PADI Assistant Instructor (AI)

What is Involved In Assistant Instructor (AI)?

The PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) course is the first segment to the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and if followed up by the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI) and then a successful completion of the PADI Instructor Examination (IE) leads to certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI). Learning to focus your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities and developing teaching skills.

What Does It Mean To Me?

As well as the responsibilities and duties you already have taken on board as a PADI Divemaster, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:

  • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach PADI Specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor. Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor


Training Overview:

During your course you’ll develop your skills as an instructional assistant, giving practical experience in teaching academic and water session portions of PADI courses like Open Water, Skin Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Discover Scuba. You also take part in study sessions about PADI Standards and Administration as well as the structure of the dive industry and marketing ideas.


Course Schedule / Duration:

4 Days ( First 4 days of a PADI IDC)


  • Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Have CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.


Course Fees: 21,000 baht

*This price does not include PADI materials or equipment rental. Please contact us for further details.
IE and instructor application fees are not included. They need to be paid directly to PADI.