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PADI Assistant Instructor

The 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 education.

- 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 courses

  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences

  • Teach Emergency First Response after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course

- What will I do?

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

- What materials are needed?

  • PADI Instructor Manual

  • Instructor Candidate Workbook

  • 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 Outline

  • Aware Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Outline

  • 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 Booklet

Contact Andy on andy@divenorthampton.co.uk to enrol or for further information.


- What will I need to start?

PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another certification organization

At least 18 years old

Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives

Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months

- How long will it take?

The course can vary from as little as three days to more than two weeks.