The Assistant Instructor course (will be taught in partnership at a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre) introduces you to the tools and skills required to become an effective teacher. You will be challenged, but reap the rewards as you find yourself well on your way to effectively grow as a dive professional.
To enrol in this 4 day Pro development course you must be 18 years or older with a minimum of 60 logged dives. A Divemaster, or at leadership level from another organisation, diver certification for 6 months and medical clearance signed by a physician.
Classroom and independent study will introduce you to student diver instruction, the PADI system and a test of your diving knowledge. Water skills, stamina tests, both Confined and open water presentations will perfect your skills. You can be assured of full readiness should you wish to proceed to the Instructor Development Course (IDC) and complete your Open Water Scuba Instructor.
What you learn:
Learning, Instruction and the PADI system
General standards and procedures
Teaching in confined water
Teaching PADI speciality diver courses
Developing knowledge development presentations
Conducting open water dives
Knowledge development teaching presentations
4 E's Counselling workshop
Discover scuba diving workshop
OWSI candidates that completed their Assistant Instructor with us have reported that they felt more confident and better prepared than Divemaster candidates.
Your next step:
Increase your opportunities as an Open water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) by extending your knowledge.
Let us help you prepare: