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Assistant Instructor

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400 $

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7-10 Days


PADI Divemaster

Learn How to

Lead Specialty Courses

Dreaming of a bigger role in the diving world, but not quite ready for the full Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) commitment? The PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) rating might be your perfect fit!

AI vs. OWSI: What’s the Difference?

Here’s a breakdown:

  • PADI Assistant Instructor (AI): Assist certified PADI Instructors in teaching scuba diving courses and programs.
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI): Lead and teach a wider range of PADI scuba diving courses independently.

The Benefits of Becoming an AI:

  • Gain Responsibility: Take on a more active role in supporting certified instructors.
  • Expand Your Teaching Skills: Assist in leading various PADI programs, gaining valuable teaching experience.
  • Build Your Confidence: Develop your diving knowledge and leadership skills, paving the way for OWSI.

What Can You Do as an AI?

Here’s a glimpse of the exciting opportunities that await:

  • Lead Specialty Courses: Teach the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Diver course with instructor supervision.
  • Educate on Conservation: Lead PADI AWARE and Coral Reef Conservation Specialty courses independently.
  • Introduce New Divers: Conduct Discover Scuba Diving programs in controlled environments.
  • Spark a Passion for Diving: Oversee the PADI Bubblemaker program and PADI Seal Team AquaMissions.

Becoming an AI is Simple:

Start your journey by completing the first part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). This streamlined program focuses on building your teaching skills and diving knowledge. Upon passing the final exam, you’ll be a certified PADI Assistant Instructor, ready to take your diving career to the next level!

Are you ready to take a step up? Enroll in the PADI Assistant Instructor course today!


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PADI eLearning®

PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you.

It's your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.

eLearning time commitment: 5-10 hours

Need to Know

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

PADI Courses FAQ

PADI is the world’s largest scuba diving training organization and the most widely recognized dive certification in the world, with 30,000,000 PADI certified divers and counting. PADI sets the standard for the highest quality dive training, underwater safety and conservation initiatives while promoting the benefits of underwater connection. With PADI eLearning you can study at your own pace to achieve the dive knowledge and fundamentals required to confidently advance to your in-water training. With over 6,600 PADI Dive Centers and resorts across the globe and 128,000 PADI Professionals worldwide it’s easy to complete your dive training.

Your scuba diving certification is for life! However, diving regularly is highly recommended to maintain your dive skills and knowledge. Try to avoid long periods without diving (6 months or longer). If you haven’t been scuba diving recently, you should take the PADI Reactivate Scuba Refresher.

Anyone age 10 years and older can learn to dive and explore the underwater world. PADI knowledge development provides the fundamentals you need to confidently advance to your in-water dive training. With PADI eLearning you can read, watch videos, and take quizzes at your own pace before moving on to the next step. During in-water training, an experienced PADI Instructor will help you learn the necessary dive skills to become a safe and competent diver. Find out the benefits of underwater connection with your PADI Open Water Diver certification!
To complete your scuba diving certification, you must swim 200 metres/219yards (or 300 metres/328 yards in mask, fins and snorkel) without stopping, and float/tread water for 10 minutes, using any swimming methods you want. There is no time limit.

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