PADI Assistant Instructor

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The PADI Assistant Instructor Course with Jack's Diving Locker

The Assistant Instructor Course is offered to Divemasters who are ready to make progress in their professional scuba diving career development.  Train in tropical paradise in Kona, Hawaii with our friendly and knowledgeable professional staff at Jack’s Diving Locker – a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort with ample classroom space, custom-built scuba training pool, and premier open water training sites.  Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be certified as PADI Assistant Instructors (AI).

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AI Course Details

  • Total Costs: $1,950

    • Course must be taken in conjunction with an IDC (Please contact for custom pricing/scheduling.)

    • Includes required PADI IDC Elearning and Crew Pak Materials ($1,400 value!)

  • We Provide

    • Tanks, Weights and Complimentary Gear Storage for Your Personal Dive Gear

    • On-site Pool and Classroom

    • Transportation to and from open water dive training sites 

  • *There is an Assistant Instructor Application Fee paid direct to PADI

  • Prerequisites

    • 18 years old or older

    • Medical Statement signed within the past 12 months

    • 60 logged dives: documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.

    • Open Water, Advanced, and Rescue, and Divemaster certifications or equivalent

    • Certified Diver for six months

    • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.

    • DAN Insurance

  • Registration:

    • To register, please call our shop at (808) 329-7585 or stop by our shop in Kailua-Kona in the Coconut Grove Marketplace on Ali’i Drive.

    • We will arrange an orientation session for you.

    • Valid credit card number required with reservation.

    • Final payment due 30 days prior to course start date.

    • 30 day cancellation policy.  Any cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will result in a full charge.

    • Register for PADI eLearning by contacting

Contact Information:
For more information or to sign up for the course, please contact Course Directors, Shannon Shea or David Pinilla at Jack’s Diving Locker at 808-329-7585 or e-mail

IDC Schedule:

  • Duration:  4 days

  • Custom Schedule upon request

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