Become a certified Assistant Instructor with SSI
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.
Start your diving career
SSI started in 1970 with a vision of making it possible for anyone to learn to dive. With more than 3,300 Training Centers in over 130 countries and 50,000 plus Professionals, it is easy to make a career with SSI wherever you choose. SSI is the name to trust in the diving industry as an RSTC founding member and globally ISO certified.
A progressive approach to personalized training and a close cooperation of all SSI affiliated Professionals and Training Centers and Resorts around the world ensures you will have access to global career opportunities and get the best training possible. SSI´s Professional network is growing every day. We look forward to working with you and welcoming you to the SSI Professional community!
Digital Learning & Academics
SSI has mastered the use of digital technology to make your learning experience easy.
You can start by studying the academics anytime, anywhere at your own convenience and your selected Training Center will schedule your review and in-water training sessions.
During the pool/confined water training, your SSI Instructor will teach you all the necessary skills in a controlled environment until you are comfortable and ready to go to the open water. During the open water training dives, you will apply your knowledge and repeat the skills in a real-world environment under the supervision of your Instructor.
Once you have completed all required training sessions, final exam and open water training dives, your SSI Training Center will issue your digital certification card which will show up instantly on your MySSI App.
We congratulate you on your accomplishment and welcome you to SSI’s global diving community.
Facts and Training Standards
Amount of Academic Sessions
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions
Amount of Open Water Sessions
Maximum Training Depth
40 m / 130 ft
Suggested duration (h)
35 - 42
Divemaster certification, Minimum 60 logged dives (totaling 40 hours dive time)
Register free and start training right away!
To get started, simply create a free user profile at my.divessi.com/register or directly through the MySSI App and you will get immediate access to SSI’s free trial programs. During registration you will need to select an SSI Training Center to affiliate with to guide you through the training process. Just check the Center Locator for your Center of choice, their upcoming training schedule, travel, and social events, and much more.
Simply download the MySSI App from your preferred app store, set up your profile, and discover the world of diving with the following benefits:
Continue your Instructor Carreer
Start training new SSI divers, teach Enriched Air Nitrox, Diver Stress & Rescue and create Dive Guides. Completing the Instructor Training Course (ITC) followed by an Instructor Evaluation (ITC) is your perfect opportunity to generate more income as a SSI Open Water Instructor! Becoming a scuba instructor is just the beginning of an exciting career pathway. Additional Specialty Instructor qualifications will provide you with more diversity and flexibility, whilst opening up new income options.
Open Water Instructor
Become an Open Water Instructor by attending the Instructor Training Course and learn to train both beginning and certified SSI divers with the latest digital training technology. Continue your scuba dive instructor training; become an elite SSI Instructor.
Assistant Instructor Trainer
Experience a whole new level of education as an Assistant Instructor Trainer. Make an essential contribution to the diving industry by teaching future Scuba Diving Instructors. Become an SSI Assistant Instructor Trainer today!
Explore career opportunities for dive professionals worldwide
Stop waiting, start exploring the world and turn your passion into a career! MyDiveGuide is a unique dive site database with over 16,000 dive sites, thrilling specialist dives and featured destinations. These are the places where scuba instructors and divemasters have great job opportunities! Ready to live your ultimate dream? Check out MyDiveGuide and start your diving career today with SSI!