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SSI Dive Guide

This program gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers, and is the first step towards an exciting career as an SSI Dive Professional without requiring you to complete an instructor program. Professional Dive Guides can work for SSI Dive Centers, guiding dives in a variety of enviroments and conditions. You will earn the SSI Dive Guide certification after completing this program..


Must be 18 years old to work as an active status Professional Dive Guide

Must have completed the Advanced Adventurer program or higher or hold an equivalent rating from a recognized


Have a Diver Stress and Rescue certification or equivalent.

Must have logged at least 40 open water dives totaling 25 hours or more.

Have completed the following specialty programs or provide proof of experience by showing a minimum of five (5) logged experience dives in each of the following areas: Navigation, Night/Limited Visibility and Deep Diving.


The number of classes, hours and sessions per day are set by the individual instructor, based on the candidate’s needs,

ability, and local water conditions.