Scubaventures Diving

Training the Recreational Diving Professional

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As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities.

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 PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. You will learn how to present: Knowledge development by doing self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations Confined water skills by in-water review and assessment, workshops and presentations Open water teaching in-water by workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations As an Assistant Instructor, you become a valuable part of the PADI Diver Education Team.

In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, 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.