A passion for diving in your life! The PADI Assistant Instructor course is for those who are passionate about their lives and try to make their favorite activity as a profession in order to meet people and gain experiences. Assistant Instructor Courses allow you to learn the skills to supervise and organize scuba diving activities and develop effective teaching skills. This course is an opportunity to gain additional experience as a professional diver and to start at a level in order to learn PADI instructor systems. After becoming an assistant instructor, you can either continue your diver training or teach several courses in PADI independently. It is also a great way to gain experience in becoming a PADI instructor.


1. Who is it for?

For those who are interested in becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, who want to travel around the world and work at the same time, and who want to guide other divers into a new world as an assistant instructor.

  • Applicable age: 18 years or older
  • PADI Divemaster (or qualified equivalent for other training institutions)
  • At least 60 recorded Logged dives, including night, dip and underwater navigation dives
  • You must have been a diver for at least six months.
  • You must have received EFR Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months. ≫ Download Medical Statement


2. What is the total duration of the course?

The PADI Assistant Instructor Course takes at least 5 days.

※ Important: You should have at least eighteen hours of rest time after this diving course before traveling by airplane. Therefore, be sure to schedule one more day before flying after your dive.


3. What will you learn?

1) Course Orientation: Documentation and Guiding Course Schedule
2) Knowledge development: Classroom lesson, PADI system and standard, Procedural exam

• Learning, Instruction and the PADI Systems
• General Standards and Procedures
• Risk Management
• Marketing Diving
• Start Diving
• Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
• Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
• Teaching Confined Water
• Conducting Open Water

3) Skill Demonstration workshop (800m/y Snorkel swimming)
4) To evaluate knowledge development teaching presentation
5) To evaluate confined water teaching presentation
6) To evaluate open water teaching presentation (and Rescue Assessment)


4. Required Documents

1) 2 ID Photos (3*4)
2) Open Water / Advanced Open Water / Rescue / EFR C-Card (Original and Copy)
3) A credit card that is available overseas (such as VISA or MASTERCARD) to make the payment of $108 Australian Dollars for the Assistant Instructor registration fee.


5. How does the course work?

1) This program is led by a PADI IDC Staff instructor, Master Instructor or Course Director.
2) Once you complete this course, the Assistant Instructor Application form will be sent to PADI. This certification will be mailed to your residence within one or two months.


6. What is the schedule?

The PADI Assistant Instructor course can be started at any time, please refer to the sample schedule for your itinerary.

※ Important: The following schedules are samples according to the flight schedule and may be adjusted after consulting with the instructor at the individual’s request. Schedules are subject to change due to sudden weather changes.


7. Course Price

25,000 pesos

  • Assistant Instructor application fee is separate: AUD $ 108 (Australian dollars, credit card only)
  • Includes: Education fee
  • Does not include: Assistant Instructor application fee, Basic IDC Pak with Guide to Teaching Manual AUD $774.20 (IDC Pak with Guide to Teaching Manual (60134) – Includes: CW & OW Instructor Cue Cards (revised), Advanced Open Water Diver Instructor Cue Cards, RD Instructor Cue Cards, DM Instructor Cue Cards, OW & CW Lesson Planning Slates, OW Prescriptive Lesson Guides CD-ROM (E,S), RD Exam, Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Outlines, PADI`s Guide to Teaching Manual with hologram (revised), Diving Knowledge Workbook, Positive Approach Selling DVD, Specialty Course Instructor Manual (Digital, multilingual version, E, F, S), OW Quizzes and Exams (revised), DM exams, PADI Dive Planning & Skill Practice Slate (new), Brochures and other course documentation, Backpack.)


8. How to make a reservation?

1) Online Reservation: You may make a reservation through the Booking/Inquiry board on the homepage.
2) Reservations in Boracay: You may book reservations by visiting the Sea World location one day in advance. If you book locally, you will be required to pay a deposit of 10,000 pesos per person. Making a reservation on the same day may be difficult, so please reserve in advance.



9. What’s the next step?