PADI Assistant Instructor Course

Want to become a PADI dive instructor someday? Start from the PADI Assistant Instructor course. By doing this, you will be able to share your passion with others and help them in experiencing the same happiness that you get while scuba diving.

Become a PADI Assistant Instructor if you have a strong passion for diving, are friendly, and want an adventurous life. You already have a deep love for aquatic life, right? Why not share this love with others by teaching scuba diving? The best part is that you yourself will get to be around and underwater while doing that. PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after scuba dive professionals across the globe and they set the standard for training dive professionals. Earning a PADI instructor rating requires a lot of sincere effort, commitment, and hard work. And you can reward yourself by getting a job that lets you share your amazing underwater adventures with others. By doing so, you will transform their lives for the better as well as add value to yours.

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The most important topics include the following:

  • Risk management and diver safety
  • Marketing diving and sales counselling
  • Learning, instruction and the PADI system
  • The business of diving and your role as an instructor
  • PADI standards and procedures for courses you can teach in water workshops

One may get college credit or the Assistant Instructor course and Instructor Development Course.

Top scuba diving sites in Havelock Island 

Havelock Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is home to some of the best scuba diving spots in Asia. Its azure waters are ideal for spotting incredible fish as well as colourful corals. Diving here is definitely an extraordinary experience for a lifetime. 

The top diving sites in Havelock Island are mentioned below:

  • Mac Point
  • Aquarium
  • The Wall
  • Minerva Ledge
  • Pilot Reef
  • Lighthouse
  • Seduction Point
  • Barracuda City
  • Turtle Bay
  • M4
  • Jackson’s Bar
  • Jonny George
  • Broken Ledge
  • Dicksons Pinnacle
  • Whitehouse Rock
  • MV Mars
  • Red Pillar
  • The Slope
  • Purple Haze
  • S.S. Inchkett

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is for you if you are interested in joining the ranks of committed scuba professionals, who are engaged in teaching the most popular and progressive diving programs. The Instructor Development Course (IDC) comprises 2 parts– the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Complete the entire IDC and attend an Instructor Examination (IE) after that. It will be your final step to earning a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an Assistant Instructor is ready to progress, you will be allowed entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating by attending an OWSI program. 

Those dive professionals may be eligible for enrolling directly in the OWSI program who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization. It makes way for becoming a PADI Instructor by recognizing prior instructor training.

If you are a PADI Divemaster, who has been a certified diver for 6 months, then you can enrol in the PADI Instructor Development course. You will also need:

  • At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 1 year
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 1 year

An Emergency First Response Instructor is also required but this rating can be earned during the instructor training.

The Instructor Examination (IE) is a 2-day evaluative program that tests the following aspects of an instructor candidate:

  • Teaching ability
  • Dive theory knowledge
  • Skill level
  • Understanding of the PADI System
  • Attitude and professionalism

Standardized PADI IEs are conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. In order to fairly and consistently evaluate a candidate’s abilities, the IE location, testing environment, and examination sessions are organized. The elite and respected PADI Instructor certification is earned only by those who meet the IE performance requirements. Also, there is a fee for attending an IE.


The IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses in 5-7 days. After that, you are able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions, and control open water dives. You get good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. You also become a better public speaker.

Getting started

There is the PADI’s eLearning option with which you can study independently at your own pace before class. A total of 9 interactive knowledge development sections are there. Pre-studying online will save your classroom time and thus, you will get more time to practise the skills that distinguish you as a PADI Instructor.

In addition to that, you should sign up for dive theory online in case you haven’t already completed it or it’s more than 12 months since you went through it. The program is a straightforward review of the following:

  • Dive physics
  • Dive Physiology
  • Dive Skills
  • Dive Equipment 
  • Dive Environment

One can get credit for the dive theory exam requirement during IDC by successfully completing dive theory online.

Contact Aqua Nomad, a 5-star PADI centre located in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep) for more details. 

PADI Assistant Instructor Course in Havelock Island (Swaraj Dweep)

Scuba diving is one of the most popular water activities in the world. In India, Havelock Island is known for having the best diving spots. The Andamans are surrounded by underwater coastal belts, which are home to a dense ecosystem of coral reefs and formations. A good chunk of visitors is attracted to the isles owing to excellent diving opportunities, along with calm and peaceful beaches, as well as delicious seafood. 

Havelock Island is known for having a number of outstanding locations that are great spots for diving. Going under the depths of these waters is exactly the type of experience that you are looking for. During your vacations in the stunning Andaman Islands, don’t forget to go for one of the finest scuba diving experiences in India that you can have in Havelock Island.

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