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Assistant Instructor


PADI Assistant Instructor

The Assistant Instructor is able to assist an instructor running courses and present the academic elaboration for any PADI Diver course under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor. The PADI Instructor must personally assess student knowledge development.


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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!


  • Minimum age is 18 years old
  • Students must hold Divemaster certification.
  • Current E.F.R. or equivalent certification.
  • Medical declaration of fitness to dive from physician.
  • Proof of 60 logged dives by the end of the course.

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  • Pricing is dependent upon the number of students.
  • The independent study is supported by the Instructor assessing knowledge reviews, class work and subject exams. You must score 75% or higher on all the exams.
  • Stamina snorkeling tests.
  • Training development to ensure dive skills are to demonstration standard.
  • Must attend Instructor Development Training (IDT) course for course presentation training.
  • Course Duration: Approximately 1 week, but this can vary, dependent on the agreed schedule.


A PADI Assistant Instructor may conduct:

  • Discover Snorkeling and Skin Diver Course
  • Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving
  • Conduct open water skills evaluations during Open Water Diver course training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Independently teach Project AWARE (non-diving) Specialty Course
  • Independently teach the AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation (non-diving) Specialty Course
  • Independently conduct Discover Scuba Diving in a pool or confined water environment.
  • Independently conduct PADI Seal Team Aqua Missions.
  • Teach and certify student divers in a non-diving specialty after successful completion of a Specialty Instructor Training course for that specialty