PADI Assistant Instructor Course
In the PADI Assistant Instructor Course, you will learn how to use PADI’s educational system and materials, as well as how to instruct students. Specific topics include diving theory, business and risk management, and issues related to education and the environment.
The course is conducted both in the classroom and underwater, where Assistant Instructors acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to teach new divers alongside PADI Instructors.
After completing the course…
Upon completing the PADI Assistant Instructor Course, you will have the ability to independently teach certain portions of the PADI Open Water Diver Course, including knowledge development, confined water dives, and limited open water dives through self-assessment.
Further more Advancement
Moving forward, the path to the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) opens up. After completing the IDC and becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI), you will gain the ability to teach a wider range of courses and programs.
Course eligibility requirements include being a certified PADI Dive Master, being at least 18 years old, possessing a recent medical history and physical examination report (dated within the last 12 months), having completed the PADI Rescue Diver course, and completing the EFR Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) courses within the past 24 months. Additionally, a minimum level of diving experience is required at the start of the course.
The Assistant Instructor Course is typically conducted alongside regular IDC candidates during the IDC course period. The annual IDC schedule aligns with PADI’s 7 Instructor Examinations (IE), so interested individuals are encouraged to inquire for more information.