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PADI Assistant Instructor Training

Assistant Instructor  is the next professional level after Divemaster.

Usually, most dive professionals jump directly from DM to Instructor – however, this direct jump does not always prepare a professional to conduct Open Water courses right away. With an Assistant Instructor rating, you can ease into teaching and slowly learn the practical aspects of teach both theory and waterskills effectively, under the guidance of an instructor – this makes you a better instructor when you do go take that course. We strongly feel that there is value in taking a graded approach and really earning that instructor rating, as opposed to rushing there and getting it as quickly as possible.

Requirements for PADI Assistant Instructor

A candidate can directly enrol in this program after the Divemaster course

  • Complete the PADI Assistant Instructor portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course
  • Have a current, valid medical clearance
  • Have a valid CPR/First Aid certificate within the last 2 years

Pre-requisites to start the PADI Assistant Instructor program

Any candidate holding a Divemaster rating, either with PADI or another agency, can enroll for the PADI Assistant Instructor course  – there are no additional pre-requisites.

The PADI Assistant Instructor course

The Assistant Instructor program focuses on teaching the candidate how to teach dive theory and confined water, and so is a good mix of academics and in-water training. In addition, the course also covers effective supervision, control and problem management, both in confined water and in open water. The basic program itself takes 3-4 days – however, with candidates who do not have a lot of working experience as a Divemaster, we suggest that they take longer with the program, and consider a longer internship with us. As with all professional training, the more time you spend on the training, the better you get.

While DM courses can be started at any time, AI courses only run on a fixed schedule.   Please contact us for more info on this.


The price for the PADI Assistant Instructor course is Rs 25,000 + 18% GST.
For internship options, please contact us to discuss options and availability.

Not included in this are the cost of mandatory materials and registration/membership with the agency – please contact us for up-to-date pricing on this.