Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructor Course

Tuition: $800
Includes: Training, certification card, pool use
Duration: Minimum 70 hrs (30 hrs may come from Divemaster Program)
Needed: Scuba equipment/personal gear for instruction; SDI Standards & Procedures, Leadership Manual and Instructor Guide; responsible for own transportation and lodging at open water sites; current medical examination
Pre-requisites: Divemaster; CPR/1st Aid; 40 logged dives
Min. Age: 18 yrs
Assistant Instructor

The SDI Assistant instructor course is designed for you to gain practical teaching experience with an active SDI Instructor or Instructor Trainer. You will help an Instructor teach an Open Water Scuba Diver course, Advanced Diver Course (4 specialty courses), and Rescue Diver Course. Your SDI Instructor will also teach you to:

  • Prepare lesson plans
  • Give academic presentations
  • General dive management techniques.


Upon completion of the course you may teach and certify Skin Divers, conduct the Inactive Diver Program, and conduct the knowledge Quest review in the Open Water Diver Course. With some additional training, you could go on to teach many of the SDI specialty courses.

Please contact us for further information or to sign up for this class.