The PADI Assistant Instructor course takes PADI Divemaster training a step further by teaching certified assistants how to introduce new knowledge and skills independently, or with minimal supervision. The course enhances abilities as an instructional assistant and provides candidates with practical experience in teaching knowledge and skill development portions of various PADI courses. Candidates also learn to conduction open water dives for the courses they can teach, such as the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty. The course familiarizes candidates with PADI Standards, administrative requirements and certification procedures and prepares them for additional PADI Instructor training.
Becoming a PADI Assistant Instructor is a good option for PADI Divemasters who want to gain additional knowledge and skills before finishing an IDC or who must delay attending a complete IDC. Some individuals may find it helpful to become familiar with the PADI System through the assistant instructor course before going on to an OWSI program. Some assistant instructors many not become instructors for a variety of economical, education and personal reasons, but still may work as dive professions and hold key positions within the dive industry. They can provide many instructional and noninstructional services for dive centers and resorts, which allows instructors to concentrate on teaching core programs.
It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you.
The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes.
You’ll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore PADI Pro Diving Jobs worldwide. You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification.
The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations. Organisation and dedication are key.
During the IDC eLearning you will be introduced to:
During the IDC Curriculum You Will Learn:
What You Will Participate In:
As a PADI Assistant Instructor you will be able to:
Candidates complete the independent study through PADI IDC eLearning. As with all PADI programs, considerations, candidate ability and the number of candidates in a course.
If the IDC eLearning is completed prior to the start of the course, then 3 days is all that is needed to complete the curriculum. If eLearning cannot be completed prior to class and must be delivered in person then the length is 5 days.
See the IDC component for all required equipment and materials