Harbor Dive Center | 200 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, CA 94965 | 1-415-331-0904 | hdc@harbordive.com | hdc mobile site
Monday thru Friday 10 am to 7 pm  |  Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Located in the waterfront community of Sausalito, along San Francisco Bay, Harbor Dive Center serves local/regional customers and travelers passing through the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Scuba lessons & equipment -- get information on PADI's entry-level scuba lessons, the PADI Open Water Diver certification  /  learn about our customers' favorite scuba equipment.
PADI Online Scuba Courses
PADI online scuba courses -- sign up and complete your scuba course academics online from home or anywhere with an internet connection.
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Shop store.harbordive.com or register online for your PADI® scuba lessons, classes and courses.
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Local and sponsored events -- get information about events in the San Francisco Bay Area and at Harbor Dive Center.
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Live facebook feed -- get current news from HDC posted on facebook without having to log in (great source for those who do not have a facebook account).
Stand up paddleboards (SUP) -- get information about Body Glove SUP's by Focus Brands.
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The Way the World 
Learns to Dive®
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Your adventure starts with your 1st
scuba course with Harbor Dive Center!
PADI Assistant Instructor Course
PADI Assistant Instructor Course is the 1st portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)!
Cost: $600

San Francisco Bay Area SCUBA lessons featuring PADI diver educational programs

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As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba
diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education.  You can act as an instructional
scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities.  It is a great way to gain experience in order
to become a scuba instructor!
What You Learn
You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills.  You learn through:
  • Knowledge development using self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations
The PADI Assistant Instructor Course consists of these sections:
Module 1 — Academic Training
  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Programs
  • Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
  • Teaching Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialties
  • Teaching in Confined Water
  • Conducting Open Water Training Presentations
Module 2 — Independent Study
  • Knowledge Development
Module 3 — Practical Application
  • Confined Water and Open Water Teaching Presentations
  • Standards Exam
  • Dive Rescue Skills Assessment
What You Can Teach
In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a
PADI Assistant Instructor you can:
  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct supervision of a
    PADI Instructor
  • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach and certify PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of a
    PADI Instructor
  • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
  • Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course
  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water
  • Conduct PADI Seal Team AquaMissions
  • Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty courses under the direction of a
    PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI IDC crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Assistant
.  The 23-item pack includes:
  • Instructor cue cards for PADI's core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)
  • IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials
  • Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
  • Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
  • Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
  • PADI Instructor Manual
You could purchase this product here at Harbor Dive Center
You must:
  • Be a PADI Divemaster or have a 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 PADI Emergency First Response training or equivalent within the last 24 months
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12
  • Want a fun and exciting career!!!
Take the PADI Professional challenge & excel -- register online at store.harbordive.com call us at 415-331-0904 to sign up for the PADI Assistant Instructor Course today!!!  (by appointment only)
PADI IDC is available through PADI eLearning®
Complete your Instructor Development Course academics online, then contact
us to finish your PADI Assistant Instructor program.
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