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!
The PADI Assistant Instructor Course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI) and successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Get mentored while gaining hands-on experience teaching students whilst showing them the wonders of the aquatic environment.
You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills.
You learn through:
The PADI Assistant Instructor Course consists of these sections:
In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.
The PADI IDC Crewpack includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor Course. The 23-item pack includes:
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