PADI Assistant Instructor Course – Take the Next Step in Your Diving Career

Welcome to Sugar Land Dive Center’s PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) Course – the first step towards a rewarding career in scuba diving instruction! Our program is designed to help experienced divers like you take the next step in their diving careers and develop the skills and knowledge needed to become involved in training new divers.

As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you’ll have the opportunity to assist in teaching scuba courses under the supervision of a certified Open Water Scuba Instructor.

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What You’ll Gain from the Assistant Instructor Program

The PADI Assistant Instructor Course is a five-day program that builds upon your previous Divemaster training and is also the first component of the PADI Instructor Development Course. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the PADI System of training and learn how to apply it in practice. You’ll develop your skills in presenting knowledge development and conducting confined and open-water teaching presentations. Additionally, you’ll learn important safety and risk management techniques and effective communication strategies for working with students.

Our Assistant Instructor program is taught by experienced and passionate instructors who are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. With personalized instruction and hands-on experience, you’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to become a successful diving instructor.

At Sugar Land Dive Center, we believe that learning should be fun and engaging. That’s why our Assistant Instructor program is designed to be both challenging and enjoyable. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from passionate IDC Staff Instructors, gain hands-on experience, and develop valuable skills that will serve you well throughout your diving career.

Whether you’re looking to teach diving as a career or simply want to take your skills to the next level, Sugar Land Dive Center’s Assistant Instructor program is the perfect place to start. Join us today and take the first step towards a rewarding and fulfilling career in scuba diving instruction!

If you have any questions about our Assistant Instructor program, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you achieve your diving goals and look forward to working with you.


  • Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization.
  • Be at least 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.