• Assistant Instructor Trainer

Assistant Instructor Trainer

As a seasoned Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming leaders. And, you know that continuing your education never ends.

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As a Assistant Instructor Trainer, you help bring up the next generation of Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge.

The Fun Part

The SSI Assistant Instructor Trainer program provides candidates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to certify Assistant Instructors, and to assist in teaching the Instructor Training Course. Because Assistant Instructor Trainers are an integral part of the Instructor Training Course (ITC), you set the stage for moving on to SSI Instructor Trainer as you present topics in the ITC and help shape Divemasters and Assistant Instructors into Open Water Scuba Instructors.

Many of the dive center or resort management positions require this level of Instructor experience and training, making this an important step if you are considering a career in Dive Center or you want to open a dive shop or resort.

What You Learn

  • You become a master of instructor-level dive theory, knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations
  • You audit a complete ITC as a staff member rather than as a student

What You Can Teach

In addition to all the courses you can teach, as a Assistant Instructor Trainer you can also:

  • Teach Assistant Instructor courses.
  • Assist Instructor Trainers in conducting the ITC.
  • Assist Instructor Trainers in conducting instructor-level continuing education.

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 scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

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

Duration of Course

How long the course takes will depend on number of candidates and how well their preparation is. The recommended number of days/hours is 40 hours over 8-9 days. Our program is designed to be fully completed over a 4-day weekend of 8-12 hour days at Balmorhea State Park. It can only be accomplished with experienced Master Instructors that come well prepared.


You must be:

  • Minimum age: 18 years old.
  • Must hold the Dive Master Instructor rating, or an equivalent rating from a recognized agency.
  • Have issued a minimum of 45 certifications, including 30 Scuba Diver/Open Water Diver certifications.
  • 15 of those certifications must be Specialty/Advanced Adventurer certifications, including:
  • A minimum of three (3) Diver Stress and Rescue certifications.
  • A minimum of three (3) Dive Guide certifications.
  • A minimum of three (3) Science of Diving certifications.
  • A minimum of six (6) Advanced Adventurer and/or additional specialty programs.

COST: $800. You must already have the required teaching/evaluation material. Tanks with air and weights are provided.

For more information about this or other courses have a chat with our Director of Training.

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