Dive Guide

Do you dream of leading certified divers underwater? Do you want to improve your dive skills and take the first step towards becoming a scuba instructor? Become an SSI Dive Guide!

Take the first exciting step towards earning your Divemaster rating now.

What Will You Learn?

The Dive Guide program is the first step on an exciting journey. Learn to safely lead certified divers in various environments and conditions.

By giving dive briefings, doing site evaluations, and leading dives, you will become a confident Dive Guide in no time. Begin your diving career working as a Professional Dive Guide or continue the qualifications for Divemaster.

The SSI Dive Guide Course consists of three main phases:

  • Five Academic Sessions (Independent study or in a classroom)
  • Three Pool / Confined Water Sessions
  • Three Open Water Dives- Where its time to use the knowledge and skills you acquired, in the open ocean to complete the SSI Dive Guide Course.

Maximum Training Depth : 40 meters / 130 feet

What Will You Do?

  • 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 CandidateWater Fitness Evaluation as outlined in the SSI Training Standards.
  • Complete the program’s final exam

Course Schedule

Recommended hours for completion: 35-45. The number of classes, hours and sessions per day are set by the individual instructor, based on student needs, student ability and water conditions.

Course Price

Get in touch with an SSI Training Center for the same.

Student Learning Materials Price

INR 10,200

Course Prerequisites

Minimum age:

  • 15 years old (Must be 18 years old to be certified as an active status Professional Dive Guide).
  • Have logged at least 40 open water divestotaling 25 hours or more.

Have the following SSI certifications or equivalent from a recognized training agency:

  • Diver Stress & Rescue

Have the following SSI certifications, an equivalent from a recognized training agency, or provide proof of experience by showing at least five (5) logged experience dives in each ofthe following areas:

  • Deep Diving
  • Navigation
  • Night & LimitedVisibility


Equipment Requirements

During all in-water scuba training, each student must be equipped with a properly fitted Total Diving System:
• Mask
• Snorkel
• Fins
• Buoyancy compensator with power inflator
• Weight System
• Delivery System with cylinder, primary regulator and alternate air source
• Information System with submersible pressure gauge, depth gauge, and timing device (a dive computer is recommended)
• Exposure suit appropriate for the environment
• Logbook
Each SSI Professional must be equipped with at least all student equipment, plus:
• A dive computer
• A deployable surface marker buoy (SMB)
• A surface emergency signalling device
• A cutting device
• A compass
Candidates for SSI Dive Professional programs must use a professional-level Total Diving System.

*Equipment will be provided by your Dive Centre. We recommend that you should get your own gear once you become a certified diver.

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