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PADI Assistant Instructor Course

Course Price
Minimum Age
4 days
Number of Dives

Supervise diving and assist in training

** Course price does not include any required training materials **

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.

The Fun Part

Get mentored while gaining hands-on experience teaching students.

Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Assistant Instructor course.

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 Snorkeling 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

Consider taking the Instructor Development Course.  This course combines both the Assistant Instructor course and the Open Water Instructor course for the reduced fee of 800 Euro.

Further information regarding all our Professional courses is available by request including details of the Diveshack Internship program, a list of courses you can teach and materials contained in our crew packs.