PADI 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.


To enroll in the PADI Assistant Instructor Course you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a PADI Divemaster
    (or equivalent from another training 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
  • Current Emergency Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR) within the last 24 months (or equivalent from another training organization)
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • Want a fun and exciting career!

What You Can Teach

In a addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:

  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach and certify PADI Peak performace Buoyancy Specialty under the direction of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach Project Aware Specialty courses
  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water
  • Conduct PADI Seal Team Aquamissions
  • Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating

What You Will learn

You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentratin on developing teaching skills. You learn through:

  • Knowlege developement through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations
Diving Equipment You Will Need

Each Diver needs a complete set of Scuba Equipment. Texas Dive Center carries a full line of rental equipment as well as scuba gear from premier manufacturers.

Course Price

If you are interested in becoming a PADI Assistant Instructor, call Texas Dive Center at (281) 741-9949 to discuss prices and which course format will fit your needs.