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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 environments and conditions. You will earn the SSI Dive Guide certification after completing this program.



Minimum Age: 15 / 18 if active status
Certification Prerequisites: Advanced Adventurer, Diver Stress & Rescue certification
40 logged Dives
Certification or equivalent experience: Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility, Deep Diving.
Academic Sessions: Varies
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Varies
Open Water Dives: 10 or at least 50 total
Maximum Training Depth: 40 meters


Under Request


From: 550.00 €
  • Intent
    The SSI Dive Guide program provides candidates with the knowledge and training necessary to supervise and guide certified divers on recreational scuba dives.
  • Administrative Requirements
    Prior to training, candidates must complete the program-specific Training Record, including: Statement of Understanding Professional Training Assumption of Risk and Liability Release SSI Dive Professional Agreement
  • Requirements for Completion
    Log at least 50 open water dives totaling 32 hours or more. Pass all requirements and evaluations listed in the instructor manual for Dive Guide. Complete the Candidate Water Fitness Evaluation as outlined in the SSI Training Standards. Complete a Dive Guide final exam with a passing score of at least 90%.

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