- Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization
- Be 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
- Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement if you like you can contact us for a copy of the PADI medical form to check first before you come
* Plus you must also pay PADI directly for your Assistant Instructor rating which is currently $100 Australian dollars.
What materials do you need?
The EFR Instructor Manual and PADI IDC crewpak which includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor course.
We can supply this for you at cost of 20,500 Baht
As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you'll start to learn 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 part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI) and successfully passing the Instructor Examination (IE), results in certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Whilst working as an Assistant Instructor you'll gain hands-on experience teaching students while still being under the wing of an experienced Instructor.
You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Assistant Instructor course.
Find out more about the assistant instructor course on page 2: