Assistant Instructor

Would you like to assist instructors with open water diver courses and collect valuable teaching experience to become a diving instructor? Then qualifying as an SSI Assistant Instructor is the right program for you! Learn to teach new divers academics and confined water skills under the supervision of a scuba instructor.

Facts and Training Standards

The Assistant Instructor rating is the next step after becoming a Divemaster along the scuba instructor pathway. It allows you to collect valuable teaching experience, practice briefings, teach academics, and conduct in-water training. If you want to further your career as a dive professional, you can finish the Instructor Training Course, pass the Instructor Evaluation, and become an Open Water Diving Instructor.

Minimum Age for Participation 18
Available as Junior Program No
Minimum Age (Junior Program) Not applicable / mandatory
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 6
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 4
Amount of Open Water Dives 2
Maximum Training Depth Not applicable / mandatory
Suggested Duration of the Training Program 35 - 42 h

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Scuba Schools International (SSI) began in 1970, with avid dealers passionate about making it possible for anyone to learn how to scuba dive. Today, we are the name to trust in the diving industry as an RSTC founding member and globally ISO certified. We represent more than 3,300 Training Centers and Resorts in 130 plus countries, with over 50,000 affiliated SSI Professionals, and growing every day. We care about your diving experiences and career. We treat you as a partner and help you become a safe and confident Professional, so you can truly enjoy your passion – teach diving and exploring the underwater world. By working closely with our Dive Center and Resort Network worldwide, we ensure you have access to global career opportunities and get the best training possible.

With our uncompromising standards and methodology, we look forward to working with you and welcoming you to the SSI Professional community. Your future career starts here. Join us today.