The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). By participating in the Assistant Instructor course, you'll gain additional experience as a PADI Professional and start learning the PADI System of diver education.

What can PADI Assistant Instructors do?

- Teach academic presentations under indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
- Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
- Teach the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course
- Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
- Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences

What will I need to start?

- PADI Divemaster rating (or equivalent from another training organisation)
- 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

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

How long will it take?

The course can take as few as 3 days to complete.