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The Assistant Instructor course offers the opportunity for certified Divemasters to gain valuable experience in teaching scuba divers before joining an Instructor course.

Also you can gain reward points from SSI, for every scuba course you teach,  and exchange them towards your professional renewal fees, effectively you renew for FREE.

You will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, how to assist Instructors in training and how to independently teach a variety of SSI training programs.

Candidates who complete this program can earn the SSI Assistant Instructor rating or work all the way through to the SSI Open Water Instructor after having successfully passed the Instructor Evaluation in addition.

The Assistant Instructor program provides candidates with the knowledge and training necessary to perform the duties of an assistant instructor.

These duties including conducting entry-level scuba training under the supervision of an Open Water Instructor, and independently conducting Scuba Skills Updates, Try Scuba, and Perfect Buoyancy programs.

As soon as you resister for your AI (Assistant Instructor ) course you become part of the Team with full support from your Instructor Trainer.

We have been training professional scuba Instructors for almost 20 years, so you are in good hands. 

SSI started in scuba diving more than 50 years ago 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.

With more dive centres in the Canary Islands than PADI it is the most progressive modern way to become a diver, either recreational or professional.  

Requirements for participants
• Minimum age: 18 years
• At least 60 logged dives in open water (75 for certification) 
• Current level Divemaster

Reasons to join SSI and Divemaster Academy;

  • SSI is the fastest growing diver training agency in the world.
  • SSI is the largest diving training agency in the Canary Islands
  • SSI has significantly lower processing fees.
  • SSI has lower, if not free, annual renewal fees for its Pros.
  • SSI have lower materials cost compared with other diver training agencies. 
  • SSI have digital products that actual work, first time, every time. 
  • SSI will have you processed as a Pro within days, no 8 week delay in applications to become a Pro. 
  • SSI Offer 1000’s of jobs all around the world.
  • We are dedicated to training professional scuba divers, not fitting you in when we can. 
  • We have 1,000’s of people we have trained in our Network of scuba professionals. 
  • We offer the most comprehensive professional training compared to other Dive Centres.
  • We are the largest trainer of professional scuba courses, and has been for the last 8 years . (*Official Statistics) 


Start dates for Instructor courses in Tenerife for 2024

  • February Instructor Training Course (ITC) starts 12th February 2024 
  • March Instructor Training Course (ITC) starts 11th March 2024 
  • April Instructor Training Course (ITC) starts 15th April 2024 
  • May Instructor Training Course (ITC) starts 6th May 2024 
  • August Instructor Training Course (ITC) starts 5th August 2024 
  • September Instructor Training Course (ITC) starts 9th September 2024 
  • October Instructor Training Course (ITC) starts 7th October 2024 
  • November Instructor Training Course (ITC) starts 11th November 2024 

  • Please note all professional courses have fees that are payable to SSI that are not included in the cost.