THE PADI ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR COURSE
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 !
The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the and successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a .
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|The Fun Part
Get mentored while gaining hands-on experience teaching students.
What You 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
· 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
In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a , as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:
- Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a
- During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct supervision of a
- Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a
- 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 experiences in a pool or confined water
- Conduct PADI Seal Team AquaMissions
- Teach PADI specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the and some such as a dive slate, , compass, , etc.
The Learning Materials You Need
It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.
The PADI IDC crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Assistant Instructor or course. The 23-item pack includes:
- Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)
- IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials,
- Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
- Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
- Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
- PADI Instructor Manual.
Your Next Adventure
- Be a or qualifying certification from another certification organization
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have 60 logged dives, including , , and navigation dives
- Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
- Have within the last 24 months
- Be fit for diving and submit a signed by a physician within the last 12 months
- Want a fun and exciting career!
Take the full Instructor Development Course to become a PADI so you can teach and certify PADI Open Water Divers.