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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.

Lesson / Course Cost

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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!

Good To Know

  • 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.


  • 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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Course Overview

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.

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