Assistant Instructor

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 PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

The Fun Part

Get mentored while gaining hands-on experience teaching students. You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Assistant Instructor course.

What You Learn

You build upon your abilities to organize 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

Contact us for more information.

Upcoming courses

Click here to see upcoming professional classes and events

Latest News

Free Suunto Compass!

For a limited time, receive a free SK-8 compass wi

Master Scuba Diver Info Night

Have you ever been frustrated on a dive boat becau

LIVE from M.V. Ocearch: Tracking Great White Sharks!

Come join us as Lindsay Laughner, OCEARCH Educ

Contact Us

Blue Planet Scuba
1755 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
- 4 blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro

(202) 527-9419
info-at-blueplanetdc.com

Staff Email and Docs Login

Store Hours

Tuesday-Friday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

Get Our Emails

* = required field

powered by MailChimp!