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Embark on the next phase of your professional diving journey with the PADI Assistant Instructor Course at Aquanorth. This pivotal program is designed for PADI Divemasters and those on the path to becoming PADI Instructors, offering an immersive experience into the world of dive education and leadership. As a premier diving centre, Aquanorth is committed to providing high quality training, preparing candidates for successful careers in diving instruction.


Course Overview

The PADI Assistant Instructor Course is an integral step in the professional diver’s pathway, bridging the gap between Divemaster and Open Water Scuba Instructor. This course focuses on developing your teaching skills, enhancing your ability to conduct PADI programs independently, and preparing you for the full Instructor Development Course (IDC).


Course Objectives and Structure

The program combines theoretical knowledge development with practical teaching experiences, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of PADI's educational philosophy and the ability to apply it effectively.


Knowledge Development

Participants will engage in interactive learning sessions covering dive theory, PADI Standards, and the fundamentals of student-centered learning. This knowledge base is essential for understanding the principles behind the PADI System of diver education and how to adapt it to various learning environments.


Teaching Assignments

A significant component of the course involves practical teaching assignments. Candidates will practice:

  • Conducting confined water teaching presentations, honing their skills in demonstrating and evaluating student performance.
  • Presenting knowledge development teaching segments, learning to effectively communicate dive theory to students.
  • Assisting with Open Water Diver course training, gaining real-world experience in managing students in an open water setting.


These assignments are designed to build confidence in your teaching abilities and prepare you for the responsibilities of a PADI Instructor.



Upon successful completion of the Assistant Instructor course, candidates receive the PADI Assistant Instructor certification. This qualification enables you to teach certain PADI programs independently and is a crucial step towards achieving the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating.


Why Choose Aquanorth for Your Assistant Instructor Course?

Aquanorth stands out as a premier choice for professional diving education, thanks to our dedicated team of experienced PADI Course Directors and Instructors. Our 5-Star rating reflects our commitment to excellence in diving instruction and our ability to provide a supportive, enriching learning environment. By choosing Aquanorth, you're not just enrolling in a course; you're joining a community passionate about diving and education.

Advance your diving career with the PADI Assistant Instructor Course at Aquanorth. Contact us today to learn more about the program or to enrol and start your journey towards becoming a PADI Instructor.

PADI Assistant Instructor

PriceFrom £300.00
  • Course Requirements

    • Be at least 18 years of age.
    • Be qualified to at least Divemaster level or equivalent from another recognised training organisation.
    • Be able to swim.
    • Be in good physical health
    • Complete a Medical Statement. (Click here to download) Signed by your GP
    • An in date EFR or 1st Aid qualification.
    • Agree to our terms and conditions. (Click here)
  • What's included?

    Included in the cost of your course is:

    • 4 pool sessions
    • 2 days at open water (excludes any open water site entry fees)
    • 2 classroom sessions

    Please note thst this course does not include kit hire, transport or the PADI Materials for this course.

  • What's next?

    The next step on your pro journey is to enrol in an Instructor Development Course.

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