PADI Assistant Instructor

What can you do once your qualified?

  • Teach PADI Specialties such as Peak Performance Buoyancy and Project Aware.

  • Conduct lessons in Discover Scuba Diving, Bubble Maker programmes and PADI Seal Team Aqua Missions independently.

  • Present initial skills training under the instructor’s direct supervision during confined water training.

  • Conduct open water surface skill evaluation during open water diver course under the instructor’s indirect supervision.


What do you need to start the course?

  • Be a PADI Divemaster or leadership level with another diver training organisation.

  • Be 18 years old.

  • Have 60 logged dives with documented experience in night, deep and navigation diving.

  • Be a certified diver for at least six (6) months.

  • Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician with the previous 12 months.

  • Emergency First  Response Primary and Secondary care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.


You will also need a full set of diving equipment which includes exposure suit (7mm or higher), boots, hood, fins, mask, snorkel, BCD, Regs and dive computer. We can rent to you a full set of equipment. Contact us for special deals on gear.

Required Materials

You will need a full PADI IDC Crew pack which is included in the price of the course, an RDP and ERDP, PADI latest edition of students materials: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue and Divemaster. All of which can be purchased with us.


What will the course entail?

Academic Training

  • Developing and refining knowledge development presentations.

  • Teaching Snorkelling and PADI Discover Scuba programmes.

  • Teaching in Confined and Open Water Presentations.

  • Dive theory examination.

  • Teaching PADI Specialties such as Project Aware and Peak Performance Buoyancy.


Practical Training

  • In water confined and open water teaching.

  • Knowledge development presentations.

  • Skill quality demonstration.

  • Dive rescue scenario.


Practical Application

  • Rescue skills assessment.

  • Evaluation of skills.

  • Confined and open water teaching presentations.






This Includes:

  • PADI IDC Crew Pack.

  • Transport to and from dive site.

  • Cylinders, air  and weights

  • All tuition.


Does not include:

  • PADI Assistant Instructor registration fees


Your first fin kick to becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI).

Right, so you are a PADI DM or equivalent from another training organisation? And want to take your diving career to the next level?  But you don’t want to become a full PADI Instructor, then the PADI Assistant Instructor is the course you want.


From this course you will gain invaluable experience as a PADI Professional and the PADI system of education, providing you with the confidence to teach knowledge development presentations as well as open water and confined water classes.