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The SSI Instructor Training Course takes you into a whole new world where you can change peoples lives. 

Joining us a Divemaster with a 2 week training course you will become a Scuba Instructor able to work in 100’s of Countries around the world.  

Join the most progressing and modern diving agency in the world, SSI. 

Start today – You need to be a Divemaster or equivalent to join the Instructor Training Course. The training process starts with joining the Assistant Instructor / Instructor Training Course combination accompanied with Digital Learning.

After successful completion of the Instructor Training Course (ITC) you will enroll in an Instructor Evaluation (IE) to qualify as an SSI Open Water Instructor.

This 10 day training program entitles you to teach various key SSI programs independently like Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Enriched Air Nitrox, Diver Stress & Rescue and Dive Guide.

For those who want to take more time to learn and to gain valuable teaching experience between the training programs the 3 parts can also be taken as single steps – Assistant Instructor, Instructor Training Course (ITC) and Instructor Evaluation (IE) one after the other at own pace and with a flexible schedule.

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 75 logged dives in open water (100 for certification) 
• Enriched Air Nitrox up to 40% (We can add this to the ITC) 
• Current Divemaster

Reasons to join SSI and Tenerife Diving 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 / TDA 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 100’s of jobs all around the world.
  • TDA is dedicated to training professional scuba divers, not fitting you in when we can. 
  • TDA has 1,000’s of people we have trained in our Network of scuba professionals. 
  • TDA offers the most comprehensive professional training compared to other Dive Centres.
  • TDA is the largest trainer of professional scuba courses, and has been for the last 8 years . (*PADI 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.