PADI IDC: Assistant Instructor Program

Your 1st Step To Become A PADI Instructor!

Course Requirements:
In order to become a PADI Assistant Instructor, you:

  • Must be at least 18 years’ old
  • Must be certified as a PADI Divemaster or equivalent
  • Must have medical clearance signed by a physician
  • Must have 60 logged dives
  • Must be a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Have an enthusiastic attitude and want to have FUN!

PADI Assistant Instructor Duties:
PADI Assistant Instructors can:

  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course
  • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
  • Teach Coral Reef Conservation Specialty courses
  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences
  • Teach Emergency First Response after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course

Materials and Equipment Needed:
Materials Needed:

  • PADI IDC Training Package
  • PADI Dive Theory Online
  • PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • eRDPml and RDP Table
  • Professional Logbook

Personal Diving Equipment Required:
You will need all your own personal equipment. This includes your mask, snorkel, fins, lycra socks, boots, gloves, surface marker buoy, reel, signaling device (whistle) and cutting device (shears or knife), Basic 1st Aid Kit Cost varies depending on what pieces of equipment fit your specific needs.

Diving Equipment Needed:
You will need all your own scuba equipment. This includes regulator system with computer, BCD, cylinder, exposure suit with hood, weights and weight belt, “O” Ring and Basic Tool Kit, float with anchor system and at least 30 feet of line.

Course Scheduling:
Becoming a PADI Assistant Instructor is simple as one, two, three! Step one is your orientation and academic portions, step two is your pool dives and step three is your open water dives.

Step One:
Orientation: Two hours of course logistics, paperwork, scheduling and equipment fitting
Classroom: Four classroom sessions of 4 hours each, consisting of seven lectures to help you develop PADI teaching presentations, increase your diving knowledge and dive theory

Step Two:
Pool: Four pool sessions of 4 hours each, consisting of developing your confined water and rescue skills to teaching level, as well as presenting your PADI confined water presentations

Step Three:
Open Water Dives: One day at the open water, where you will give your presentations from the PADI Open Water course, as well as the PADI Specialties that you will be able to teach.

Your Instructor will sit down and design a schedule to assist you with completing your program.

Course Extras
You will be receiving a copy of our book “Effective Scuba Leadership: PADI IDC Workbook”.

Course Fees:
Select your personal learning method:

Course Fees: $600.00, plus materials
The above price includes the following:
Store Fees: $300.00
Instructor Fees: $300.00, paid directly to your instructor

The above prices DOES NOT include:
Material Fees:
IDC Training package – See Current PADI Price List
PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook – See Current PADI Price List
PADI Dive Theory Online – See Current PADI Price List
Current PADI materials – depends on items needed;

PADI Certification Fees:
PADI Assistant Instructor Certification Fee – See Current PADI Price List

We are looking forward to assisting you with becoming a PADI Assistant Instructor!
Welcome to PADI!