PADI Assistant Instructor

Not sure on becoming a full Dive Instructor or not enough time to follow the whole Instructor Course?

Start gaining experience as a PADI Professional by becoming an Assistant Instructor. While having already a certain amount of teaching responsibilities, you will still have the time to concentrate on developing your own teaching skills.

 As a PADI Assistant Instructor you can teach dive theory, present initial skills during confined water dives, evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills, and many more under the supervision of a PADI Instructor.

This course is the first component of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and builds upon Divemaster training. The Assistant Instructor course introduces you to the role of an instructional assistant, both in academic teaching and in confined & open water training. After this program, you can enroll in the Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI). This is the second component of the PADI IDC. After a successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), you will become certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

As an Assistant Instructor you immediately improve your employability and value within the diving world. This program credits towards the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and allows you to gain experience as an instructional assistant before deciding to commit to the IDC. The Assistant Instructor course can be conducted as part of the PADI IDC or as a stand-alone program.


  • PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization
  • 18 years old
  • Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months


  • PADI Assistant Intructor course
  • Unlimited Diving during your stay
  • Unlimited ocean safaris and other trips during your stay
  • Return transportation from the Inhambane airport.
  • Liquid Dive Adventures T-shirt
  • Discount of items bough from the Dive Shop
  • Discounted food and drinks from our restaurant


If you’re coming to do assistant instructor course only, please contact us about the materials required.


As a dive professional you’re recommended to have your own full scuba gear.

  • Fins, mask, snorkel
  • Buoyancy control device with low pressure inflator
  • Regulator with alternate air source and submersible pressure gauge
  • Wetsuit
  • Timing device, depth gauge and compass
  • Knife/diver’s tool
  • Slate and dive table
  • Two surface signaling devices
    • one audible (whistle, air horn, etc.)
    • one visual (inflatable surface tube, flare, signal mirror, etc.)
  • Weight belts, weights and tanks (provided by us)
  • Pocket mask

It is possible to rent basic equipment from us (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulator, wetsuit, weights and tank). However, if you wish to work as an instructor you will need your own set of gear.