Assistant Instructor Course

Get Your Assistant Instructor Certification!

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). You’ll not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional but you’ll also start learning the PADI System of diver education.

About This Course

Course Name:Assistant Instructor
Skill Level:Expert
Course Price:Call Us! (858) 565-6054

What Can PADI Assistant Instructors Do?

  • Teach 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 Specialty course
  • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences
  • Teach Emergency First Response after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course
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What Qualifications Do I Need to Start?

  • PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another certification organization
  • At least 18 years old
  • Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
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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
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How Long Will it Take?

The course can vary from as little as three days to more than two weeks. Contact Ocean Enterprises for a flexible or private schedule, or join in on the first three days of an IDC.
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What Materials Will I Need?

  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching
  • Open Water Lesson Planning Slate
  • Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
  • Open Water Aquatic Cue Cards
  • Confined Water Aquatic Cue Cards
  • The Law and the Diving Professional
  • The Business of Diving
  • The Best of The Undersea Journal
  • Log Book
  • Peak Performance Bouyancy Specialty Instructor Specialty Instructor Outline
  • Project AWARE Specialty Program Instructor Outline
  • Aware Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Outline 
  • Open Water Diver Manual 
  • Recreational Dive Planner, The Wheel and table, and Instructions for Use Booklets 
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet 
  • Adventures in Diving Manual 
  • Rescue Diver Manual 
  • Rescue Diver Final Exams Booklet 
  • Divemaster Manual 
  • Divemaster Final Exams Booklet  
  •  Ask Course Instructor for equipment details