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 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.
What you learn:
You build upon your abilities to organise 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 Program
- 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 is included:
- All Equipment Hire
- Supervision by a PADI professional instructor
- All Course Materials
- Pool hire
- Air Fills
- Certification Card
- Refreshments during classroom based learning.
Just contact us to find out more information.
£700 (£350 no materials)
To book on this course you must be PADI Divemaster (or equivalent from another organisation) and at least 18 years old. Be in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water. See our medical form here.
You must also have a medical assessment and have an in-date EFR qualification (or equivalent). You need to have logged 60 dives.