PADI Assistant Instructor | PADI Professionals

As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional diver, but you also start learning the PADI Systems of diver education. Unlike a Divemaster you can act as an instructional assistant and take on some teaching responsibilities. It’s a perfect way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor.
The PADI Assistant Instructor course represents the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), you build upon your abilities as a Divemaster 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:

  1. Academic Training
  2. Independent Study
  3. Practical Application workshops.

Following the course you will be able to:-
  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
  • Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course
  • Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photography specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor subject earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating.
Prerequisites You must-
  • Be a PADI Divemaster  or qualifying certification from another certification organisation.
  • Be 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
  • Have CPR and First Aid Training  within the last 24 months.
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF)  signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

If you are interested in becoming a PADI Assistant Instructor give us a call or drop us a email to discuss your options.

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Covid-19 Information (July 2021).

Keeping you safe...

Our first consideration as always is your safety, in an effort to ensure this all our training will be undertaken in line with the industry best standards.

  • Out training group sizes will be strictly limited to 4 students and two PADI professionals.
  • All equipment will be washed, sterilised between uses and stored in a well ventilated area for at least 36hrs before re-use.
  • If you are undertaking a course that takes more than one session your equipment will be issued to you at the start of the course and you will be asked to keep it and care for it between sessions, thus eliminating any chance of cross infection.
  • Unfortunately numbers in our pool facility and at dive sites are strictly limited at this time to allow for social distancing therefore may not be possible to allow spectators.
  • All students will be expected to observe social distancing, unless from the same cohort.
  • All students will be expected to use face coverings when not in the water.
  • At the moment the changing rooms at our pool facility and open water site are not open, so you will need to change waterside.
  • Divers are asked NOT to clear masks by spitting, anti fog will be supplied free of charge at out sanitising station.
  • All entry level courses booked after the 18th of April include a brand new diving mask and where required snorkel for you to keep again ensuring you are the only person using your equipment.