Assistant Instructor

PADIAssistant Instructor


The A-1/PADI Assistant Instructor Course


Congratulations on your interest to become a PADI Assistant Instructor. There’s nothing more exciting and gratifying than teaching others about the fun, adventure and excitement of diving. This course will likely be one of the most challenging diving programs you’ll take and at the same time, it will be one of the most rewarding.

The combined talents of our two PADI Course Directors and team of IDC Staff Instructors is extraordinary and will help ensure you are receiving the most up to date and state-of-the-art program in the region.

Prior to the first scheduled session, you’ll need to complete the nine PADI Online Independent Study sections outlined below. You’ll then participate in four days of training which will include knowledge development presentations, confined water skill circuit evaluation, classroom/confined water teaching presentations and open water skills evaluation/rescue assessment.

The following information will help explain the many exciting aspects of our Assistant Instructor Course.

  • Click to view prerequisites
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  • Click to view required materials

Assistant Instructor

Course Fee – $450


  • All knowledge development, pool sessions and open water dives
    Note: entry fees to the open water site are not included
  • Use of tanks and weights

Not Included:

  • PADI manuals, slates, quizzes/exams
  • PADI Online Independent Study fee (see step 2 below)
  • PADI Assistant Instructor Application fee – $90
  • Personal diving equipment
  • Transportation
  • Entry fees to open water sites
  • Lodging/meals

Steps to Register

Step 1

  • Enroll in the AI Course (see bottom of page)

Step 2

  • Complete the nine required PADI Online Independent Study sections prior to your first day of the class.
    Note: There is a separate fee of $366 paid to PADI for this service.

Step 3

Please Note: cancellations made less than two weeks before the course will result in a cancellation fee. There will be NO refunds after the starting date of the course.

And Finally

Your key to success in this course is to be prepared and willing to learn new information, new techniques, and the various “Formulas for Success.” Our job is to do everything possible to help you to become the best Assistant Instructor you can be and ultimately get you prepared for the Open Water Scuba Instructor course.

So get ready for the time of your life. We look forward to helping you succeed in you pursuit to become a PADI Assistant Instructor. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.

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Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your deposit.