The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). As an Assistant Instructor, you will gain additional experience as a PADI Professional. You will build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities., as well as develop your teaching skills. It is a great way to gain experience before becoming an Instructor.
You will do?
- 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
- PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another organization
- Be at least 18 years old
- 60 logged dives (with experience in night, deep and navigation)
- Proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months
What can an Assistant Instructor do?
- Teach knowledge development (classroom) presentations (under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor)
- Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills (under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor)
- Teach the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course
- Teach the Project AWARE Specialty course
- Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences
- Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing the Emergency First
- Response Instructor Course