Assistant Instructor

553159_10151853625265524_1265429654_nSeven Seas Scuba is an honored PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center with an dedicated on-site local Course Director. Outstanding education is one of Seven Seas Scuba’s focal points starting from the first levels of scuba training through professional level courses. Please call or email us to discuss your future path as a PADI Assistant Instructor!

  • Class fees – $600
  • eLearning – $355

PADI eLearning

  • Assistant Instructor Application Fee – $86 (payable to PADI due at the end of the program)
  • Course materials required and not included in the class fees – Call for pricing
    (total cost may vary per person as divers may currently own certain listed materials)*

    • PADI Instructor Manual (current PADI dive professionals may download, save, and/or print a current PADI Instructor Manual from the PADI Pros Site for free)
    • Presentation Outlines and Knowledge Review Answer Keys for the OW, AOW, Rescue, and Divemaster programs (current PADI dive professionals may download, save, and/or print these from the PADI Pros Site for free)

The following items are available in the IDC crew-pak

  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching manual w/Binder & CD and info sheet
  • Specialty Course Instr. Manual, Instructor Cue Cards (slates):
    • Confined Water
    • OW
    • AOW
    • Rescue Diver
    • Divemaster
  • OW Lesson Planning Slate
  • Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
  • Student Skill Practice Slate
  • Open Water Multilingual Prescriptive Lesson Guides CD-ROM
  • OW Quizzes & Exams
  • Rescue Diver Exams
  • Divemaster Exams
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Guide
  • Positive Approach Selling DVD
  • Instructor Application
  • Evaluation Enrollment Form
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Candidate Info & Training Record Form
  • Blue Hologram Decal
  • PADI Backpack

The following items are required, not included in the IDC crew-pak but available for purchase separately

  • PADI Pro Logbook (note, this is included in the DM crew-pak)
  • All Updated Course Manuals (Open Water thru Divemaster)
  • Recreational Dive Planners (eRDPml and Table) including Instructions for Use Booklets
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving (note, this is included in the DM crew-pak)
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook (note, this is included in the DM crew-pak)

* We will assist you in pricing the materials you determine you will need. Depending on the materials in need, some may be available for use by you during your course (keep in mind that all listed materials are also required if you plan to continue on to Instructor), others may be available for purchase.

Please be reminded that upon successful completion of this course and receipt of certification from PADI, you will need to notify your professional liability insurance carrier to have your policy modified to reflect your new professional level before you take on any Assistant Instructor duties.

To be eligible to participate in the Assistant Instructor Candidate at Seven Seas Scuba, the following prerequisites must be met:

  • You must be at least 18 years or older to start the program
  • You must be a PADI Divemaster (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • You must hold current professional liability insurance
  • You must hold a current CPR certification
  • You must be able to show proof of at least 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation
  • You must have a completed Medical Statement (signed by a physician) dated within the past 12 months (note: you will also be asked to provide this if you decide to complete a full IDC and sit for an Instructor Exam)

Being an active Assistant Instructor leads you into the world of instructing and for some it will be the first step in continuing their education toward becoming PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors. For others, it will be a natural position to achieve a greater involvement in the experiences and education of recreational scuba divers. We look forward to helping you reach your professional goals. Please contact Nicolle to set up a consultation time to discuss the Assistant Instructor course in more detail.

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