Assistant Instructor

If a Divemaster can be an assistant to an Instructor, what’s an Assistant Instructor (AI)? A Divemaster who can teach!

PADI Assistant Instructors can conduct the theory and confined water portions of most dive courses under the supervision of an instructor, making it the perfect way to gain experience teaching, with someone there to turn to when you’re not sure of something.

By taking another step up the professional ladder, you’ll learn to teach and to assess by giving presentations, teaching skills to simulated students in confined water and evaluating their learning, and then evaluate student divers in open water, to make sure they’ve mastered the necessary level of skill for certification.

Once qualified, you can gain further experience of teaching in the classroom and pool, in order to become more familiar both with the system you’re teaching and further develop your techniques to be an effective Instructor. In addition to all of this, the PADI AI can also independently teach the Project AWARE, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation and Peak Performance Buoyancy specialties.

PADI Assistant Instructor


The PADI Assistant Instructor course is conducted using a personalised schedule, designed to suit you and the pace at which you want to progress. Minimum of 40 hours training.

PADI Divemaster Certification or equivalent certification. Up to date First Aid & CPR certification. You must be minimum of 18 years old and hold a current HSE Dive Medical. 60 logged dives with documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.

• Learning materials
• Instruction
• Standard pool time
• Air fills
• Scuba equipment

Any completed forms we have requested and your learning pack. A relentlessly positive attitude, role model behaviour and plenty of enthusiasm:) Any dive gear of your own that you wish to use.

Want to know more about which courses you can do next?
Check out the COURSE PROGRESSION CHART or get in touch with us to discuss options.

We look forward to diving with you soon:)

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