PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor
Development Course (IDC). You'll not only gain additional experience as a
PADI Professional but you'll also start learning the PADI System of diver
What is included in the course?
As part of the course fee you will receive the
complete PADI Instructor Manual together with the Guide to Teaching. In
addition you will require the following materials:
How much does the course cost?
For current prices of the Assistant Instructor
Course, check out our Prices Page
When can I start the course?
We run the Assistant Instructor Course twice
a year in conjunction with our Course Directors John Kinsella and Monica Schaefer follow the
link to our Calendar Page to see our full schedule.
What can PADI Assistant Instructors do?
- Teach academic presentations
under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
- Evaluate Open Water Diver surface
skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
- Teach the PADI Peak Performance
Buoyancy Specialty course
- Teach Project AWARE Specialty
- Conduct PADI Discover Scuba
- Teach Emergency First Response
after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course
What will I do on the course?
- Knowledge development through self-study,
quizzes, lectures and presentations
- Confined water skill review and assessment,
workshops and presentations
- Open water workshops, rescue assessment and
- Open Water Lesson Planning Slate
- Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
- Open Water Aquatic Cue Cards
- Confined Water Aquatic Cue Cards
- The Law and the Diving Professional
- The Business of Diving
- The Best of The Undersea Journal
- Log Book
- Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor
Specialty Instructor Outline
- Project AWARE Specialty Program Instructor
- Open Water Diver Manual
- Recreational Dive Planner, The Wheel and
table, and Instructions for Use Booklets
- Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
- Adventures in Diving Manual
- Rescue Diver Manual
- Rescue Diver Final Exams Booklet
- Divemaster Manual Divemaster Final Exams
How can I prepare for the course?
We have put together a detailed information sheet on all the steps you need to consider before you start your IDC you can download our IDC Planning Guide here