Scuba Center | PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) Course in Minnesota | Go Pro With PADI
Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
Scuba Center Minneapolis
5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
(612) 925-4818

PADI Assistant Instructor Development Course
PADI Assistant Instructor Development Course ( AI ) | Go Pro with PADI | PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers meet all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards and provides the same level of service. They also meet additional training requirements and offer PADI Instructor-level training. If your goal is to become a PADI Scuba Instructor find a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center near you, by visiting the online PADI Dive Shop Locator.The PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) program will build upon skills you learned in the PADI Divemaster Course.  Focus is on developing teaching skills and increasing your abilities to organize and supervise dive activities. PADI Assistant Instructors can teach academic presentations and assist Instructors in evaluating Open Water Diver surface skills. They can also conduct Discover Scuba and Project Aware Specialty courses. The AI meets the requirements of the first half of the PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course). 
Assistant Instructor Prerequisites:
  • Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have 60 logged dives, including nightdeep, 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 (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

  • Complete the PADI Instructor Development Course online...

How does the eLearning component work?
After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.
What is the eLearning fee?
The PADI Instructor Development Course online is $402 (US) nonrefundable. The fee covers nine separate topics online to prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete your Assistant Instructor course or Open Water Scuba Instructor course.


PADI Instructor Development Course online |

Required PADI Instructor materials:
PADI Instructor manual, #70120 or #70827 (CD)
PADI Guide to Teaching, #70513 *
PADI Open Water Manual, #79180
PADI RDP Table, #60054
PADI eRDP ML - Electronic Multilevel Dive Planner # 70031
Open Water Quizzes & Exams, #71023 *
PADI Adventures in Diving Manual, #70014
PADI Rescue Diver Manual, #70080
Rescue Diver Final Exams, #70305 *
PADI Divemaster Manual, #70090
Divemaster Final Exams, #71310 *
Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, #70034
Diving Knowledge Workbook, # 70214 *
PADI Confined Water Cue Cards, #60194 *
PADI Confined Water Prep Slate, #60537 *
PADI Open Water Prep Slate, #60571 *
PADI Open Water Cue Cards, #60202 *
PADI OW Student Skill Practice Slate, # 60261 *
PADI OW Prescriptive Lesson Guides, # 70826MUL *
PADI AOW Cue Cards, #60196
PADI Rescue Cue Cards, # 60205 *
Specialty Course Instructor Manual, # 70909MUL

* These items included in PADI IDC Crew Pack, # 60134

PADI Assistant Instructor Development Course Materials -- Scuba Center stocks a wide selection of PADI course materials including log books, the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP), the Wheel, course manuals, and other items. If we don't have the PADI item you need in stock, we would be happy to order it. Many items can also be ordered in several languages to make the learning process as smooth as possible. Please contact us with any questions you may have. ** Order PADI Course Materials Online **

 PADI Assistant Instructor
Course Fee: $575*

*Course materials, eLearning,
& PADI Application Fee not included.

Fee and cancellation policy


PADI Assistant Instructor Course | As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. Itís a great way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor! You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI) and successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

PADI Assistant Instructor Course in Eagan, Minnesota | Go Pro with PADI | The Way the World Learns to Dive

PADI AI sessions
held in Eagan, Minnesota

2019 PADI Assistant Instructor ( AI ) Schedules:

Please contact our Eagan location to register: (651) 681-8434

Assistant Instructor Course
(Must attend all sessions listed below)


(Must attend all sessions listed below)

Aug. 10-11 8 am - 6 pm
Aug. 17 8 am - 6 pm

(Must attend all sessions listed below)

Sep. 14-15 8 am - 6 pm
Sep. 21 8 am - 6 pm