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Assistant Instructor


If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours. The Assistant Instructor (AI) course is your first step to becoming an Instructor.

Successfully completing just 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.

What You LearnWhat's InvolvedGear You NeedUpcoming ClassesCost

Over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

Our Assistant Instructor Course consists of the following training sessions:

  • XX classroom sessions, each three and a half hours long.
  • XX pool sessions, each three and a half hours long.

Step 1: Contact Us with any questions or for class availability.

Step 2: Be sure you meet the prerequisite requirements.

  • A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:
    • At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE.
    • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.

    You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.

Step 3: Download and complete the required paperwork for the course.

Step 4: Stop by the shop

  • Bring your completed paperwork, and review it with Rami.
  • Fill out your Registration Form
  • Pick up your course materials and pay for your course.
  • Go over any other details or questions you may have, and confirm schedule.
  • Purchase gear you need for class.

Step 5: Shop & Pool Sessions

Gear you are responsible for providing:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Boots
  • Fins
  • BCD
  • Regulator w/ Pressure Gauge
  • Dive Computer

Gear included in your course fee:

  • Tanks
  • Weights

Contact Us to schedule your course.

Course Fee – $xx and includes

  • X classroom sessions (3.5 hours each)
  • X pool sessions (3.5 hours each)
  • Rental gear
  • All taxes