2800 AED

PADI Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Stop dreaming of a better life, become a PADI Instructor...

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PROSM with an Instructor Development Course.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn the PADI Instructor certification.

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

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.

Register for IDC Online – PADI’s eLearning option that lets you study independently at your own pace before class. There are nine interactive knowledge development sections. Pre study online saves classroom time, which allows more time for practicing the skills that distinguish you as a PADI Instructor.

Also, sign up for Dive Theory Online, if you haven’t already completed it or it’s been more than a year since you went through it. The program is a straightforward review of dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus using the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for the dive theory exam requirement during your IDC.

Visit us in Dubai or Fujairah and discuss your best option on how to achieve your Instructor goal.

Location: Dubai or Fujairah

Prerequisites:

  • A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months
  • 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 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.

Duration:

  • AI 4 days
  • OWSI 5 days
  • Combined 9 days
Cost Assistant Instructor eLearning 2800 AED

Assistant Instructor eLearning (plus 237 GBP to PADI)

Cost Open Water Scuba Instructor 4000 AED
Cost IDC - (AI + OWSI combined) 6300 AED
Cost IDC + EFRI 6800 AED

Additional Costs/Fees:

Cost IDC Crew Pack 2769 AED
Deluxe Material Package 3375 AED

IDC Crewpack + EFRI Crewpack + AI eLearning - Normally 4858 AED

Cost IDC application 129 GBP
Cost Instructor Exam fee 445 GBP

All materials are available from Divers Down.