PADI 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!
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.
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
Prerequisites PADI Divemaster certification or leadership level with another organization 18 Years old Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months 60 logged dives, showing proof of experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation. Certified diver for at least 6 months Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.