PADI Assistant Instructor

Course Requirements

  • PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another certification organisation
  • 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

Course Duration

  • 4 Days

Cost - £375 + Materials

The first 6 subjects are completed through PADI elearning. If these are handled as lectures this is an additional £60

These are the materials you will need for the course; they all come in the IDC crew pack, which you can purchase from us at a discounted price.

  • PADI IDC Crewpack

Course Dates - Course run on request

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). You'll not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional but you'll also start learning the PADI System of diver education.

During the course, you’ll attend six curriculum presentations. You’ll also give at least two confined water teaching presentations, two knowledge development presentations, and one open water teaching presentation integrating two skills. Our staff will evaluate your teaching presentations and provide suggestions for improvement.

 PADI Assistant Instructors can :

  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course
  • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences
  • Teach Emergency First Response after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course

The PADI Professional courses we teach directly at the Dive School are PADI Divemaster Training, Emergency First Response Instructor Training and Instructor Speciality Training, all other PADI Instructor Training is conducted by our PADI Course Director and PADI IDC Staff Instructor at

Kent Diving PADI 5 Star IDC Centre S-7829
Lawson Road

All bookings are to be taken by the centre conducting the course.

How can I continue my adventure?
Once you get your AI certification you can begin your OWSI (part 2 of the IDC).

For further details or to book on any of our courses please call us on: 01959 564211 email us at: