Project Description

Make the first step in teaching Scuba Diving – Assistant Instructor

With the SSI Divemaster certification in the pocket, the natural progression is the Assistant Instructor course. As a Designated dive professional with a motivation to share your love of diving is the Assistant Instructor program exactly what you are looking for: namely teaching and assisting! In this course you learn how to teach and how to be responsible for others. Under supervision, you will gain first-hand experience in both the classroom and pool. Assistant Instructor is the necessary foundation for teaching on your own and becoming a SSI Open Water Instructor.

  • Own training facility incl. swimming pool
  • Own Diving Boat exclusive for our guests
  • All you can dive on our boat
  • More included that the minimum required
  • Get to know all aspects of running a Dive Center successfully
  • Awarded by SSI with the Diamond status
  • Four years in a row Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Course Options and Prices

SSI Assistant Instructor courseTHB 39’000
Non SSI Pro feeTHB 4’900
SSI Assistant Instructor Trainer seminarTHB 28’000


  • 5 days course
  • (AIT Seminar 14 days)
  • All Courses with eLearning (digital learning)

  • Transfer from our Dive Center to the diving pier and back
  • SSI Instructor Trainer

  • Certification

  • All you can dive on our boat during the Dive Guide course


  • Personal Diving Equipment

Optional accommodation at our Dive Center

Duration1. Oct. to 30. Apr.1. May to 30. Sept.
2 WeeksTHB 14’000THB 9’800

We are happy to advice you on the best training option.

Give us a call to schedule your AI

SSI Assistant Instructor Course with Aloha Diving in Phuket

As a SSI Assistant Instructor you will lead certified divers on underwater tours, work on dive boats, lead trips, and conduct Scuba Skills Update courses. You will use group management, accident prevention and specialized diving skills. Stress recognition and management are also vital to effective dive mastering, while a fundamental understanding of teaching techniques is essential to conduct e.g. Try Scuba Diving programs.

As an Assistant Instructor, you will help instructors manage students underwater, set up classrooms, and move equipment. In addition to assisting, you can actually teach classroom and pool skills under the direct supervision of an SSI Instructor. Group management, leadership level diving, and stress recognition skills are vital to the assistant instructor role. Also, assistant instructors build valuable experience toward becoming Instructors themselves someday.


Assistant Instructor Course

Minimum age

18 years

Assistant Instructor Course

Previous experience in diving

SSI Advanced Open Water Certification or equivalent from another training agency
SSI Diver Stress and Rescue or equivalent
SSI Science of Diving
SSI Dive Guide or equivalent from another training agency
Min. 60 logged dives and 40 hours dive time
Fist Aid Certificate not older than 24 month
Medical Certificate signed by a doctor not older than 12 month
O2 Provider not older than 24 month

The 5 day assistant instructor course includes the following topics:

Assistant Instructor Course – Theory

  • Section 1 Overview of SSI
  • Section 2 Duties of the Assistant Instructor
  • Section 3 Program Administration
  • Section 4 Academic Sessions
  • Section 5 In-Water Teaching
  • Section 6 Assistant Instructor Program

Assistant Instructor Course – Practical Application Sessions

  • Practical Application 1 Candidate Water Fitness Evaluation
  • Practical Application 2 Academic Presentation – Open Water Diver
  • Practical Application 3 Academic Presentation – Perfect Buoyancy / Specialty Programs
  • Practical Application 4 Workshop – Try Scuba and Scuba Rangers
  • Practical Application 5 Workshop – Open Water Diver and Scuba Skills Update
  • Practical Application 6 Pool Presentation – Open Water Diver Skill
  • Practical Application 7 Pool Presentation – Perfect Buoyancy

Your next steps in your career as a dive professional: