Start Teaching Others the Wonder of Diving

Are you a PADI Divemaster or dive leader from another agency? Do you enjoy seeing the wonder in a new student’s eyes when they take that first breath underwater or do you want to become part of the PADI family? This course is the perfect way to do just that. You will learn basic teaching techniques and how to use the PADI system of diver education to bring the wonder of the underwater world to new diver.

Pre Requisites

18 years of age
PADI Divemaster or other dive leader from an approved agency.
Submit a doctor signed medical form no more than 12 months old at the conclusion of the course.


$750 / diver

Includes all instruction and counseling from one of our in-house PADI Course Directors and Instructor Development staff.

After successfully completing the course you are responsible for the application fee (paid directly to PADI)

Equipment NEEDED

Personal Gear: Mask, snorkel, fins, boots, logbook, knife or diver tool, SMB w/ spool or reel.

Diving System: Tank, BCD with low pressure inflator, primary regulator and alternate air source, SPG, depth gauge or dive computer, compass, quick release weight system and weights, adequate exposure protection, two surface signaling devices (one audible and one visual), dive computer or RDP w/ timing device.

AIl students are professionals in training and are required to have their own equipment.

materials Needed

You will need a tablet capable of running the current version of the PADI Library App (either iOS or Android) with the PADI Digital Library installed.

You will also need these materials (all materials need to be up to date and current): PADI Open Water Diver Manual, RDP Table w/ Instructions for Use Booklet, eRDPML w/ Instructions for Use Booklet, PADI Advanced Open Water Manual w/ slate, PADI Rescue Diver Manual w/ slate, PADI Divemaster Manual w/ slates, PADI Instructor Development Course Crewpak w/ hologram.

You will also need to complete the PADI Instructor Development Course Online (available for purchase from TGADC).


Your PADI Assistant Instructor program can be conducted simultaneously with the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course for those enthusiastic divers wanting to become a full instructor

2021 Schedule

Class & Pool
TGADC AquaCenter
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Open Water Dives
Mermet Springs
10:00am - 5:00pm
February 27, 28 & March 27May 2
July 10, 11 & August 14September 6