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Assistant Instructor

At TEXAS DIVE CENTER, as a Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor!

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The SSI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the Instructor Training Course (ITC) and when followed by the Open Water Instructor Training Course and successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a Open Water Instructor.

The Fun Part

Get mentored while gaining hands-on experience teaching students. Learn from some of the best Instructors in the west Texas region. You will hone your Dive Master skills while applying new teaching and dive skills under the direct supervision of ourInstructor Trainer.

What You Learn

You build upon your abilities to organise and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. You learn through:

  • Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations

The Assistant Instructor Course consists of these sections:

  • The role of the Assistant instructor
  • Teaching Academics
  • Teaching in the pool (confined water)
  • Teaching in Open Water

What You Can Teach

In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a Divemaster, as a Assistant Instructor you can:

  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a Instructor
  • During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct supervison of the Instructor
  • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a Instructor
  • Teach and certify Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of a Instructor
  • Conduct Try Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water
  • and others (see Standards)

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.

It is highly recommended that you own all of your own Total Dive System, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

The Learning Materials You Need

The ITC career bundle includes all the materials needed to prepare for a Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor course and includes:

  • Instructor cue cards for core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)
  • ITC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials (digital download)
  • Instructor Wet Note Set
  • Dive Briefing and Guide Slate set
  • Buddy Team Log Slate
  • Digital Instructor Manual.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact TEXAS DIVE CENTER.


You must

  • Be a Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Have Oxygen Provider, CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • Want a fun and exciting career!

Your Next Adventure

Assistant Instructor Course fee $1250

Take the full Instructor Training Course with TEXAS DIVE CENTER ($2590) to become a Open Water Instructor so you can teach and certify Open Water Divers.

For more information about this or other courses have a chat with one of the TEXAS DIVE CENTER Team members.

This course is scheduled on customer demand. Contact us for a schedule which meets your needs.

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