Assistant Instructor



The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the Instructor Development Course (IDC). By participating in the Assistant Instructor course, you’ll gain additional experience as a PADI professional and start learning the PADI system of diver education.

What can PADI Assistant Instructors do?

Teach PADI academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
Teach the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality course
Teach Project AWARE Speciality courses
Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences

What will I need to start?

PADI Divemaster rating (or equivalent from another training organisation)
Be a least 18 years old
Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep and navigation dives
Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months

What will I do?

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

How long will it take?

The course can take as few as 4 days to complete.



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