PSAI Dive Master – Assistant Instructor IQC

PSAI Dive Master - Assistant Instructor IQC

£ 700

Norwich, UK

Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 18
Norwich, UK
Max. group size: 2
Cancellation: Firm
Minimum booking size: 1
£ 700

Activity Highlights:

Welcome to the Professional Scuba Association International’s Divemaster & Assistant Instructor Program, a stepping stone into the world of professional diving. This program is designed for those who aspire to supervise and guide PSAI Sport Divers, offering a unique blend of leadership, responsibility, and diving expertise. Whether you’re aiming to assist in speciality courses or enhance your diving career, this program is your gateway to becoming a professional in the diving community.

Course Progression

This course is the first rung on the PSAI professional ladder. Here are the steps you can take in the PSAI Instructor ratings:

  1. The Divemaster – Assistant Instructor (this course) 
  2. PSAI Open Water Instructor
  3. PSAI Sport Speciality Instructor
  4. PSAI Advanced Open Water Instructor
  5. PSAI Master Sport Diving Instructor
  6. PSAI Nitrox Instructor

Key Details

  • Roles: As a PSAI Divemaster-Assistant Instructor, you’ll supervise, escort, and assist in PSAI Open Water Diver Courses, and conduct training exercises under a PSAI Master Instructor.
  • Specializations: Opportunity to specialize in areas like Basic & Advanced Nitrox, Sport DPV, Twinset, and more.
  • Manual Content: Includes an overview of the program, dive physics and physiology, proactive dive supervision, and handling emergencies.


The course is structured to provide a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of professional diving supervision. You’ll engage in an immersive learning experience that covers rescue skill reviews, dive planning and management, and emergency response training. This hands-on approach ensures you are well-equipped to handle a variety of diving scenarios and student needs. In addition to the requirements described in the General Guidelines for All Professional Instructor Qualification Courses, The Divemaster-Assistant Instructor candidate must log a minimum of two hundred forty (240) minutes of bottom time on dives or in Open Water Diver courses under the direct supervision of a PSAI Master Instructor. The performance of the Divemaster-Assistant Instructor candidate must be to the satisfaction of the PSAI Master Instructor.


To enroll in this program, you should have a passion for diving and a desire to take on a leadership role in the diving community. Divers must be qualified as:

  1. PSAI Gold Status Open Water Diver
  2. PSAI Nitrox Diver (or equivalent).
  3. PSAI Rescue Diver (or equivalent).
  4. Current Oxygen Provider.
  5. Current in First Aid.
  6. Must have proof of a minimum of fifty (50) logged dives.
  7. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Please get in touch is you are unsure.

Why Choose Us

  • Expert Guidance: Learn from seasoned professionals with years of diving and teaching experience.
  • Versatile Training Locations: Train at some of the most beautiful and diverse dive sites in East England and the Midlands.
  • Flexible Scheduling: Courses run on demand, tailored to fit your schedule and pace. Once you make a booking we will fix a start date and then agree the ongoing training dates that mutually work.
  • Career Development: This program is a crucial step in your journey to becoming a full-fledged Open Water Instructor or speciality instructor.
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What's Included:

  • Comprehensive training materials and manuals
  • Professional instruction and supervision
  • Practical and theoretical training sessions
  • Certification upon successful completion of the course

What's Not Included:

  • Personal diving gear
  • Travel and accommodation expenses
  • Any additional speciality training materials
  • Dive site entry fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

To enrol, you should have an advanced level of diving certification and a significant number of logged dives. Experience in various diving environments and a strong grasp of diving theory and safety protocols are also recommended. This program is suited for those who are serious about transitioning into professional diving roles.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts