Assistant Instructor

As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional Certified Assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience in order to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor!

  • Maximum of 4 candidates per instructor (Course Director / Staff Instructor) for in-water sessions.
  • Sea and pool used for Confined sessions.
  • Air Conditioned classroom.
  • Free Master Divers Instructor T-Shirt.
  • 15% Discount on all equipment purchases.

Our team work hard to provide a safe, fun, efficient and well organized dive centre. We work hard to make sure your dive experience is a positive one. With this in mind, BEFORE BOOKING, please read through the policies we have developed to help us ensure your time with us goes as smoothly as possible.

What you need to know

Who can take this course?

To enroll in the PADI Assistant Instructor course, you must be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organisation, be at least 18 years old and have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives.

You must have been a certified diver for at least 6 months, have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months and be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

If you would like to do this course and do not yet meet the minimum requirement, no problem. We can teach you everything you need.

How much does it cost?

The stand-alone course is 18,000 THB.

You will need to purchase a PADI IDC pack (which we offer at a discounted price of 15,500 THB). This includes The PADI Instructor Manual with Decal, PADI's Guide to Teaching, PADI Specialties Instructor Manual on CD Rom, Business of Diving / Best of USJ DVD, Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster), IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials, Lesson planning slates for confined and open water and Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses.

There will also be further costs, payable to PADI for the Assistant Instructor Application, of AU$ 108.


How long is the course?

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is taught over one week and comprises of theory, knowledge presentations, confined water and open water sessions.

We also run a full PADI Instructor Development Course every month which includes this PADI Assistant Instructor course, the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course and the Emergency First Response Instructor course.

We also run a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer program following the Instructor Exam (IE) which includes an internship. This trains you to teach 5 Specialties as a PADI Instructor and gives you the rating of MSDT.

What's included?

The course includes full equipment hire where needed and boat fees, high quality instruction from experienced and qualified instructors, tea, coffee, water and light refreshments on the boat, tea, coffee, water, Wifi and internet station use in the dive centre too.

How do I book?

Ready to book now? With Master Divers you can book online with a small deposit, using VISA, MasterCard or AMEX.

Please note that the dive center is closed for the following dates each year: 1st January, 14th April & 25th December. If any of these dates fall into your intended travel dates, please contact us first before booking.

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