Assistant Instructor. First part of your PADI Instructor Development Course

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Assistant Instructor.

Assistant Instructor.  Do the first part of your PADI IDC with me, award-winning DSAT TecRec Course Director Dan Robinson.

When I did my own IDC, I did my PADI Assistant Instructor Course first.  I was a PADI Divemaster and I did not have the time to give to do the IDC all in one go.  (You need to have at least a leadership level qualification with any dive agency to do the PADI AI Course.)  The PADI Assistant Instructor Course is great if you do not have much cash now as you do not need to go to a PADI Instructor Exam for this.  You can do the PADI Assistant Instructor Course when the time is good for you as you do not need to do the IE.

AIs may present initial skills training in confined water as long as the course instructor is in the pool with the class.  (If DMs or DMTs do this, then it is a clear breach of PADI Standards.)  An AI can assess dive flexible skills at the surface in open water.  A PADI AI may teach the academic parts of all PADI Diver courses in class.  When you are a PADI AI, you may teach.

  • PPB.
  • Project AWARE.
  • Bubblemaker.
  • Seal Team.
  • Master Seal Team.


As well as Digital U/W Photo and Emergency Oxygen, which you can do as a DM, once you are a PADI AI you can do the PADI Equipment Instructor Course with me.

On your PADI AI Course, you will learn all about PADI Systems, Standards & Procedures and sit an open-book exam on this with me.  We will need to upgrade your Dive Theory if you did the Nov ’10 DM Course.  The DM exams are now easier, but the PADI AI exams are still the same as for the IDC and IE.  I will train you how to Conduct.

  • Knowledge Development Teaching Presentations.
  • Confined Water Teaching Presentations.
  • Open Water Teaching Presentations.


You can do your PADI AI Course with us at the start of an IDC, so you can see what it will be like for you when you do yours.  If you would rather, then you may do it with me at any other time.

Each two months on the paradise Island of Malapascua, off Cebu, in the Philippines, I run my.

  • PADI AI Course.
  • PADI IDC Staff Course.
  • PADI Speciality Instructor Training Course.
  • Technical diving programmes from Tec Basics right up through full Tec Trimix Instructor and Tec Advanced Wreck Instructor.
  • ANDI Cave Course.


Courses are also available on Koh Tao in Thailand or I can travel to you, wherever in the World you are, especially to the UK or to Australia.  Let me know and I can build a bespoke package for you.

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