SSI DIVE GUIDE
BECOME A DIVEMASTER
Become a Certified Dive Guide with SSI
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.
DIVE COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
Interested in a career in diving? There is a strong demand in the recreational scuba industry for passionate individuals who can share their love of the sport and the underwater world with others. This program presents ideal-case scenarios designed to train you to make intelligent, informed decisions, and for you to be a well-prepared and versatile dive professional.
Your mission is to inspire and influence other divers, and to increase your own knowledge, skills and experience by planning and leading dives. Your basic dive skills and knowledge will be refined and tested as you develop into a capable and professional dive leader.
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.
DIVE COURSE DETAILS & INCLUSIONS
- Minimum Age:15 / 18 if active status
- Certification Prerequisites: Advanced Adventurer, Diver Stress & Rescue certification, 40 logged Dives, Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility, Deep Diving
- Maximum Training Depth: 40 meters / 130 feet
- Academic Sessions: Online learning
- Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Not more than 5
- Open Water Dives: Not more than 5
- Suggested Duration: 35 – 45 hours
DIVE COURSE ITINERARY
The Diver Diamond methodology
Each of our Specialty Programs is based on our diver diamond methodology
Diver Diamond is the cornerstone of the SSI educational system. It emphasizes the critical components of a great scuba education program: Proper knowledge, Proper Skills, Proper Equipment and Proper Experience. The diver diamond is the foundation for the Ultimate Dive Experience.
At SSI, they don’t want you to just learn to dive; they want you to become a diver. Their goal is to make every step of your scuba experience all about your comfort and confidence in the water. SSI professionals work together to make learning come alive with personalized instructions that will put your skills to use in reality based training scenarios. The unique approach is known as “Comfort through repetition”. By practicing each skill learned throughout each level of training your actions become conditioned responses – second nature!
Repetition ensures you retain what you have already learned while continuing to learn more. As a result, diving becomes more fun.
Check out the other SSI courses available for you to learn.
WHAT TO BRING
While New Zealand Diving can provide all necessary diving equipment, it is advisable that students have their own equipment. Contact Us for a list of required equipment.