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Assistant Instructor

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!

What You Will 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


  • Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization

  • 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

  • Want a fun and exciting career!


The Fun Part

In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:


  • 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 and certify  PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of a PADI Instructor

  • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses

  • Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course

  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water

  • Conduct PADI Seal Team AquaMissions

  • Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating


Get Started Today

Simply contact us here to get you registered for the class.  You may also download the PADI Medical Statement (below) to get started on your Medical Questionnaire and pre-course assignments. Note: It is imperative that you answer this form accurately and truthfully. If you answer YES to any question with an asterisk *, you are required to have the form signed by a physician giving approval for you to engage in diving activities. If you are traveling for your training, please consult with our staff for procedures regarding flying after diving, before booking your flight. We look forward to training you!

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