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. It’s a great way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor!
The PADI Assistant Instructor Course can be conducted by all Five Star Dive Shops and Resorts and Five Star Instructor Development Centers and Resorts. To find the one closest to you, please visit our Dive Shop Locator.
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.
The Fun Part
Get mentored while gaining hands-on experience teaching students.
You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. You learn through:
The PADI Assistant Instructor Course consists of these sections:
What You Can Teach
In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:
You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills. You can find most everything at your local dive shop
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI IDC crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor course. The 23-item pack includes:
Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)
IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials,
Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
PADI Instructor Manual.
If you are looking for information on where to go pro, please contact your PADI Instructor Development Center or Career Development Center or Resort and sign-up today.