Assistant Instructor Course

The Assistant Instructor Course is the first component of the full IDC and can be done as a stand alone course or combined into the IDC. Either way the course content is exactly the same.


The AI course can be done in 2-4 days.

What’s Involved?

The AI course introduces the PADI system of education. You’ll need to complete the following components:

  • Complete the full skill circuit of 24 basic scuba skills.
  • Deliver presentations on parts of  dive theory from the courses you’ll be qualified to teach.
  • Give teaching presentations in confined water working with simulated students.
  • Give teaching presentations in open water combining multiple skills with simulated students.
  • Attend presentations on the PADI system.


The AI course costs £450. This includes all training, equipment use and pool access. The following costs are not included:

  • E-Learning: £215
  • Course materials (approx £360)
  • Transport and dive site entrance
  • AI application to PADI (£61)