The PADI Assistant Instructor course with DIVEWORLD
At DIVEWORLD, as a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional diver, but you also start learning to best utilise the PADI System of diver education, working closely with our pro team of PADI Instructors. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience on the road to becoming a full 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 DIVEWORLD, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
The PADI Assistant Instructor course with Diveworld will hone your professional capabilities. The course is tailored to each individuals needs & availability, so give us a call and start your improvement now. Our courses are made to each candidate so can be flexible to suit your availability .
The Fun Part
Having support and back-up while gaining real, hands-on experience teaching students.
What You Learn
You build upon your abilities to organise and supervise scuba diving activities learned during the Divemaster course, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. Together we will work at :
- 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
The PADI Assistant Instructor Course consists of these sections:
- PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Program workshops.
- Developing Knowledge Development Presentation workshops
- Teaching Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialties
- Teaching in Confined Water
- Conducting Open Water Training Presentations
- Dive theory knowledge development
- Confined Water and Open Water Teaching Presentations
- PADI Standards & procedures Exam
- Dive Rescue Skills Assessments
What You Can Teach
In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:
- Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
- During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor.
- Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
- Teach and certify PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of a PADI Instructor
- Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
- Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course
- Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water
- Conduct PADI Seal Team AquaMissions
- Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating
- Teach Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty under the direction of a PADI Instruuctor after earning the specialty instructor rating with a course director.
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all the familiar basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc. all as set out in Standards.
It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills. We can provide anything you don`t have to use during the course.
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI IDC crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor course. The 23-item pack includes:
- Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)
- IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials,
- Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
- Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
- Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
- PADI Guide to Teaching.
- The same materials will cover the OWSI programme too.
For all your learning materials and equipment, contact DIVEWORLD.
- Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization
- Be 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
- Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months (we can organise this, just ask)
- Want a fun and exciting career!
Your Next Adventure
Complete your Instructor Development Course with DIVEWORLD to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor so you can teach and certify PADI Open Water Divers.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the DIVEWORLD Team members, or book an informal chat with Diveworlds Course Director.