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! The Assistant Instructor program is comprehensive and includes:

  • Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
  • Teaching Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialties
  • Teaching in Confined Water
  • Conducting Open Water Training Presentations
  • Building upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills.

This course is highly individualized. Once you begin the process, much of the training can take place on a schedule that meets your individual needs. For additional information, or to enroll, call (630) 833-8383.

Prerequisites: PADI Divemaster certification (or equivalent) and certification in First Aid and CPR. ♦


Places and Times

Note: Classroom, pool and open-water sessions determined by instructor and students.  

2019 Course Dates



(Contact Underseas Scuba Center)

Custom Scheduling