PADI Assistant Instructor

PADI Assistant InstructorAs 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. It’s a great way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor!

  • What do I need to start?
  • What will I Do?
  • What can you Teach?
  • PADI Divemaster certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion within the last 24 months
  • 60 logged dives with documented experience in night, deep and navigation diving
  • Certified Diver for at least 6 months
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a Doctor within the past 12 months
  • Minimum Age: 18 yrs
You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills.

You learn through:

  • 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

The PADI Assistant Instructor Course consists of these sections:

  • Module 1: Academic Training
  • Module 2: Independent Study
  • Module 3: Practical Application
Assistant Instructors are authorised to teach the following PADI courses:

  • Present the knowledge development elaboration for any PADI Diver course under the instructor’s indirect supervision. The instructor personally assesses student knowledge development.
  • Present initial skills training under the instructor’s direct supervision during confined water dives.
  • Conduct open water surface skill evaluations during Open Water Diver course dives under the instructor’s indirect supervision.
  • Teach and certify Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of an instructor.
  • Skin Diver and Discover Snorkelling.
  • Independently teach the Project AWARE (nondiving) Specialty course.
  • Independently teach the AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation (nondiving) Specialty course.
  • Independently conduct Discover Scuba Diving in a pool or confined water.
  • Independently conduct PADI Seal Team AquaMissions.
  • Teach and certify divers in a specialty courses that don’t include dives after successful completion of Specialty Instructor Training courses for such specialties.

If you wish to make a booking please contact us or feel free to call in to the dive centre for a chat.
telephone 01375 892444

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