Assistant Instructor Course
(Professional Level 2)

The PADI Assistant Instructor course provides training as assistants and dive educators. An Assistant Instructor will be able to gain employment by teaching basic recreational scuba diving under the indirect supervision of an instructor. When ready, this course will prepare them to become dive instructors.

Tuition: $699.00*
Course Material: $950.00
Activity Fees: $400.00
Required Equipment: $4945.00

*Tuition is excluding all other financial fees and responsibilities. (See course breakdown below)

Note: Must meet all requirements as a Divemaster before enrolling in Assistant Instructor course. Prerequisite: Minimum age of 18; PDA 4000, or leadership level with a recreational diver training organization; completion of a sanctioned course in CPR and first aid within the past two years; have completed and logged at least 60 open water dives; be in good physical condition for diving and submit an approved medical exam form for a diving medical examination conducted within the past two years; successfully complete a pre-assessment of knowledge and skill. Must be a certified diver for at least 6 months.

Prior Credit is given for qualified dive certifications which may lower the cost and duration of course

PADI Assistant Instructor certification fee for 2019 is $97.00

All professional certification fees to PADI are the responsibility of the student.

Assistant Instructor Course Breakdown

Assistant Instructor Program  Class Hours Tuition Fees Mandatory Dive Gear Book Fees Activity Fee Certificate
PDA5000 Assistant Instructor  60 $699   $950   Yes
TOTAL   60 $699  $4,945 $950 $400 $6,994

ALL OR PART OF THE ABOVE COURSE MAYBE COVERED BY GI BILL® BENEFITS

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