Assistant Instructor

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Get Certified! PADI’s Assistant Instructor Course

Who doesn’t want to earn money while having fun? Here at Bottoms Up Scuba Indy  we can help you get that job where you get to feel like you’re on vacation all year round. Teach diving and live the dream!

If you are a people person, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life, then this is definitely the job for you. Become a PADI instructor and be rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others and along the way transform their lives for the better while enriching yours. PADI instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they have qualified for and completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals.

Be one of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education program. Go PRO with this Instructor Development course.


What You’ll Learn

For a minimum of five days, the Instructor Development Course (IDC) teaches you how to conduct all PADI courses. You will become a better public speaker and improve your demonstration skills while watching out for your student diver safety. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and lead open water dives. Some of the key topics are:


-PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach in water workshops

-Learning, Instructing and the PADI System

-Risk Management and Diver Safety

-Diving as a Business and your role as an instructor

– Sales Counseling and How to Market Diving

By completing the Instructor Development Course, you may be able to get College Credit because several institutions and national education councils around the world recommend PADI scuba courses for college credit, occupational certificates or educational funding.


The Requirements

A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for at least six months may enroll in the Bottoms Up Scuba Indy’s PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need the following:

-At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an Instructor Exam.

-Completed an 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 have to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but this rating can be earned during your instructor training.