Assistant Instructor

The course will be conducted at London Scuba's purpose built professional training facility in Lingfield, Surrey. The AI course is the first part of the IDC. The AI programme develops the candidates skills demonstrations, rescue ability and teaching PADI programmes in the classroom, pool and Open water.

As an AI you can:

  • Teach Academic presentations under indirect supervision of a PADI instructor
  • During confined water dives, present initial skills training under direct supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Evaluate Open Water dives surface skills under indirect supervision of a PADI instructor
  • Teach and certify PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty under direction of a PADI instructor
  • Teach Project Aware specialty courses
  • Teach AWARE coral reef conservation specialty courses
  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences
  • Conduct PADI Seal Team Aquamissions
  • Teach Digital Underwater Photography specialty rating with PADI instructor direction after completing the Instructor specialty rating


  • London Scuba, Lingfield


  • Full Assistant instructor Course

Not Included

  • PADI Materials
  • PADI Fees


  • PADI Divemaster or equivelant
  • PADI EFR or equivalent first aid certification within last 2 years
  • Medical form signed within 1 year or HSE dive medical
  • Have all of your own equipment
  • Have a minimum of 60 logged dives

Required Materials

  • IDC Crew Pack £333
  • All course manuals (Open Water, Advanced, Rescue & Divemaster)

Additional Costs

  • Fee payable directly to PADI - £47

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