Assistant Instructor

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Who should take this course?


If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. A superb stepping stone to this is the PADI Assistant Instructor Program.


This course is part of the larger PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Program, and enables you to teach certain courses in your own rights along with expanding your dive leadership and your teaching skills, utilising the PADI teaching methodologies.


Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.


Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals eventually complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.


Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is READY to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating. We also recommend the EFR Instructor course in tandem with the Assistant Instructor which is another requirement to obtain the full PADI Instructor rating. 


To enrol on this course you must be / have:


  • PADI DiveMaster or leadership level qualification with another dive organisation

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • A minimum of 60 logged dives, with documented experience in Night diving, Deep diving and Underwater Navigation

  • Certified diver for six months

  • Certified fit to dive by a physician within the last 12 months

  • EFR course completion within the last 2 years


What Will You Learn and post qualification be able to:



*some of the above will be under direct / indirect supervision of a PADI instructor.


When You are ready to take the full step to become an instructor, we have relationships with multiple course directors, who can help you achieve your dream.


Call Us: 07434 124455 or 01708 206400