The PADI Assistant Instructor is the first step to becoming a PADI Instructor. You can actively engage in certain teaching exercises and courses. Take on group responsibilities whilst gaining valuable experience. If you enjoy engaging with other divers, why not join the PADI Instructor elite? Help others to improve their scuba skills whilst boosting their confidence. Turn your passion into a career and live the dream of others. Experience an extraordinary lifestyle and share your love of the aquatic world with others. Become a PADI Professional!
Who should take this course?
If you enjoy other people’s company, lead an extraordinary lifestyle and share your love of the underwater world with others, this is what teaching scuba is about. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought after dive professionals around the globe. Why? Because they have completed the PADI program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. If you want to transform your life and join the ranks of PADI Professionals, teaching the world to learn to dive, it will enrich your life too.
Who should take this course?
Go Pro with a PADI Instructor Development Course: The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) consists of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Successfully completing the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating. You will learn during this course:
Learn to conduct all PADI core courses
Present knowledge development sessions
Conduct in-water skill sessions and control open water dives
PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach
Teach Project Aware non-diving speciality courses
Learn about the PADI System
The Business of Diving and your role as an Instructor
Risk Management and Diver Safety
What learning materials do you require?
Here you have two options:
PADI IDC Crew Pack is required
Register for IDC Online or through DiveSMART. There are nine interactive knowledge development sections, also register for Dive Theory Online, if you have not already completed it, or it was longer than a year ago
PADI Divemaster, or equivalent certification with another training agency
Must be certified for a minimum six months
Minimum 18 years of age
Minimum 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE
Completed Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the last 24 months
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
The Emergency First Response Instructor rating is also a requirement for the PADI Assistant Instructor. This can be achieved during the Assistant Instructor course. Check out the VALUE PACKAGES for the IDC and MSDT here.