive Theory Online course
Your key to success is to be prepared and willing to learn new information, new techniques, and the "Formulas for Success." Our job is to do everything possible to help make you the best Assistant Instructor you can be and ultimately get you prepared for the Open Water Scuba Instructor course. Our standards are high and we expect that you will give 100% effort at all times.
So get ready for the time of your life. We look forward to helping you to reach your goal.