Assitant Instructor


Anybody can become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor but not everybody can become a great Dive Educator.


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Assistant Instructor

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) and first step to becoming an instructor. You will be mentored by Course Director Kevin Black while gathering hands on experience teaching students.

As an Assistant instructor you can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. It is a great way to gain experience in order to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

The course takes 4-5 days for an experienced Divemaster or 6-8 days if you have only recently become a Divemaster.

The program includes classroom based academic training , confined water and open water teaching sessions. This course takes you through the basics of becoming a great dive educator under the watchfull eye of experienced trainers.

Start today with the PADI Online Dive Theory course:

PADI Dive Theory Online




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Instructor Development Program

Preparing for your PADI Instructor Examination can be a daunting task. It can be made so much easier with a mentor program that teaches you everything you need to know prior to the start of your IDC.

Often referred to as a Pre-IDC our training program encompasses the Assistant instructor program and includes all the extra refinements in your skill levels to help you get the most out of your PADI IE.

It includes lots of time in the pool to refine your skills and lots of diving to practice your open water skills with real students under the guidance of Course Director Kevin Black. The course is limited to one candidate at any one time.

Each program is customized based on your current level of training and experience to ensure your personal growth and understanding of the business of diving and to get you to the level required to progress through your PADI IE with the comfort that you are prepared for anything that is thrown at you.

Start your Instructor Development Course today with PADI eLearning:

PADI IDC online course