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 PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor!
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.
What You Learn You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills.
You learn through: Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations
The PADI Assistant Instructor Course consists of these sections:
Module 1: Academic Training
· PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Programs
· Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
· Teaching Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialties
· Teaching in Confined Water
· Conducting Open Water Training Presentations
Module 2: Independent Study
· Knowledge Development
Module 3: Practical Application
· Confined Water and Open Water Teaching Presentations
· Standards Exam
· Dive Rescue Skills Assessment
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:
• 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
• Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
• Teach and certify PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of a PADI Instructor
• Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
• Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course
• Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water
• Conduct PADI Seal Team AquaMissions
• Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating.
The PADI IDC includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor course.
You must Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization
Be at least 18 years old
Have 100 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 Doctor within the last 12 months
Your Next Adventure Take the full Instructor Development Course to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor so you can teach and certify PADI Open Water Divers.