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PADI ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR Gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver

The PADI Assistant Instructor course with POOLE DIVING

At POOLE DIVING, 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. It’s a great way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor!

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 POOLE DIVING PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.


The Fun Part

Get mentored while gaining hands-on experience teaching students.


What You Learn

You build upon your abilities to organise 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
    • PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Programs
    • Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
    • Teaching Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialties
    • Teaching in Confined Water
    • Conducting Open Water Training Presentations
  • Module 2: Independent Study
    • Knowledge Development
  • Module 3: Practical Application
    • Confined Water and Open Water Teaching Presentations
    • Standards Exam
    • Dive Rescue Skills Assessment


What You Can Teach

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

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.


The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.

It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.


The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI IDC crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor course. The 23-item pack includes:

  • Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)
  • IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials,
  • Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
  • Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
  • Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
  • PADI Instructor Manual.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact POOLE DIVING.


Prerequisites

You must

  • Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • Want a fun and exciting career!


Your Next Adventure

Take the full Instructor Development Course with POOLE DIVING to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor so you can teach and certify PADI Open Water Divers.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the POOLE DIVING Team members.

 

When These Happen:

This course many not be schedulded unless we have someone enrolled on the course already, however please look at the scheduleded IDC courses as we are able to combine this course within the IDC.

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18 Apr 2024 IDC Dive Centre - Poole, Vobster Quay - Mells 26 Apr 2024 6

Day 1
Thu 18 Apr 2024
09:30 AM
07 30
Dive Centre - Poole
Day 2
Fri 19 Apr 2024
09:30 AM
07 30
Dive Centre - Poole
Day 3
Sat 20 Apr 2024
09:30 AM
07 30
Dive Centre - Poole
Day 4
Sun 21 Apr 2024
09:30 AM
07 30
Dive Centre - Poole
Day 5
Mon 22 Apr 2024
09:30 AM
07 30
Dive Centre - Poole
Day 6
Tue 23 Apr 2024
09:30 AM
07 30
Vobster Quay - Mells
Day 7
Wed 24 Apr 2024
09:30 AM
07 30
Dive Centre - Poole
Day 8
Thu 25 Apr 2024
09:30 AM
07 30
Dive Centre - Poole

02 Oct 2024 IDC Part Time Dive Centre - Poole 24 Oct 2024 4

Saturday 1
Wed 02 Oct 2024
09:00 AM
08 00
Dive Centre - Poole
Sunday 1
Thu 03 Oct 2024
09:00 AM
08 00
Dive Centre - Poole
Saturday 2
Wed 09 Oct 2024
09:00 AM
08 00
Dive Centre - Poole
Sunday 2
Thu 10 Oct 2024
09:00 AM
08 00
Dive Centre - Poole
Saturday 3
Sun 20 Oct 2024
09:00 AM
08 00
Dive Centre - Poole
Sunday 3
Mon 21 Oct 2024
09:00 AM
08 00
Dive Centre - Poole
Friday 4
Tue 22 Oct 2024
06:00 PM
03 00
Dive Centre - Poole
Saturday 4
Wed 23 Oct 2024
09:00 AM
08 00
Dive Centre - Poole
Sunday 4
Thu 24 Oct 2024
09:00 AM
08 00
Dive Centre - Poole